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Deon Burton

Deon Burton

Clubs played for: Portsmouth, Cardiff City, Derby County , Barnsley, Stoke City, Walsall, Swindon Town, Brentford, Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic, Gillingham, Scunthorpe United, Eastleigh, Brackley Town, Worcester CityJamaica (1994-2009)

Born: 1976

Birthplace: Reading

Position: Striker

Biography: Only 5ft 8in tall but deadly in the penalty box, not only as a goalscorer but as a creater of opportunities for others. Burton has enjoyed two spells at Fratton Park, the first as an 18 year old finding his feet in the league until a £1million move took him to Derby County, who were managed by Jim Smith at the time. The second in the early 2000's when he returned for a fee of £75,000 which rose to £250,000 upon promotion. However he failed to secure a regular starting spot and continued on his travels. His most recent club was Charlton Athletic who he joined in 2008 and played for until he agreed a deal to play for Tony Adams at Azerbaijani club Gabala. Jamaican international and played in the 2008 World Cup.

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