Burnley Football Club

Burnley Football Club

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Nom. full Burnley Football Club
Nickname (s) The Clarets (The vinotintos)
Foundation May 18, 1882 (138 years)
President Flag of England.svg Mike garlick
Coach Flag of England.svg Sean Dyche
Stadium Turf Moor
Locate Us Burnley, England
Capacity 21 944 spectators
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El Burnley Football Club is a football club based in the English town of Burnley, in the county of Lancashire. Founded on May 18, 1882, it was one of the first teams to convert to professionalism - in 1883 - and lobbied the English Football Association to allow this practice. The club entered the FA Cup for the first time in 1885-86 and was one of the twelve founding members of the Football League in 1888-89. In the 2020-21 season he participated in the Premier League, the highest category of English football.

The Burnley has two English championships, in 1920-21 and 1959-60, an FA Cup title, in 1913-14, and two in the Charity Shield, in 1960 and 1973. In turn, it has two runners-up. of the First Division, in 1919-20 and 1961-62, and two of the FA Cup, in 1946-47 and 1961-62. The team also reached the quarterfinals of the 1960-61 European Cup. Burnley is one of only five clubs to showcase the titles of the four professional English football divisions, along with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End, Sheffield United and Portsmouth.

The team has played its home matches at Turf Moor since February 1883, having moved from its original facilities in Calder Vale. The club's colors, wine and light blue, were adopted before the start of the 1910-11 season in tribute to then league champion Aston Villa, and the team is dubbed as clarets (red wines), one of the dominant colors of the home kit.The institution's emblem is based on the Burnley coat of arms, and the club has a long-standing rivalry with Blackburn Rovers, with whom it disputes the East Lancashire derby. .

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Early years and successes (1882-1946)

Burnley F.C. 1890

Lancashire Cup champion Burnley team 1889-90.

The King George V presents the FA Cup 1914

The FA Cup trophy is presented to Burnley captain Tommy Boyle by King George V in 1914.

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England champion Burnley team 1920-21.

The club was founded on May 18, 1882 by members of the Burnley Rovers Rugby Club, who voted for a change of codes from rugby to soccer, as they thought that more income could be generated by playing the second sport. Rovers was eliminated shortly after. The team played its first match on August 10 against the local team Burnley Wanderers and won 4-0. In February 1883, the club was invited by the Burnley Cricket Club to move to a field. adjacent to the cricket ground on Turf Moor. That same year he managed to win his first trophy, the Dr Dean Trophy, a tournament between amateur clubs in the Burnley area.

At the end of 1883 the club turned professional and recruited many Scottish players, then considered the best footballers. As a result, Burnley opposed joining the English Football Association (FA) and its FA Cup, as this The body refused to allow professional players. In 1884 the team led a group of 35 other clubs in forming a dissident association, the British Football Association, to challenge the FA's supremacy. This threat of secession it led to the permission of professionalism by a change of FA rules in July 1885, which made the new association redundant.

Burnley made their first FA Cup appearance in the 1885-86 season; however, most of their professional players were banned from playing due to FA rules that year, so the reserves came in instead, who bowed 0-11 to Darwen Old Wanderers. In October 1886, Turf Moor became the first professional stadium to be visited by a member of the royal family, when Prince Albert Victor attended a match between Burnley and Bolton Wanderers. The club was one of the twelve founders of the Football League in 1888-89 and one of the six based in Lancashire. Burnley footballer William Tait became the first player to score a hat-trick in the league, in the second game. In 1889- 90 the team won their first Lancashire Cup, after defeating their classic rival, Blackburn Rovers in the final.

The equipment descended to Second Division for the first time in 1896-97, although champion in this division was crowned the following season; He only bowed in two of 30 games before he achieved promotion through a series of promotion games. The Burnley descended again in the 1899-00 season and they found themselves at the center of controversy when goalkeeper Jack Hillman tried bribing Nottingham Forest opponents in the last game of the season, in what was the first recorded case of match-fixing in football. The team continued to play in the Second Division and even finished last in 1902- 03, but was re-elected to continue in the category.Harry Windle was elected president in 1909, after which the club's finances improved, and in 1910 John Haworth was appointed coach, who changed the club's colors from green. to the wine and sky blue of Aston Villa, the then English champion, since Haworth and the leadership of Burnley believed that it could bring a change of fortune in the results. In 1912-13 the team won promotion to the highest category,in addition to reaching the semifinals of the cup. Burnley won their first major trophy the following year, after defeating Liverpool in the FA Cup final.

