In his youth, played the midfield and defender from 1992 to 1995 at TSV Hollenbach, from 1995 to 1997 in BC Aichach and from 1997 to 2000 with FC Augsburg. In summer 2000, he moved to TSV 1860 Munich, where he initially belonged to the U17 and U19 later. In the season 2003/ 04 Burkhard was in the squad of U23 of lions in the Bavarian League. After the climb at the end of the season he was an integral part of the Regional squad.
For the season 2006/ 07 he was appointed to the senior squad and came on 18 August 2006 his first appearance in professional football when he came off the bench in the second league match of the Sechzger against Kickers Offenbach. In the course of the season, he played a total of 14 games. However, in the following two seasons, he was no further use in the first team, although he nominally belonged to the senior squad. He instead was again a regular in the U23. Overall, Burkhard played 149 times for the second team of the lion and was able to achieve five goals. After the 2008 /09 be expiring contract was not renewed. He undertook subsequent to the third division Wacker Burghausen.