Burak Yilmaz

by John Max 11 Jun,2021
Burak Yilmaz
Personal Info
  • Famous Name
  • Birth Name Burak Yilmaz
  • Birth Place Antalya, Turkey
  • Famous Name Burak Yilmaz
  • Father Fikret Yilmaz
  • Net Worth $5 Million
  • Salary £2,548,000
  • Position in Team Striker
  • Current team Lille
  • Nationality Turkish
  • Profession Soccer Player
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Istem Atilla
  • Children Two

Burak Yilmaz is a Turkish professional footballer who is signed to Ligue 1 side Lille as striker as well as captains the Turkey national team. Turned professional since 2002, he played for Antalyaspor, Besiktas, Manisapor, Fenerbahce, Trabzonspor, Galatasaray, Beijing Guoan, and Trabzonspor.

Antalya, Turkey native Burak Yilmaz was born on 15th July 1985, under the star sign Cancer. His father, Fikret Yilmaz, is a former professional footballer and current manager. The thirty-five years old stands 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) tall. 

How Much Is Burak Yilmaz's Net Worth In 2021? Salary & Contract

Burak Yilmaz earns £49,000 per week, £2,548,000 per year playing for LOSC Lille. His current market value is reported €2.80 million, updated on 25th May 2021. His highest market value is recorded €18 million on 15th June 2013. 

While at Besiktas, he made £28,000 weekly in 2020. Further, his deal with Galatasaray in 2012 consisted of €2.3 million seasonal wages with a €20,000 bonus per appearance. Overall, Burak earned no less than a seven-digit figure all these years, 

Besides, he earns much from his endorsement deals with various brands, including Nike. As of 2021, his net worth is over $5 million. 

Burak Yilmaz's Wife: Is He Married?

Burak Yilmaz tied the knot with Istem Atilla in 2015. The following year, the couple welcomed their first daughter, Nazli Yilmaz. Then, on 23rd August, their second daughter Derin was born. 

The Burak Yilmaz with his wife and daughters  SOURCE: Instagram @by17

In 2018, Burak Yilmaz and Istem Yilmaz divorced, with the court Burak playing 1.3 million TL compensation and 10 thousand TL monthly alimony, and 11 thousand TL child support for children.

However, the duo reconsidered their decision for the sake of their daughter and began living together again after1 one year.

After Yilmaz proposed to his wife again, the two decided to get married for the second time. 


An academic product of Antalyaspor, Burak Yilmaz was promoted to the senior team at 16. On 29 August 2004, he had his career's first professional goals in the 2004–05 season against Karsiyaka at Izmir Alsancak Stadium.

From 2002-06, he played 70 matches and scored 17 goals. At the 2006–07 summer transfer window, he joined Besiktas, making his Super Lig debut on 6 August 2006 against Manisaspor.

In January 2008, Yilmaz joined Manisaspor as part of an exchange deal, and later to Fenerbahce on 29 June 2008.

On 29 June 2008, Yilmaz was transferred to Fenerbahce. For the 2009-10 season, he was loaned out to Eskisehirspor.

In February 2010, Yilmaz joined Trabzonspor on a permanent deal, where he played until 2012.

He then joined Galatasaray (2012-16), Beijing Guoan (2016-17), and then returned to Trabzonspor for the 2017-18 season. 

During his second stint at Besiktas, he scored 25 goals in 40 official games. 

On 1st August 2020, he signed Lille.      

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