Oliver Burke

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Oliver Burke
Oliver Burke.jpg
Burke with Nottingham Forest in 2016
Personal information
Full name Oliver Jasen Burke[1]
Date of birth (1997-04-07) 7 April 1997 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Celtic
(on loan from West Bromwich Albion)
Number 25
Youth career
2004–2005 Mowbray Rangers
2005–2015 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Nottingham Forest 25 (6)
2015Bradford City (loan) 2 (0)
2016–2017 RB Leipzig 25 (1)
2017– West Bromwich Albion 18 (0)
2019–Celtic (loan) 4 (3)
National team
2015–2016 Scotland U19 6 (1)
2017 Scotland U20 4 (2)
2017– Scotland U21 8 (4)
2016– Scotland 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:30, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:01, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Oliver Jasen Burke (born 7 April 1997) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a right winger for Celtic, on loan from West Bromwich Albion, and the Scotland national team.

He came through the academy at Nottingham Forest, signing a professional contract in September 2014 and making his debut the following February. In August 2016, Burke signed for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig for a reported fee of £13 million, a record fee for a Scottish player. A year later, having helped Leipzig to runners-up position in the league, he returned to England by signing for West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £15 million.

Club career[edit]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

Burke was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, but grew up in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire,[3] where he joined local club Mowbray Rangers aged eight.[4] After one season at the club, he was scouted to join Nottingham Forest's Academy where he progressed for the next nine years.[5] Burke signed his first professional contract with Nottingham Forest on 19 September 2014,[6] before making his professional debut as an 87th-minute substitute during a 3–1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on 24 September.[7] He made his league debut on 14 February 2015 as a 64th-minute substitute in a 4–4 draw away to Blackpool.[8]

Burke was sent on a month-long loan to League One club Bradford City on 24 February.[9][10] He made his debut for them on the same day, playing for 75 minutes in a 2–1 loss away to Swindon Town.[11] Burke made another start on 28 February in a 2–0 loss against Peterborough United[12] and appeared twice as an unused susbtitute before returning to his parent club.[13] After his loan spell at Bradford City came to an end, Burke signed a three-year contract with Forest.[14]

Ahead of the 2015–16 season, Burke signed another three-year contract with the club on 29 July.[15] Burke played for the club's reserves until December when he was called up to the first team by manager Dougie Freedman, who Burke considered his mentor.[16] On 29 December, Burke scored his first goal for Forest from a curling shot hit with the outside of his right foot against Cardiff City. His goal opened the scoring at the Cardiff City Stadium nine minutes into the game, which ended 1–1.[17] Burke scored his second goal for the club on 16 January 2016 in a 3–0 win over Bolton Wanderers.[18] His performance once again earned a contract extension on a four-year deal on 29 February.[19] Burke ended the 2015–16 season having made twenty-one appearances in all competitions and scoring twice.

Ahead of the 2016–17 season Burke made an impression in the pre-season friendlies, scoring three times in six matches.[20] Under the new management of Philippe Montanier, Burke scored in the opening game of the season, a 4–3 win over Burton Albion,[21] and scored a brace two weeks later against Wigan Athletic.[22] Burke scored on his final appearance for Forest on 27 August, a 3–1 defeat of Leeds United.[23] Burke's early season form and performances attracted the interest of leading European and Premier League clubs, such as Bayern Munich, Manchester United,[24] Sunderland and Liverpool.[citation needed] However, Montanier dismissed suggestions of Burke leaving Forest.[25]

RB Leipzig[edit]

On 28 August 2016, in a move that caused outrage among Forest supporters, who criticised the club's owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi,[26] Burke joined newly promoted Bundesliga club RB Leipzig on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[27] The deal was reported by BBC Sport to be worth around £13 million, which set a new record for a transfer involving a Scottish player.[28]

On his debut for Leipzig, a home Bundesliga game against Borussia Dortmund on 10 September, Burke came on after 69 minutes in place of Yussuf Poulsen and provided an assist for Naby Keïta to score the only goal.[29] Fifteen days later he opened the scoring in a 1–1 draw at 1. FC Köln, becoming the first Scot to score in Germany's top flight since Brian O'Neil for VfL Wolfsburg in November 1999.[30]

Despite this early impact, Burke was regularly used as a substitute by Leipzig.[31] Their coaching staff praised his physical attributes, but questioned his tactical awareness.[32]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

Burke returned to English football on 25 August 2017, moving to Premier League side West Bromwich Albion for a reported fee of £15 million,[31] breaking his own record as the most expensive Scottish footballer.[33] He signed a five-year contract at the West Midlands club.[31] Burke said that he chose West Bromwich Albion as a way to have more game time, even though with Leipzig he could play in the Champions League.[34]

He made his debut two days later, replacing goalscorer Jay Rodriguez for the final two minutes of a 1–1 home draw against Stoke City.[35] Owing to hamstring injury, he made only one other substitute appearance by mid-November and took part with the under-21 team in the EFL Trophy, scoring in a 2–1 group stage defeat at Coventry City on 7 November.[36]

On 14 August 2018, Burke scored his first goal for the Baggies, the game's only in a home win over Luton Town in the first round of the EFL Cup.[37] He made only six total appearances in the first half of the season, of which three were in the Championship, all from the bench.[38]

Celtic[edit]

Burke moved on loan to Celtic in January 2019.[39]

International career[edit]

Burke was eligible to play for England in addition to Scotland, having been brought up south of the border from a young age, but he opted to play for his country of birth.[4][40] He was first called up by Scotland U19 and scored on his debut for the team, a 3–1 win against Mexico U18, on 6 October 2015. He went on to make six appearance for the side.[41]

Burke received his first call-up to the senior Scotland squad on 10 March 2016 for their friendly match against Denmark.[42] He made his debut as an 82nd-minute substitute for goalscorer Matt Ritchie in the 1–0 win at Hampden Park 19 days later.[43] He was left out of the full squad in June 2017 and was instead selected for an under-20 squad in the 2017 Toulon Tournament.[44] In the first match there, Burke scored both Scotland goals in a 3–2 defeat against the Czech Republic.[44]

During the 2017–18 season, Burke was selected in the under-21 squad.[45] He made his debut at that level on 5 September, and he scored the first goal in a 2–0 win against the Netherlands.[46] In the 2018 Toulon Tournament, Burke scored goals against France[47] and South Korea[48] as Scotland finished in fourth place.[49]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 23 January 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 2014–15[50] Championship 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2015–16[51] 18 2 2 0 1 0 21 2
2016–17[52] 5 4 2 0 7 4
Total 25 6 2 0 4 0 31 6
Bradford City (loan) 2014–15[50] League One 2 0 2 0
RB Leipzig 2016–17[52] Bundesliga 25 1 0 0 25 1
2017–18[53] 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 25 1 1 0 0 0 26 1
West Bromwich Albion 2017–18[53] Premier League 15 0 1 0 0 0 16 0
2018–19[54] Championship 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 1
Total 18 0 1 0 2 1 21 1
West Bromwich Albion U21 2017–18[53] 2[a] 1 2 1
2018–19[54] 1[a] 0 1 0
Total 3 1 3 1
Celtic (loan) 2018–19[54] Scottish Premiership 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 2
Career total 81 9 5 0 6 1 0 0 3 1 83 11
  1. ^ a b Appearances in EFL Trophy

International[edit]

As of 1 June 2017[55]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Scotland 2016 4 0
2017 1 0
Total 5 0

References[edit]

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