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Burnley

Burnley FC Profile

Club name Burnley Football Club
Previous names Burley Rovers RFC 1881-82
Ground(s) Turf Moor, since 1882

Founded

May 1882 out of Burley Rovers RFC, turned professional 1883
Colours Claret shirts with light blue band, white shorts, white stockings
Domestic honours Football League Champions 1920-21, 1959-60; Division Two winners 1897-98, 1972-73; Division Three winners 1981-82; Division Four winners 1991-92; 
FA Cup winners 1913-14, runners-up 1946-47, 1961-62;
Associate-Members (Sherpa-Van) Trophy runners-up 1987-88;
Anglo-Scottish Cup winners 1978-79;
FA Charity Shield winners 1973, joint winners 1960;
European honours None
International honours None

Most Appearances

Player
No.
England Players Years Starts Subs Apps Capt Goals
165 Yates, John 1889 1 0 1 0 3
212 Crabtree, James William 1894-95 3 0 3 0 0
242 Hillman, John 1899 1 0 1 0 0
264 Bannister, William 1901 1 0 1 0 0
339 Freeman, Bertram Clewley 1912 3 0 3 0 2
375 Watson, William 1913-19 3 0 3 0 0
381 Mosscrop, Edwin 1914 2 0 2 0 0
396 Kelly, Robert 1920-25 11 0 11 0 6
421 Dawson, Jeremiah 1921-22 2 0 2 0 0
486 Hill, John Henry 1925-29 11 0 11 5 0
513 Waterfield, George Smith 1927 1 0 1 0 0
516 Page, Louis Antonio 1927 7 0 7 0 1
531 Bruton, John 1928-29 3 0 3 0 0
716 Elliott, William Henry 1952 5 0 5 0 3
740 Pilkington, Brian 1954 1 0 1 0 0
768 McDonald, Colin Agnew 1958 8 0 8 0 0
783 Connelly, John Michael 1959-63 10 0 10 0 4
796 Angus, John 1961 1 0 1 0 0
797 Miller, George Brian 1961 1 0 1 0 0
799 Pointer, Raymond 1961 3 0 3 0 2
841 Harris, Gordon 1966 1 0 1 0 0
864 Coates, Ralph 1970-71 1 1 2 0 0
893 Dobson, John Martin 1974 4 0 4 0 0
23 Total 1889-1974 84 1 85 5 21

Notes

Two Claret players have started at the same time for England on ten different occasions between 1922 and 1961.  Goalkeeper Jerry Dawson and Bob Kelly started against Scotland, 8 April 1922.  John Hill then started alongside Kelly against Wales, 28 February 1925.

Hill captained England on five occasions in 1927 while starting alongside his Burnley team-mates.  Starting with Arthur Rigby on three occasions in 1927, against Scotland, Belgium and France, 2 April, 21 and 26 May, and then Louis Page against Ireland and Wales, 22 October and 28 November.

It was not until 1961 before The Clarets put forward two players in the same starting line-up.  John Angus and Brian Miller started against Austria, 27 May 1961.  Ray Pointer and John Connelly then started together twice, against Wales and Portugal in October 1961.

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