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 for the Big Three clubs of Turkey and one of only two players who have played for the 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 sign 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 deployed 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 Trabzonspor in winter transfer window of 2009–10 season where he will make his major career break through 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 will stay 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 against Azerbaijan in 2006. Holding 61 caps as of 2020, scoring 24 goals, Yılmaz ranks second place of all time top scorers of Turkey after Hakan Şükür.
9 in the current 2020-2021 Season
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff