Oliver Burke

Birth Day April 7th, 1997
Birth Place Kirkcaldy
Age 26 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries

About Oliver Burke

Oliver Burke is a Scottish professional footballer who is currently playing in the position of right winger for EFL Championship club Millwall, on loan from Bundesliga club Werder Bremen. He is also a member of the Scotland national team. He began his career at Nottingham Forest, progressing through their academy and making his professional debut in February 2015. In August 2016, he made a high-profile move to RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga for a reported fee of £13 million, setting a record for the highest transfer fee paid for a Scottish player at the time. After a successful season with Leipzig, Burke returned to England in 2017, signing for West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £15 million. However, his time at West Bromwich Albion was not as fruitful, and in September 2020, he joined Sheffield United as part of a swap deal. Currently, on loan at Millwall, Burke continues to showcase his talents in the Championship and remains an important player for the Scotland national team. His shirt number is #7 for his current team. 

Oliver Burke Early Life & Family

Oliver Burke, born Oliver Jasen Burke on April 7, 1997, in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, is a 26-year-old Scottish footballer as of 2023. He holds Scottish nationality and identifies as Scottish-White in terms of ethnicity. With an Aries zodiac sign, he follows the Christian religion. Oliver is the son of his father, Jasen Burke, and his mother, Sally Rabbit-Dalby. Details about his education and siblings are still to get unfold yet. 

Scottish Footballer, Oliver Burke

Oliver Burke Football Career

Nottingham Forest

  • Oliver Burke began his football career at Mowbray Rangers before joining Nottingham Forest's Academy at the age of nine. 
  • He signed his first professional contract with Nottingham Forest in 2014 and made his debut as a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur in September 2014. 
  • Burke had a loan spell at Bradford City before returning to Forest and signing a three-year contract. 
  • In the 2015-2016 season, he scored his first goal for Forest and received a contract extension. 
  • Burke's impressive performances attracted attention from top European and Premier League clubs, but his manager at the time dismissed any transfer speculation.

RB Leipzig

  • In a controversial move that sparked criticism from Nottingham Forest fans towards the club's owner, Fawaz Al-Hasawi, Oliver Burke transferred to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on a five-year contract on 28 August 2016. 
  • The transfer fee, which remained undisclosed, was reported to be around £13 million, setting a new record for a Scottish player transfer.
  • Burke made an immediate impact in his debut for Leipzig, providing an assist for a goal against Borussia Dortmund. 
  • He then became the first Scottish player to score in Germany's top flight in over 16 years in a match against 1. FC Köln. 
  • However, despite his early contributions, Burke was mainly utilized as a substitute by Leipzig, with the coaching staff praising his physical abilities but expressing concerns about his tactical awareness.

West Bromwich Albion

  • Oliver Burke made his return to English football on 25 August 2017, joining Premier League club West Bromwich Albion in a reported £15 million deal, which broke his own record as the most expensive Scottish footballer. 
  • He signed a five-year contract with the club, expressing his desire for more playing time despite having the opportunity to compete in the UEFA Champions League with RB Leipzig. 
  • Burke made his debut for West Brom two days after signing, coming on as a substitute in a 1-1 draw against Stoke City. However, due to a hamstring injury, he had limited appearances and also featured for the under-21 team in the EFL Trophy, scoring a goal against Coventry City. 
  • On 14 August 2018, Burke scored his first goal for West Brom in a home victory over Luton Town in the EFL Cup. 
  • In the first half of the season, he had only six appearances, three of which were as a substitute in the Championship.

Celtic (loan)

  • On 5 January 2019, Burke secured a loan move to Celtic until the end of the season. 
  • He made his debut for the club two weeks later, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3-0 victory over Airdrieonians in the Scottish Cup.
  • On 23 January, in his Scottish Premiership debut, Burke stepped up as a striker in the absence of Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Édouard, scoring two goals in a 4-0 win against St Mirren at Celtic Park.
  • These goals marked his first league goals since September 2016.

Loan to Alavés

  • Subsequently, on 30 August 2019, Burke embarked on another loan spell, this time joining La Liga club Alavés for the season. 
  • He made his debut for the Spanish side in a 1-0 defeat against Sevilla on 15 September. 
  • Burke found the back of the net for the first time in Alavés colors on 7 February 2020, scoring a goal in their 2-1 La Liga victory over Eibar.

