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Burak Yılmaz

Burak Yılmaz Turkish international footballer

Turkish international footballer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Turkish international footballer
A.K.A. Burak Yilmaz
Countries Turkey
Occupations Athlete Football player Association football player
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 15 July 1985 (Antalya)
Star sign CancerCancer
Stats
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 81 kg
The details
Biography

Burak Yılmaz (born 15 July 1985) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Trabzonspor and the Turkey national football team. He has also played for "big four" clubs in Turkey: Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Trabzonspor and Galatasaray.

Club career

Early career

Burak started his professional career in Antalyaspor as a midfielder. He scored his first goal in the 2004–05 season against Karşıyaka. He played 29 matches, scoring 8 goals and helping his team avoid relegation. He contributed to the success of the team's promotion to the Süper Lig after finishing second in Division 1 in the 2005–06 season especially in the second half of the season after scoring 9 goals in 24 matches. In 70 league appearances for the club he scored 17 goals.

Beşiktaş

Burak was transferred to Beşiktaş in the summer of 2006. He made his debut on August 6, 2006 against Manisaspor, and scored his first goal against Konyaspor in a 3–1 win for Beşiktaş. He also scored against Trabzonspor. In his first season, he scored 5 goals in 30 league appearances and Beşiktaş finished the League in the second place. He played also in the Turkish Cup 7 times and scored 1 goal, helping his team win the cup. His form dropped dramatically during the 2007–08 season. In January 2008, he was sold to Manisaspor as part of an exchange deal, and later to Fenerbahçe on 29 June 2008.

Fenerbahçe

On 29 June 2008, Burak was sold to Fenerbahçe and was presented at a news conference wearing the number 7 shirt. On the contrary to his "promising youngster" image in Manisaspor and Beşiktaş, he had been a disappointment during his spell in Fenerbahçe, only playing six games and failing to score in the 2008–09 season.

Trabzonspor

In February 2010, Burak was transferred permanently to Trabzonspor. Following the arrival of a new coach, Trabzonspor legend Şenol Güneş, he debuted on 15 February 2010 and played the last 15 minutes against Bursaspor in a 1–1 draw. After joining the club, he recovered his goal-scoring form, and on February 26 he scored for Trabzonspor against his old team Antalyaspor, helping his side to a second place league finish for the 2010–11 season. Burak also competed in the Turkish Cup semi-finals and went on to defeat his old team, Fenerbahçe, 3–1 in the finals. Ten days later, Trabzonspor played against Fenerbahçe again in the last game of the league season. Burak scored in the 23rd minute, helping his team escape with a 1–1 away draw. As a result, Fenerbahce finished in second-place of the league competition, one point behind the champion Bursaspor. He became Trabzonspor's leading goalscorer with 19 goals in 30 league games and July 2011 he signed a new four-year contract with the club. Burak opened the following season by helping Trabzonspor win its first Turkish Super Cup in team history.

In the 2010–11 Süper Lig season he was one of the team's most effective players, especially over the final weeks of the league, scoring the winning goal in a 2–1 win over Beşiktaş, scoring in 1–0 wins against Galatasaray and Bursaspor, and helping Trabzonspor finish as runner-up for the League. In the regular season of the 2011–12 Süper Lig, Burak scored 33 goals in 34 appearances, a new club record previously held by Fatih Tekke who scored 31 goals in the 2004–05 season.

Galatasaray

On 13 July 2012, he signed a 4+1 year contract with Galatasaray for € 5 million from Trabzonspor. Yilmaz would receive €2.3 million per-season with a €20,000 bonus per-appearance.

On 2 September 2012, he scored his first goal for Galatasaray against Bursaspor, as the game finished 3–2, making it Galatasaray's historic 1000th league win. On 19 September, in a Champions League match against Manchester United, he became the first Turkish player to play a Champions League match with four most of the most successful Turkish clubs. Two weeks later he scored the only goal for Galatasaray as the game ended in a 1–1 home draw against Eskişehirspor. On October 23, in the 3rd game of the Champions League Group Stage, he scored a goal from a header for Galatasaray to avoid losing the match as the game ended in a 1–1 draw against CFR Cluj. On 28 October, he scored his 100th career goal, during a 3–0 win against Kayserispor, maintaining their position as league leaders. On 7 November 2012, Burak netted a perfect hat-trick in a 3–1 away win over CFR Cluj in a Champions League group match, becoming the first Turkish player to score three goals in a Champions League game since Tuncay Şanlı. He continued his streak by scoring the only goal of the game in the crucial Champions League group win against Manchester United with a header in second half on November 20 securing Gala's advantage at the second place of the group before the last games. He finished the group stage of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League as top scorer with 6 goals in 501 minutes, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored the same number of goals in 540 minutes.

On 23 November 2013, Burak scored his 100th Süper Lig goal against Sivasspor in a 2-1 home win.

Beijing Guoan

On 5 February 2016, Galatasaray announced Burak's agreeing with Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan for € 8 million transfer fee. Galatasaray would pay € 2 million to his former club Trabzonspor because of agreement.

