Focus On; Keith Newton

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Keith Newton started his career with Blackburn Rovers and first played a League game in the 1960–61 season. Newton went on to play over 300 games for the club. He transferred to Everton in December 1969 and made 12 appearances for them in the latter half of the 1969–70 season, in which Everton won the Football League First Division. Moved to Burnley for the 1972–73 season, making his league debut on 12 August 1972 against Carlisle United. He made a total of 209 league appearances for Burnley, his last coming in the 1977–78 season.

He made his international debut for England against West Germany in February 1966.[2] He went on to play 27 times for England, including three games at the 1970 World Cup Finals, where, through injury, he gained the distinction of becoming the first England player to be substituted at a World Cup, being replaced by Tommy Wright six minutes into the second half of England’s opening match against Romania in Guadalajara.[5] Newton also assisted in both England goals in the Quarter-Final defeat to West Germany.


  • Full Name: Keith Robert Newton
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of Birth: 23.06.1941
  • Birthplace: Manchester
  • Nation: England
    • Full Caps: 27
  • Major League Career
    • 1959-1966, Blackburn Rovers (306/8)
    • 1966-1972, Everton (47/1)
    • 1972-1978, Burnley (209/5)
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