Sheffield United

  • In September 2020, Sheffield United completed the signing of Burke from West Brom, with Callum Robinson moving in the opposite direction. Burke agreed to a three-year contract with the Blades. 
  • On 27 January 2021, he made a significant impact by scoring his first goal for the club in a 2-1 away league victory against Manchester United. 
  • This historic win marked Sheffield United's first league triumph over the Red Devils since 1992 and their inaugural Premier League victory at Old Trafford, with their previous success at the venue dating back to 1973.

Millwall (loan)

  • On 21 January 2022, Burke joined Championship rivals Millwall on loan until the end of the 2021–22 season.

Werder Bremen

  • Burke made his return to the Bundesliga in June 2022, as he joined Werder Bremen from Sheffield United, following their promotion to the top flight. It was reported that Burke made the move on a free transfer. 
  • He wasted no time in making an impact, scoring his first goal for Bremen on 13 August 2022, securing a 2-2 draw against VfB Stuttgart with a late strike. 
  • Just a week later, he played a pivotal role in a thrilling comeback, scoring the decisive goal in Bremen's impressive 3-2 victory over Borussia Dortmund. 
  • In January 2023, Burke temporarily returned to his former club, Millwall, on a loan deal that will last until the end of the season.

Oliver Burke International Career

  • Burke had the option to represent either England or Scotland due to his upbringing in England, but he made the decision to play for his country of birth. 
  • He received his first call-up to the Scotland U19 squad, making an immediate impact by scoring on his debut in a 3-1 win against Mexico U18 in October 2015. He went on to earn six appearances for the U19 team. 
  • In March 2016, Burke received his first call-up to the senior Scotland squad for a friendly match against Denmark. 
  • He made his debut as a substitute in a 1-0 victory over Denmark in April of that year. 
  • In June 2017, he was not included in the senior squad but was selected for the Scotland U20 squad in the 2017 Toulon Tournament. 
  • As captain, he led Scotland to a historic victory over Brazil, securing the nation's first-ever medal at the competition, a bronze. 
  • During the 2017-2018 season, Burke played for the Scotland U21 squad and scored his debut goal in a 2-0 win against the Netherlands. 
  • He continued his impressive performances in the 2018 Toulon Tournament, scoring against France and South Korea as Scotland finished in fourth place. Burke was later called up to the senior international squad in March 2019 and scored his first goal in a 2-1 victory over Cyprus in June of the same year.

Oliver Burke Awards, Honours, and Achievements


  • Scottish Premiership: 2018–19 

Oliver Burke Transfer History

  • 24 Feb 2015: Loaned from Nottingham Forest to Bradford City.
  • 24 Mar 2015: End of loan with Bradford City.
  • 1 Jul 2015: Joined Nottingham Forest.
  • 29 Aug 2016: Transferred to RB Leipzig for a fee of 15.2 million euros.
  • 30 Jun 2019: End of loan with Celtic.
  • 30 Aug 2019: Loaned from West Bromwich Albion to Deportivo Alavés.
  • 20 Jul 2020: End of loan with Deportivo Alavés.
  • 9 Sept 2020: Loaned from Sheffield United to West Bromwich Albion.
  • 31 May 2022: End of loan with Sheffield United.
  • 21 Jan 2022: Loaned from Sheffield United to Millwall.
  • 1 Jul 2022: Joined SV Werder Bremen as a free agent.
  • 30 Jan 2023: End of loan with Millwall.
  • 30 Jun 2023: End of contract with SV Werder Bremen.

Oliver Burke Net Worth & Salary

Oliver Burke is a highly skilled and accomplished footballer, and his net worth is estimated to be around $5 million as of 2023. He earns a substantial annual income from his football career, with his main source of wealth being his successful involvement in the sport. Currently playing for the EFL Championship club Millwall, Oliver receives a generous salary from the team and also benefits from lucrative endorsement deals. With his earnings, he is content and satisfied.

Oliver Burke is engaged to her girlfriend, Megan McKenna

Oliver Burke Dating & Girlfriend

Oliver Burke is currently enjoying a happy and committed relationship with his girlfriend, Megan McKenna. Their love story began in 2023 and quickly caught the public's attention when they made their first public appearance together on the red carpet for the opening night of the musical Wicked at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre in April of the same year. Since then, Megan and Oliver have been cherishing their shared life filled with love and joy. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Oliver Burke Height & Weight

Oliver Burke is not only a talented footballer but also possesses a handsome appearance with an athletic body type. Standing at a height of 1.88 meters and weighing 74 kilograms, he has a well-maintained physique. With his brown hair and captivating brown eyes, Oliver exudes charm. His commitment to fitness is evident as he frequently engages in exercise to keep his body in top shape. Along with his physical attributes, he is known for his charming smile and radiant face, which add to his overall appeal.

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