Josef John Bursik (born 12 July 2000) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Stoke City.
Bursik began his career with the youth academy at AFC Wimbledon before joining Stoke City on 1 July 2017. Bursik spent time on loan at Hednesford Town and AFC Telford United. On 2 August 2019, Burisk joined EFL League One side Accrington Stanley on loan for the 2019–20 season. Bursik made his Accrington Stanley debut on 29 October 2019 in the EFL Trophy. He made his League debut on 14 December 2019 in a 4–1 victory against Portsmouth. Bursik signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with Stoke in January 2020. Bursik played 20 matches for Stanley in 2019–20 until the season was ended early due to the COVID-19 pandemic at the time Accrington were in 17th position.
In August 2020 Bursik joined Doncaster Rovers on loan for the 2020–21 season. After making 11 appearances for Doncaster, Bursik was recalled by Stoke on 19 November 2020 following injuries to Adam Davies and Angus Gunn. Bursik made his Stoke debut on 21 November 2020 in a 4–3 win against Huddersfield Town.
Bursik was the starting goalkeeper for the England Under-17 team that lost to Spain on a penalty shoot-out in the final of the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. He was also a member of the squad that won the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Having gone on to represent England at U18, U19 and U20 level, Bursik made his U21 debut during a 5–0 win over Albania at Molineux Stadium on 17 November 2020.
Bursik is named after his grandfather Josef Buršík, a Czech war hero.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff