Cory Burke

Cory Lamar Crossgill Burke (born 28 December 1991) is a Jamaican footballer currently playing for Portmore United on loan from Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer.

Cory Burke
Personal information
Full name Cory Lamar Crossgill Burke
Date of birth (1991-12-28) 28 December 1991
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Portmore United
(on loan from Philadelphia Union)
Number 10
Youth career
Old Harbour High
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Rivoli United 75 (25)
2016Bethlehem Steel (loan) 21 (4)
2017 Bethlehem Steel 25 (9)
2018– Philadelphia Union 36 (12)
2018Bethlehem Steel (loan) 4 (2)
2019–Portmore United (loan) 12 (5)
National team
2016– Jamaica 16 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 December 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2018



Rivoli United

Between 2013 and 2015, Cory Burke played three seasons for Rivoli United, where he totaled 25 goals and was second in goals in Jamaica’s Red Stripe Premier League for the 2015-16 season.

Bethlehem Steel FC

Burke's performance for Rivoli United sparked interest abroad and on 17 February 2016, he joined the newly formed Bethlehem Steel FC on a year-long loan.[1] After registering 4 goals from 20 appearances during Steel FC's 2016 season, Burke's loan deal was made permanent by official transfer in November 2016.[2]

Philadelphia Union

After spending two seasons with Philadelphia Union's USL affiliate in Bethlehem, Burke was officially signed to the MLS team on 21 December 2017.[3] Burke made his debut for the Union on March 3, 2018, as a substitute in the home opener against New England Revolution, registering an assist on the Union's second goal.[4]

Due to an error in renewing his U.S. visa in May 2019, Burke was unable to play for the Union for three months beginning in May 2019. At the time, he was also in the process of applying for a green card for permanent residency in the U.S.[5]

On 4 September 2019, Burke was loaned to Portmore United whilst his ongoing visa issue were solved.[6]


In 2016, Burke made his senior team debut versus Haiti and score his first international goal against Guyana.[7][8]

International goals

Scores and results list Jamaica's goal tally first.[9]
1.11 October 2016Leonora Stadium, Leonora, Guyana Guyana4–24–22017 Caribbean Cup qualification
2.13 November 2016Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica Suriname1–01–0
3.9 September 2018Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica Cayman Islands2–04–02019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualification
5.14 October 2018Ergilio Hato Stadium, Willemstad, Curaçao Bonaire1–06–0
6.17 November 2018Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica Suriname1–02–1


  1. "Bethlehem Steel FC Acquire Jamaican Forward Cory Burke". Philadelphia Union. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  2. "Steel Complete Acquisition of Jamaica's Burke". 14 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  3. "Philadelphia Union Sign Forward Cory Burke". 21 December 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. Matthew DeGeorge (8 March 2018). "MLS newcomer Burke offers experience, versatility to Union". Delco Times. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  5. Tannewald, Johnathan (3 May 2019). "Union's Cory Burke out at least three months with visa problems". Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  7. "Pathetic! - Haiti blank Boyz 2-0 to claim bragging rights". Jamaica Observer. 7 September 2016. Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  8. "CFU Caribbean Cup: Reggae Boyz defeat Guyana 4-2". Jamaica Observer. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  9. "Burke, Cory". National Football Teams. Retrieved 23 February 2017.

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