About Burnley

Burnley Football Club was founded in 1882, originally as Burnley Rovers. The club are nicknamed the Clarets and play in a claret and blue kit. The club are one of only three teams to have won all four divisions of professional football in England. Since the club’s inception, Burnley’s home ground has been Turf Moor. The stadium has a capacity of 21,401.

 

Burnley first played in the Premier League in the 2009-10 season, but finished 18th. In the 2013-14 season, Burnley gained promotion back into the Premier League after manager Sean Dyche helped the club finish as runners-up in the Championship. The following season, the club were relegated back into the Championship, after finishing 19th in the Premier League.

 

Burnley won the FA Cup in 1914 and the Community Shield in 1960 and 1973. The club’s two First Division titles came in the 1920-21 and 1959-60 seasons. In 1961, Burnley reached the quarter-finals of the European Cup.

 

The club’s all-time leaing goalscorer is George Beel, who scored 188 goals for the club. Jerry Dawson holds the record for most Burnley appearances, with 569. Notable former players include Robbie Blake, Jay Rodriguez, Charlie Austin and Danny Ings. Notable former managers include Harry Potts, Steve Cotterill and Owen Coyle.

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