Scunthorpe United has a history of producing some of the best footballers who have gone on to play for not only some of the biggest football clubs across the world, but also managed many of them. For instance, Keith Burkinshaw who managed Tottenham Hotspur at one point of time, Brian laws who had been at the helm of affairs at Sheffield and Burnley once, and many more.
Here in this short article will acquaint you with some of the top former players who contributed immensely to the growth of Iron over the years. These are the same players who also used to be backed heavily in betting markets across Europe and world, including at some of the top rated Gamstop as well as non-Gamstop platforms (don’t know what Gamstop is? Here’s a guide to Gamstop to help you out). Let’s tell you some more about them, below:
Jack Brownsword appeared for Iron 791 times and scored 50 goals in total. He started his career at Hull City prior to making a switch to the Iron in 1947. Spending a total of 18 seasons with Scunthorpe United, he’s also the all-time leading player in terms of the number of appearances for Scunthorpe. Such has been his influence that a Glanford Park road was named after him in the year 1988.
Keegan joined the youth team of Scunthorpe United before signing up permanently with the club in the year 1968. After three years of playing with the Iron, he got transferred to Liverpool for a sum of £ 35,000. Kevin also represented Newcastle United, Southampton and Hamburg later in his career, apart from playing for the England national football team. He made a total of 124 appearances for the Iron, in which he scored 18 goals.
Graham Alexander came on board at Scunthorpe in the youth team of 1988. He professionally signed up with the club in the year 1991 and went on to play for Burnley, Preston North end and Luton Town later in his career. In the year 2011, Alexander became the first ever outfield player in the history of English football to have made 1000+ appearances. He has also represented Scotland on 40 occasions. Alexander played a total of 159 games in which he scored 18 goals.
Peter Beagrie started his football career as a left winger with Middlesbrough before switching over to Sheffield United, followed by Stoke city. Thereafter, he also enjoyed successful stints at Bradford, Manchester City and Everton. It was at Scunthorpe United where Peter played the last five years of his professional football. Furthermore, Peter made close to 800 appearance as a professional footballer and worked as a football expert on the panel of Sky Sports today. As far as Iron fans are concerned, he made 172 appearances for the club and scored a total of 34 goals during that time.