|Full name||Nathan Burke|
|Date of birth||6 February 1970|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
|1987–2003||St Kilda||323 (123)|
|2020–||Western Bulldogs (AFLW)||15 (6-9–0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of the 2021 season.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Nathan Burke (born 6 February 1970) is a former Australian rules footballer and current coach of the Western Bulldogs team in the AFL Women's competition (AFLW).
A tough rover he is considered the most courageous footballers to play for the St Kilda Football Club. He set the club record for most games at his retirement, with 323 games which was broken by former team-mate Robert Harvey in round 7, 2006. Dozens of concussions during his career led to him using a helmet. In 2021 he was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
Burke was co-captain in St Kilda's 1996 AFL Ansett Australia Cup winning side – the club's first AFL Cup win.
He started his football playing career with the Pines Football Club. His professional career spanned 1987–2003 despite missing most of 2002 with a knee injury, with Burke deciding to retire late in the season, in the Round 19 clash with Richmond, which the Saints won by 80 points. It was also notable for the fact that the coaching panel of Richmond that day included fellow St Kilda teammates Danny Frawley and Stewart Loewe, who stayed on the ground in honour of Burke following his parade lap (with Alex Lloyd's "Amazing" played at the ground).
Burke had been a director of the St Kilda Football Club from 2008 to 2015. He had joined the board with fellow player Andrew Thompson.
He is also a regular expert commentator on ABC Grandstand football coverage, an AFL analyst for Fox Sports News, and co hosts the Sunday Session on ABC radio. He is a feature article writer for Inside Football magazine also. This work complements his corporate guest speaking and school programs.
In 2015 he rejoined the AFL Match Review Panel, a role he held prior to joining the Board at St Kilda.
In September 2019, Burke was due to become assistant coach in the AFL Women's with St Kilda, but was instead appointed by the Western Bulldogs to their head coach role from the 2020 AFL Women's season.
Burke's daughter, Alice, plays for St Kilda in the AFL Women's competition, and made her playing debut against the Western Bulldogs, whom he coaches. Burke's uncle Nick Bloom also played for St Kilda.
|Season||Team||No.||Games||Totals||Averages (per game)|
|W||Wins||L||Losses||D||Draws||W%||Winning percentage||LP||Ladder position||LT||League teams|
|2020||Western Bulldogs||6||1||5||0||17%||6 (conf.)||7 (conf.)|
|Brownlow Medal votes|
|Green / Bold = Won|