Mark Burton (footballer)
|Full name||Mark Burton|
|Date of birth||18 May 1974|
|Place of birth||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Brooklyn Northern United||Wellington United|
|1992–1995||Werder Bremen II|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
As a teenager, Burton was recommended to SV Werder Bremen by compatriot and New Zealand football legend Wynton Rufer who played for Bremen at the time. After spending several years in their youth and amateur sides, he moved to lower division teams VfL Osnabrück, Kickers Emden and VfB Lübeck before returning to New Zealand.
He also played for the New Zealand national football team, the All Whites and collected 27 caps (6 goals) in official FIFA internationals between 1996 and 2003. He twice played at the FIFA Confederations Cup and also twice at the OFC Nations Cup. At the 2002 OFC Nations Cup in Auckland, the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament Award was presented for the first time, with Burton being deemed the best player of the tournament.