Burgher, Symon

Birth Date

29th October 1966

Birthplace

Birmingham

Occupation

Midfielder

Biographical Text

Symon Burgher made around a dozen appearances for Exeter City during the second half of 1984/85. He joined the club as an apprentice and, after requesting to be released from his contract, continued to play non-league football in the West Midlands whilst training to become a teacher.

Symon signed as an associate schoolboy on his 14th birthday before becoming an an apprentice in 1983. Signing as a full professional in February 1985, he had made his debut for the Grecians a few days earlier when he lined up against Aldershot at St James’ Park in a 3-0 win. Despite seemingly having a promising footballing career ahead of him, he asked to be released at the end of the season so he could pursue his education and also adhere to his religious beliefs which prevented him from playing on Saturday afternoons.

He returned to the West Midlands and played non-league football, but only in midweek matches, most notably for Bromsgrove Rovers and later Bilston Town, Warley Rangers in and Shifnal Town. Completing his studies, he became a teacher and senior school manager.

Appearances

Exeter City league games only

11

Appearances as Substitute

3

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