The team finished second to West Bromwich Albion in 1919-20, before winning their first national championship in 1920-21. Burnley lost the first three games but finished undefeated in the next 30 league games, a record in England at the time. Haworth's death in 1924 was followed by a steady deterioration in the club's final standings, culminating in relegation in 1929-30. The club did not fare well on their return to the club. the second category and narrowly avoided a further relegation in 1931-32 by two points The years up to the outbreak of World War II were characterized by regular final positions in the league.

Golden era (1946-1976)

In the first postwar soccer league season, Burnley achieved promotion by finishing second, and reached the FA Cup final, but were defeated by Charlton Athletic in extra time. The team's defense was nicknamed the 'Iron Curtain' as they conceded only 29 goals in 42 league games, and in their first season back in the top flight, Burnley finished in third place.

Alan Brown was appointed coach in 1954 and Bob Lord president a year later. Under his tenure, Burnley became one of the most innovative, being one of the first clubs to build a training center, and to be recognized for his quarries and his talent recruitment system, which produced many young players over the years. Brown also introduced the execution of short corner kicks and free throw routines in training. In 1958 , former player Harry Potts was appointed coach. His team revolved primarily around the duo of captain Jimmy Adamson and playmaker Jimmy McIlroy. Potts often employed the 4-4-2 formation, which was not common at the time. , and introduced total soccer to English football.

Burnley claimed a second First Division title in the 1959-60 season, despite not leading the standings until the last game was played. The team cost only £ 13 in transfers: £ 000 at McIlroy in 8000 and 1950 on left-back Alex Elder in 5000, while the other players came from the lower ranks. The town of Burnley became the smallest town to hold a top-flight national championship, as, at the time, it counted population 1959. After the season ended, the team traveled to the United States to participate in the International Soccer League, the first international soccer tournament in North America.

In the following season Burnley participated in a European competition for the first time, the European Cup. They defeated former finalist Stade de Reims in the first round, but were eliminated by Hamburg in the quarterfinals. The team finished the 1961-62 season as runners-up after placing behind newly promoted Ipswich Town, and made it to the final. in the FA Cup, but bowed to Tottenham Hotspur, Adamson was named Footballer of the Year by the Writers Association, and McIlroy was placed in second place.

However, although far from being a two-man team, McIlroy's controversial departure to Stoke City (1963) and Adamson's retirement (1964) coincided with a decline in the team's good performances. Red wineEven more damaging was the impact of the abolition of the maximum wage in 1961, which meant that small-town clubs, such as Burnley, could not compete financially with larger-city clubs. However, the team managed to maintain a place in the Primera División throughout the decade, and even finished third in 1965-66, earning a spot in the 1966-67 Fairs Cup.

Potts was replaced by Adamson as coach in 1970 after a 12-year stint, but was unable to stop the club's decline in 1970-71. Burnley won the Second Division title in 1972-73, and as a result was invited to play in the 1973 Charity Shield, where he won the title by defeating Manchester City.In 1975, the team was the victim of one of the great FA Cup upsets of all time when Wimbledon, then in the semi-pro Southern Football League, won 1-0 at Turf Moor. Adamson left the club in January 1976, and relegation to the Second Division occurred mid-year. In subsequent seasons, a decline in home attendance, Combined with ever-increasing debt, it forced Burnley to sell out their best players, causing a rapid slide through the various divisions of English football.

Near oblivion and recovery (1976-2009)

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A graph showing Burnley's progress through England's football league system, spanning from the 1888-89 season to the present.

