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George Burley

Personal information
Full nameGeorge Elder Burley
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionRight-back

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George Elder Burley (born 3 June 1956 in Cumnock, East Ayrshire) is a Scottish football manager and former player and manager, formerly the manager of Crystal Palace Football Club. Burley had a professional career spanning 21 years as a player making 628 appearances and earning 11 Scotland caps. His most successful spell came while at Ipswich Town making 394 senior appearances, and being part of the squad that won the FA Cup and UEFA Cup in 1978 and 1981 respectively. Burley's managerial career began officially in 1991 with Ayr United and has since spent spells at seven different clubs. On 24 January 2008 he was appointed manager of the Scotland national team. He was sacked on 16 November 2009, following a 3 0 defeat to Wales.

His nephew, Craig, is also a former footballer.

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