Burnley Football Club was established in 1882, with the club later becoming one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888. Playing their games at the 21,944 capacity stadium Turf Moor, the one-club town boasts a number of major honours to their name from the pre-modern era.
Burnley Football Club Roll Of Honours
Burnley were twice the winners of the old First Division back in 1921 and 1960, while the club also finished as runners-up in 1920 and 1962. Burnley also has one FA Cup victory to their name, having been crowned champions in 1914. They defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the final at Crystal Palace in London in front of over 72,000 supporters, with Bert Freeman scoring the only goal of the game. The Clarets have twice finished as runners-up in the FA Cup during their history, doing so 1947 and 1962. Burnley have also won the Second Division/Championship title on three occasions, whilst also having a Third Division and Fourth Division title to their name as well.
Between 1888 and 1980, Burnley played all of their competitive football between Division One and Division Two, though they did then suffer a decline over the next 20 years. Between 1980 and 2000, Burnley played 18 years in either the third or fourth tier of English football, spending two seasons in the second tier in which they were relegated back to the third on both occasions.
However, they have had far more joy this century, not dropping below the Championship and have won promotion to the Premier League on three occasions, first doing so under Owen Coyle in 2009. Sean Dyche has since led the Clarets to the Premier League on two occasions in 2014 and 2016.
The peak of Dyche’s spell came in the 2017/18 season, during which they finished 7th in the Premier League table and earned themselves a place in the following campaign’s Europa League qualifiers, with it being the first time that Burnley had competed on the European stage.
They have also had a number of players go on to play for England in recent years including Tom Heaton, Nick Pope, Michael Keane, James Tarkowski and Jack Cork, whilst also signing former England internationals in Joe Hart, Danny Drinkwater, Aaron Lennon and Jay Rodriguez.