The team was relegated to the Third Division for the first time in 1979-80. Under the leadership of former player Brian Miller, it returned to the second category as champion in 1981-82. However, this return was short-lived and lasted only. one year Coaching changes continued in search of success; Miller was replaced by Frank Casper in early 1983, Casper by John Bond before the 1983-84 season, and Bond himself by John Benson a season later.The unpopular Bond was the first coach since Frank Hill (1948-1954). ) without a previous career at the club. He was criticized for signing high-cost players, which increased Burnley's debt, and for the sale of young talents Lee Dixon, Brian Laws and Trevor Steven. Benson was in charge when Burnley were relegated to the Fourth Division for first time at the end of the 1984-85 season.

The team avoided relegation to the Football Conference on the final day in 1986-87, after defeating Orient, and their direct rivals tied or lost. The board of directors had tried to buy the near-bankrupt Welsh club Cardiff City, and moving it to Turf Moor if they had descended, in what would have been the first franchise operation in English football.

In 1988, Burnley faced Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Associate Member's Cup final, but lost 0-2. The match was attended by 80 people, a record for a match between two fourth-tier cadres. The team won the title. of the Fourth Division in 000-1991 under the technical direction of Jimmy Mullen, who replaced Frank Casper in October 92 and won his first nine league games in charge. red wines they became the second club to win the championship in the four professional English football divisions, after Wolverhampton Wanderers. In 1993-94 Burnley won the promotion league and rose to the second level. The relegation came after one season. , And in 1997-98 only a final matchday win over Plymouth Argyle ensured a narrow escape from relegation to the fourth level. Chris Waddle was player-coach that season and Glenn Roeder his assistant, but his starts, and the Stan Ternent's appointment saw the club begin to improve their performances.In 1999-00 the team finished second and was promoted to second level.

The Burnley was successful in its return to the second category, as during the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons, it emerged as a serious candidate for a spot in the promotion group. In early 2002, financial problems caused the collapse of ITV Digital brought the club close to judicial administration. Ternent was fired in 2004, after narrowly avoiding relegation with a team made up of many players on loans and some footballers who were not quite fit. Steve Cotterill was appointed coach but was replaced by Owen Coyle in November 2007. The 2008-09 season, Coyle's first full in charge, ended with promotion to the Premier League after defeating Sheffield United. in the final of the promotion group, which meant a return to the top flight after 33 years. In addition, Burnley reached the semi-final of the League Cup for the first time in more than 25 years, but was defeated by Totte nham in the second leg.

Premier League and the return to Europe (2009-)

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Coach Sean Dyche guided Burnley to two promotions to the Premier League.

The promotion made the town of Burnley the smallest to host a Premier League club, since the league's divisions were renamed in 1992. The team started the season well and became the first club recently promoted to the Premier League to win his first four home games. However, Coyle left the club in January 2010 to coach Bolton Wanderers. He was replaced by Brian Laws, but the team was unable to resume the good results and lost the category after only one season. Laws was fired in December 2010 and succeeded by Eddie Howe, who was replaced by Sean Dyche in October 2012.

In his first full season in charge, Dyche guided Burnley back to the Premier League in 2013-14 on a tight budget and with a squad without too many players. The team dropped after one season but clinched the league title. Championship on their return in 2015-16, with a streak of 23 unbeaten league games, the team remaining in the top flight this time; the 2016-17 season ended in 16th place, and finished seventh in 2017-18, which meant qualifying for the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League, where they were eliminated in the fourth qualifying round by Greek club Olympiakos. .


Burnley is one of the few British-owned Premier League clubs, and all club directors were born or are resident in the sector. President Mike Garlick owns 49,24% of the club's shares and board member John Banaszkiewicz owns another 28,2%. The other five members of the board have, among them, a total of 16,36%. The total participation of all board members amounts to 93,8%.


In the beginning, the Burnley used various designs and colors on their shirts. During its first nine years of existence, the uniform varied in different designs with the colors blue and white, which were those that identified its predecessor, the Burnley Rovers Rugby ClubAfter two years of wearing wine and amber vertical stripes with black pants, for much of the 1890s the club wore a combination of black and yellow poles, although the team wore a pink and white vertical striped shirt. during the 1894-95 season. Between 1897 and 1900, the club wore a red jersey, and from 1900 to 1910 it changed to a green jersey with white pants.

In 1910 the team changed its colors to wine and light blue, whose adoption was a tribute to the then league champions Aston Villa, as the club's leadership and coach, John Haworth, believed that it could bring a change of fortune in the results. These colors have been with the club ever since, with the exception of the use of white jerseys and black pants during the 1930s and at the time of World War II. The club decided to return to the colors wine and light blue in 1946 , due in part to requests for his return in readers' letters to the Burnley Express.


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The first record of an emblem used by the Burnley was the coat of arms of the United Kingdom.

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The Burnley coat of arms formed the basis of the club's emblem.

The first recorded use of a crest for the club was in December 1887, when they wore the British monarch's coat of arms on the jersey. Prince Albert Victor had visited Turf Moor in October 1886 when Burnley faced Bolton Wanderers, In what was the first visit to a professional soccer field by a member of the royal family, to commemorate this event, the club received a set of white jerseys with a blue stripe adorned with the royal coat of arms. The team regularly wore the royal emblem until 1895, when it disappeared from the jerseys. When the club reached the final of the 1914 FA Cup, with King George V in the stands, the coat of arms once again appeared on uniforms.

From 1914 the team played in jerseys without the emblem, although the Burnley coat of arms was used in the FA Cup semi-final in 1935 and in the FA Cup final in 1947. Burnley won the First Division by second time in 1960, and as a result they were allowed to wear the Burnley town crest on their uniform for an indefinite period of time. This crest was worn on T-shirts until 1969, when it was replaced by the vertical monogram "BFC" . In 1975, the initials were placed horizontally and embroidered in gold. The club used a new badge in 1979, before reverting to the horizontal version of the 'BFC' monogram in 1983, this time in white lettering. In 1987, the Burnley returned to the shield used from 1979 to 1983.

The last major change came in 2009, when, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1959-60 First Division title, the Burnley decided to return to the emblem used between 1960 and 1969. In the following season, the motto in Latin Pretiumque et Causa Laboris (in Spanish, «Price and cause of your work») was replaced by the inscription Burnley Football Club.

The current club crest is based on the Burnley coat of arms.The stork at the top of the emblem refers to the Starkie family, which was prominent in rural Burnley. In his mouth he holds the Lacy Knot, the insignia of the Lacy family, which had Burnley and Blackburnshire under their influence in medieval times. The stork is located on a hill, which symbolizes the Pennines, and cotton factories, which represent the importance of the locality in the production of this textile fiber. On the black band, the hand represents Burnley's motto, Hold to the Truth (in Spanish, "Aferrar a la truth"), derived from the Towneley family. The two bees refer to the city's "busy environment" and the saying "as busy as a bee," but it also refers to Turf Moor's demolished Bee Hole End grandstand. Below, the wavy burgundy line is a reference to the River Brun, which runs through the settlement. The lion represents royalty, as Prince Albert Victor visited the club in 1886.


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The James Hargreaves grandstand in 2001.

The club has played its home matches on Turf Moor since February 1883, when it moved from its original premises in Calder Vale. Turf Moor was first used for sports in 1833, when the Burnley Cricket Club was established. February 1883, they invited the Burnley Football Club to a field adjacent to the cricket ground. Both clubs have remained there ever since, and only their Lancashire rival, Preston North End in Deepdale, has continuously occupied the same stadium for a longer period. time.

The land originally consisted of just one playing field and the first grandstand was not built until 1885. In 1888 the first league game was played on Turf Moor, in a match against Bolton Wanderers. Burnley won 4-1, and Fred Poland scored the first league goal in the stadium. At the time of World War I. Turf Moor's capacity increased from 20 to 000 under the chairmanship of Harry Windle, funded in part by the club's 50 FA Cup victory. The stadium hosted its only FA Cup semi-final in 000, between Huddersfield Town and Notts County, and five years later it hosted its only adult international match, between England and Wales for the British Home Championship.

