|First entry||1960–61 European Cup|
|Latest entry||2018–19 UEFA Europa League|
Burnley Football Club is an English football club based in Burnley. The club was founded in 1882 and has competed in the English football league system from its conception in 1888. Their first season in Europe came when they entered the 1960–61 European Cup after winning the 1959–60 First Division Title, reaching the quarter-final stages, where they lost 5–4 on aggregate to Hamburger SV. Burnley's second appearance in European cup competition came in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in the 1966–67 season. The Clarets' most recent European campaign was in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.
1960–61 European Cup
The Clarets won their second league championship in the 1959–60 season and thus qualified for the European Cup the following season. Their first opponents were Stade de Reims, the French champions. Burnley won the first leg 2–0 at Turf Moor, however lost the away leg at the Parc des Princes 3–2. This was enough to send the English club through to the quarter-finals, where the West German champions Hamburger SV awaited. Burnley again won the home leg, though a crushing 4–1 defeat at the Volksparkstadion saw them leave the competition.
|1960–61||European Cup||First round||Stade de Reims||2–0||2–3||4–3|
|Burnley||2–0||Stade de Reims|
|Stade de Reims||3–2||Burnley|
Rodzik 56', 75'
Won 4–3 on aggregate.
|Pilkington 7', 59'
Seeler 42', 61'
Lost 4–5 on aggregate.
1966–67 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
After finishing third in the 1965–66 season, Burnley entered the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in the 1966–67 season, along with fellow English clubs West Bromwich Albion and the eventual beaten finalists Leeds United. Burnley, just as in the European Cup previously, would be undone by a West German team in the shape of Eintracht Frankfurt.
|1966–67||Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||First round||VfB Stuttgart||2–0||1–1||3–1|
|Second round||FC Lausanne-Sport||5–0||3–1||8–1|
|Third round||S.S.C. Napoli||3–0||0–0||3–0|
|Weiß 50' (pen.)||Report||Irvine 17'|
Won 3–1 on aggregate.
|Armbruster 17'||Report||Coates 29'
|Lochhead 26', 32', 74'
Won 8–1 on aggregate.
Won 3–0 on aggregate.
|Friedrich 35'||Report||Miller 60'|
|Miller 86'||Report||Lotz 32'
Lost 2–3 on aggregate.
2018–19 UEFA Europa League
Burnley entered the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League at the second qualifying round since they finished in seventh place in the 2017–18 Premier League. They drew Aberdeen, setting up an all-British tie. In the first leg at Pittodrie Stadium, Sam Vokes scored Burnley's first European goal in 51 years by cancelling out Gary Mackay-Steven's converted penalty kick. After Chris Wood and Lewis Ferguson exchanged first-half goals, Burnley secured progression to the next round in extra time at Turf Moor, with Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes (Barnes' goal a spot-kick) scoring in the additional 30 minutes.
The draw for the play-off was undertaken before the third qualifying round had been decided: the winners would face either Olympiacos or FC Luzern. The second leg, at Turf Moor, was played without away support after İstanbul Başakşehir elected not to sell tickets to their supporters. After 180 minutes of goalless football, the match-winning goal was scored by Cork in extra time.
Burnley's play-off round opposition were Olympiacos, who had beaten Luzern 7–1 on aggregate in the previous round. Five Clarets supporters were injured in incidents of football hooliganism before the first leg in Piraeus, at which Burnley wore their all-black away colours, complete with black armbands, in memory of Jimmy McIlroy who died three days earlier. Kostas Fortounis put the home side in front, before Wood scored a penalty to level the score. In the second half, Ben Gibson received a yellow card for a foul, and from the resultant free-kick Andreas Bouchalakis' header restored the Greeks' lead; Gibson was sent off after collecting his second yellow for handball and Fortounis scored his second of the night from the penalty spot on the hour mark. Olympiacos' owner, Evangelos Marinakis (who also owns Nottingham Forest), reportedly had entered the referee's room at half-time to vent his frustration at the referee's performance, and manager Dyche accused them of intimidating the officials.
The Clarets needed to win the return fixture by at least two goals difference and preferably a clean sheet to advance to the group stages. Burnley missed multiple chances to score, before Olympiacos' Podence scored an 83rd-minute goal to seal the tie, although Vydra bagged a debut goal as a substitution to equalise three minutes later.
|2018–19||UEFA Europa League||Second qualifying round||Aberdeen||3–1 (a.e.t.)||1–1||4–2|
|Third qualifying round||İstanbul Başakşehir||1–0 (a.e.t.)||0–0||1–0|
Second qualifying round
|Mackay-Steven 19' (pen.)||Report||Vokes 80'|
Barnes 114' (pen.)
Won 4–2 on aggregate.
Third qualifying round
|Burnley||1–0 (a.e.t.)||İstanbul Başakşehir|
Won 1–0 on aggregate.
|Fortounis 19', 60' (pen.)
|Report||Wood 33' (pen.)|
|Vydra 86'||Report||Podence 83'|
Lost 2–4 on aggregate.
|UEFA Europa League||6||2||3||1||7||6||+1|
|Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||8||4||3||1||16||5||+11|
|Turf Moor, Burnley||9||7||1||1||21||5||+16|
- Correct as of 30 August 2018.
|1||Andy Lochhead||Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||6|
|2||Ralph Coates||Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||3|
|=||Jimmy Robson||European Cup||3|
|3||Jack Cork||UEFA Europa League||2|
|=||Gordon Harris||European Cup, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||2|
|=||Willie Irvine||Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||2|
|=||Brian Miller||Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||2|
|=||Brian Pilkington||European Cup||2|
|=||Chris Wood||UEFA Europa League||2|
|4||Ashley Barnes||UEFA Europa League||1|
|=||John Connelly||European Cup||1|
|=||Les Latcham||Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||1|
|=||Jimmy McIlroy||European Cup||1|
|=||Brian O'Neil||Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||1|
|=||Sam Vokes||UEFA Europa League||1|
|=||Matěj Vydra||UEFA Europa League||1|
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