Roman Burki Biography
Roman Burki is a Swiss professional footballer born on 14th November 1990 in Münsingen, Switzerland. He plays as a goalkeeper for Borussia Dortmund and Awiss national team. In the 2017–18 season, Bürki became the first goalkeeper to keep five clean sheets in the first five Bundesliga games.
Burki began playing football in 1999 at his hometown’s football club, Münsingen. In 2005, still as a junior, he joined Bern’s Young Boys, before progressing on to FC Thun, FC Schaffhausen and Zurich’s Grasshopper Club. He signed a contract with SC Freiburg on 24 May 2014. His move to Freiburg was possibly the most important, as it would lead to him joining BVB just one year later.
Roman Bürki played 34 matches for Freiburg during his debut Bundesliga season. He managed nine clean sheets – and the team was still relegated to 2. Bundesliga. He signed a contract with Borussia Dortmund on 14 June 2015 and made his Bundesliga debut on Saturday 15 August 2015 against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Roman Burki played for Switzerland U-21 in the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He was first called up for Switzerland in 2014 and was also in the squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. On 18 November 2014 he made his debut in a friendly match against Poland. He was included in the Swiss 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Him been a part of the Swiss national A team has been crucial for his career.
Roman Burki Age
He was born 14 November 1990 in Münsingen, Switzerland. He is 27 years old as of 2018.
Roman Burki Girlfriend
He was first in a relationship with Ellie Gonsalves, an Australian model. He previously dated Swiss model Nastassja Beutler from 2010. They made their red carpet appearance together in late 2016. They then separated at the end of 2016.
Roman Burki Height
He stands at 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in).
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Roman Burki Salary
He earns £2 million as an annual salary, his current market value is £6.3 million
Roman Burki Net Worth
He has made a good fortune through his endorsement deal with different companies and clubs salary but the exact amount of his net worth is yet to be disclosed. According to some sources, his net worth is estimated to be more than $2 million.
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Roman Burki News: Borussia Dortmund’s Roman Bürki opens up about mental health and how his father saved his career
Updated: 14/9/ 2018
Borussia Dortmund number one Roman Bürki has had a successful career as a professional footballer to date, but it could all have been so different as the Switzerland international revealed, with a vital intervention from his father and work with a mental coach keeping his dream alive.
From 2005 to 2013 Bürki was on the books at Young Boys in his native country. But his eight years with the club almost didn’t even happen after the teenager had battled for a professional contract at a number of clubs.
Two hours before he took his trial with Young Boys, Bürki turned to his father, who had driven him to the club’s training ground and said, “No, I’m not going there,” Bürki told Eurosport.
The trial with Young Boys came shortly after a failed trial with another Swiss side, FC Thun, which had knocked his confidence severely. “It was just out of fear to fail again,” Bürki explained. “I was just disappointed that it didn’t work out with a club and I was insecure, but then came Young Boys, a supposedly bigger club than Thun. I was so down at that time, so disappointed with myself because I always put a lot of pressure on myself.”
Out of fear that “it will be a ‘no’ again”, the now 27-year-old wanted to skip the trial at Young Boys, until his father told him what he needed to do.
“My father really forced me to go there – and that ultimately saved my career,” Bürki says, and since the age of 16 and even to this day the Swiss shot-stopper sees a mental coach, who helps him to clear his mind from the stresses of professional football, and he encourages his fellow professionals to do the same.
“For me it’s not a taboo at all, Bürki explains. “I started when I was 16, 17 and at that time I didn’t really know much about it, but I thought: it certainly can’t do any harm.
“It’s hard to get to know someone enough to feel comfortable so that you can open up, but anything that helps in such a way should be used as a player. You want to be as consistent as possible. I’ve used a mental coach from an early age and that’s how it continues to be.”