Burak Yilmaz - Updated Feb 2024

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Burak Yilmaz

Burak Yilmaz is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a striker and competes for a Turkish club.  Burak Yilmaz represents the three other major Turkish clubs, Galatasaray S.K., Fenerbahçe S.K., and Besiktas J.K. He also plays as a forward for Eredivisie club Fortuna Sittard.

Early Life and Childhood

Burak Yilmaz was born on 15 July 1985. His birthplace is Antalya, Turkey. He is 37 years old as of the current year 2022. At the early age of 9, he started playing football. He holds Turkish nationality and is of Middle Eastern descent. Yilmaz practices Islam. His horoscope indicates that he is Cancer.

Burak Yilmaz’s father is Fikret Yilmaz and his mother is Belgian Yilmaz. While his mother’s occupation is unclear, his father is a former professional footballer and is most known for his time spent as a goalkeeper with Antalyaspor in the Super Lig. Furthermore, he is also currently the manager of the team. His sister name is Manolya Yilmaz.


Burak Yilmaz began his academic career at Antalya High School. There are no other pieces of information available regarding his academic background.

Career and Professional Life

Burak Yilmaz began his football career with Antalyaspor, where he signed his first contract as a professional in July 2002. He played in Antalyaspor from 2002-2006. In 2006, he joined Besiktas. In 2008–2009, Yilmaz was moved to Fenerbahce. He joined Trabzonspor from 2010-2012. From 2012-2016 he played for Galatasaray.

On 5 February 2016, Galatasaray announced the transfer of Yılmaz to the Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan. From 2017-2018, Yılmaz returned to Trabzonspor. He went back to Besiktas between 2018 and 2020. He joined Lille in 2020 and signed a two-season contract.

With Fortuna Sittard in the Netherlands, Yilmaz signed a five-year contract on June 21, 2022; the first two years of the deal are spent as a player and the final three as a coach. Yilmaz made his debut for Turkey on the international stage on April 12, 2006. He scored his debut goal on June 3, 2011, in a 1-1 tie away to Belgium in UEFA Euro 2012 qualification.

Later, he played for Turkey in the UEFA Euro 2016 as well as UEFA Euro 2020 teams. He played his final game for Turkey on March 24, 2022, against Portugal in the second round of FIFA World Cup qualifying. Additionally, he has so far scored 16 goals in the continental, 12 goals in the cup, and 247 goals in the league. In total, he scored 277 goals.

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Caption: Burak Yilmaz playing on the ground. Source: Instagram

Brand Endorsements

Burak Yilmaz is a Nike endorser. He may be involved with other brands as well in the coming days.

Awards and Nomination

Burak has received several individual honors, including Gol Krali in 2011 and 2012, the 2012 and 2013 editions, UNFP Player of the Month in April 2021, Ligue 1 Goal of the Year in 2020, and Lille Player of the Season in 2020.

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Caption: Burak with trophies. Source: Instagram

Burak Yilmaz – Net Worth 2023

Burak earns mostly from his professional career as a football player. Contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements provide the major source of his revenue. His projected net worth is €15 million as of 2022, and his annual income is €2.3 million. His estimated market worth is €2.80 million.

Relationship Status

Looking at his personal life, Yilmaz is a married man. He married Istem Atilla, which lasted for four years between 2014 and 2018. However, the couple considered getting together again and remarried in 2020. Burak is a father of two daughters. As of right now, the couple’s relationship is outstanding, and he enjoys close relationships with his love and children while leading happy lives as a family.

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Caption: Burak with his wife. Source: Instagram


After watching Burak miss a crucial penalty in the World Cup semi-final play-off against Portugal, a furious Turkey fan pointed a revolver at his television and fired. Other than that Yilmaz hasn’t been associated with any sorts of rumors or scandals that would hamper his career.

Body Measurements

Burak height is 1.88m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has an athletic body build and weighs 83 kg. He has dark brown hair and also eye color. His ethnic origin is likely one of the factors influencing his confident and incredibly beautiful demeanor. His shoe size is US 9.5. Also, Burak’s body measurement has not been revealed yet.

Burak Yilmaz – Social Media

Burak has 893k followers on Instagram and owns an Instagram account @by17. His Twitter handle is @yilmazburak17.