Return to Trabzonspor

On 2 August 2017, Burak Yılmaz transferred to Trabzonspor for family reasons. He managed to score 23 goals in 25 matches in his return season.

Personal life

Burak is the son of the manager and former professional footballer Fikret Yılmaz.

Honours

Club

Galatasaray
  • Süper Lig (2): 2012–13, 2014–15
  • Türkiye Kupası (2): 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Süper Kupa (2): 2013, 2015
Trabzonspor
  • Türkiye Kupası (1): 2009–10
  • Süper Kupa (1): 2010
Beşiktaş
  • Süper Kupa (1): 2006
  • Türkiye Kupası (1): 2006–07

Individual

  • 2011–12 Süper Lig Top Goalscorer
  • 2012–13 Süper Lig Top Goalscorer

Career statistics

Club

As of 8 May 2018.
Club Season League Cup Other Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Turkey Süper Lig Turkish Cup Other UEFA Total
Antalyaspor 2002–03 4 0 0 0 4 0
2003–04 13 0 1 0 14 0
2004–05 29 8 2 1 31 9
2005–06 24 9 0 0 24 9
Total 70 17 3 1 73 18
Beşiktaş 2006–07 30 5 7 1 6 0 43 6
2007–08 9 1 1 0 2 0 12 1
Total 39 6 8 1 8 0 55 7
Manisaspor 2007–08 16 9 2 0 18 9
Total 16 9 2 0 18 9
Fenerbahçe 2008–09 6 0 3 0 7 0 16 0
Total 6 0 3 0 7 0 16 0
Eskişehirspor (loan) 2009–10 14 1 3 1 17 2
Total 14 1 3 1 17 2
Trabzonspor 2009–10 11 3 3 0 14 3
2010–11 30 19 3 1 1 0 2 0 36 20
2011–12 31 33 1 1 4 1 8 1 43 35
Total 72 55 7 2 5 1 10 1 94 59
Galatasaray 2012–13 30 24 0 0 0 0 9 8 39 32
2013–14 32 16 6 2 0 0 6 0 44 18
2014–15 28 16 2 4 1 0 6 2 37 22
2015–16 15 9 0 0 1 1 4 0 21 10
Total 105 65 8 6 3 1 25 10 141 82
China Chinese Super League Chinese FA Cup Other AFC Total
Beijing Guoan 2016 17 11 3 0 0 0 20 11
2017 11 8 0 0 0 0 11 8
Total 28 19 3 0 0 0 31 19
Trabzonspor 2017–18 25 23 0 0 0 0 25 23
2018-19 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 4
Total 29 27 0 0 0 0 29 27
Turkey Total 348 176 34 11 7 1 50 11 438 189
China Total 28 19 3 0 0 0 31 19
Career total 375 195 37 11 7 1 50 11 469 218

International

As of 10 October 2017.
Turkey national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 4 0
2007 0 0
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
2010 1 0
2011 9 3
2012 8 3
2013 11 7
2014 4 2
2015 5 4
2016 6 3
2017 4 1
Total 52 23

International goals

As of 14 June 2017. Scores and results list Turkey's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 June 2011 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Belgium 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
2. 2 September 2011 Türk Telekom Arena, İstanbul, Turkey  Kazakhstan 1–0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
3. 11 October 2011 Türk Telekom Arena, İstanbul, Turkey  Azerbaijan 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
4. 26 May 2012 Red Bull Arena, Salzburg, Austria  Finland 1–1 2–3 Friendly
5. 2–1
6. 29 May 2012 Red Bull Arena, Salzburg, Austria  Bulgaria 2–0 2–0 Friendly
7. 22 March 2013 Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella, Andorra  Andorra 2–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
8. 26 March 2013 Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, İstanbul, Turkey  Hungary 1–0 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
9. 14 August 2013 Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadium, İstanbul, Turkey  Ghana 1–0 2–2 Friendly
10. 6 September 2013 Kadir Has Stadium, Kayseri, Turkey  Andorra 3–0 5–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
11. 10 September 2013 Arena Națională, Bucharest, Romania  Romania 1–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
12. 11 October 2013 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 2–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
13. 19 November 2013 Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin, Turkey  Belarus 2–1 2–1 Friendly
14. 16 November 2014 Türk Telekom Arena, İstanbul, Turkey  Kazakhstan 1–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
15. 2–0
16. 28 March 2015 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Netherlands 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
17. 8 June 2015 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium, İstanbul, Turkey  Bulgaria 3–0 4–0 Friendly
18. 4–0
19. 6 September 2015 Torku Arena, Konya, Turkey  Netherlands 3–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
20. 5 June 2016 Stozice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Slovenia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
21. 21 June 2016 Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens, France  Czech Republic 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2016
22. 11 November 2016 New Antalya Stadium, Antalya, Turkey  Kosovo 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
23. 11 June 2017 Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër, Albania  Kosovo 3–1 4–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
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