Reece Burke

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Reece Burke
Reece Burke May 2015.jpg
Burke with West Ham United, May 2015
Personal information
Full name Reece Frederick James Burke[1]
Date of birth (1996-09-02) 2 September 1996 (age 20)
Place of birth Newham, England
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bolton Wanderers
(on loan from West Ham United)
Number 32
Youth career
2003–2014 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– West Ham United 5 (0)
2015–2016 Bradford City (loan) 34 (2)
2016–2017 Wigan Athletic (loan) 10 (1)
2017– Bolton Wanderers (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2013–2014 England U18 4 (0)
2014 England U19 2 (0)
2015–2016 England U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:45, 19 August 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:07, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Reece Frederick James Burke (born 2 September 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Bolton Wanderers, on loan from West Ham United. He has also played for Bradford City where he was the player of the season for the 2015-16 season. Internationally he has played for the England Under-18 team, England Under-19 team and England Under-20 team. Burke mainly plays centre back, he can also play right back.

Career[edit]

West Ham United[edit]

Burke joined the West Ham junior team age nine and played youth team football.[3] He made his official debut on 5 January 2014 for West Ham against Nottingham Forest at The City Ground in the FA Cup. Forest won the game 5–0.[4] Burke's first goal for the club came in a pre-season friendly at the Boleyn Ground against Sampdoria. He scored the winning goal in the 90th minute following a cross from fellow youth graduate Elliot Lee's cross.[5] Burke then played the full 120 minutes against Sheffield United in the League Cup second round, with West Ham being eliminated in a penalty shootout.[6] Burke made his Premier League debut on 25 April 2015 in a 0–0 away draw against Queens Park Rangers.[7]

Loan to Bradford City[edit]

On 20 August 2015, Burke signed for League One side Bradford City on a one-month loan.[8] On 5 September, Burke scored his first Bradford City and first senior goal in a 2-1 away win against Oldham Athletic.[9] His loan was extended on 18 September for a further month and for a further month in October.[10][11] In November he returned briefly to West Ham for treatment on a knee injury but returned to Bradford where his loan was extended until 2 January 2016.[12] On 26 April 2016, Burke won a total of seven awards at Bradford City's end of season awards, including the Player of the Year award.[13]

Loan to Wigan Athletic[edit]

Having already appeared for West Ham in their short-lived Europa League campaign at the beginning of the 2016-17 season, on 30 August 2016, Burke signed on loan for Championship team, Wigan Athletic for the remainder of the season.[14] He scored his first goal for Wigan in a 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town on 28 November 2016.[15]

Loan to Bolton Wanderers[edit]

On 1 August 2017, Burke, along with West Ham team-mate Josh Cullen, joined Bolton Wanderers on loan until the following January.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 August 2017[17]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Ham United 2013–14 Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 3 0
2016–17 0 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 2 0
Total 5 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 12 0
Bradford City (loan) 2015–16 League 1 34 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 36 2
Wigan Athletic (loan) 2016–17 Championship 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Bolton Wanderers (loan) 2017–18 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 53 3 3 0 2 0 5 0 63 3
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reece Burke". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Reece Burke, West Ham United defender player profile – Barclays Premier League". Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Reece Burke". www.whufc.com. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nottm Forest 5 v 0 West Ham". BBC Sport. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "West Ham United 3–2 Sampdoria: Reece Burke notches winner in five-goal thriller to give Sam Allardyce first win of pre-season". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "West Ham 1–1 Sheff Utd". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "QPR 0–0 West Ham". Sky Sports. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Reece Burke and Lee Evans join Bradford City on loan". BBC Sport. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Oldham 1 Bradford 2: Burke takes advantage as Bantams end hoodoo". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "West Ham defender Reece Burke to extend loan". www.hitc.com. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Burke has old head on young shoulders, says Bradford City boss". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 
  12. ^ "Reece Burke: Bradford City extend defender's loan from West Ham". 25 November 2015 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  13. ^ a b "BURKE NAMED PLAYER OF THE YEAR". Bradford City A.F.C. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  14. ^ "Reece Burke: West Ham United defender joins Wigan Athletic on loan". BBC Sport. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Huddersfield 1-2 Wigan". BBC. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Reece Burke and Josh Cullen join on loan". Bolton Wanderers Official Site. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  17. ^ "R. Burke". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  18. ^ "Premier League Young Players of the Year 2014/15: Club by Club". offthepostnews.co.uk. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 

External links[edit]

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