My Favourite Player For My Club

Published on 30 July 2023 at 13:00

My Favourite Player For My Club

Welcome to a new series on HL Division Sport. In this series of articles, we will all pick our a player from our favourite football club and talk about why they were our favourite player.



I was born into a family full of Burnley fans so it would've been difficult for me not to support them. Growing up I never really enjoyed football so there won't be much consideration taken for players playing in the claret and Blue between the years of 2004-2012.

Honourable mentions

Ben Mee - During his 11 year stay he was levels above the rest, always played for the badge and was never scared to put his body on the line. Dissapointing way for it to end the way it did but will always have respect for him.

Steven Defour - The best creative player I've seen during the Dyche era could create a goal from absolutely nothing, he could've played such a bigger part during his tenure at Turf Moor but unfortunately he was differed by injuries before leaving on a free transfer before the 2019/20 season.

Jay Rodriguez - Everyone from Burnley will love him due to him being 'one of their own'. Jay grew up in Burnley so whenever he plays for the club he will always give 100%, I'm not saying some players don't but Jays 100% means a little bit more with him being a supporter of the club.

My Favourite Player is Sam Vokes

The Welshman originally joined the Clarets on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers before making the move permanent in July 2012 for a fee believed to be around £350,000. Vokes struggled to get into the at first 11 due to the form of Charlie Austin, this was until the eve of the season the latter moved to QPR allowing a pathway into the 11 for the Wales international. Vokes went on to score 56 goals in 230 appearances for the Clarets before departing for Stoke in the 2019 winter transfer window.

Growing up during the Dyche Era of Burnley football club it would be hard not too mention this man. A name that will never be forgotten in the minds of Burnley fans after the important goals he scored for the club. From scoring the 'promotion goal' in a 1-0 against QPR at home which inevitably got us promoted during the 2015/16 season to scoring the clubs first goal in Europe in over 51 years against Aberdeen in a 1-1 draw away from home during our 'European Tour' at the start of the 2018/19 season.


Everyone can talk about Vokes' ability on the pitch because he worked so well in the Dyche 'route-one' system, but the biggest factor in why he was my favourite player supporting the club is because of how he was off the pitch. 'Vokesy', was unbelievable with fan's off the pitch. I met him multiple times and he was great, every time we met him he was always open to a photo, to sign things and loved a chat. Many players would take a photo sign what they needed to sign and that would be it but he valued your time as much as you valued his which means that little bit more as a football fan

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