Dennis Burnett

Dennis Burnett
Personal information
Date of birth 27 September 1944 (1944-09-27) (age 67)
Place of birth Bermondsey, London, England
Playing position Defender (football)
Youth career
West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1967 West Ham United 50 (0)
1967–1974 Millwall 257 (3)
1974–1975 Hull City 46 (2)
1974–1975 Millwall (loan) 6 (2)
1975 St Louis Stars 21 (4)
1975–1977 Brighton 44 (1)
1977 St Louis Stars 19 (0)
1977 Shamrock Rovers 10 (0)
1978–1981 SK Haugar
1994 Lancing
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dennis Burnett (born 27 September 1944) is a former English football defender.


Club career

He started his career as a youth team player at West Ham United,[1] making his first team debut in October 1965. He played 66 games in all competitions for West Ham scoring three goals.[2] In 1967 Burnett moved to Millwall, for £15,000, where me made over 250 appearances, taking over the captaincy whenever Harry Cripps was injured. In October 1973, for £70,000, he signed for Hull City.[3] He also played for St Louis Stars, Brighton and Shamrock Rovers.[4]

Burnett signed for Shamrock Rovers under John Giles in October 1977 [5] and made his debut the same day as Gordon Banks made his League of Ireland debut.[6] He made a total of 11 appearances before departing in December 1977. Burnett went on to be assistant manager with Sussex side, Lancing and played in their 2–1 defeat by Horsham YMCA in the FA Cup in 1994, a month before his 50th birthday.[7]

After football

Burnett ran a painting and decorating firm in the south of England after retiring from football[7] and has been involved in club hospitality for West Ham United at Upton Park.[8]



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