From the end of World War II through the mid-1960s, crowds at the stadium averaged between 20 and 000, with a record average attendance of 35 in the 000-33 First Division. for a single game it was established in 621 against Huddersfield Town, in a tie in the third round of the FA Cup, when 1947 spectators attended.

The stadium consists of four grandstands called James Hargreaves - formerly Longslide -, Jimmy McIlroy - formerly Bee Hole End-, Bob Lord and Cricket Field, the latter for local and visiting fans; and its capacity is 21 seated spectators Turf Moor had a slight incline on the field of play until 944, when the field was raised and a new drainage system was installed to remove it. In the mid-1974s, the stadium was further renovated when two of its bleachers were replaced with new grandstands with individual seats as a result of the Taylor report, reducing their capacity.


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Jerry Dawson, player with the most games played with 569.

Among the most outstanding players in the history of Burnley are Jimmy McIlroy, chosen among the 100 legends of the English league, and Jimmy Adamson, who won the award for footballer of the year by the Writers Association in 1962, the only player to earn that distinction while performing for the club. Four years later, Willie Irvine became the top scorer in the First Division, also a unique feat in club history. Leighton James and Nick Pope are the only Burnley players to They have been included in the Football Association team of the year while they were with the team in the top flight: James was a member of the 1974-75 team and Pope was part of the 2019-20 team.

The footballer with the most appearances, if all the competitions are added, is goalkeeper Jerry Dawson, who stayed with the club throughout his career and played 569 first-team matches between 1907 and 1928. The top scorer is George Beel, who scored 188 times from 1923 to 1932, and also holds the record for the most goals in a league season, with 35 goals in the 1927-28 First Division. Jimmy Robson and Willie Irvine scored the most. goals in official matches in a single season with 37; In 1960-61, Robson scored 25 First Division goals, five in the FA Cup, four in the League Cup and three in the European Cup, while Irvine scored 29 First Division goals, five in the FA Cup. and three in the League Cup in 1965-66.

Jimmy McIlroy is the player with the most international appearances while at the club, having made 51 appearances for the Northern Ireland national team between 1951 and 1962. The first Burnley player to appear in an international match was John Yates, who played for England against Ireland in March 1889. He scored a hat-trick but was not recalled despite this. Burnley has contributed 29 players to the England team, and Bob Kelly is the most international player, with 11 appearances while performing for the club, in addition to being the highest scorer with 6 goals.

The highest amount received by the club for a transfer corresponds to the 25 million pounds Everton paid for defender Michael Keane in 2017, while the highest sum paid by the team was both for Leeds forward Chris Wood United in 2017 and Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson in 2018. Burnley paid a fee of £ 15 million each. In 1925 Bob Kelly broke the world transfer record, when he was transferred from Burnley to Sunderland for 6500 lbs.

Squad 2020-21

Players Technical body Most used tactical scheme
No. Nac. Pos Name Age Eq. origin INT.
1 Flag of England.svg 0BY   Nick Pope  28 years Flag of England.svg Charlton Athletic  Absolute
15 Ulster Banner.svg 0BY   Bailey Peacock Farrell  24 years Flag of England.svg Leeds United  Absolute
25 Flag of England.svg 0BY   Will norris  27 years Flag of England.svg Wolverhampton Wanderers
40 Flag of Denmark.svg 0BY   Lukas jensen  22 years Flag of Denmark.svg Hellerup I.K.
2 Flag of England.svg 1DEF   Matthew lowton  31 years Flag of England.svg Aston Villa
3 Flag of England.svg 1DEF   Charlie taylor  27 years Flag of England.svg Leeds United  Sub-19
5 Flag of England.svg 1DEF   James Tarkowski  29 years Flag of England.svg Brentford  Absolute
6 Flag of England.svg 1DEF   Ben Mee Captain sports.svg  31 years Flag of England.svg Manchester City  Sub-21
23 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1DEF   Erik pieters  32 years Flag of England.svg Stoke City  Absolute
26 Flag of Scotland.svg 1DEF   Phil Bardsley  35 years Flag of England.svg Stoke City  Absolute
28 Flag of Ireland.svg 1DEF   Kevin Long  30 years Flag of Ireland.svg Cork City  Absolute
34 Flag of Ireland.svg 1DEF   Jimmy dunne  23 years  Trained in the quarry  Sub-21
37 Flag of England.svg 1DEF   Bobby thomas  20 years  Trained in the quarry
42 Flag of England.svg 1DEF   Ali koiki  21 years  Trained in the quarry
45 Flag of England.svg 1DEF   Anthony Glennon  21 years  Trained in the quarry
4 Flag of England.svg 2MED   Jack Cork  31 years Flag of Wales 1959 – present.svg Swansea City  Absolute
7 Flag of Iceland.svg 2MED   Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson  30 years Flag of England.svg Charlton Athletic  Absolute
8 Flag of England.svg 2MED   Josh brownhill  25 years Flag of England.svg Bristol City
11 Flag of England.svg 2MED   Dwight McNeil  21 years  Trained in the quarry  Sub-21
12 Flag of Ireland.svg 2MED   Robbie Brady  29 years Flag of England.svg Norwich City  Absolute
16 Flag of England.svg 2MED   Dale Stephens  31 years Flag of England.svg Brighton & Hove Albion
18 Flag of England.svg 2MED   Ashley Westwood  31 years Flag of England.svg Aston Villa
41 Flag of England.svg 2MED   Josh benson  21 years  Trained in the quarry
44 Flag of England.svg 2MED   Mace goodridge  21 years Flag of England.svg Newcastle United
9 Flag of New Zealand.svg 3OF   Chris Wood  29 years Flag of England.svg Leeds United  Absolute
10 Flag of England.svg 3OF   Ashley barnes  31 years Flag of England.svg Brighton & Hove Albion  Sub-20
19 Flag of England.svg 3OF   Jay Rodriguez  31 years Flag of England.svg West Bromwich Albion  Sub-21
27 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 3OF   Matěj Vydra  28 years Flag of England.svg Derby County  Absolute
33 Flag of England.svg 3OF   Max thompson  19 years  Trained in the quarry
Nac. Pos Name Age Eq. origin Given to
Flag of England.svg 1DEF   Ben gibson  28 years Flag of England.svg Middlesbrough Flag of England.svg Norwich City

Coach (s)
Flag of England.svg Sean Dyche
Assistant Coach (s)
Flag of England.svg Ian Woan
Physical trainer (s)
Flag of Ireland.svg Tony loughlan
Goalkeeping coach (s)
Flag of England.svg Billy mercer
Flag of England.svg Alasdair beattie

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Burnley have had a total of 28 coaches throughout their history, not including the five interns, all of whom were born in the UK. The first coach of the club was Harry Bradshaw in 1894, a position that until then was occupied by the secretary who had the same powers and the role of a current coach.

The longest-running coach at Burnley is Harry Potts, who amassed a total of 728 coached games, from February 1958 to February 1970 and from February 1977 to October 1979. Potts is also the most successful coach, with a title. First Division (1959-60) and a Charity Shield (1960), together with John Haworth, who also won two titles, an FA Cup (1913-14) and a First Division title (1920-21).


Burnley is one of only five teams - the second to do so - to win all four of English football's professional divisions, along with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End, Sheffield United and Portsmouth.

National titles

Flag of England.svg National competition Securities Runners-up
First Division (2/2) 1920-21, 1959-60. 1919-20, 1961-62.
Second Division (3/3) 1897-98, 1972-73, 2015-16. 1912-13, 1946-47, 2013-14.
Third Division (1/1) 1981-82. 1999-00.
Fourth Division (1/0) 1991-92.
FA Cup (1/2) 1913-14. 1946-47, 1961-62.
Charity Shield (2/1) 1960 (shared), 1973. 1921


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Burnley fans in a Premier League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Burnley's fans traditionally hail from East Lancashire and West Yorkshire, and the club is one of the best-attended teams in English football per capita, averaging 20 Premier League spectators in one game. town of approximately 000 inhabitants.When the team won the First Division in 73-000, the fan ratio was almost three times the league average, as Turf Moor had an average attendance of 1959 and the city it had about 60 residents; a ratio of approximately 26%. In addition to a loyal local fan base, it also has numerous fan clubs throughout the UK and abroad, such as Australia, USA, Finland, Mauritius, Poland and Thailand, among other countries Many club fans have a friendship with the Dutch team Helmond Sport since 869. Both teams have a small group of fans who regularly travel abroad to watch each other's matches. prevalent since the early 80s is No nay never, an adaptation of the traditional song The wild rover, but with its lyrics changed to offend the classic rival Blackburn Rovers.

