Burnley FC

The Clarets

Founded: 1882, Stadium: Turf Moor, Capacity: 21,944

Founded in 1882, the team originally only played friendly matches until they entered the FA Cup for the first time in 1885-86. Nicknamed “the Clarets” (after the dominant colour of the home shirts), they were one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888. Burnley has played home games at Turf Moor since 1883, after the club had moved from the original premises at Calder Vale. Burnley has been champions of England in 1920-21 and 1959-60. They won the FA Cup in 1914 and the Community Shield in 1960 and 1973. Burnley is one of the five teams to have won all top four professional divisions of English football. Burnley has a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Blackburn Rovers. The club’s emblem is based on the town’s crest. The Latin motto “Pretiumque et Causa Laboris” means “The Prize and the Cause of our Labour.
1960-1969, 2009-2010
2007-2008 125th anniversary
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