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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 2017/18, Burnley finished in their highest-ever Premier Legue position.The Clarets finished seventh and qualified for European competion for the first time since 1966/67! Burnley’s top scorer was Sam Vokes, with 10 goals, but it was in defence where Burnley shone last season. Burnley only conceded 39 goals in the whole season. Burnley's main transfer this summer was Matej Vydra, the Czech Republic striker, who was top scorer in the Championship last season. Under Sean Dyche, Burnley have been playing good football and not conceding many goals. Claret fans will hope that Burnley can have another good season plus a good run in the Europa League. 

Prediction 2018/19: 11th

Key player: Jack Cork

Did you know.......?

Burnley are one of only five teams to have won all four divisions in English football (the others are Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United, Portsmouth 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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IbeapuBobmanuel's picture
IbeapuBobmanuel
13/10/2018
CX
2
points

I like banana pancakes and Burnley FC!


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IbeapuBobmanuel
13/10/2018 15:56
Christmas Island
Burnley FC
2

I like banana pancakes and Burnley FC!

milos
25/05/2018
RS
1899
points

Great text about FC Burnley.They have great history,and I hope they will win some trophy in years that come.


milos
25/05/2018 06:54
Serbia
Manchester United
1899

Great text about FC Burnley.They have great history,and I hope they will win some trophy in years that come.

kirito2001
16/11/2017
VN
180
points

I don't like Burnley but they are great


kirito2001
16/11/2017 13:37
Vietnam
Manchester United
180

I don't like Burnley but they are great

Italy96
22/08/2017
IT
8
points

I really love Sam Vokes, I have him in my fantasy football team!
I hope that he can continue to score goals like in the first match vs Chelsea!


Italy96
22/08/2017 18:34
Italy
Chelsea
8

I really love Sam Vokes, I have him in my fantasy football team!
I hope that he can continue to score goals like in the first match vs Chelsea!

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haydi
29/04/2017
TN
3189
points

I like their kit colour. All the red grades are beautiful, especially the darker ones like the claret. I have a bag which might match their shirts. ;)


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haydi
29/04/2017 23:14
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

I like their kit colour. All the red grades are beautiful, especially the darker ones like the claret. I have a bag which might match their shirts. ;)

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Caco
29/01/2017
MK
140
points

:)


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

:)

Mehmed92's picture
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

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
25/07/2016
PS
3696
points

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


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assemjuve
25/07/2016 20:34
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3696

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

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
25/07/2016
PS
3696
points

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


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assemjuve
25/07/2016 20:31
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3696

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

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.

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kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
4662
points

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


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kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 05:34
Ghana
Manchester United
4662

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

IbeapuBobmanuel's picture
IbeapuBobmanuel
13/10/2018
CX
2
points

Indeed. They are all uncomfortable for large men.


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IbeapuBobmanuel
13/10/2018 15:58
Christmas Island
Burnley FC
2

Indeed. They are all uncomfortable for large men.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/06/2016
GH
4662
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
4662

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

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/06/2016
GH
4662
points

Not a fun of Burnley


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/06/2016 05:49
Ghana
Manchester United
4662

Not a fun 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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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I am not a fan of Burnley.


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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016 22:03
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I am not a fan of Burnley.

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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aragorn1986
24/01/2016
ME
3527
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
3527

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
07/12/2015
ME
3527
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
3527

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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Rich
07/12/2015
ES
370
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
370

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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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Lovely!


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

Lovely!

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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almirpereira
24/10/2015
BR
1315
points

Ilike it!


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

Ilike it!

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
23/10/2015
ME
3527
points

Interesting team, not conceiding many goals with tough play.


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aragorn1986
23/10/2015 18:13
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

Interesting team, not conceiding many goals with tough play.

Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1813
points

They are weak team


Abdallah
23/09/2015 18:53
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

They are weak team

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.

kharmxas
20/05/2015
UG
0
points

great


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

great

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
370
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.


Rich's picture
Rich
30/11/2014 10:25
Spain
Liverpool
370

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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3aragorn19863527
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8Alex_from_Ukraine2706
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