Where Burnley would rank if league tables were organised by all-time average home attendance

Burnley haven't been in the bottom half of the Championship table since the back end of the 2012-13 campaign.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 11:46 am
Fans invade the pitch in celebration as Burnley are promoted to the Premier League after the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Queens Park Rangers at Turf Moor on May 2, 2016 in Burnley, United Kingdom. Burnley defeated QPR 1-0 to gain promotion.

The Clarets finished 11th in Sean Dyche's first season in charge, but had been as low as 17th with just a handful of games remaining.

They've achieved promotion to the Premier League on two occasions since and are now closing in on a sixth successive season in the top flight.

However, if the club's positioning was based on all-time average attendances at Turf Moor, they would be sitting in 14th place in England's second tier.

All 92 clubs in current top four divisions ranked by all-time average home attendance for league games

An average crowd of 14,295 has backed the side since they became one of the twelve founding members of the Football League in 1888–89.

The club's highest average home attendance since the turn of the Millennium is 20,688 when the Clarets finished seventh in the Premier League to secure European football for the first time in more than half-a-century.

Burnleys highest average overall was recorded at 33,621 in 1947-48, a season when the club also registered its highest home attendance when 52,869 fans were packed inside Turf Moor for a game against Blackpool in the First Division.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are way out in front as the only club to average more than 40,000 fans at home while there is not much to separate Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle United, Chelsea, Everton and Manchester City.

A Burnley fan has his face painted and poses for a photograph prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and AFC Bournemouth at Turf Moor on May 13, 2018 in Burnley, England.

There are seven more clubs who average crowds of more than 20,000 and another 18 who average in the higher teens, with figures studiously compiled by european-football-statistics.co.uk.