On 10 August, Burnley Football Club played their first-ever match as an association football club against local team Burnley Wanderers, winning 4–0. The team played the match in a blue and white kit, the colors of the former rugby club, at their home ground Calder Vale, which was also adopted from the rugby club. Burnley’s first competitive game was in ...
Burnley endured a tense 1959–60 season in which Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers were the other protagonists in the chase for the league title. The team ultimately clinched their second First Division championship on the last day of the season with a 2–1 victory at Manchester City, with goals from Brian Pilkington and Trevor Meredith. Although the team had been ...
History of the Burnley FC
Burnley Football Club is an English association football club based in Burnley, Lancashire, that currently competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. Founded on 18 May 1882, it was one of the first to become professional (in 1883), and subsequently put pressure on the Football Association to permit payments to players. The club entered the FA Cup for the first time in 1885–86 and was one of the 12 founder members of the Football League in 1888–89. From the 1950s until the 1970s, under chairman Bob Lord, the club became renowned for its youth policy and scouting system and was one of the first to set up a purpose-built training ground.
Burnley has been champions of England twice, in 1920 - 1921 and 1959 - 1960, have won the FA Cup once, in 1913 - 1914, and have won the FA Charity Shield twice, in 1960 and 1973. They have been runners-up in the First Division twice, in 1919 - 2020 and 1961 - 1962, and FA Cup runners-up twice, in 1946 - 1947 and 1961 - 1962. The team also reached the quarter-finals of the 1960 - 1961 European Cup. Burnley is one of only five sides to have won all four professional divisions of English football, along with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End, Sheffield United, and Portsmouth.
The team has played home games at Turf Moor since February 1883, after they had moved from their original premises at Calder Vale. The club colors of claret and blue were adopted before the 1910–11 season in tribute to the then Football League champions, Aston Villa; they are today nicknamed "the Clarets", due to the dominant color of the home shirts. Burnley's current emblem is based on the town's coat of arms. The team has a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Blackburn Rovers, with whom they contest the East Lancashire Derby.
1883 - Present / Burnley Football Club
1882 - 1883 / Rugby Club Burnley Rovers
Burnley is one of the oldest teams in the Football League. Founded in 1882, they were one of the 12 founding members of the Football League in 1888. Their nickname comes directly from the color of their kit, "The Clarets."
Premier League / 2
FA Cup / 1
Premier League - FA Cup Double / 0
1883 - Present / Turf Moor
1882 - 1883 / Calder Vale
2015 - Present / Mike Garlick
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