Liam Burns

Date of birth30 October 1978
Place of birthBelfast
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight82 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender

Burns had few first-team opportunities at Port Vale in 2000-01 and it is for an appearance in an unaccustomed role that his season will be remembered. When 'keeper Mark Goodlad was carried off just 30 minutes into the home game with Wigan in March Burns came off the bench, took over in goal and produced a very capable performance to earn Vale a point in a 0-0 draw. He is a dependable central defender who always tries his best whatever the circumstances.

Burns joined Bristol Rovers in August 2004 on non-contract terms before moving on to Shrewsbury Town then Kidderminster Harriers in December 2004 on the same basis.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Port Vale 02 Jul 1997 30 Jun 2004
Bristol Rovers 17 Aug 2004 10 Dec 2004
Shrewsbury Town 10 Dec 2004 24 Dec 2004
Kidderminster Harriers 24 Dec 2004 05 Jan 2005
Forest Green Rovers 07 Jan 2005 24 Mar 2005
Sligo Rovers 24 Mar 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Port Vale FA Cup 1
2000-01 Port Vale LDV Vans Trophy
1
2000-01 Port Vale League Division 2 5
8
1
2001-02 Port Vale FA Cup 1
1
2001-02 Port Vale LDV Vans Trophy 2
2001-02 Port Vale League Cup 1
2001-02 Port Vale League Division 2 30
3
5
2002-03 Port Vale FA Cup 1
2002-03 Port Vale LDV Vans Trophy 2
2002-03 Port Vale League Division 2 14
2
2
2003-04 Port Vale FA Cup 3
1
1
2003-04 Port Vale League Division 2 19
8
4
2004-05 Bristol Rovers FA Cup 1
2004-05 Bristol Rovers LDV Vans Trophy
1
2004-05 Bristol Rovers League Two 3
2004-05 Kidderminster Harriers League Two
1
1
2004-05 Shrewsbury Town League Two 1
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
28 Aug 2000 Port Vale v Swindon Town W 3-0 League Division 2
02 Sep 2000 Port Vale v Reading L 0-1 League Division 2
17 Sep 2000 Port Vale v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 2
23 Sep 2000 Bury v Port Vale L 2-0 League Division 2
30 Sep 2000 Port Vale v Wycombe Wanderers L 0-1 League Division 2
08 Oct 2000 Peterborough United v Port Vale L 2-0 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Wigan Athletic v Port Vale L 1-0 League Division 2
28 Nov 2000 Port Vale v Canvey Island L 1-2 FA Cup 1st round replay
13 Jan 2001 Swindon Town v Port Vale W 0-1 League Division 2
30 Jan 2001 Port Vale v Chester City W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
24 Feb 2001 Port Vale v Bury D 1-1 League Division 2
24 Mar 2001 Port Vale v Wigan Athletic D 0-0 League Division 2
01 May 2001 Oxford United v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
03 May 2001 Port Vale v Walsall L 0-2 League Division 2
05 May 2001 Luton Town v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
08 Sep 2001 Bristol City v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
12 Sep 2001 Charlton Athletic v Port Vale L 2-0 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Port Vale L 4-1 League Division 2
18 Sep 2001 Port Vale v Swindon Town L 0-2 League Division 2
22 Sep 2001 Port Vale v Northampton Town L 0-1 League Division 2
25 Sep 2001 Wrexham v Port Vale W 1-3 League Division 2
29 Sep 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Port Vale L 3-1 League Division 2
05 Oct 2001 Port Vale v Cambridge United W 5-0 League Division 2
13 Oct 2001 Chesterfield v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
16 Oct 2001 Port Vale v Carlisle United W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
21 Oct 2001 Port Vale v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 2
24 Oct 2001 Port Vale v Cardiff City L 0-2 League Division 2
27 Oct 2001 Wigan Athletic v Port Vale W 0-1 League Division 2
10 Nov 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Port Vale L 1-0 League Division 2
17 Nov 2001 Port Vale v Aylesbury United W 3-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Nov 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Port Vale D 0-0 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Port Vale v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Division 2
04 Dec 2001 Hull City v Port Vale L 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
08 Dec 2001 Cardiff City v Port Vale L 3-0 FA Cup 2nd round
21 Dec 2001 Oldham Athletic v Port Vale L 2-0 League Division 2
08 Jan 2002 Peterborough United v Port Vale L 3-0 League Division 2
