Burnley Football Club haven't always played in Claret and Blue,
but what is clear is that their greatest footballing triumphs came
in the now famous colours.
Early accounts of the strip have not been very consistent, but the
historical records at www.historicalkits.com (the ones shown above) are
probably the most throughly researched catalogue of Burnley's
was thought that a change in luck could be sought through the change
of strip, and Burnley was thought that a change in luck could be sought
through the change of strip, and Burnley adopted the colours of the
most successful side in England at that time, Aston Villa.
adopted the colours of the most successful side in England at that time,
The change is luck was almost immediate, and within
3 years Burnley were FA Cup winners, and shortly
after the First World War, they won the League
For short spell before the start of the Second World
War, Burnley played in White shirts and Black shorts
with a white stripe, and it is thought that a similar
change in luck was sought to that of the early 1900's
and was the cataclysm behind the colour change.
The idea was shortly lived, and Burnley reverted back
to Claret and Blue after the end of to the Second World
War. Burnley have exclusively relied on one strict
version of a Claret and Blue strip. This is
comparable to fellow Claret teams such as Aston Villa
and West Ham who predominantly play in Claret body
and Blue sleeves. Burnley have worn many different
variations of the colours down the years, mainly during
the 70's and more recently during the late 90's and into
the 21 century.