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Burak Yılmaz
Burak Yılmaz
Personal information
Full name Burak Yılmaz
Date of birth 15 July 1985 (1985-07-15) (age 35)
Place of birth    Antalya, Flag of Turkey Turkey
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Flag of France Lille
Number 17
Youth clubs
1994–2002 Flag of Turkey Antalyaspor
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2002–2006
2006–2008
2008
2008–2010
2009–2010
2010–2012
2012–2016
2016–2017
2017–2018
2018–2020
2020–
Flag of Turkey Antalyaspor
Flag of Turkey Beşiktaş
Flag of Turkey Manisaspor
Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe
Flag of TurkeyEskişehirspor (loan)
Flag of Turkey Trabzonspor
Flag of Turkey Galatasaray
Flag of the People's Republic of China Beijing Gouan
Flag of Turkey Trabzonspor
Flag of Turkey Beşiktaş
Flag of France Lille
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028 0(19)
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040 0(24)
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National team
2001
2002–2003
2002–2004
2004–2005
2006
2006
2006–
Flag of Turkey Turkey U17
Flag of Turkey Turkey U18
Flag of Turkey Turkey U19
Flag of Turkey Turkey U20
Flag of Turkey Turkey U21
Flag of Turkey Turkey A2
Flag of Turkey Turkey
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Burak Yılmaz (born 15 July 1985) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a striker for French club Lille and the Turkish national team.

Yılmaz is one of 9 players who played football of Big Three clubs of Turkey and one of only 2 players who played Big Three and Trabzonspor (also referred as "Big Four"), along with Sergen Yalçın. Yılmaz is two times Süper Lig top scorer in 2011–12 with 33 and 2012–13 seasons with 24 goals.

Born in Antalya, Turkey, son of former Antalyaspor goalkeeper Fikret Yılmaz, Burak Yılmaz started to play football at Antalyaspor where he signed his first professional contract in July 2002 and made his professional debut in 2002–03 season of TFF First League. Following 4 four seasons at Antalyaspor, Yılmaz joined Beşiktaş J.K. in 2006–07 season, where he played one and a half season and was primarily depolyed as a winger. Yılmaz had a short spell in Manisaspor before he joined Fenerbahçe S.K. in 2008–09 Süper Lig season. Loaned out Eskişehirspor in 2009–10 season, Yılmaz was transferred to Trabzonspor in winter transfer window of 2009–10 season where he made his major career breakthrough under management of Şenol Güneş and became Süper Lig top scorer with 33 goals in 2011–12 season.

Following 3 seasons spent in Trabzonspor where he won one Turkish Cup and Turkish Super Cup, Yılmaz joined Galatasaray S.K., where he stayed for four seasons, winning his two Süper Lig titles in 2012–13 and 2014–15 seasons, as well as being Süper Lig top scorer for second time in his career in 2012–13 season. In 2016, Yılmaz joined Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan for two seasons where he scored 28 goals in total. Yılmaz then returned Trabzonspor for his second spell which lasted two seasons. In 2018–19 season Yılmaz returned Beşiktaş for another second spell. He scored 11 and 13 goals respectively in two seasons in Beşiktaş.

Represented Turkey in different youth age groups between 2001 and 2006, Burak Yılmaz made his senior debut in a friendly game aganst Azerbaijan in 2006. Holding 56 caps as of 2020, scoring 24 goals, Yılmaz ranks second place of all time top scorers of Turkey after Hakan Şükür.

Honours

Clubs

Beşiktaş
Trabzonspor
Galatasaray

Individual

External links

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Lille OSC squad - 2020–21

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