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GETTING TO KNOW: Burnley

A look at the Clarets who return to the Championship...

16 June 2022

The next up on our list of sides joining us in the Championship is Burnley...

Stadium: Turf Moor
Capacity: 21,744
Year Formed: 1882
Nickname: The Clarets
Most League Appearance: Jerry Dawson – 522
Most League Goals: George Beel – 179
Record League Win: 9-0 v Darwen – Football League (9 January 1892)
Record League Defeat: 10-0 v Sheffield United – First Division (19 January 1929)

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Last Five Years

2021/22: 18th in Premier League – 35 points
2020/21: 17th in Premier League – 39 points
2019/20: 10th in Premier League – 54 points
2018/19: 15th in Premier League – 40 points
2017/18: 7th in Premier League – 54 points 

 

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Manager – Vincent Kompany

Vincent Kompany was born in the Belgian city of Uccle. Vincent graduated from Anderlecht's youth leagues at the age of 17 and played for three seasons between 2003 and 2006, before going to Hamburg in 2006.

A 22-year-old Kompany moved to Manchester City in 2008 where he lead the side to four Premier League titles. To recognize the legacy of Kompany his statue was unveiled outside the Etihad Stadium by Manchester City.

Kompany also featured for his country Belgium 89 times and captained them to a third place finish in the 2018 World Cup.

Kompany began his managing career as a player-manager at Anderlecht in 2019, and he retired from playing in 2020.

During his time at Anderlecht, he guided them to two consecutive 3rd place finishes and maintained a 45.65% winning record. Kompany took Anderlecht back to European football and a Belgian Cup final on his return to his hometown club.

Burnley announced Kompany as their manager earlier this month, becoming the club's first manager from outside the British Isles and the first Belgian to manage in England.

 

Connections:

Notable names to have connections between the two clubs through the years are Lukas Jutkiewicz, Dan Agyei, John Gayle, Jack Cork, Michael McIndoe, Nick Pickering, and Danny Fox.

 

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Coventry v Burnley Head-to-Head:

Games won: 12
Games drawn: 13
Games lost: 23

 

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Last Time We Met – Burnley 1-1 Coventry City, Championship, 14 April 2012

Charlie Austin put the Clarets in front before Clive Platt rescued a point for the Sky Blues late on at Turf Moor.

Sky Blues Xl: Joe Murphy (GK), Jordon Clarke (Christie, 56’), Richard Keogh, Martin Cranie, Chris Hussey, David Bell (Bigirimana, 56’), Oliver Norwood, Sammy Clingan (C), Gary McSheffrey, Alex Nimely (Platt, 56’), Cody McDonald.

Unused subs: Chris Dunn (GK), Jordan Willis.

 

Fact:

Burnley moved into Turf Moor in 1883. Only their local rivals Preston North End have occupied the same ground for longer than the Clarets.


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