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Burton Albion
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Full name Burton Albion Football Club
Nickname(s) Brewers
Founded 1950
Ground Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent
(Capacity: 6,912)
Chairman Ben Robinson
Manager Flag of Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Current League League One 
2020–21 League One, 16th
Website Club home page
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Burton Albion Football Club is a professional association football club in the town of Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. The team plays in League One, the third tier of English football. Burton Albion competed in non-League of English football from their formation in 1950 until 2009, when they were promoted to the Football League.

The club's home ground is the Pirelli Stadium, having moved from Eton Park in 2005, and their nickname is The Brewers, stemming from the town's brewing heritage dating back hundreds of years.


Albion began life at the Lloyds Foundry ground on Wellington Street, but high attendances meant that the club quickly searched for a more suitable home. Eton Park was built off Derby Road and officially opened on 20 September 1958, coinciding with the club's promotion to the Southern League. Until its demolition in 2005, the Brewers played all their home games at Eton Park.

The Pirelli Stadium on Princess Way was built in 2005 and is the current home of the Brewers, replacing Eton Park, also on the same road, which was demolished and developed into housing. The ground cost £7.2 million to build, and was built on the former site of the Pirelli UK Tyres Ltd Sports & Social Club. The land was donated to the club by Pirelli in return for naming rights.

The ground was designed by architect Jon Hawkeye, and has served as the inspiration for numerous newer grounds, including Morecambe's Globe Arena, and the proposed Hayes & Yeading stadium. It gained its most recent safety certificate from Staffordshire County Council on 12 July 2010, having been subject to crowd trouble on 8 May 2010 at the hands of Grimsby Town fans following their relegation from Football League Two.

The Pirelli Stadium has seen minor capacity changes since its construction, and the current capacity is 6,912, with 2,034 being seated in the South (Main) Stand. The current record attendance for the stadium stands at 6,746 for an EFL Championship match against Derby County on 26 August 2016. Previous records include 6,192 for a Conference National 1–0 defeat against Oxford United, during the club's title-winning season, and 6,191 for an FA Cup third-round match on 8 January 2006 against Manchester United.

The stadium also hosts the National ISFA Under-13 tournament final.


As of 12 September 2020

Current squad

No. Position Player
1 Flag of Republic of Ireland GK Kieran O'Hara
2 Flag of England DF John Brayford
3 Flag of England DF Colin Daniel
4 Flag of Australia MF Ryan Edwards
5 Flag of England DF Michael Bostwick
6 Flag of England DF Kieran Wallace
7 Flag of Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Quinn
8 Flag of England MF Joe Powell
9 Flag of England FW Kane Hemmings
10 Flag of England FW Lucas Akins
11 Flag of Scotland MF Steven Lawless
12 Flag of England MF Ben Fox
14 Flag of England FW Luke Varney
15 Flag of England DF Reece Hutchinson
16 Flag of United States FW Indiana Vassilev (on loan from Aston Villa)
17 Flag of Cyprus MF Jack Roles (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
No. Position Player
18 Flag of England FW Charles Vernam
19 Flag of Scotland DF Jevan Anderson
20 Flag of England GK Callum Hawkins
21 Flag of Republic of Ireland MF John-Joe O'Toole
22 Flag of Scotland MF Owen Gallacher
23 Flag of Wales DF Neal Eardley
24 Flag of England GK Ben Garratt
25 Flag of England MF Ciaran Gilligan
26 Flag of England DF Ben Hart
27 Flag of England FW Tom Hewlett
28 Flag of England GK Teddy Sharman-Lowe (on loan from Chelsea)
29 Flag of England DF Tom Armitage
34 Flag of England MF Charlie Williams
35 Flag of Poland FW Jakub Niemczyk

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History: Seasons

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Burton Albion F.C. squad - 2022–23

2 Flanagan · 4 Mousinho (c) · 5 McFadzean · 6 Turner · 9 Sordell · 10 Akins · 11 Dyer · 13 Bywater · 14 McCrory · 15 Naylor · 16 Palmer · 19 Varney · 21 Fox · 22 Harness · 23 Delaney · 25 Barker · 26 Sbarra · 27 Campbell · 36 Irvine ·  Hornby ·  Lund ·  Dinanga ·  Boyce ·

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Burton Albion F.C. seasons

2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 · 2021-22 · 2022-23 ·

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Burton Albion F.C. squad seasons

2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

EFL League One 2022–23

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