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Nathan Burns
Australian soccer player

Nathan Burns

Nathan Burns
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Intro Australian soccer player
A.K.A. Nathan Joel Burns
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Australia South Korea
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 7 May 1988, Blayney
Age 34 years
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Biography

Nathan Burns (born 7 May 1988) is an Australian professional footballer who plays for F.C. Tokyo in the J-League and the Australia national team.

Club career

Adelaide United

He formerly played for Parramatta Eagles and trained at the AIS.

After a few substitute appearances for Adelaide United, Burns finally got his first start against Sydney FC scoring his first A-League goal in the 4–1 loss. On 21 January 2007 Burns scored Adelaide United's first ever hat trick during a match against Central Coast Mariners, giving his side a 2nd-place finish on the league table to close out the 2nd Hyundai A-League season.

After his great season with Adelaide United, Norwegian champions SK Brann invited Burns for a 10-day trial where he would train with fellow Socceroo Michael Thwaite.

AEK Athens

Nathan Burns playing for AEK Athens in 2011

On 10 June 2008, he signed with AEK Athens on a four-year contract. He wore the number 24 shirt.

Burns made his Greek Super League debut for AEK Athens on 28 February 2009, as 65th-minute substitute against Skoda Xanthi at the Spyros Louis Olympic Stadium in Athens. Burns scored the winner against Rangers in the final game of the 2010 Sydney Festival of Football. He scored his first league goal on 27 February 2011, in a 3–2 away win against Ergotelis.

In August 2009, he was loaned out to Beta Ethniki side Kerkyra on a one-year loan deal.

Although he was brought from Australia as a promising youngster, he never fulfilled his potential. On 19 January 2012 he terminated his contract with AEK.

Incheon United

He joined Korean club Incheon United on 26 January 2012.

Burns was on loan with Australian side Newcastle Jets in the A-League from 25 July 2013 until 11 January 2014, playing 12 games and scoring a brace.

Wellington Phoenix

On 25 June 2014 it was announced that he had signed a 2-year deal to join New Zealand team the Wellington Phoenix in the Hyundai A League beginning with the 2014/15 season. On 18 October 2014, he scored his debut goal for the club against the Central Coast Mariners. Burns made history in the Round 8 clash against Melbourne City, becoming the first Phoenix player to score a hat trick in their 5–1 victory. On 6 December he scored his 8th goal of the season in a 3–1 come from behind victory over the Newcastle Jets at Hunter Stadium. On 21 December he scored two goals in a 2–0 away win over Sydney FC, making him the fastest A-league player to ever reach 10 goals in a season, and did not return to New Zealand as he got his international recall for Australia ahead of the Asian Cup.

F.C. Tokyo

In July Burns left the A-League for J-League club F.C. Tokyo.

International career

Burns with the Olyroos in 2008

Youth

He competed for the Joeys at 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru.

He scored his first goal for the Young Socceroos in the AFC Youth Cup in a 3–1 win over Thailand.

Senior

He made his debut for the Socceroos with a brief appearance in the 3–0 win over Singapore on 30 June 2007.

Burns came on as a substitute in the opening game in Melbourne of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup against Kuwait, and was twice denied a goal, the first when his shot hit the crossbar, and the second when the goalkeeper made a brilliant save.

On 17 January 2015, Burns made his first start for the Socceroos since 2011, when he lined up for the final group game of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup for Australia against South Korea.

On 3 September 2015, Burns scored his first goal for Australia, eight years after his senior debut, scoring in a 5–0 defeat of Bangladesh in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Career statistics

Club

As of 3 November 2016
Club Season Division League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Adelaide United 2006–07 A-League 21 6 3 2 5 1 29 9
2007–08 A-League 14 3 4 1 4 0 22 4
Adelaide total 35 9 7 3 9 1 51 13
AEK Athens 2008–09 Super League 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2010–11 Super League 17 1 2 0 5 0 24 1
2011–12 Super League 3 0 0 0 4 1 7 1
AEK total 25 1 2 0 10 1 37 2
Kerkyra (loan) 2009–10 Beta Ethniki 31 8 2 0 0 0 33 8
Kerkyra total 31 8 2 0 0 0 33 8
Incheon United 2012 K-League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2013 K-League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Incheon total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Newcastle Jets 2013–14 A-League 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
Newcastle total 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
Wellington Phoenix 2014–15 A-League 24 13 0 0 0 0 24 13
Wellington total 24 13 0 0 0 0 24 13
FC Tokyo 2015 J-League 10 2 1 0 0 0 11 2
2016 J-League 16 1 2 0 5 1 23 2
Tokyo total 26 3 3 0 5 1 34 4
Career total 156 36 14 3 24 3 194 42

International

Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 1 0
2008 1 0
2010 2 0
2011 3 0
2012 1 0
2015 10 1
2016 6 2
Total 24 3

Last updated: 15 November 2016
Source: Nathan Burns at National-Football-Teams.com

International Goals

As of 24 March 2016
Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 September 2015 Perth Oval, Perth, Australia  Bangladesh 4–0 5–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 24 March 2016 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia  Tajikistan 4–0 7–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 7–0

Honours

Club

AEK Athens
  • Greek Cup: 2010–11

International

Australia
  • AFC Asian Cup: 2015

Individual

  • Rising Star Award: 2006-07
  • Wellington Phoenix Player of the Year: 2014–15
  • Johnny Warren Medal: 2014–15
  • A-League PFA Team of the Season: 2014–15

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