Kenny Burns

Kenny Burns

Former Professional Footballer, After Dinner Speaker, Guest Apperances

Not many players in the modern era can get away with headbutting the oppositions centre forward however, the clip below shows Kenny Burns doing just that. Frank Stappleton was on the receiving end of a "Glasgow Kiss".

When you book Kenny to speak at your next event or golf day ask him about it?

Kenneth "Kenny" Burns is a former Scotland international footballer, most famous for his time with Nottingham Forest, where he played a vital role in their European Cup successes.

Burns was born in Glasgow, and started his career with Rangers as an apprentice but left for Birmingham City aged 17, in 1971. He arrived at the Blues as a defender, but was converted to striker after Bob Latchford left in 1974, and earned the first of his 20 international caps in that role soon afterwards. However, after joining Nottingham Forest for £150,000 in 1977, he was converted back into a central defender by Brian Clough and Peter Taylor.

Burns proved a great success in his new role and was voted FWA Footballer of the Year in 1977-78, as Forest won the First Division title. He was an influential figure in the side's European Cup campaigns over the next three seasons, his defensive partnership with Larry Lloyd instrumental to Forest's victory in the 1979 and 1980 tournaments. He also managed to score in the second leg of the 1979 UEFA Super Cup final victory against Barcelona. At one time he was renowned for his 'wild man' image and while maintaining an aggressive nature, he also possessed a shrewd football brain and was always likely to score vital goals.

Burns left the City Ground in 1981 when Forest accepted a £400,000 offer from Leeds United for him. He stayed with the Yorkshire side until 1984 and played with Derby County, Notts County (on loan), Barnsley and Elfsborg in the latter stages of his professional career.

He went on to represent a string of non-league clubs as player or player-coach, finishing up as assistant manager of Telford United in 1993.

Kenny now spends most of his spare time on the golf course and is a popular figure and charity and corporate golf days as well as entertaining audiences on the after dinner circuit.

To hire Kenny Burns ex professional footballer and Scottish International as the an after dinner speaker or top table guest for your next event please “enquire now” or call us on 01522 508355

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