An England youth international, Ken came through the ranks at Sheffield Wednesday in May 1967 and made around 50 first-team starts before joining Chesterfield six years later. He was an honest, committed sort of professional, and a good tackler, but he tended to be very one-footed, and is remembered - as are all '70s fullbacks, it seems - for the regularity with which he sliced clearances into touch. Nevertheless, he became the regular left-back through most of the club's successful Third Division spell in the '70s. Despite scoring only six times in his 237 League appearances, all his goals are remembered as belters!
August 1980 saw him move to Halifax Town, a path trodden by many Spireites in those days. He played only 26 times for the Shaymen over one season before embracing non-league football with a move to Worksop Town. Alfreton Town, Sheffield Club, Burton Albion and Retford Town beckoned before Ken Finally hung up his boots.
is the son of Ernie Burton, of Sheffield Wednesday and York, and worked as a postman after football, before retiring in 2010.