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Full name Burnley Football Club
Nickname(s) The Clarets
Short name BUR, BFC
Founded 18 May 1882; 140 years ago (1882-05-18)
Ground Turf Moor
Ground Capacity 21,944
Chairman Mike Garlick
Manager Sean Dyche
League Premier League
2018–19 Premier League, 15th of 20
Third colours

Burnley Football Club is a professional association football club based in Burnley, Lancashire, England. Founded on 18 May 1882, the team originally played only friendly matches until it entered the FA Cup for the first time in 1885–86. The club currently competes in the Premier League, the first tier of English football. Nicknamed "the Clarets", due to the dominant colour of the home shirts, Burnley was one of the twelve founding members of the Football League in 1888. The club's emblem is based on the town's crest, with a Latin motto Pretiumque et Causa Laboris ("The Prize and the Cause of [Our] Labour").

Burnley has been champions of England twice, in 1920–21 and 1959–60, has won the FA Cup once, in 1914, and has won the Community Shield twice, in 1960 and 1973. The club has been runners-up in the First Division (now the Premier League) twice, in 1919–20 and 1961–62, and has finished runners-up two times in the FA Cup, in 1947 and 1962. The Clarets also reached the 1961 quarter-finals of the European Cup. Burnley is one of only five teams to have won all top four professional divisions of English football, along with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End, Sheffield United and Portsmouth.

Burnley has played home games at Turf Moor since 17 February 1883, after it had moved from the original premises at Calder Vale. The club colours of claret and blue were adopted prior to the 1910–11 season in tribute to the dominant club of English football at the time, Aston Villa. Burnley has a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Blackburn Rovers, with whom it contests the East Lancashire Derby.

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