Nishan Burkart

Squad No. 45
Date of Birth January 31, 2000
Age 22
Height 175cm
Position Forward
Birthplace Aarau
Previous Clubs Man Utd U23

Nishan Connell Burkart (born 31 January 2000) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a centre-forward for SC Freiburg.

Club career
Burkart began his youth career with Zürich, before moving to the Manchester United youth academy in 2016. In 2019, he left Manchester United to join SC Freiburg II in Germany. He made his professional debut for SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga on 3 April 2021, coming on as a substitute in the 76th minute for Roland Sallai against Borussia Mönchengladbach. The away match finished as a 2–1 loss for Freiburg.

International career
Burkart appeared for the Switzerland under-15 to under-20 youth national teams from 2014 to 2019.

Personal life
Burkart was born in Aarau, Switzerland. Both of his parents were Olympic sprinters. His father, Stefan Burkart, was a Swiss sprinter and sports coach who specialised in the 60 metres and 100 metres. His personal bests of 6.61 seconds and 10.32 seconds are former Swiss records for the events. At the 1996 Summer Olympics, Stefan became the oldest ever sprinter to compete in the men’s 100 metres at the Olympics. His English-born mother, Helen Barnett, represented Great Britain at the 1984 Summer Olympics in the 400 metres and Switzerland at the 1992 Summer Olympics.