A massive day in the history of our club

Last updated : 18 May 2002 By Tony Scholes

The date, 18th May, was not just the date when this trophy was won but probably the most significant date in the history of our club. In fact we need to go back a century beyond the winning of that Third Division trophy to what was the most important of events.

Big decisions have been made over the years, decisions that have seen managers come and go and sometimes even stay when a departure looked certain but no decision was ever bigger than the one made on 18th May 1882.

With the help of the local press we can take you back 120 years to that momentous occasion, momentous now but at the time seemingly hardly worth a mention. Just visit The birth of Burnley Football Club which can be found within What the Papers Say in our BFC section.