Burton Albion

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Nickname: Brewers

Founded: 1950

Manager: Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink

Stadium: Pirelli Stadium

Current league position: 24th

Last season’s finish: 12th

Current top scorer: Kane Hemmings (8 goals in all competitions)

FFV’s one for the future: Joe Powell


Burton Albion were formed in 1950 and initially joined the Birmingham & District League, before switching to the Southern League eight years later.

They were promoted out of the Southern League Division One in 1965–66, 1971–72 and 1973–74 and relegated out of the Southern League Premier Division in 1970, 1973 and 1977. Burton spent 1979 to 1987 in the Northern Premier League, before reverting back to the Southern League Premier Division.

They rejoined the Northern Premier League in 2001 and were promoted into the Conference as Northern Premier League champions in 2001–02. 

Nigel Clough spent seven seasons as the club’s player-manager in the Conference before he led them into the Football League as champions of the Conference in 2008–09.

They lost the 2014 League Two play-off final, but went on to win the League Two title in 2014–15 and were promoted out of League One in 2015–16. Burton spent two seasons in the Championship until being relegated in 2018.

Credit: Burton Albion FC
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