Burton Albion F.C.

Burton Albion ( officially: Burton Albion Football Club ) is an English football club from Burton -upon -Trent. Currently the club plays in the Football League Two.


The Burton Albion Football Club was founded in 1950 and went into the Birmingham & District League. The players of the club are also Brewers ( to German brewers ), because this is one of the most important industries of the city. After numerous ups and downs in Burton Albion played lower leagues from the 2002 season in the Conference National. In the third round of the FA Cup 2005 /06 they came against Manchester United on 8 January 2006 at an impressive 0-0 in the domestic arena. In the subsequent replay in Manchester Burton defeated, although clearly with 0:5, but the 11,000 terraces Brewer fans set a new record at Old Trafford. Since 1998 was the former England international Nigel Clough as player-coach working for the club and instrumental in the successes in recent history. In January 2009, however, he left the club in the direction of Derby County and was manager of the second division. As the successor to Burton Albion presented with Roy McFarland another former England international, who, however, ran the office only until the end of the season and should secure the ascent.

After the successful promotion to the Football League Two former Canadian international Paul Peschisolido was introduced as the new head coach for the 2009/10 season. With the Canadians Burton achieved a respectable 13th place in the table in the secure midfield in his first professional season. After 14 games without a win in a row Peschisolido was released in March 2012 and his former assistant Gary Rowett as the new coach.

League membership

Former notable players

  • England Richie Barker ( b. 1939 )
  • England Steve Chettle ( b. 1968 )
  • England Nigel Clough ( b. 1966 )
  • England Matt Duke ( b. 1977 )
  • England Mark Robins ( b. 1969 )
  • England Gary Rowett ( born 1974 )
  • England Andy Sinton ( b. 1966 )