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Burnley once nearly disappeared off the English football map, retaining their Football League status on the last day of the 1986/87 campaign.

Things are much better these days with the Clarets being a regular fixture in the Premier League.

For a town of just under 80,000 people, Burnley Football Club has regularly punched well above its weight. A fact the fans are rightly proud of. 

Tales of a former director’s time at the club make for a rivetting read, as does the club’s history, in the form of a quiz book.

As for Vincent Kompany’s tenure… 

You’ll find some of the current bestselling Burnley books below.

If we’ve missed any, please drop us a line: missedbooks@englishfootballbooks.com

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Burnley, Champions Again! The Astonishing 2022/23 season with Vincent Kompany​

Burnley, Champions Again! The Astonishing 2022/23 season with Vincent Kompany

Hardcover
By Dave Thomas

This is the story of another amazing promotion for Burnley, in a season defined by the inspirational Vincent Kompany.

Burnley Out of the Wilderness

Out of the Wilderness: A Director’s Life at Burnley FC

Hardcover
By Dave Thomas

Former Burnley Football Club director Clive Holt has turned his 35 years at the club into a compelling memoir full of anecdotes and previously untold tales.

Burnley FC Quiz Book

Burnley Quiz Book

Paperback
By Chris Carpenter

Put your Clarets knowledge to the test with this Burnley Football Club quiz book.

Completely updated for the 2022/23 season, the book contains over a hundred informative trivia questions…

Burnley FC On This Day

Burnley FC: On This Day:
History, Facts & Figures From Every Day of the Year

Hardcover
By Philip Bird

Burnley On This Day revisits the most memorable moments from the club’s amazing history, with an entry for every day of the year…

Northern Exposure: A Fifty-Year Diary of Watching Burnley FC​

Northern Exposure:
A Fifty-Year Diary of Watching Burnley FC

Hardcover
By Tim Quelch

This is an enthralling account of the undulating fortunes of Burnley Football Club over half a century.

The story starts in March 1970 and charts the rapid decline over the decade and into the 1980s.

Never Had It So Good: Burnley's Incredible 1959/60 League Title Triumph​

Never Had It So Good: Burnley's Incredible 1959/60 League Title Triumph

Paperback
By Tim Quelch

Burnley’s league title of 1960 remains one of the most remarkable feats in the history of the English game – the smallest club to ever to win the top division.

Jimmy Greaves commented. “In an era when quite a few teams believed in the big boot, they were a league of gentlemen.”

From Orient to the Emirates: The Plucky Rise of Burnley FC​

From Orient to the Emirates: The Plucky Rise of Burnley FC

Paperback
By Tim Quelch

Consistently earning five-star reviews, this books charts Burnley’s incredible recovery from almost oblivion…

As Sean Dyche once said: “Maximum effort is the minimum requirement.”

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