Chris Burke

Vital Statistics

Nickname: None

Position: Winger

Date of Birth: Dec 2nd 1983

Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland

Height: 1.75m

Previous Clubs: Rangers, Cardiff City, Birmingham City, Notts Forrest (Rotherham loan), Ross County. 

Killie Contract: Jully 2017 (1 year deal). 

Killie Debut: July 18th 2017, as second half sub Vs Clyde in the Betfred League Cup. 

International: 7 Appearances for Scotland.

News & Quotes

July 18th 2017: Chris started his career at Rangers, where he was a product of the youth system at Murray Park. During his time at Ibrox, Chris won the 2004/05 Scottish Premiership title, the 2007/08 Scottish League Cup and gained invaluable experience playing in the Champions League.

The winger moved to Cardiff City in early 2009, making 102 appearances with the Welsh side. Burke left the Cardiff City Stadium in May 2011, before signing a pre-contract agreement with fellow Championship side, Birmingham City. The Scotland international made 131 appearances for the ‘Blues’ before leaving St Andrew’s to join Championship side Nottingham Forrest in 2014 on a two-year deal. During his time at ‘Forrest’, Chris spent the second half of the 2015/16 season on loan at Rotherham United. Chris returned to Scotland in September 2016, where he signed for Ross County.

Lee McCulloch said: "I'm delighted that Chris has signed for Kilmarnock. Chris had many options available to him so I'm thrilled that he will be a Kilmarnock player for the upcoming season. He's a great signing for the fans and the dressing room. Chris has had a great career to date and has payed at the highest level. With his experience, Chris can pass this on to the youngsters coming through." 

Aug 14th 2017 (on the Celtic pre-match) : “We want to rectify the home record. We want to make Rugby Park a fortress but we’ve had two league defeats here this season. Celtic is going to be tough. We played them in the League Cup on Tuesday and they’re a quality side, as everyone knows. They made some changes but they were still very strong. In football things can change quickly. One week you’re low and the next week you can be on a high. You can affect things and change things because matches come thick and fast. Next week will be a good test and what a way to put our home record right by testing ourselves against the champions. It doesn’t matter who we are playing. You ALWAYS have a chance to make things right. WWe will be together as a group. It’s not always going to be like this — we ARE going to win. It’s just a matter of time and you can’t bury your head in the sand. You have to puff out your chest and go at it next week.”

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