Burnley Football Club is a professional association football club based in Burnley, Lancashire. The team will play in the Premier League, the highest level of English football in the 2016–17 season after winning the league title in the 2015–16 season in the Football League Championship.
Nicknamed The Clarets, due to the dominant colour of their home shirts, they were one of the founder members of the Football League in 1888. The club colours of claret and blue were adopted in 1910 in tribute to the dominant club of English football at the time, Aston Villa. It was thought the colours might lift and inspire Burnley to emulate the aforementioned side; the colours before claret and blue were yellow and black.
Their home ground since 1883 has been Turf Moor, the longest continuously professional used football ground in the world with a natural turf. In the 2014–15 Premier League season, Turf Moor was the longest continuously professional used football ground in the top tier in the world.
Burnley have been Football League Champions twice, in 1920–21 and 1959–60, have won the FA Cup once, in 1914, and have won the Community Shield twice, in 1960 and 1973. The Clarets also reached the 1961 quarter-finals of the European Cup. They are one of only three teams to have won all top four professional divisions of English football, along with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Preston North End.