19 Jan 2002 Notts County v Port Vale W 1-3 League Division 2
22 Jan 2002 Port Vale v Oldham Athletic W 3-2 League Division 2
02 Feb 2002 Port Vale v Wycombe Wanderers D 1-1 League Division 2
10 Feb 2002 Stoke City v Port Vale W 0-1 League Division 2
13 Feb 2002 Cambridge United v Port Vale W 0-1 League Division 2
16 Feb 2002 Port Vale v Chesterfield W 4-1 League Division 2
23 Feb 2002 Port Vale v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Northampton Town v Port Vale L 1-0 League Division 2
02 Mar 2002 Swindon Town v Port Vale L 3-0 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Port Vale v Wrexham L 1-3 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 Port Vale v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Port Vale L 4-0 League Division 2
23 Mar 2002 Bury v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
30 Mar 2002 Port Vale v Wigan Athletic W 1-0 League Division 2
01 Apr 2002 Cardiff City v Port Vale L 1-0 League Division 2
06 Apr 2002 Port Vale v AFC Bournemouth D 0-0 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Huddersfield Town v Port Vale L 2-1 League Division 2
26 Aug 2002 Wigan Athletic v Port Vale W 0-1 League Division 2
29 Oct 2002 Cheltenham Town v Port Vale W 0-1 League Division 2
02 Nov 2002 Port Vale v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Division 2
09 Nov 2002 Luton Town v Port Vale D 0-0 League Division 2
12 Nov 2002 Port Vale v Chesterfield D 1-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
16 Nov 2002 Port Vale v Crewe Alexandra L 0-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
23 Nov 2002 Northampton Town v Port Vale L 3-0 League Division 2
30 Nov 2002 Port Vale v Mansfield Town W 4-2 League Division 2
10 Dec 2002 Shrewsbury Town v Port Vale L 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
14 Dec 2002 Wycombe Wanderers v Port Vale L 3-1 League Division 2
21 Dec 2002 Port Vale v Plymouth Argyle L 1-2 League Division 2
26 Dec 2002 Port Vale v Wigan Athletic L 0-1 League Division 2
28 Dec 2002 Barnsley v Port Vale L 2-1 League Division 2
01 Jan 2003 Stockport County v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
18 Jan 2003 Peterborough United v Port Vale W 1-2 League Division 2
25 Jan 2003 Port Vale v Barnsley D 0-0 League Division 2
11 Feb 2003 Port Vale v Chesterfield W 5-2 League Division 2
15 Mar 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
29 Mar 2003 Oldham Athletic v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
09 Aug 2003 Port Vale v AFC Bournemouth W 2-1 League Division 2
06 Sep 2003 Stockport County v Port Vale D 2-2 League Division 2
13 Sep 2003 Port Vale v Barnsley W 3-1 League Division 2
16 Sep 2003 Luton Town v Port Vale L 2-0 League Division 2
27 Sep 2003 Port Vale v Wycombe Wanderers D 1-1 League Division 2
30 Sep 2003 Port Vale v Peterborough United W 3-0 League Division 2
04 Oct 2003 Wrexham v Port Vale L 2-1 League Division 2
11 Oct 2003 Oldham Athletic v Port Vale L 2-1 League Division 2
18 Oct 2003 Port Vale v Plymouth Argyle L 1-5 League Division 2
21 Oct 2003 Port Vale v Queens Park Rangers W 2-0 League Division 2
25 Oct 2003 Swindon Town v Port Vale D 0-0 League Division 2
01 Nov 2003 Chesterfield v Port Vale L 1-0 League Division 2
08 Nov 2003 Port Vale v Ford United D 2-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Nov 2003 Port Vale v Notts County W 1-0 League Division 2
19 Nov 2003 Ford United v Port Vale W 1-2 FA Cup 1st round replay
22 Nov 2003 Tranmere Rovers v Port Vale L 1-0 League Division 2
29 Nov 2003 Port Vale v Rushden and Diamonds D 1-1 League Division 2
07 Dec 2003 Port Vale v Scarborough L 0-1 FA Cup 2nd round
14 Jan 2004 Port Vale v Blackpool W 2-1 League Division 2
31 Jan 2004 Brentford v Port Vale L 3-2 League Division 2
07 Feb 2004 Port Vale v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-0 League Division 2
14 Feb 2004 Port Vale v Oldham Athletic W 1-0 League Division 2
21 Feb 2004 Plymouth Argyle v Port Vale L 2-1 League Division 2
02 Mar 2004 Queens Park Rangers v Port Vale L 3-2 League Division 2
06 Mar 2004 Blackpool v Port Vale L 2-1 League Division 2
20 Mar 2004 Barnsley v Port Vale D 0-0 League Division 2
03 Apr 2004 Wycombe Wanderers v Port Vale L 2-1 League Division 2
10 Apr 2004 Port Vale v Wrexham W 1-0 League Division 2
12 Apr 2004 Peterborough United v Port Vale L 3-1 League Division 2
24 Apr 2004 Notts County v Port Vale W 1-2 League Division 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.