Andrew Burns - Player Profile


Full Name:Andrew Burns
Born:May 29th, 1992 (Banbridge)
Position:Defender
Signed:May 23rd, 2017
First Manager:David Jeffrey
Career Stats: 59 appearances, 2 goals
Full Debut: July 6th, 2017 - Ballymena United 0 - 2 Odd BK (UEFA Europa League - 1st Qual. Rnd - Leg 2)
First Goal: October 14th, 2017 - Ballymena United 6 - 3 Ards (League - NIFL Premiership)
Also Played For:Dungannon Swifts, Portadown

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 2019-2020  NIFL Premiership 18 (6) 0 6 0.25 7 1 29.2% 12.5% 58.3%
 2018-2019  NIFL Premiership 7 (4) 1 4 0.36 1 1 72.7% 18.2% 9.1%
 2017-2018  NIFL Premiership 22 (2) 1 3 0.13 5 1 33.3% 8.3% 58.3%
47 (12) 2 13 0.22

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Feb 14th, 2020 League  (H)  vs. Linfield 1 - 4
 Jan 21st, 2020 County Antrim Shield  (N)  vs. Cliftonville 1 - 2
 Jan 1st, 2020 League  (H)  vs. Larne 2 - 3
 Dec 28th, 2019 League  (A)  vs. Glentoran 0 - 2
 Dec 26th, 2019 League  (A)  vs. Coleraine 0 - 2
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Dec 26th, 2018 League  (H)  vs. Coleraine 3 - 3
 Oct 14th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Ards 6 - 3

Defender Andrew Burns joined the Sky Blues from Dungannon Swifts in May 2017.

Born in Banbridge, Andrew and twin brother Aaron started their careers at Linfield as teenagers, progressing through the ranks during a stellar era at the Windsor Park club. Whilst his more attacking brother broke into the first team at a young age, Andrew would have to be more patient with his search for a breakthrough into senior football after failing to make it into David Jeffrey's title winning first-team squad.

That came closer to home at Portadown when the defender moved closer to home in July 2011, after the 19-year-old secured his release from the Blues to join Ronnie McFall's side. Burns earned an extended run in the side as the Ports finished runners-up in the Carling Premiership during the 2011/2012 season to qualify for Europe.

A first European appearance came in July 2012 as a substitute in the Europa League second qualifying round against Slaven Belupo in Croatia as Portadown lost 6-0 (and eventually 10-2 on aggregate). The County Armagh side failed to build on their success of the previous season, despite some major signings in the form of Gary Twigg from Shamrock Rovers - the club failed to finish in the top six (finishing seventh) and Burns found himself failing to hold down a place and was eventually released by McFall in May 2013 at the end of a disappointing season.

In August 2013, the defender (now 21) made the move to Dungannon Swifts after impressing manager Darren Murphy during a trial spell over pre-season. There was a first senior medal for Andrew in April 2014, as he came off the bench in the Mid-Ulster Cup final victory over Annagh United at Holm Park.

Honours
(with Portadown)
Irish League: (runner-up) 2011/2012
(with Dungannon Swifts)
Mid-Ulster Cup: (winner) 2013/2014
(with Ballymena United)
League Cup: (finalist) 2017/2018

Last updated: 20 September 2019

 Goals Scored
Oct 14th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Ards 6 - 3 (29')
Dec 26th, 2018 League  (H)  vs. Coleraine 3 - 3 (67')

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