Herbert Burgess

Herbert Burgess
Personal information
Full name Herbert Larry Burgess
Date of birth (1883-02-25)25 February 1883
Place of birth Openshaw, Manchester, England
Date of death 1954 (age 70-71)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Glossop North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1903–1906 Manchester City 85 (2)
1906–1910 Manchester United 49 (0)
000?–? Kristiania F.C.
1914–1918 MTK Budapest
National team
1904–1906 England 4 (0)
Teams managed
1921–1922 MTK Budapest
1922–1926 Padova
1926–1928 Milan
1928–1930 Padova
1930–1932 Roma

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Herbert Larry Burgess (25 February 1883 – 1954) was an English football player.

Born in Openshaw, Manchester, Burgess began his football career with Glossop North End, but soon signed for Manchester City. He made his debut for City on 5 September 1903, playing at left back away to Stoke City on the opening day of the 1903–04 season. In 1906, in the wake of a scandal regarding players' wages, Manchester City were forced into selling most of their players, and Burgess was purchased by Manchester United along with Sandy Turnbull, Jimmy Bannister and Billy Meredith. After helping the club to the 1907–08 Football League title, Burgess left the club and moved to Denmark to play for Kristiania. He then emigrated to Hungary, where he played for MTK Budapest, before becoming their manager. In the 1920s, Burgess' managerial career took him to Italy, where he became the manager of Padova. He had a two-year spell at Milan before returning to Padova, but two years later he was on the move again, this time to Roma.[1][2]

Burgess was capped four times for England.[3][4]


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