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Taras Aleksandrovich Burlak

Position: Back
Debut 07 December 2013: Lokomotiv — Rubin
Goals: 1
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 87 kg
Date of birth: 22 February 1990

Biography

Taras Burlak started learning football in his home city of Vladivostok. Until the age of 13, he played in attack but in the finals of the Leather Ball competition for young players, Taras made his debut as a central back. His performance there was noted not only by the organizers who awarded him the title of the tournament’s Best Player. The scouts of several Moscow clubs put him on their shopping lists, but Loko wanted him more than others and eventually Taras ended up at Lokomotiv Soccer Academy.

In 2007, in the mid-season, Taras was taken to the training camp of Lokomotiv youth team where he managed to establish himself as a regular starter. 22 gameweeks later, experts started saying Loko’s raising a perfect central back. Next year the young talent was given a chance for another level-up, but lost in a competition against the main team backs.

In 2010, on loan to FC Volga, half a year later Taras returned to Lokomotiv and was taken to the training camp with the main squad. This time he was mature enough to use the chance. Loko’s manager Yuri Syomin felt he could rely on the guy and from then on, Taras became a part of the “main” Lokomotiv.

Statistics

Tournaments M G A YC RC SUB+ SUB-
Premier League 1 (1) 0 (0)
Lokomotiv - Amkar Starting 0 (0)
Russian Cup 1 (1) 0 (0)
Rotor - Lokomotiv Starting 0 (0)
Season total 2 (2) 0 (0)
MMatches in start
GGoals (penalty)
AAssists
YCYellow cards
RCRed cards
SUB+Subbed in
SUB-Subbed out
Tournaments M G A YC RC SUB+ SUB-
Youth League 2 (2) 0 (0) 2
Friendlies 1 (1) 0 (0) 1

Quotes

Никогда не был на поле равнодушным. Пускай что-то не получается, но нельзя играть без эмоций. И я считаю, что свои игроки, воспитанники – они всегда будут выходить на поле и биться, стараться, отдавать все силы. Потому что есть что-то в душе: ведь столько лет клуб в меня что-то вкладывал, и это откладывается внутри

Career

Year Club M G
2007 Lokomotiv
2009 Волга (аренда)