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Burnley FC are a soccer club from the English county of Lancashire.
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  Burnley FC History    
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This is a quiz about the history of Burnley Football Club. Good luck!
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This is my quiz about the greatest team in the world...
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What year were Burnley founded?

From Quiz "For Burnley #1 Fans"

Burnley Trivia Questions

1. What year were Burnley founded?

From Quiz
For Burnley #1 Fans

Answer: 1882

Burnley were formed in 1882, 6 years before the League was formed.

2. In what year were Burnley formed?

From Quiz Burnley FC History

Answer: 1882

The club were originally called Burnley Rovers, but quickly changed to just Burnley FC.

3. Who was scheduled to be Burnley's away sponsor in 2003-04?

From Quiz For Burnley #1 Fans

Answer: VK Vodka Kick

For the first time ever Burnley will have two different sponsors. 1 home and 1 away.

4. One year after their foundation, Burnley moved into which stadium, which has been their home ever since?

From Quiz Burnley FC

Answer: Turf Moor

After a single season at Calder Vale, Burnley moved into Turf Moot in 1883. A record attendance for the stadium was set in 1924 when 54,755 crammed into the ground to watch a game against Huddersfield Town. Ground renovations and modern safety restrictions meant that the capacity in the early 2020s was 21,944.

5. Burnley have a number of local rivals in the Lancashre area, but which one do they share their fiercest rivalry with, against whom they contest the "East Lancashire derby"?

From Quiz Burnley FC

Answer: Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire, along with neighbouring counties of Greater Manchester and Merseyside, is home to many football clubs, and therefore many local rivalries but, for Burnley supporters, the one that rally matters is the "East Lancashire Derby" against Blackburn Rovers. The two towns are just 14 miles apart, and the two teams have been going at it hammer and tongs sine 1888.

6. Who was Burnley's first manager in their history?

From Quiz Burnley FC History

Answer: Arthur F Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe managed the club from 1893-96.

7. Gareth Taylor scored how many goals in the 2002-03 season?

From Quiz For Burnley #1 Fans

Answer: 17

Gareth Taylor notched 17 goals last season.

8. What have been Burnley's first-choice colours of shirt since 1946?

From Quiz Burnley FC

Answer: Claret & Sky Blue

Prior to World War 2, Burnley wore various colours of shirts, but, from 1946 onwards, have always worn claret shirts, usually with sky blue sleeves. The club's nickname is "The Clarets".

9. Which season saw Burnley become League Champions for the first time?

From Quiz Burnley FC History

Answer: 1920-21

Burnley won the Division One title with 59 points, 5 clear of second placed Manchester City, who had 54.

10. What year did Burnley win the FA Cup for the first time?

From Quiz For Burnley #1 Fans

Answer: 1914

This was the only time they won the cup in the 20th century, but were beaten finalists on a number of occasions.

11. In 1914, Burnley won the FA Cup for the first time in their history when they defeated which team in the final?

From Quiz Burnley FC

Answer: Liverpool

Burnley's FA Cup run in season 1913-14 began with consecutive home wins over South Shields, Derby County and Bolton Wanderers. They needed a replay to see off Sunderland in the quarter-finals to set up a semi-final against Sheffield United. A 0-0 draw at Old Trafford was followed by a 1-0 win at Goodison Park in the replay, to send Burnley through to the final. The match, at the Crystal Palace in London, resulted in a 1-0 win over Liverpool, with Bert Freeman scoring the game's only goal.

12. Which club did Burnley sign Andy Payton from in 1998?

From Quiz Burnley FC History

Answer: Huddersfield Town

Peyton was born and bred in the area, and started his career in 1985 with Hull City, but it wasn't until 13 years later that he signed for the team he supported as a youngster.

13. Who beat Burnley 2-0 in 1/4 final of the 2002-03 season's FA Cup?

From Quiz For Burnley #1 Fans

Answer: Watford

BFC had had bad cup runs until 2003 when they reached the 1/4 finals after beating Fulham.

