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Burnley were promoted to the Premier League as Champions of the Championship in 2015/16. They will be playing in the Premier League for the third time and have been promoted after just one season outside of the top division. They will be hoping to do better than the previous two times they were in the Premier League. This is because they finished in 18th place on both occasions and were relegated.

Where is Burnley?

Burnley is in North West England and traditionally their biggest rivals are Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers, both these teams currently play in the Championship. Burnley play at Turf Moor, which has a capacity of 21,401. But, the record attendance at the stadium was 54,755 for an FA Cup match against Huddersfield Town in 1924. 

Burnley players celebrate a goal.

Burnley have played at Turf Moor since 1883, making it one of the oldest stadiums in the Premier League, only Newcastle’s St. James’ Park (1880) and Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge (1877) are older. Burnley play in claret and sky blue shirts and socks with white shorts, they chose these colours in 1910 to imitate Aston Villa, who were the strongest team in English football at that time. Burnley’s nickname is The Clarets, after the colour of their shirts.

What is the history of Burnley FC?

The club was founded in 1882 and in 1888 became one of the original twelve founding members of the Football League. Burnley are one of only three teams (the others are Wolverhampton Wanderers and Preston North End) to have won all four professional divisions in English football. Despite spending most of their history in the top two divisions, Burnley didn’t play in the top division at all between 1976 and 2009. They have won two league titles (1920-21 and 1959-60) and one FA Cup (1914), but these honours were won a long time ago.

Which team are Burnley's main rivals?

Burnley manager - Sean Dyche.

Burnley has a population of about 73,000 and is the smallest town in the UK to have a Premier League club. There are many other past and present Premier League clubs in the north-west of England including Manchester City, Everton, Manchester United, Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic and Burnley’s main rivals Blackburn Rovers. The match between Burnley and Blackburn is sometimes called ‘The Cotton Mills Derby’ because both towns were famous for their cotton mills in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Blackburn have 41 wins and Burnley have 40 in the Cotton Mills Derby.

Who are Burnley's star players?

In 2015/16, won the Championship by four points and only lost five matches all season. Burnley’s top scorer was Andre Gray, with 25 league goals. Gray is Burnley's record signing, he cost about £6 million. Burnley fans will be hoping that Gray and strike partner, the Welsh international, Sam Vokes (16 goals) can score the goals to keep Burnley in the Premier League for more than one season.  Other players to look out for this season are; English goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who was in England's Euro 2016 squad and ex-Manchester Utd youngster, Michael Keane, the defender was named in the Championship team of the season. Under Sean Dyche, Burnley have been playing good football and not conceding many goals. Claret fans will hope that Burnley can score enough goals back in the Premier League but will probably need to spend more if they want to stay up next season. 

Prediction 2016/17: 17th

Key player: Andre Gray

Did you know.......?

Burnley are one of only three teams to have won all four divisions in English football (the other two are Wolverhampton Wanderers and Preston North End).

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Learn more about Burnley

The following activities will help you learn about Burnley football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the Read section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match Burnley's manager, top scorer, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

Burnley players celebrating promotion to the Premier League.


Things you might not know about Burnley

  1. Burnley's 30-match unbeaten run in 1921 stood as the longest run without defeat in league history until Arsenal bettered it – managing a whole season without losing – in 2003-04.

  2. Burnley have won every major competition in English football except the League Cup.

  3. The 1956 FA Cup fourth-round tie with Chelsea is one of the longest matches in history. The teams drew 1-1 twice, then 0-0, then 2-2, before Chelsea finally won, in the 5th match! 

  4. Burnley was an important town during the industrial revolution. It became the main center of engineering and was one of the largest producers of cotton cloth in the world.

  5. Burnley is twinned with Vitry-sur-Seine, a town just outside Paris.


Burnley were promoted as Champions last season.

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Marianasg
30/11/2014
ES
0
points

The web is good, but it's a page for fan's football


Marianasg
30/11/2014 10:12
Spain
Arsenal
0

The web is good, but it's a page for fan's football

Rich's picture
Rich
30/11/2014
ES
805
points

Hi Mariana - Can you give me a bit more information because I don't understand your comment that well. Thanks, Rich - The Premier Skills English Team.


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Rich
30/11/2014 10:25
Spain
Liverpool
805

Hi Mariana - Can you give me a bit more information because I don't understand your comment that well. Thanks, Rich - The Premier Skills English Team.

kharmxas
20/05/2015
UG
0
points

great


kharmxas
20/05/2015 11:41
Uganda
Arsenal
0

great

chriswar
18/09/2015
PL
44
points

The Clarets are in the Championships, unfortunately.
They can be promoted next season, I wish them.


chriswar
18/09/2015 19:39
Poland
Leicester City
44

The Clarets are in the Championships, unfortunately.
They can be promoted next season, I wish them.

Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1807
points

They are weak team


Abdallah
23/09/2015 18:53
Kuwait
Chelsea
1807

They are weak team

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aragorn1986
23/10/2015
ME
6882
points

Interesting team, not conceiding many goals with tough play.


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aragorn1986
23/10/2015 18:13
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

Interesting team, not conceiding many goals with tough play.

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almirpereira
24/10/2015
BR
1315
points

Ilike it!


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almirpereira
24/10/2015 15:44
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Ilike it!

nikosonris
13/11/2015
UA
2453
points

It would be great to see them promoted next season!


nikosonris
13/11/2015 13:19
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

It would be great to see them promoted next season!

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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Lovely!


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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 18:45
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Lovely!

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aragorn1986
07/12/2015
ME
6882
points

Burnley has almost the same football t-shirts like A.Villa and W.Ham, don't they? I wonder if they can get back in the PL next year or they will have to wait for many years?


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aragorn1986
07/12/2015 22:26
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

Burnley has almost the same football t-shirts like A.Villa and W.Ham, don't they? I wonder if they can get back in the PL next year or they will have to wait for many years?

Rich's picture
Rich
07/12/2015
ES
805
points

Yes, claret and blue! Burnley changed their colours to be the same as Villa, who were the most successful team in England at that time (1910 smiley).


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Rich
07/12/2015 22:33
Spain
Liverpool
805

Yes, claret and blue! Burnley changed their colours to be the same as Villa, who were the most successful team in England at that time (1910 smiley).

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aragorn1986
24/01/2016
ME
6882
points

Burnley will probably play in the play-off this season. It is never easy to get back in the PL through play-off but hardly they can reach top of the table.


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aragorn1986
24/01/2016 20:19
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

Burnley will probably play in the play-off this season. It is never easy to get back in the PL through play-off but hardly they can reach top of the table.

Tigrann
31/01/2016
AM
328
points

Burnley plays well in the championship, but it can't appropriately strengthen its squad for struggling in the premier league


Tigrann
31/01/2016 20:19
Armenia
Southampton
328

Burnley plays well in the championship, but it can't appropriately strengthen its squad for struggling in the premier league

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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016
TR
1750
points

I am not a fan of Burnley.


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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016 22:03
Turkey
Leicester City
1750

I am not a fan of Burnley.

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

They are most likely to be promoted without having to play in the play-off.


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:36
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

They are most likely to be promoted without having to play in the play-off.

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kwesimanifest
11/06/2016
GH
3735
points

Not a fun of Burnley


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kwesimanifest
11/06/2016 05:49
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

Not a fun of Burnley

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/06/2016
GH
3735
points

They have gotten a promotion into the league just a year after been relegated.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/06/2016 05:51
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

They have gotten a promotion into the league just a year after been relegated.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
3735
points

Burnley, West Ham and Aston Villa seem to have a similarity in their jerseys


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 05:34
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

Burnley, West Ham and Aston Villa seem to have a similarity in their jerseys

Jane Lost
13/07/2016
RU
90
points

I'd love to watch Burnley play in the Premier League next season.


Jane Lost
13/07/2016 19:15
Russia
Arsenal
90

I'd love to watch Burnley play in the Premier League next season.

assemjuve
25/07/2016
PS
3433
points

I am not a fan of Burnley,but they are good.


assemjuve
25/07/2016 20:31
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I am not a fan of Burnley,but they are good.

assemjuve
25/07/2016
PS
3433
points

I think that they will stay in the Premiere league for another season.


assemjuve
25/07/2016 20:34
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I think that they will stay in the Premiere league for another season.

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Mehmed92
29/01/2017
BA
113
points

Burnley


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Mehmed92
29/01/2017 07:51
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
113

Burnley

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Caco
29/01/2017
MK
140
points

:)


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Caco
29/01/2017 13:36
Macedonia
Arsenal
140

:)

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RankNameScore
1aragorn19866882
2Alex_from_Ukraine5384
3RafaelRC4429
4Liubomyr4375
5kwesimanifest3735
6assemjuve3433
7haydi3066
8nikosonris2453
9MUGEMANYI2320
10amaral1915
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1Ukraine25130
2Serbia23261
3Albania23000
4Macedonia19390
5Bosnia and Herzegovina15913
6Kosovo13534
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro11488
10Azerbaijan7844
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1Manchester United68111
2Arsenal53605
3Liverpool50588
4Chelsea40538
5Manchester City15203
6Leicester City11076
7Watford4893
8Tottenham Hotspur4148
9West Ham United3677
10Everton1549

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