Mark Burchill

Scotland 2017

Mark Burchill burst onto the scene as a Celtic youngster scoring eight times in 19 matches in his debut season. Within his first three seasons with the Bhoys he had bagged 20 league goals in just 17 starts, and in 2000 netted the fastest hat-trick in European club competition in four minutes. This prolific return combined with his abundance of pace meant many saw him as Scotland’s answer to Michael Owen. Burchill moved to Portsmouth following increased competition from the likes of Mark Viduka, Henrik Larsson and Chris Sutton before a serious knee injury damaged his chances at Pompey. He rediscovered his goal scoring touch back in Scotland with Dunfermline. For the Tartan Army, he made his international debut in 1999 against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Full name: Mark James Burchill
Born: 18/08/1980, Broxburn, Scotland
Clubs: Celtic (1998-2001), Birmingham City (loan, 2000), Ipswich Town (loan, 2001), Portsmouth (2001-2005), Dundee (loan, 2003), Wigan Athletic (loan, 2003), Sheffield Wednesday (loan, 2003-2004), Rotherham United (2004), Heart of Midlothian (2005), Dunfermline Athletic (2005-2008), Rotherham United (2008-2009), Kilmarnock (2009-2010), Enosis Neon (2010-2012), Esan United (2012-2013), Livingston (2013-2015)
International: 6 apps (1999-2000)
Position: Striker

Honours:

  • Scottish Challenge Cup (1): 2014-15