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Bürki’s senior career started at BSC Young Boys before he joined FC Thun in 2009 and Schaffhausen in 2010. The following season, he moved to fellow Swiss Super League club Grasshopper Club Zürich on loan and after his impressive performances was signed permanently by the club. In 2013, he helped the club to their 19th Swiss Cup championship, beating defending champions FC Basel in a penalty shootout.
The following season, Burki was signed by German Bundesliga club SC Freiburg and played in all 34 league games. At the end of the season, Bürki signed for German powerhouse Borussia Dortmund.
At the start of the 2017/18 season, Bürki made history by becoming the first goalkeeper to keep five clean sheets in the first five Bundesliga games. During his seven-year tenure with Dortmund, he totaled 83 clean sheets in 232 appearances, and helped the club to three trophies: the DFB-Pokal (2016/17 and 2020/21) and the DFL-Supercup (2019). Bürki has also represented the Switzerland National Team at various levels, making a total of 30 appearances.