Manager: Sean Dyche
Burnley Football Club was founded on May 18, 1882. Originally, the team was only meant to play friendly matches until they entered the FA Cup for the first time in 1885-1886. Nicknamed the Clarets, Burnley FC is known for dominant colored home kits. They were among the pioneer members that established the Football League in 1888.
Burnley have been champions of England two times, in 1920-21 and 1959-60. The 1920-21 season witnessed a 30-match unbeaten run for the Clarets. It remained an English record until surpassed The Invincibles (Arsenal 2003-04). In addition to that, they have one FA Cup title and two Community Shield titles. The Clarets also reached the 1961 quarterfinals of the European Cup (now known as the Champions League. They are one of the five teams to have won all top four professional divisions of English football.
In 1979-80, Burnley dropped to the Third Division, relegated to the Fourth Division five years later, and almost faced dissolution after dropping to the Football Conference. Burnley won promotion in 1991-92 to the third tier and in 1999-2000 to the second tier, before heading back to the Premier League in 2008-09.