Burns with FC Tokyo in 2016
|Full name||Nathan Joel Burns|
|Date of birth||7 May 1988|
|Place of birth||Orange, Australia|
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Position(s)||Winger / Second striker|
|2009–2010||→ Kerkyra (loan)||31||(8)|
|2013–2014||→ Newcastle Jets (loan)||12||(2)|
|2016–2017||FC Tokyo U-23||4||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2017
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 A-League season.
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.
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 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.
Return to Wellington PhoenixEdit
On December 30, 2017 it was announced that Nathan Burns would be returning to Wellington Phoenix on a two-year contract. Burns was not offered a contract renewal and was released by the club following the conclusion of the 2018–19 A-League season.
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.
- As of 26 March 2018
|AEK Athens||2008–09||Super League||5||0||0||0||0||0||5||0|
|Kerkyra (loan)||2009–10||Beta Ethniki||31||8||2||0||0||0||33||8|
|Australia national team|
Last updated: 15 November 2016
Source: Nathan Burns at National-Football-Teams.com
- As of 24 March 2016
- Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.
|1.||3 September 2015||Perth Oval, Perth, Australia||Bangladesh||4–0||5–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2.||24 March 2016||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia||Tajikistan||4–0||7–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
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