In the early 1980s the group of hooligans known as Suicide Squad (in Spanish, "Suicide Squad") emerged from the team's fan base. In 2002 the local police and the club established an operation to combat vandalism around the stadium, with more bans, arrests and more convictions. The group also appeared in the 2006 television documentary The Real Football Factories presented by Danny Dyer. Twelve members of the group were sentenced to prison for a total of 32 years in 2011, following a high-level incident with Blackburn Rovers supporters in 2009. After the verdict, the group of hooligans dissolved.

A popular alcoholic beverage that has been served at home games since World War I is the Béné & Hot, consisting of the French liquor Bénédictine with hot water.This tradition comes from the soldiers of the East Lancashire regiment, who acquired a taste for the drink while stationed in France. Soldiers drank it with hot water to keep warm in the trenches, and the survivors then returned to the Lancashire area with the liquor. More than 30 bottles are sold at each home match, making the club one of the largest sellers of this liquor in the world, and that Turf Moor is the only stadium in British football that sells it.


Burnley's main rival is Blackburn Rovers, with whom they dispute the East Lancashire derby, named for the region from which both clubs come. The encounters between both sets of ancient cotton towns are also known by the name of the cotton mills derby, although this denomination is not so common. Both clubs are founding members of the Football League and have titles of the First Division and the FA Cup. The two teams are separated by only 22 kilometers and, in addition to the proximity geographic, they also have a long history of encounters with each other; the first competitive clash was a league game in 1888. However, four years earlier, they had already met for the first time in a friendly. Burnley have better statistics in heads-up, as the red wines They have won 49 times against Blackburn's 45 victories, including the meetings leading up to the formation of the league. Burnley's closest geographic rival is actually Accrington Stanley, but since they never competed in the same category there is no significant rivalry between the two.

There are other rivalries with nearby clubs Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End, with whom they have regularly clashed in various league and cup competitions. The meeting between Burnley and Preston is, as of 2019-20, the most frequent match in the history of both clubs. When they are in the same category, Burnley maintains a rivalry, due to the classic confrontation between the two clubs. Lancashire and Yorkshire counties, with the Bradford City and Leeds United teams. red wines they also played heated games with Halifax Town, Plymouth Argyle, Rochdale, and Stockport County in the 1990s, when they found themselves in the lower leagues, though the hostility was mainly one-sided.

References in popular culture

Several movies and television shows have included references to the Burnley in recent decades. The club's supporters appear briefly in the 1965 feature film Help! of the Beatles, featuring a scene from the crowd from the 1962 FA Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur. The music video for the single Kicker Conspiracy of the post-punk band The Fall was filmed on Turf Moor in 1983. Scottish actor Colin Buchanan occasionally wore a Burnley T-shirt on the comedy-drama series All Quiet on the Preston FrontClub fan Richard Moore, who had a role in the drama Emmerdale From 2002 to 2005, he used to hide his Burnley paraphernalia on set, and his scarf made regular appearances on the series.

The club's mascot became nationally recognized after making a rugby entry to an exhibitionist during a home match against Preston North End in 2002, which was later featured on the BBC program. They Think It's All A Question of Sport.

The Burnley is also referenced in the movie The Inbetweeners Movie 2011. The main characters share a bus with a group of noisy fans of the team, much to the chagrin of one of them, who declares on the scene that he does not like the club. In 2012, actress Elle Mulvaney wore the club's jersey in an episode of the series Coronation Street, after the Burnley received a request from the producers to provide a uniform.

When the match recap program Match of the Day started in 1964, President Bob Lord banned the BBC cameras on Turf Moor, and kept the ban for five years. He argued that live coverage could deplete assists.


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