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Dan Burn




Date of birth



198 cm






Burn joined Wigan Athletic in July 2016 following the expiration of his contract Fulham, signing a three-year deal.

The 6ft 7ins defender was one of the few shining lights in a difficult debut season at the DW Stadium, and was voted virtually unanimously by the supporters as their Player of The Season in May 2017.

After a slow start, he was easily the most consistent player in a Latics shirt, powerful and dominant in the air but with a succession of last ditch tackles to save the day.

He scored his first goal for the club, bundling home from close range in the first half away at Birmingham City in March 2017, then putting in a man-of-the-match performance to make the goal count as Latics took all three points away from St Andrew’s.

He was also voted Away Player of the season by the Official Wigan Athletic Supporters Club as well as Community Player of The Season.

Burn's second season, however, was far more successful for the club as promotion to the Sky Bet Championship at the first time of asking was secured. 

The defender was again a contender for Player of the Year and his perfromances contributed to a record breaking campaign for Latics. 

Approaching 100 league appearances for the Tics, as of the end of the 17-18 campaign, 'Superman' is fast becoming a Latics legend.


Blyth-born Burn began his career working through the youth ranks at Darlington having initially been rejected by his boyhood heroes Newcastle United, before making his professional debut aged 17 on 12 December 2009 and going on to make four appearances during the 2009/10 season in League Two.

After Darlington's relegation to the Conference (now National League), Burn made 10 appearances in which his side conceded just seven goals and only lost three times.

In April 2011 he joined Fulham, but his next taste of first team football came on loan at Yeovil Town in the 2012/13 season, making a dramatic Glovers’ debut on 29 September 2012 against Preston North End. He scored an own-goal in the 86th minute, before claiming his first professional goal just one minute later to snatch a late winner in a 3-2 win.

In all, he played 41 times and scored three goals for the Glovers, the third of which proved to be historic for the Somerset club as he netted the League One Play-Off final winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Brentford at Wembley Stadium (against former Latics manager Uwe Rosler), helping Yeovil to the Championship for the first time in their history.

In 2013-14 Burn was loaned to Birmingham City until January, making 28 appearances and scoring one goal. The Blues lost just nine matches with Burn in the team, facing Latics on Boxing Day 2013 in a 0-0 draw.

Burn made his debut back at Fulham on 4 January 2014 in a 1-1 draw away to Norwich City in the FA Cup, before featuring in the 3-0 replay victory at Craven Cottage.

His Premier League debut came days later away to Arsenal in a campaign which saw him collect nine top flight appearances in total. The defender featured 57 times for Fulham in total, scoring two goals and featuring twice against Latics in 3-3 and 2-2 draws.