Burak Yılmaz



Burak Yılmaz was born in Antalya, Turkey on 15 July 1985. Although primarily a centre forward, he began his professional career as a midfielder and is sometimes deployed on the flanks as a winger. At club level, he is a prolific goalscorer and is known for his finishing and heading abilities.

Yılmaz began his career with Antalyaspor, joining their youth team in 1994 and graduating to senior level in 2002. In the 2005-06 season, he scored nine goals and helped the team to gain promotion to the Süper Lig. As a result, he secured a move to Besiktas, where he enhanced his reputation as a talented prospect. In January 2008, he moved to Manisaspor as part of a player swap deal and scored nine goals in 18 appearances during the second half of the 2007–08 season.

In the summer transfer window of...

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