Switzerland, Germany – USA: Roman Bürki adds a new adventure to his career in the summer. After seven years, the long-term number 1 leaves 1 Borussia Dortmund and closes to the St. Louis City SC, which will be started in the MLS from 2023 as a 28th team. Being until 2023 contract at BVB is dissolved at the end of the season.
“It was an honor for me to have played a total of seven years in this great club,” says Bürki, who hurt the Gate of Borussia in 232 competitions. “Not only, I will always remember the Cup victories 2017 and 2021, but all the good and difficult times we have experienced together.”
“I have spent a lot of time in the USA in recent years”
Although he had lost his place in the BVB goal in the past season and was not in the squad in the squad in this season, the 31-year-old Swiss said goodbye without grudge: “My thanks go to my great players, but also the responsible person BVB, my coaches, the entire team behind the team and not least the incredible fans. Once Borusse, always borusse! “
The decision for St. Louis, the freshman for sports director Lutz Pfannenstiel and coach Bradley Carnell, he justifies such: “I have spent a lot of time in the US in the past few years, I am a big fan of the US sport and I’m really looking forward to, in St. Louis, in a buoyant club, to be able to develop something. “
Bürki, 2015 committed to the SC Freiburg, have “always given everything in his seven years at the BVB,” says sports director Michael Zorc already farewell. “He is a deserved BVB professional, with us has won the title and has driven the Borsigplatz with the DFB Cup. These titles, these moments are always associated with him.”
Although “the past one and a half years sporty were anything but easy” for him, he has “always behave professionally and put into the service of the team,” says Zorc. “For his professional and private future in the US, we wish Roman only the very best.”