Burnley have been playing in the Premier League since 2016/17.
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.
- Stadium: Turf Moor
- Stadium Capacity: 21,944
- Location: Burnley, Lancashire
- Founded: 1882
- Nickname: The Clarets
- Manager: Vincent Kompany
- Kit: Claret with blue sleeves, blue shorts and claret socks
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 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.
Did you know.......?
King Charles III
Where is Burnley?
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.
Things you might not know about Burnley
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.
Burnley have won every major competition in English football except the League Cup.
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!
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.
Burnley is twinned with Vitry-sur-Seine, a town just outside Paris.