Clarets in Europe

Extracts from Burnley's days in European Competition

Burnley draw the French Champions

Burnley draw the French Champions

Having received a bye in the preliminary round, Burnley learned that their first opponents in the European Cup in the 1960/61 season would be French Champions Stade de Reims, one of the favourites to win the competition.
European football for Burnley

European football for Burnley

It's probably difficult to believe now but on 16th November 1960 Burnley became just the third English club, after Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, to play in the European Cup.
Burnley triumph in France

Burnley triumph in France

Half a century ago, Burnley had beaten French Champions Stade de Reims in the first ever European Cup tie played at Turf Moor and set out to France to protect that lead and win a place in the quarter finals.
Burnley - one of the greatest teams in the world

Burnley - one of the greatest teams in the world

Having beaten Stade de Reims to reach the quarter-finals of the European Cup, Burnley learned on 6th December 1960 that their next opponents would be the West German champions Hamburger Sports Verein.
Germans Hamburg have no answer to Burnley

Germans Hamburg have no answer to Burnley

Fifty years ago today was the day Turf Moor staged the European Cup Quarter Final between Burnley and West German champions Hamburger Sports Verein.
Cup hopes end in Hamburg

Cup hopes end in Hamburg

Fifty years ago today the big day had come as Burnley travelled to West Germany to play their champions Hamburg SV in the second leg of the quarter-final of the 1960/61 European Cup.
Burnley back in Europe, we play Hanover

Burnley back in Europe, we play Hanover

Having ended the 1965/66 season in 3rd place in the First Division Burnley were hopeful that it would bring a return to European football for the first time since the European Cup exploits of 1960/61.
All change in the Fairs Cup

All change in the Fairs Cup

Having been invited to play in the Fairs Cup, and having been drawn against Hanover SV 1896, Burnley's first round tie was thrown into chaos when Vfb Stuttgart complained about the selection process.


Back in Europe, back in West Germany
- Burnley Wed 20th September
European football returns to Turf Moor
- Burnley Wed 27th September
Burnley ‘Head' to victory in Switzerland
- Burnley Thu 19th October
Swiss roll over
- Burnley Wed 25th October
Italy next for Burnley
- Burnley Sun 19th November
Clarets beat Napoli on great Turf Moor night
- Burnley Thu 18th January
See Naples and Die
- Burnley Thu 8th February
Germany next for Burnley
- Burnley Thu 1st March
One foot in the semi-final
- Burnley Wed 4th April
The biggest flop of the lot
- Burnley Fri 20th April

Burnley Match Reports

Premier League Sat 18th November 15:00

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