BURNLEY F.C.
Founded: 1882





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BURNLEY F.C. (Football Club)
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BRIEF HISTORY of BURNLEY FOOTBALL CLUB (reproduced from 'Wikipedia' pages)

During May 1882, Burnley Rovers Football Club decided to shift their allegiance from rugby union to football. Playing in various blue and white kits for their first few years, the club played their first competitive game in October 1882 against Astley Bridge in the Lancashire Challenge Cup, that game ending in an 80 defeat. In 1883 the club moved to Turf Moor and remain there, only their Lancashire rivals Preston North End having occupied the same ground continuously for longer. Burnley first appeared in the FA Cup in 188586 but were ignominiously beaten 110 when eligibility restrictions meant that their reserve side had to be fielded against Darwen. When it was decided to found the Football League for the 188889 season, Burnley were among the 12 founders of that competition. Burnley, now known as 'the Turfites', 'Moorites' or 'Royalites' finished 9th in the first season of the league. Before Burnley won a trophy again, they were relegated to the Second Division in 189697. Before Burnley won a trophy again, they were relegated to the Second Division in 189697. They responded to this by winning promotion the next season, losing only 2 of their 30 matches along the way before gaining promotion through a play-off series then known as 'Test Matches. Burnley were relegated again in 18991900 and found themselves at the centre of a controversy when their goalkeeper, Jack Hillman attempted to bribe their opponents in the last match of the season (Nottingham Forest), resulting in his suspension for the whole of the following season. During the first decade of the 20th century, Burnley continued to play in the Second Division, even finishing in bottom place in one season, although the indications of success just around the corner were evident in 191112 when only a loss in the last game of the season denied the club promotion.

Burnley changed their colours from green to the claret and sky blue of Aston Villa, the most successful club in England at the time, for the 191011 season. The 191213 season saw them win promotion to the First Division once more, as well as reaching the FA Cup semi-final, only to lose to Sunderland. The next season was one of consolidation in the top flight, but more importantly their first major honour, the FA Cup, won 10 in the last final played at Crystal Palace against Liverpool. World War I impacted the 191415 season, in which Burnley finished 4th in the First Division, before English football reorganised itself and took a back seat to the needs of the conflict. Upon resumption of full-time football in 191920, Burnley finished second in the First Division to West Bromwich Albion but this was not a peak, merely presaging Burnley's first ever League Championship in 192021. Burnley struggled in English football's second tier, narrowly avoiding a further relegation in 193132 by only two points. The years through to the outbreak of the Second World War were characterised by uninspiring league finishes, broken only by an FA Cup semi-final appearance in 193435. Burnley participated in the varying football leagues that continued throughout the war, but it wasn't until the 194647 season that league football proper was restored.

In the first season of post-war league football, Burnley gained promotion through second place in the Second Division. Burnley immediately made an impact the top division, finishing third in 194748 as the club began to assemble a team capable of regularly aiming for honours. 195657 saw a club record 90 victory over New Brighton in the FA Cup. The team of the 1950s revolved around the midfield duo of Jimmy Adamson and Jimmy McIlroy (a new stand was named after the latter in the 1990s) and these two were key to the championship-winning team of 19591960 managed by Potts. After a tense season in which Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers were the other protagonists in the chase for the league title, Burnley clinched the championship at Maine Road, Manchester with a 21 victory on 2 May 1960. Burnley had never led the table until this last match was played out. The following season Burnley played in European competition for the first time beating Reims and losing to Hamburger SV, lost in an FA Cup semi-final and finished fourth in the league and the highlights of the 196162 season were finishing second in the league and a run to the FA Cup Final, where a Jimmy Robson goal was Burnley's only reply to 3 goals from Spurs. The remainder of the decade was otherwise one of mid-table mediocrity. Burnley won the Second Division title in 197273. Three non-descript seasons in the Second Division followed before relegation to the Third Division for the first time in 197980.

In May 1988, Burnley were back at Wembley; this time to play Wolves in the final of the Football League Trophy. A capacity crowd of 80,000 people packed Wembley was a record for a match between two teams from English football's fourth tier, as Wolves won 20. In 199192, Burnley were champions in the last ever season of the Fourth Division before the league reorganisation, and two years later they won the new Division Two play-offs and gained promotion to Division One under Jimmy Mullen. That too was as a result of a match at Wembley, this time against Stockport County. Relegation followed after one season and in 199798 only a last day 21 victory over Plymouth Argyle ensured a narrow escape from relegation into Division Three. Chris Waddle was manager in that season, but his departure and the appointment of Stan Ternent that summer saw the club start to make further progress. In 19992000 they finished Division Two runners-up and gained promotion to Division One.


CLUB FACTS & INFORMATION

Official Name
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Burnley F.C.
Club Nickname
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The Clarets
Year Founded
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1882 (134 years ago)
English County
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Lancashire
Current Ground
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Turf Moor
Ground Location
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Burnley, England
Club's Owner
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Burnley FC Holdings
Joint Chairmen
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John Banaszkiewicz, Mike Garlick
Current Manager
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Sean Dyche
Current League
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Premier League
Last Season
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Championship, 1st place
(promoted)


HOME COLORS

Claret & Sky Blue
AWAY COLORS

Yellow & Claret
INTERESTING STADIUM FACTS & INFORMATION


TURF MOOR
Harry Potts Way, Burnley,
Lancashire, BB10-4BX, England


OPENED: ......... February 17, 1883
SURFACE: ........ Grass interwoven with astro-turf
COST: .............. not available
CAPACITY: ...... 21,401
RECORD: ......... 54,775 (1924 vs Huddersfield Town)
OWNER: ........... Burnley F.C.
OPERATOR: ..... Burnley F.C.
FIELD SIZE: ...... 114 x 72 yards (104 x 66 meters)



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