Burak Yilmaz

Burak Yilmaz

Burak Yilmaz
Quick Facts About Burak Yilmaz
Celebrated Name Burak Yilmaz
Age 36 years old
Nick Name king
Birth Name Burak Yılmaz
Birth Date 1985-07-15
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Turkish
Place of Birth Antalya, Turkey
Ethnicity Anatolian Turks
Religion Muslim
Residence Istanbul
Horoscope Cancer
Father Fikret Yılmaz
Mother Belgin Yılmaz
Sister Manolya Yilmaz
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Married
Wife İstem Atilla
Daughter Nazlı and Derin Yılmaz
Net Worth $16 million
Salary £2,548,000 per year
Height 6 ft 2 inches
Weight 77 Kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Black
Position Striker
Jersey Number 17
Jersey Name Burak
Current Team Lille (LOSC)
Coach Christophe Galtier
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Burak Yilmaz was part of the Turkey squad in the UEFA Euro 2016 and the ongoing UEFA Euro 2020. Representing Turkey in different youth age groups between 2001 and 2006, Yılmaz made his senior debut in a friendly game against Azerbaijan in 2006.

Who is Burak Yilmaz?

Burak Yilmaz is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Lille and captains the Turkey national team.

Yılmaz was transferred to Trabzonspor in the winter transfer window of 2009–10 season, where he made his major career breakthrough under the management of Şenol Güneş, becoming Süper Lig top scorer with 33 goals in the 2011–12 season. He also won a Turkish Cup and Turkish Super Cup with the club.

 Yılmaz joined Galatasaray, staying for four seasons and winning two Süper Lig titles in 2012–13 and 2014–15, as well as being Süper Lig's top scorer for the second time in his career in the 2012–13 season.

For the 2018–19 season, Yılmaz returned to Beşiktaş for another spell, scoring eleven and thirteen goals respectively in his two seasons back, before joining French Ligue 1 club Lille in 2020, helping the side win its first league title for ten years.

Burak Yılmaz Turkish Footballer

Early Life and Family Background

Burak Yilmaz was born on 15th July 1985 in Antalya, the fifth-most populous city in Turkey and the capital of Antalya Province. His birth name is Burak Yılmaz. He holds Turkish nationality and belongs to the Anatolian Turks which is the largest ethnic group in Turkey. Cancer is his star sign. He was raised up in a Muslim household and identifies himself as a devoted follower of Muslims. 

Burak Yilmaz was born into a well-established sports-loving family. His father Fikret Yılmaz is a retired Turkish footballer who currently serves as a football manager. His mother name is Belgin Yılmaz. He grew up along with his sister named Manolya Yilmaz. 

Growing up, he became interested in playing football and decided to follow in his father's footsteps. As a result, his father introduced him to a local club Antalyaspor where he joined its youth academy at the age of nine. 

Burak Yilmaz Wife & Relationship


Burak Yilmaz is re-married to his wife İstem Atilla who had separated from him in 2018. The couple fell in love with each other when they were just 18 years old. After dating for several years, the young lovers decided to get married in 2009. But Istem broke up with Burak Yilmaz because of his affair with other girls, and their wedding was subsequently canceled. Burak Yilmaz finally persuaded her to marry in 2014. The couple's wedding was like a fairy tale. Within the first year of their marriage, the couple welcomed their first child a daughter named Nazlı Yılmaz in 2015.  

But the bad days started with Burak Yilmaz's transfer to China's Beijing Guoan team in 2016. Burak Yilmaz forced his wife, Istem, to have an abortion when she was 4 months pregnant with their second daughter named Derin Yılmaz. Istem Yilmaz took refuge in the Turkish Consulate General in Beijing and asked for help. Claiming the lawsuit, Istem Yilmaz demanded 65k TL alimony and 12m TL compensation and began to live separately in 2018.

However, the duo reconsidered their decision for the sake of their daughter and began living together again after1 one year. After Yilmaz proposed to his wife again, the two decided to get married for the second time. 

What does Burak Yilmaz do for a living?

Burak Yilmaz is a professional footballer. His main source of earning is the salary that the football club pays him as per contract. His football career is the backbone and lifeline for his living. And Yilmaz is really doing well with his career and earning a decent amount of income from his profession.

This hardworking player has earned millions of fortune with his current club Lille(LOSC). LOSC is the powerhouse and central source of income for him and many top-rated players like Renato Sanches, Yusuf Yazıcı, Jonathan David among others.

With his wide name and fame, he is also associated with a number of endorsement deals. One of his main sponsors is Adidas. He is also featured in FIFA (video game series). 

Burak Yilmaz Net worth & Salary 

Burak Yılmaz Lille OSC

As of June 2021, the net worth of Ezgjan Alioski is estimated to be around $16 million. On 24th June 2006, while at the Antalyaspor FC, Yilmaz's market value was just € 50 thousand. Over the course of 14 years, his current market value now stands at € 2.80 million as of May 25, 2021. 

In July 2012, Yılmaz joined Galatasaray from Trabzonspor for €5m transfer fee, with a four-year contract with an additional one-season-option. His contract consisted of €2.3 million seasonal wages with a €20,000 bonus per appearance making him the highest-paid player of Galatasaray at that time. 

On 1st August 2020, Burak Yilmaz joined French Ligue 1 side Lille(LOSC) in a two-year contract that expires on June 30, 2022. As per the contract, he earns £49,000 per week, £2,548,000 per year. 

The professional player hasn't lack behind from living an extravagant lifestyle through his massive earnings. He owns a mega-mansion in Istanbul, Turkey which is worth half a million dollars. The player drives car brands like BMW, Range Rover, Audi Ferrari. 

How tall is Burak Yilmaz?

Burak Yilmaz is 6 ft 2 inches tall and his body weight is 77 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a football player, he regularly does workout and gym exercises to keep him fit and active. He has an extremely short hair hairstyle that is Black in color. His eye color is Light Brown.

He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at the Lille football training center for warm-ups and training. He is a simple guy with no tattoos carved on his body parts.  

Facts About Burak Yilmaz

  • #1He wears Adidas Nemeziz.1 soccer cleats in 2020-2021.
  • #2He was the 5th richest male athlete of Turkey in 2019.
  • #3He scored his first goal for Galatasaray against Bursaspor.
  • #4His highest market value was €18 milion on Jun 15, 2013.
  • #5He is one of nine players to play for each of the Big Three clubs of Turkey.
  • #6He is one of only two players who have played for Big Four Clubs of Turkey.
  • #7He signed his first professional contract in July 2002.
  • #8He made his professional debut in the 2002–03 season of the TFF First League.
  • #9He is Turkey's second all-time highest goalscorer after Hakan Şükür.
  • #10He scored his first international hat-trick over the Netherlands in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.

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