Nicknames: The Clarets

City: Turf Moor, Burnley

Burnley were one of the founder members of the Football League in 1888. The club colours of claret and blue were adopted in 1910 in tribute to the dominant club of English football Aston Villa. It was thought the colours might lift and inspire Burnley too. Their home ground since 1883 has been Turf Moor.

The club spent most of its early history in England’s top two divisions, but remained outside the top flight from 1976 to 2009. From 1985 to 1992 they had a seven-year spell in the lowest tier of the Football League. In 1987 they narrowly avoided relegation to the Conference


Burnley recently announced their new kits for the 2014/15 season, with a traditional claret and blue and a daring all black away jersey.

Burnley only adopted their famous claret-and-blue strip in 1910, a homage to the great Aston Villa side of the day. Prior to that, they had turned out in a selection of kits, ranging from green to black and amber.

As with such an historic club like Burnley, the home kit has been tampered with very little. Sky blue sleeves and piping surround the claret body, with the Puma logo on the right side of the chest and the Burnley crest matching it on the right.

Arch-enemy: Blackburn Rovers (Rovers). The East Lancashire Derby (also known as the “Cotton Mills Derby” and “el Lanclasico”

Honors: Burnley have quite a disguised collection of honours.

Premier League/Division One

•Football League Division 1 Winners: 1920–21, 1959–60

Championship/Division Two

•Football League Division 2 Winners: 1897–98, 1972–73

•Football League Championship Runners-Up: 2013-14

•Football League Championship Play-off Winners (Promoted): 2008–09

League One/Division Three

•Football League Division 3 Winners: 1981–82

•Football League Division 2 Play Off Winners (Promoted): 1993–94

League Two/Division Four

•Football League Division 4 Winners: 1991–92

Burnley are one of a few teams to win the championship of all top four professional divisions since the current structure emerged in 1958 (the others are Wolverhampton Wanderers and Preston North End).


FA Cup

•Winners: 1914

FA Community Shield

•Winners: 1973

•Shared: 1960

Anglo-Scottish Cup

•Winners: 1978–79

Did You Know? Burnley have won every major competition in English football except the League Cup.

Famous Players: Burnley have provided the English game with many famous players that include internationals such as Willie Donachie, Joey Guðjónsson, Brian Flynn, Adrian Heath, Leighton James, Steven Fletcher, Paul Gascoigne, Paul Gascoigne, Chris Waddle and Gordon Cowans.

Biggest away defeat overall:
Record League defeat: 0–10 v Aston Villa, Division 1, 29 August 1925

Biggest home win overall:
Record League defeat: 0–10 v Aston Villa, Division 1, 29 August 1925

Unofficial Web Sites:

Burnley FC – Vital Burnley

Burnley FC – Clarets Mad

The Longside forum

The Longside

Burnley FC – Clarets Trust