John Bourke - Player Profile


Full Name:John Francis Bourke
Born:December 31st, 1953 (Glasgow)
Position:Striker
Signed:January 11th, 1973
First Manager:Jackie Stewart
Left Club:November 1st, 1986
Career Stats: 267 appearances, 94 goals
Debut (as sub): August 18th, 1973 - Hibernian 1 - 0 Dumbarton (League Cup - Sectional Tie)
Full Debut: August 22nd, 1973 - Greenock Morton 1 - 0 Dumbarton (League Cup - Sectional Tie)
First Goal: November 3rd, 1973 - Dumbarton 3 - 0 Motherwell (League - Division One)
Also Played For:Brechin City, Dundee United, Kilmarnock

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red
 1986-87   9 (4) 1 0.08 - -
 1985-86  First Division 26 (2) 8 0.29 - -
 1984-85  Premier Division 27 (2) 2 0.07 - -
 1983-84  First Division 37 (1) 14 0.37 - -
 1982-83  First Division 7 (1) 0 - - -
 1977-78  First Division 5 4 0.80 - -
 1976-77  First Division 42 22 0.52 - -
 1975-76  First Division 45 26 0.58 - -
 1974-75  Division One (old) 38 (2) 8 0.20 - -
 1973-74  Division One (old) 14 (5) 7 0.37 - -
250 (17) 92 0.34

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Sep 30th, 1986 League  (A)  vs. Queen of the South 3 - 1
 Sep 20th, 1986 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 1 - 2
 Sep 16th, 1986 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 1 - 2
 Sep 6th, 1986 League  (H)  vs. Brechin City 3 - 1
 Aug 30th, 1986 League  (A)  vs. Greenock Morton 3 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Aug 23rd, 1986 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 2
 Feb 4th, 1986 League  (A)  vs. Alloa Athletic 4 - 2
 Dec 21st, 1985 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 1
 Nov 2nd, 1985 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 1 - 1
 Sep 21st, 1985 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 0

Big Bourkey (as he was known) was another affectionate figure amongst the Sons faithful.

He had two spells at Dumbarton and outside of football he taught PE at the town's St Patrick's High School.

