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Rover of the Day: Ted Burgin

29 April 2020

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Ted Burgin born April 29 1927

Despite standing only five feet seven inches tall, Ted made 301 appearances in goal for Sheffield United between 1949 and 1957, earning a Second Division Champions’ medal, two England B Caps and a call-up to the 1954 World Cup squad.

In December 1957 he joined Rovers as a replacement for Harry Gregg, who had signed for Manchester United. Ted’s debut was a 3-2 home win over Rotherham United on 21st December 1957, but after only five games he suffered a broken collarbone.

Having lost his place to Dave McIntosh he moved on to Leeds United in March 1958 and then on to Rochdale, where he played over 200 games. He died in 2019, having lived to the age of 91.

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