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Deon Burton

Born October 25, 1976 in Reading, England, Deon Burton made a memorable debut for the Reggae Boyz, scoring the lone goal in their win over Canada in that World Cup 98 qualifying game. He went on to score in the next three qualifiers against Costa Rica, the U.S.A and El Salvador.

Burton whose mother is English and father Jamaican, began his professional career with Portsmouth in the 1993-94 league season. Along with Paul Hall, Fitzroy Simpson and Robbie Earle, Burton was in the first of the English-born players selected to represent Jamaica in the latter stages of World Cup 98 qualifying. He also is the first and only Jamaican to represent on a World All Star team, playing for the Rest of the World against Europe in December 1997.

Burton played for Portsmouth before moving to Derby County for the 1997-98 season and then back to Portsmouth in 2002-2003. He was the loaned to Walsall and Swindon Town, before a moved to Brentford for the 2004-05 campaign. In July 2005 he joined Rotherham United on a free transfer and after an impressive first half of the season, Championship side Sheffield Wednesday bought Burton off Rotherham for a fee of £110k.

ALIAS Neon Deon
DOB Monday, October 25, 1976
CURRENT CLUB Brentford (Eng)
PREVIOUS CLUB(s) Derby County FC (Eng), Portsmouth (Eng) Walsall (Eng) and Swindon Town (Eng)


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