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Full name
Nathan Joel Burns

Nathan Burns

Denise Burns, Ray Burns


71 kg


1.73 m

Place of birth
Orange, Australia


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Date of birth
(1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 (age 27)

Playing position
Winger / Second striker

Current teams
Australia national soccer team (Midfielder, Forward), F.C. Tokyo (#16 / Forward)

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Nathan Burns (born 7 May 1988) is an Australian professional footballer who plays for Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J-League and the Australia national team.


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Adelaide United

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He formerly played for Parramatta Eagles and trained at the AIS.

After a few substitute appearances for Adelaide United, Burns finally got his first start against Sydney FC scoring his first A-League goal in the 4–1 loss. On 21 January 2007 Burns scored Adelaide United's first ever hat trick during a match against Central Coast Mariners, giving his side a 2nd-place finish on the league table to close out the 2nd Hyundai A-League season.

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After his great season with Adelaide United, Norwegian champions SK Brann invited Burns for a 10-day trial where he would train with fellow Socceroo Michael Thwaite.

AEK Athens

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On 10 June 2008, he signed with AEK Athens on a four-year contract. He wore the number 24 shirt.

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Burns made his Greek Super League debut for AEK Athens on 28 February 2009, as 65th-minute substitute against Skoda Xanthi at the Spyros Louis Olympic Stadium in Athens. Burns scored the winner against Rangers in the final game of the 2010 Sydney Festival of Football. He scored his first league goal on 27 February 2011, in a 3–2 away win against Ergotelis.

In August 2009, he was loaned out to Beta Ethniki side Kerkyra on a one-year loan deal.

Although he was brought from Australia as a promising youngster, he never fulfilled his potential. On 19 January 2012 he terminated his contract with AEK.

Incheon United

He joined Korean club Incheon United on 26 January 2012.

Burns was on loan with Australian side Newcastle Jets in the A-League from 25 July 2013 until 11 January 2014, playing 12 games and scoring a brace.

Wellington Phoenix

On 25 June 2014 it was announced that he had signed a 2-year deal to join New Zealand team the Wellington Phoenix in the Hyundai A League beginning with the 2014/15 season. On 18 October 2014, he scored his debut goal for the club against the Central Coast Mariners. Burns made history in the Round 8 clash against Melbourne City, becoming the first Phoenix player to score a hat trick in their 5–1 victory. On 6 December he scored his 8th goal of the season in a 3–1 come from behind victory over the Newcastle Jets at Hunter Stadium. On 21 December he scored two goals in a 2–0 away win over Sydney FC, making him the fastest A-league player to ever reach 10 goals in a season, and did not return to New Zealand as he got his international recall for Australia ahead of the Asian Cup.

F.C. Tokyo

In July Burns left the A-League for J-League club F.C. Tokyo.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Following speculation of Burns returning to the A-League following the end of his contract at F.C. Tokyo, he stayed in Japan, joining Sanfrecce Hiroshima on 13 July 2017.


He competed for the Joeys at 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru.

He scored his first goal for the Young Socceroos in the AFC Youth Cup in a 3–1 win over Thailand.


He made his debut for the Socceroos with a brief appearance in the 3–0 win over Singapore on 30 June 2007.

Burns came on as a substitute in the opening game in Melbourne of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup against Kuwait, and was twice denied a goal, the first when his shot hit the crossbar, and the second when the goalkeeper made a brilliant save.

On 17 January 2015, Burns made his first start for the Socceroos since 2011, when he lined up for the final group game of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup for Australia against South Korea.

On 3 September 2015, Burns scored his first goal for Australia, eight years after his senior debut, scoring in a 5–0 defeat of Bangladesh in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.


As of 3 November 2016

International Goals

As of 24 March 2016 Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.


AEK Athens
  • Greek Cup: 2010–11
  • International

  • AFC Asian Cup: 2015
  • Individual

  • Rising Star Award: 2006-07
  • Wellington Phoenix Player of the Year: 2014–15
  • Johnny Warren Medal: 2014–15
  • A-League PFA Team of the Season: 2014–15
  • References

    Nathan Burns Wikipedia

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