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Eddie Burbanks

Position Right winger
Born 01 Apr 1913, Bentley (England)
Height 172 cm
Weight 66 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Sunderland 01 Feb 1935 01 Jun 1948 131 26  
Hull City 01 Jun 1948 01 Jul 1953 143 21 £0
Leeds United 01 Jul 1953 01 Jun 1954 13 1  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1944 - 1944 7  0  0  0  0 
1944 - 1945 52 0  0  0  0 
1945 - 1946 2  0  0  0  0 
1953 - 1954 131 0  0  0  0 
Total 131 0  0  0  0 
Total (inc war years) 273 0  0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

The oldest player yet to turn out for the club, he was signed by Raich Carter at the age of 40 - Carter knew what he was getting since the two had been together at Hull 5 years previously. He captained Leeds in his final game at the age of 41 years and 23 days, but left the club to retire from professional football at the end of the season. He died in Hull in summer 1983.

Anthony Burbanks says: Eddie, my uncle, although not capped, did play for England in the war years. His widow, Joyce, still lives in Hull. He scored the winning goal for Sunderland in the 1937 cup final.

Joe Mackinder says: Eddie and his wife had a sweetshop on Holderness Road,round the corner from where I lived in the 60's & 70's. They were one of the nicest couples I've known,he never boasted about his football days but I knew he was one of my dad's hero's.I didn't even know he had played for Leeds 'till my son bought a book on them. I believe he lived somewhere near Hull City's ground on Boothferry Road.

Ian Melton says: I remember Eddie from my days as a kid in Hull.My dad and I used to walk up Holderness Road to go to Boothferry park in the late 60s early 70s, my father knew him on account of some work he had done for him so used to drop into his shop. I remember him to be a polite man who always had time for his customers and gave me the odd free lolly. His shop is now a net curtains shop called Chesters.

Robin Chester says: Ian Melton commented that his shop is now a net curtain shop called Chesters.His shop was actully the one next door which is now Welcome Financial Services.I know this because I now own Chesters (third ogeneration).With regard to Eddie I only knew him as a youngster but I always found him to be a most polite and charming man.My father Ron Chester knew him much better than I did and always speaks of him in the fondest of terms.

Paul Flanagan says: I spent the first four years of my life living above Eddie & Joyce's shop. I have fond memories of a never ending supply of sweets and promotional toys and such like to keep my brothers and I amused. We left in November 1967. My mother's still alive and we often recall those happy days with fondness. Lovely people.



 

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