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Based out of Burnley, Lancashire, Burnley Football club is an English football team currently playing the Premier League. It is one of the founding clubs of The Football League.

The Burnley Rivers football club decided to make the switch from Rugby to Union Football in May of 1882. Their very first game, which came in October of that same year ended with a disappointing 8-0 defeat at the hands of Astley Bridge.

They moved their games to Turf Moor Stadium in 1883; the stadium in which they still play their games currently. Only Preston, their Lancashire rivals have remained in one location longer than them.

The first season of The Football League was 1888-1889. That season was not very kind to Burnley seeing as though they lost their first 17 games of the season. They did manage to salvage the season with their first ever Lancashire Cup with a 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers.

The years that followed found Burnley playing in the Second division. They were promoted briefly following a season in which they only had two losses, but found themselves back in Second division up until 1911-12 when they had a one-loss season.

They changed their colours to claret and sky blue and in 1912-13 were once again promoted to First Division. The following season they won their first major cup and were presented the cup by King George V.

Postwar is when the team flourished behind the dynamic duo of Jimmy Adamson and Jimmy Mcllroy. The team managed to win the championship in 1959-60. Once those two were gone, the team began a decline into near oblivion from 1976-1987.

It took them until 1992, four years after they lost the Football League Trophy game to Wolves at Wembley Stadium to regain their championship form, winning the Division four championship.

True to honoring their tradition, Turf Moor stadium is divided into four stands all named after former players. The James Hargreaves stand, the Bob Lord stand, the David Fishwick stand and most notably, the Jimmy Mcllroy stand.

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