Max Burgess

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Max Burgess
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-01-16) 16 January 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Western United
Number 14
Youth career
2013–2014 Sydney FC
2015–2017 Sydney FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Rockdale City Suns 14 (2)
2014 Sydney FC 1 (0)
2015 Newcastle Jets 5 (0)
2016 Sydney FC 0 (0)
2016–2017 Sydney FC II 6 (3)
2017 Sydney Olympic 8 (2)
2017 União 1 (0)
2018 Sydney Olympic 23 (7)
2018–2019 Wellington Phoenix 23 (0)
2019– Western United 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2019

Max Burgess (born 16 January 1995) is an Australian professional footballer who currently plays for Western United FC in the A-League.


Burgess started his career at Rockdale City Suns under coach Branko Culina, where he was spotted by Sydney FC management and signed up to the Sydney FC Youth team.[1] He made his first start for the senior squad in Round 1 of the 2014-15 A-League against Melbourne City.[2]

On 28 March 2015 Newcastle Jets announced that they had signed Burgess as an injury replacement player for the remainder of the 2014–15 A-League season. Burgess made his Jet's inauguration in the Round 23 clash against Adelaide United, coming off the bench as a substitute for fellow youngster Mitch Cooper. He continued his spree of appearances, and was issued a yellow card in the 4–3 loss to Sydney FC. His A-League season culminated against the Brisbane Roar in the final round of the season, again coming on for the aforementioned Cooper in the 52nd minute. The game ended 2–1 to the Roar.[3]

On 3 August 2015, Burgess returned to Sydney FC as part of the FFA Cup squad and the Youth Team.[4]

Burgess joined Portuguese LigaPro side União in June 2017 on a three-year deal.[5]

In October 2018, Burgess joined Wellington Phoenix on a one year contract from Sydney Olympic.[6]

On the 16th of May 2019, it was announced that Burgess would be departing from the Phoenix.[7] He later signed for Western United on a two year contract.[8]


  1. ^ Davidson, John (12 February 2014). "Culina and the 'nonsense' behind his sacking". FourFourTwo Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  2. ^ Gray, Ash (11 October 2014). "Sydney FC v Melbourne City". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Jets sign Sky Blues youngster". FourFourTwo Australia. 28 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Sydney FC sign new striker". Football Federation Australia. 3 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Médio ofensivo australiano Max Burgess reforça União da Madeira" [Australian attacking midfielder Max Burgess reinforces União da Madeira]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 23 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Phoenix sign ex-Sydney FC youngster". A-League. Retrieved 11 October 2018..
  7. ^ "Max Burgess to Depart Wellington Phoenix". Wellington Phoenix. Retrieved 16 May 2019..
  8. ^ Windon, Jacob. "Signing news: Burgess joins Rudan at Western United". A-League. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 28 May 2019.

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