Champions of England

A look back at the 1959/60 League Championship season

New York, New York

New York, New York

Having become Football League Champions, the Burnley team of fifty years ago set sail for America and the international club tournament in New York.
A look back at our wonderful championship season

A look back at our wonderful championship season

Fifty years ago Burnley Football Club were champions of England. Over the past nine months we've been chartering the season, game by game, right to the last of those games against Manchester City at Maine Road.
What a reception for the Champions

What a reception for the Champions

It was an evening the town of Burnley would never forget as the Football League Champions of fifty years ago celebrated the receiving of the trophy with a tour of the town.
Burnley receive the Championship trophy

Burnley receive the Championship trophy

On the afternoon of Wednesday 11th May 1960, Burnley Football Club were presented with the Football League Championship Trophy at a special luncheon at the new Keirby Hotel.
Champions are shocked at reception

Champions are shocked at reception

"The trouble is, you just can't realise we're the Champions," said one Burnley player about two hours after the final whistle at Maine Road, Manchester had confirmed a 2-1 win over Manchester City and given the Turf Moor team the two points necessary for the League championship.
Burnley Football Club - Champions of England

Burnley Football Club - Champions of England

When Burnley kicked off the season in August 1959 I don't think many envisaged that a 2-1 win in the last game of the season against Manchester City at Maine Road would see us crowned champions.
We have to beat Manchester City at Maine Road

We have to beat Manchester City at Maine Road

The last day of the 1959/60 season brought big wins for both Wolves and Spurs. With Burnley unable to win against Fulham at Turf Moor it left us in third place but knowing that a win against Manchester City at Maine Road would see us crowned as champions.
Can my mate have a trial at Burnley?

Can my mate have a trial at Burnley?

Some fifty-three years ago, a Burnley player, undergoing National Service at Catterick, asked at Burnley headquarters if his pal from the same unit could have a trial at Turf Moor.


Bloomfield Road point takes us closer
- Burnley Fri 23rd April
Two days, two wins and Burnley go joint top
- Burnley Fri 16th April
Easter starts with a win against Leicester
- Burnley Thu 15th April
Burnley lift first trophy of the season
- Burnley Tue 13th April
Pointer goal crucial at Nottingham Forest
- Burnley Fri 9th April
Burnley play England and nearly beat them
- Burnley Wed 7th April
Title hopes take a battering at Molineux
- Burnley Tue 30th March
Double hopes crash at Ewood Park
- Burnley Tue 16th March
Maine Road beckons for replay victors
- Burnley Sun 14th March
Burnley hit by late Blackburn comeback in cup
- Burnley Fri 12th March
Burnley beat Blackburn in disappointing derby
- Burnley Fri 5th March
Burnley beat league leaders Spurs
- Burnley Mon 1st March
Massive crowd, big win, Blackburn next
- Burnley Tue 23rd February
Local derby in Cup if Burnley win replay
- Burnley Mon 22nd February
Late goal in the mud wins replay
- Burnley Sat 20th February
No football as Burnley mourns the murder of a child
- Burnley Sat 13th February
Back to league action as Geordies come to town
- Burnley Sat 6th February
It's Bradford City in the Cup
- Burnley Mon 1st February
Off to Wales for the cup tie
- Burnley Sat 30th January
Good point at the Hawthorns
- Burnley Sat 23rd January
Burnley see off Chelsea at snow bound Turf Moor
- Burnley Sat 16th January
Burnley progress after replay win
- Burnley Tue 12th January
Swansea Town next for Burnley if we win replay
- Burnley Mon 11th January
A flooded Bee Hole End and another away win
- Burnley Sat 2nd January
United gain Turf Moor revenge as water probe ends
- Burnley Mon 28th December
Old Trafford win for Burnley on Boxing Day
- Burnley Sat 26th December
Shock defeat as Mecca move into town
- Burnley Sat 19th December
Gooners are goners
- Burnley Sat 12th December
Back home and another big win
- Burnley Sat 5th December
Jimmy Chin goal means no fun at Fulham
- Burnley Sat 28th November
A modern home, a bad smell and eight goals
- Burnley Sat 21st November
Winter arrives as Burnley get point at Hillsborough
- Burnley Sat 14th November
Who put the bandage in the meat?
- Burnley Sat 31st October
Burnley see off City after thrilling finale
- Burnley Sat 24th October
Olympic preparations lead to Turf Moor
- Burnley Mon 19th October
Cheap rail fares for Blackburn derby
- Burnley Sat 17th October
Internationals miss White Hart Lane draw
- Burnley Sat 3rd October
The lights go on at Folkestone
- Burnley Wed 30th September
Burnley beat bottom club Birmingham
- Burnley Sat 26th September
All change in Burnley as Clarets head for Newcastle
- Burnley Sat 19th September
Clarets fall to a goal from local plumber
- Burnley Tue 15th September
Bobby Robson goal can't stop Burnley
- Burnley Sat 12th September
Late goals give Burnley win against Preston
- Burnley Tue 8th September
Blacklaw brilliance gives us Goodison win
- Burnley Wed 2nd September
Perfect start ended by weight lifting Hammers
- Burnley Sat 29th August
Clarets go nap against Toffees
- Burnley Tue 25th August
Burnley turn the heat on Leeds in season opener
- Burnley Sat 22nd August
It's raining goals in Belfast
- Burnley Mon 17th August
Season tickets on sale as Clarets beat Whites
- Burnley Sat 15th August

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