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David Ian Burke (born August 6, 1960 in Liverpool) is an English former professional footballer. He played as a left-back.

Burke began his career at Bolton Wanderers in 1977, making his league debut as an 18-year-old on September 2, 1978, in a 2-2 draw at Birmingham. He remained at Burnden Park for four years, making 69 league appearances and scoring one goal.

In 1981 he moved across the Pennines to join Huddersfield Town. He went on to make almost 200 appearances for the West Yorkshire club.

He signed for Steve Coppell's Crystal Palace in 1987. He won promotion via the play-offs to the top flight with Palace in 1988-89 and was a runner-up to Manchester United in the 1990 FA Cup Final.

Burke returned to his first club, Bolton, in 1990 and made over 100 appearances for the club.

In 1994 he joined Blackpool, who had just appointed Sam Allardyce as their manager. Allardyce was a former teammate of Burke's in his first spell at Bolton in the late 1970s.

After two years with the Seasiders, Burke hung up his boots and retired from the playing side of the game.


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