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Liam Burns
Nationality: Nir
Rovers apps (gls)1: 3 (0)
Date of birth: 30 October 1978
Place of birth: Belfast
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Position: Defender
Date joined: August 2004
Joined from: Port Vale
Date left: December 2004
1 League appearances and goals only.

Liam Burns is a defender who had a brief spell with Rovers during the 2004-05 season. He joined the club on 16 August 2004 on non-contract terms, and played just three League Two, one LDV Vans Trophy, and one FA Cup match for the Gas. He went on to play for four different clubs during that season.


Although born in Northern Ireland, Liam began his footballing career in England with Port Vale as a trainee. He progressed to the first team and went on to play 119 games for the Valiants. After being released at the end of the 2003-04 season he joined Rovers before very brief spells at Shrewsbury Town (2 league games), Kidderminster Harriers (1 game) and Forest Green Rovers (3 games).

Liam moved to Ireland to join Sligo Rovers for the 2005 season in the eircom League, winning the First Division title and promotion to the Premier Division in his first year. After a second year at the Showgrounds, manager Sean Connor left to take charge at Bohemians at the end of the 2006 season and Liam soon followed, establishing himself as a first team regular at Dalymount Park. At the end of the 2008 season he won the Premier Division title with Bohs, but left the club at the end of the season to join Dundalk. He returned for a second season with Dundalk after having failed in an attempt to land a contract with Shamrock Rovers in 2010, but turned down a contract offer for him to stay for a third year, opting instead to return to Bohs. He returned to Dundalk in time for the 2012 season, having played 32 times for the Dublin club.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1997–98 Port Vale 1 0
1998–99 Port Vale 4 0
1999–00 Port Vale 24 0
2000–01 Port Vale 13 0
2001–02 Port Vale 34 0
2002–03 Port Vale 16 0
2003–04 Port Vale 27 0
2004–05 Bristol Rovers 3 0
2004–05 Shrewsbury Town 2 0
2004–05 Kidderminster Harriers 1 0
2004–05 Forest Green Rovers 3 0
2005 Sligo Rovers ? ?
2006 Sligo Rovers ? ?
2007 Bohemians ? ?
2008 Bohemians 29 2
2009 Dundalk 30 2
2010 Dundalk 26 1
2011 Bohemians 32 1
2012 Dundalk 23 0