Turkish Burak Yilmaz retires

Turkish Burak Yilmaz retires

2023-06-06 11:21:35

Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz, champion of France with Lille in 2021, announced Monday June 5 to retire at the age of 37. ” I want to announce to all my country that I am ending my career. I am very happy and proud said the “Kral” (king), as he has long been nicknamed in Turkey, at a press conference in Istanbul. The player, who played this season in the Dutch first division under the colors of Fortuna Sittard, indicated that he wanted to continue in football as a coach. The former Turkish international (77 caps, 31 goals) announced his international retirement last year after Turkey’s defeat in the semi-finals of the European play-offs for the 2022 World Cup during which he missed a penalty. Yilmaz, who notably wore the colors of the three big Istanbul clubs, Besiktas, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray, participated in the jersey of Turkey at Euro 2016 and 2020.

Buruk Yilmaz with the Lille jersey. REUTERS – CHRISTIAN HARTMANN

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