Nathan Burns

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Nathan Burns
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Nathan Burns training with the Olyroos
Personal information
Full name Nathan Joel Burns
Date of birth (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Orange, Australia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger / Second striker
Club information
Current team
Wellington Phoenix
Number 9
Youth career
2003–2004 NSWIS
2005 Parramatta Eagles
2006 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Adelaide United 35 (9)
2008–2012 AEK Athens 25 (2)
2009–2010 Kerkyra (loan) 31 (8)
2012–2014 Incheon United 3 (0)
2013–2014 Newcastle Jets (loan) 12 (2)
2014– Wellington Phoenix 2 (1)
National team
2004–2005 Australia U-17 6 (3)
2006–2008 Australia U-20 11 (4)
2007–2008 Australia U-23 12 (2)
2007– Australia 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 October 2011
Nathan Burns (2011-10-20)
Nathan Burns (2011-10-20)

Nathan Burns (born 7 May 1988) is an Australian professional footballer who plays for Wellington Phoenix in the A-League.

Club career[edit]

Adelaide United[edit]

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.[1]

AEK Athens[edit]

On 10 June 2008, he signed with AEK Athens on a four-year contract. He wore the number 24 shirt.[2]

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.[3]

Although he was brought from Australia as a promising youngster, he never fulfilled his potential.[4] On 19 January 2012 he terminated his contract with AEK.[5]

Incheon United[edit]

He joined Korean club Incheon United on 26 January 2012.[6]

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. [7]

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

On 25th 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.

International career[edit]

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.

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

Career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of December 2012

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
Incheon total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 94 18 11 3 19 2 121 23

International[edit]

Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 1 0
2008 1 0
2010 2 0
2011 3 0
Total 7 0

Last updated: 2011-10-08
Source: Nathan Burns at National-Football-Teams.com

Honours[edit]

AEK Athens

References[edit]

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