 Goals Scored
Nov 3rd, 1973 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 0 (-)
Mar 23rd, 1974 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 3 (-)
Apr 6th, 1974 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 3 - 3 (-)
Apr 13th, 1974 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline Ath 2 - 3 (-)
Apr 20th, 1974 League  (H)  vs. Morton 1 - 0 (-)
Apr 24th, 1974 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Ath 1 - 0 (-)
May 10th, 1974 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 0 (-)
Aug 14th, 1974 League Cup  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 3 (6')
Aug 17th, 1974 League Cup  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 2 - 1 (-)
Aug 24th, 1974 League Cup  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 3 - 1 (-)
Dec 28th, 1974 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 3 - 1 (-)
Dec 28th, 1974 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 3 - 1 (-)
Feb 11th, 1975 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 2 - 2 (-)
Feb 22nd, 1975 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 1 (-)
Apr 26th, 1975 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 3 (-)
Aug 9th, 1975 League Cup  (H)  vs. Hearts 2 - 1 (-)
Sep 6th, 1975 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 1 - 4 (-)
Sep 20th, 1975 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 2 - 3 (-)
Sep 27th, 1975 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 5 - 5 (-)
Oct 11th, 1975 League  (H)  vs. Morton 4 - 0 (-)
Oct 18th, 1975 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 3 (-)
Oct 18th, 1975 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 3 (-)
Nov 1st, 1975 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 5 - 1 (-)
Nov 8th, 1975 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Ath 2 - 0 (-)
Nov 15th, 1975 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton Accies 5 - 1 (-)
Dec 20th, 1975 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 0 (-)
Dec 27th, 1975 League  (A)  vs. QOS 2 - 4 (-)
Jan 1st, 1976 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 3 (-)
Jan 17th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 0 (-)
Jan 17th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 0 (-)
Jan 24th, 1976 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Keith 2 - 0 (-)
Feb 7th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 1 - 0 (-)
Feb 28th, 1976 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline Ath 3 - 0 (-)
Feb 28th, 1976 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline Ath 3 - 0 (-)
Mar 10th, 1976 Spring Cup  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 1 (-)
Mar 10th, 1976 Spring Cup  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 1 (-)
Apr 10th, 1976 Spring Cup  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 3 - 1 (-)
Apr 10th, 1976 Spring Cup  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 3 - 1 (-)
Apr 19th, 1976 Spring Cup  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 0 (-)
Apr 21st, 1976 Spring Cup  (H)  vs. Falkirk 4 - 2 (-)
Apr 24th, 1976 Spring Cup  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1 (-)
Aug 25th, 1976 League Cup  (H)  vs. Celtic 3 - 3 (-)
Aug 25th, 1976 League Cup  (H)  vs. Celtic 3 - 3 (-)
Sep 11th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. Montrose 2 - 1 (-)
Sep 11th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. Montrose 2 - 1 (-)
Sep 14th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. Airdrieonians 1 - 3 (-)
Sep 18th, 1976 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 2 (-)
Oct 5th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 5 - 1 (-)
Oct 9th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. Morton 1 - 1 (-)
Oct 16th, 1976 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 1 (-)
Oct 16th, 1976 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 1 (-)
Oct 20th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 2 (-)
Oct 23rd, 1976 League  (H)  vs. QOS 3 - 3 (-)
Jan 29th, 1977 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Hearts 1 - 1 (-)
Feb 7th, 1977 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 3 (-)
Feb 19th, 1977 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 0 (-)
Feb 19th, 1977 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 0 (-)
Feb 23rd, 1977 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 2 - 0 (-)
Mar 12th, 1977 League  (A)  vs. Clydebank 2 - 4 (-)
Mar 19th, 1977 League  (H)  vs. Airdrieonians 2 - 1 (-)
Mar 26th, 1977 League  (A)  vs. Airdrieonians 2 - 1 (-)
Apr 16th, 1977 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 2 - 3 (-)
Apr 30th, 1977 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 3 - 3 (-)
Aug 13th, 1977 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 2 - 2 (-)
Aug 13th, 1977 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 2 - 2 (-)
Aug 20th, 1977 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 2 - 2 (-)
Aug 31st, 1977 League Cup  (H)  vs. Hamilton Accies 4 - 1 (-)
Sep 3rd, 1983 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 2 - 1 (-)
Sep 17th, 1983 League  (A)  vs. Livingston 2 - 0 (-)
Oct 8th, 1983 League  (A)  vs. Morton 2 - 2 (-)
Oct 8th, 1983 League  (A)  vs. Morton 2 - 2 (-)
Nov 5th, 1983 League  (A)  vs. Airdrieonians 1 - 1 (-)
Dec 3rd, 1983 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 3 - 1 (-)
Dec 31st, 1983 League  (H)  vs. Ayr Utd 2 - 1 (-)
Jan 7th, 1984 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 3 (-)
Feb 6th, 1984 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 1 (-)
Feb 11th, 1984 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton Accies 3 - 3 (-)
Feb 25th, 1984 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 3 - 1 (-)
Feb 25th, 1984 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 3 - 1 (-)
Mar 17th, 1984 League  (H)  vs. Livingston 3 - 0 (-)
Mar 17th, 1984 League  (H)  vs. Livingston 3 - 0 (-)
Dec 8th, 1984 League  (H)  vs. Dundee Utd 2 - 2 (-)
Dec 15th, 1984 League  (A)  vs. Morton 4 - 2 (-)
Dec 15th, 1984 League  (A)  vs. Morton 4 - 2 (-)
Mar 23rd, 1985 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 1 - 3 (-)
Aug 24th, 1985 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 4 - 0 (-)
Aug 24th, 1985 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 4 - 0 (-)
Sep 21st, 1985 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 0 (-)
Nov 2nd, 1985 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 1 - 1 (-)
Dec 21st, 1985 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 1 (-)
Dec 21st, 1985 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 1 (-)
Feb 4th, 1986 League  (A)  vs. Alloa Athletic 4 - 2 (-)
Feb 4th, 1986 League  (A)  vs. Alloa Athletic 4 - 2 (-)
Aug 23rd, 1986 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 2 (-)

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