Sandro Burki

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Sandro Burki
Personal information
Full name Sandro Burki
Date of birth (1985-09-16) 16 September 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Oftringen, Switzerland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Aarau
Number 6
Youth career
FC Zurich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 FC Zurich 7 (0)
2002–2003 Bayern Munich (A) 2 (0)
2003–2005 BSC Young Boys 21 (0)
2005 FC Wil 15 (1)
2005–2006 FC Vaduz 32 (7)
2006–present FC Aarau 185 (14)
National team
Switzerland U-17
2008–  Switzerland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 July 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 September 2008

Sandro Burki (born 16 September 1985) is a footballer from Switzerland who currently plays as a midfielder for FC Aarau in the Swiss Super League.

Club career[edit]

Burki began his career with FC Zurich. Burki caught the attention of numerous clubs, eventually signing for FC Bayern Munich. However, the move was not successful, and was subsequently criticised by Swiss Football Association Technical Director Hansruedi Hasler claiming that "The examples of Philippe Senderos and Sandro Burki, who were both U17 European champions, show how important the choice of team is."[1]

Returning within a year to the Swiss leagues, he played for BSC Young Boys, FC Wil and FC Vaduz before signing for FC Aarau, to whom he is contracted until 30 June 2011.[2]

International career[edit]

Burki is a former youth international and was in the Swiss U-17 squad that won the 2002 U-17 European Championships.[3]

He made his senior Switzerland international debut against Cyprus on 22 August 2008, after which he was linked in the press with a move to Celtic FC.[4]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hansruedi Hasler wants to lead the juniors to the top Credit Suisse Online, 19 August 2008
  2. ^ Profile[dead link] FC Aaru
  3. ^ Tschoumy, Renaud (10 November 2009). "Les «Rouge» admirent les «Rougets»". Le Matin (in French). 
  4. ^ Aarau play down Burki Celtic link BBC Sport, 25 September 2008

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