Lithe centre back Burke joined City in July 2018, signed from West Ham United where he was highly regarded. He slotted straight into the first team and combined good distribution skills with assured defending, benefiting from playing alongside experienced Tommy Elphick for three months. When Elphick departed Burke flourished and turned in a string of assured examples of centrebackery, striking up an effective partnership with Dutch colleague Jordy de Wijs. His second season at the Tigers saw Burke fully established as a first team pick alongside de Wijs, who together formed a fearsome ball-playing partnership. It was injury and absence to Burke that was a part of City’s drop in form in the early weeks of 2020, demonstrating his importance to Grant McCann’s squad. Burke remained at City after relegation to League One, despite rumours of a move, and was a first team regular for Grant McCann’s new look team.
Born in Newham, Burke joined the Hammers at a young age and came through the ranks to make his senior debut at 17. Over the next four years he made a handful of further appearances for West Ham, whilst also amassing regular first team experience at Bradford City, Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers.
Burke won England youth caps at under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels.
Date/Place of Birth: 2 September 1996, Newham
Hull City First Game: 6 August 2018, Aston Villa H (Championship), 21 years, 338 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
West Ham United (2012-2018), Bradford City (2015-2016, loan), Wigan Athletic (2016-2017, loan), Bolton Wanderers (2017-2018, loan), Bolton Wanderers (2018, loan), Hull City (2018-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 109 apps, 5 goalsReece Burke
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