14. Burnley's first league title success came in season 1920-21. Who was their long-serving manager who led them that season?

From Quiz Burnley FC

Answer: John Haworth

Burnley had finished season 1919-20, the first after World War 1, as runners-up in the league to West Bromwich Albion. The following season they went one better, winning the tile by five points from Manchester City. John Haworth was manager of Burnley between 1910 and 1924, leading them to FA Cup success in 1914 as well as the 1921 league championship. He sadly died of pneumonia in December, 1924, aged just 48, whilst still the club's manager.

15. What home colour did Burnley play in, primarily, during the 2002-03 season?

From Quiz For Burnley #1 Fans

Answer: Claret and Blue

Burnley were one of the first clubs worldwide to play in Claret and Blue shirts.

16. Burnley set a club record for its biggest league win in 1892, when they defeated which other Lancashire team 9-0?

From Quiz Burnley FC

Answer: Darwen

Darwen, from a town near Burnley, were Football League members from 1891-99, and struggled throughout most of that time. On 8th January 1892, Burnley thrashed them 9-0. Strangely enough, during the 20th century, Burnley also won three F.A. Cup ties by that same 9-0 scoreline, with Crystal Palace, New Brighton and Penrith being their victims.

17. How many games (including subsitute appearances) did Paul Gascoigne play for the club in season 2001-02?

From Quiz Burnley FC History

Answer: 6

'Gazza' was one of the most naturally gifted players England had seen in the 1990's, and signed for the club on a free transfer from Everton until the end of the season.

18. What position did Burnley finish in in 1999-2000 season?

From Quiz For Burnley #1 Fans

Answer: 2nd

Arguably Burnley's best season for 20 years. In that year Andy Payton the 'Natural Born Claret' notched over 30 goals.

19. In season 1959-60, Burnley became champions of England for the second time, finishing the season a single point ahead of which club?

From Quiz Burnley FC

Answer: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers were going for a hat-trick of league titles in 1959-60, but Burnley edged them out by a single point. John Connelly, Ray Pointer and Jimmy Robson scored 57 goals between them to help the Clarets to title glory.

20. Who did Burnley beat in a Division One game to set the record for their biggest league win in 1892?

From Quiz Burnley FC History

Answer: Darwen United

The game took place on January 9, 1892.

21. Burnley's fortunes took a downward turn in the 1980s, and they came within 90 minutes of dropping out of the Football League altogether in 1987. Who did they defeat in their last game of the season to stave off relegation?

From Quiz Burnley FC

Answer: Orient

Season 1986-87 saw an incredible finish to the Division Four campaign, with three clubs, Burnley, Lincoln City and Torquay United, separated by two points at the bottom going into the final round of fixtures. Burnley were bottom so it was out of their hands, but they took care of their own business by beating Orient 2-0. Lincoln City lost at Swansea City, but would still have stayed up if Torquay lost at home to Crewe. Incredibly, Torquay recovered from 0-2 down to draw 2-2, with the equalising goal coming deep into stoppage time after the game was delayed due to a Torquay player being bitten by a police dog!

22. Burnley needed a win on the final day of the 1986-87 season to save them from being relegated from the Football League, and won their final game 2-1. Who was the unfortunate team to be relegated?

From Quiz Burnley FC History

Answer: Lincoln City

Burnley beat Orient 2-1 at Turf Moor, but Lincoln lost to Swansea City 2-0, and with it went their League status.

23. What is the name of Burnley's ground?

From Quiz For Burnley #1 Fans

Answer: Turf Moor

Burnley have played at Turf Moor for over 50 years.

24. Which player set a Burnley club record of 51 international appearances when he represented Northern Ireland in the 1950s?

From Quiz Burnley FC

Answer: Jimmy McIlroy

Jimmy McIlroy made 439 league appearances for Burnley between 1950 and 1963, scoring 116 goals. He would score 10 goals in a total of 55 national appearances for Northern Ireland. The east stand at the club's stadium was renamed the Jimmy McIlroy Stand in his honour in the 1990's.

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