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Cory Burke

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1991 (32 years old)

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Kingston, Jamaica

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Forward

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193 cm

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New York Red Bulls

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Cory Lamar Crossgill Burke (born 28 December 1991) is a Jamaican professional footballer who plays as a forward for Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls and the Jamaica national team.

Club career
Rivoli United
Between 2013 and 2015, Cory Burke played three seasons for Rivoli United, where he totaled 25 goals and was second in goals in Jamaica's Red Stripe Premier League for the 2015–16 season.

Bethlehem Steel FC
Burke's performance for Rivoli United sparked interest abroad and on 17 February 2016, he joined the newly formed Bethlehem Steel FC on a year-long loan. After registering 4 goals from 20 appearances during Steel FC's 2016 season, Burke's loan deal was made permanent by official transfer in November 2016.

Philadelphia Union
After spending two seasons with Philadelphia Union's USL affiliate in Bethlehem, Burke was officially signed to the MLS team on 21 December 2017. Burke made his debut for the Union on 3 March 2018, as a substitute in the home opener against New England Revolution, registering an assist on the Union's second goal. Burke began to establish himself as a regular starter, culminating in being the joint top scorer on the season (alongside Fafa Picault) with 10 goals.

Due to an error in renewing his U.S. visa in May 2019, Burke was unable to play for the Union. At the time, he was also in the process of applying for a green card for permanent residency in the U.S. He officially returned to Philadelphia in October 2020 and made his first appearance in 18 months as a substitute against New England Revolution. Burke scored against the Revolution weeks later as the final goal of the Union's season, resulting in the team's first MLS Supporter's Shield title.

At the conclusion of the 2020 season, Burke signed a new two-year contract with the Union, with an option for a third year.

Loans to Portmore and St. Pölten
On 4 September 2019, Burke was loaned to Portmore United whilst his ongoing visa issue were solved. During his time with Portmore, Burke found consistent scoring form leading the league's scoring with 11 goals (7 goals in 8 matches) midway through the season. Burke finish his time at Portmore with 11 goals in 20 matches.

On 6 February 2020, Burke moved to Austrian Bundesliga side St. Pölten on loan until June 2020 as a result of his visa issues. He scored his first goals for St. Pölten on 2 June, netting a hat-trick against Swarovski Tirol. Burke scored 4 goals from 11 appearances during his loan in Austria.

International career
In 2016, Burke made his senior team debut versus Haiti and scored his first international goal against Guyana.Burke's second international goal was scored against Suriname in the final group match of the 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification, sending Jamaica to the 2017 Gold Cup. Burke made five appearances during the 2017 Gold Cup, where Jamaica finished runner-up to the United States.

Burke scored four goals for Jamaica during the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying ultimately helping Jamaica earn a spot in League B of the inaugural competition.

During the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Burke was called up alongside Philadelphia Union teammates Andre Blake and Alvas Powell. He scored an equalizing goal against Guadeloupe during the group stage; marking his seventh national team goal. Making four appearances for the Reggae Boyz during the competition, Jamaica was ultimately knocked out during the quarterfinals against the United States.


1 goals scored in the current 2024 Season


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