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Burnley Football Club
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Burnley Football Club was founded in 1882 after Burnley Rovers Football Club decided to switch from Rugby Union to Association Football. In 1888 they were amongst the founder members of the Football League. The early years saw the team hovering between the First and Second Division. The team was the centre of a scandal when their goalkeeper attempted to bride members of the opposition team on the last day of the 1899-00 season, which saw Burnley relegated for the second time to the Second Division. 1911-12 marked the beginnings of an upturn in the clubs fortunes. By now the club had changed to their now familiar Claret and Blue colours giving them the nickname 'The Clarets'. They were promoted to the First Division in 1912-13 and were FA Cup semi finalists that year. In 1914 they went one better and beat Liverpool to win the FA Cup Final. In 1920-21 they won the league championship, a feat which they repeated in 1959-60. The team went into decline from 1976 to 1987, dropping to the fourth tier and almost out of the Football League at one point. Since then the team has recovered and is back in the top half of the League. Burnley plays at Turf Moor, which has been their home since 1882.


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