- Burnley Football Club

Burnley Football Club

Burnley Football Club is a football club based in the English town of Burnley, in the county of Lancashire. Founded on May 18, 1882,2 it was one of the first teams to convert to professionalism β€”in 1883β€”,4 and pressured the English Football Association to allow this practice.56 The club entered the FA Cup for the first time in 1885-867 and was one of the twelve founding members of the Football League in 1888-89.8 In the 2022-23 season it will participate in the Championship, the second category of English football.

Burnley has two English championships, in 1920-21 and 1959-60, an FA Cup title, in 1913-14, and two Charity Shield titles, in 1960 and 1973. the First Division, in 1919-20 and 1961-62, and two of the FA Cup, in 1946-47 and 1961-62.9 The team also reached the quarter-finals of the European Cup in 1960-61.10 Burnley is one of the five clubs that counts among its showcases the titles of the four professional divisions of English football, along with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End, Sheffield United and Portsmouth.11

The team has played its home games on Turf Moor since February 1883, having moved from its original premises in Calder Vale. The club colours, wine and light blue, were adopted before the start of the 1910–11 season in tribute to the then league champion, Aston Villa,13 and the team is nicknamed Clarets (Wine Red), one of the dominant colors of the first kit.1 The emblem of the institution is based on the Burnley coat of arms, 14 and the club has a longstanding rivalry with Blackburn Rovers, with whom it contests the East Lancashire derby.

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