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Burnley F.C.

Burnley FC
Football club information
Full nameBurnley Football Club
NicknameThe Clarets
Founded1882
StadiumTurf Moor,
Burnley, England (capacity : 22546)
ChairmanBarry Kilby
ManagerEddie Howe
LeagueThe Championship
2010 11The Championship, 8th
Current season2011 12 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley Football Club are a professional English Football League club based in Burnley, Lancashire. Nicknamed the Clarets, due to the dominant colour of their home shirts, they were founder members of the Football League in 1888. The club colours are claret and blue, and their home ground since 1883 has been Turf Moor.

Burnley have been Football League Champions twice, in 1920 21 and 1959 60, and have won the FA Cup once, in 1914. The Clarets also reached the 1961 quarter-finals of the European Cup. They are one of only three teams to have won all top four professional divisions of English football. The other two teams are Preston North End and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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. Between 2000 and 2009 they played in the second tier of English football, until they gained promotion to the Premier League for the first time in 33 years after winning the 2009 Championship Play-off Final, but were relegated after a single season.


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