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Blackburn Rovers F.C.

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Blackburn Rovers is an English Premier League football club based in the city of Blackburn, Lancashire.


Blackburn Rovers was established in 1875, and in 1888 became a founder member of the English Football League. In 1890 Rovers moved to its permanent home at Ewood Park.

Until the formation of the Premier League in 1992, the majority of Blackburn Rovers' success was pre-1930. In the early 1990s Jack Walker, a local boy and life-long supporter who made millions in the steel industry, invested heavily in the club. He lured former Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish as manager and a number of shrewd player purchases followed, most notably Alan Shearer. This lifted the club back into the Premier League and after finishing runners-up to Manchester United in 1993/1994, Rovers won the championship the following year. A slump followed in the late 1990s, with relegation to League Division One. The team returned to form in 2000 and secured promotion back into the Premier League.

Contact Details


Ewood Park,
Bolton Road, Blackburn,
Lancashire, BB2 4JF.
United Kingdom.

Phone Numbers

Telephone: 01254-698888
Fax: 01254-671042
Ticket Office: 01254-671666


Date Ground
1876-77Oozehead Ground
1877-78Pleasington Cricket Ground
1878-81Alexandra Meadows
1881-90Leamington Road
1890-presentEwood Park

Club honours

Date Honour
1884,1885,1886,1890,1891,1928F.A. Cup winners
1882,1960F.A. Cup runners-up
2002Worthington (League) cup winners
1987Members cup winners
1994-95Premier League champions
1993-94Premier League runners-up
1911-12, 1913-1914League division 1 champions
1938-39League division 2 champions
1957-58League division 2 runners-up
1974-75League division 3 champions
1979-80League division 3 runners-up

Club managers

Period Manager
1884-1896Thomas Mitchell
1896-1803J Warmsley
1903-1925R B Middleton
1922-1926Jack Carr
1926-1930Bob Crompton
1931-1936Arthur Barritt
1936-1938Reg Taylor
1938-1941Bob Crompton
1944-1947Eddie Hapgood
1947Will Scott
1947-1949Jack Bruton
1949-1953Jackie Bestall
1953-1958Johnny Carey
1958-1960Dally Duncan
1960-1967Jack Marshall
1967-1970Eddie Quiqley
1970-1971Johnny Carey
1971-1973Ken Furphy
1974-1975Gordon Lee
1975-1978Jim Smith
1978Jim Iley
1978-1979John Pickering
1979-1981Howard Kendall
1981-1986Bobby Saxton
1987-1991Don Mackay
1991-1996Kenny Dalglish
1995-1997Ray Hartford
1997-1998Roy Hodgson
1998-1999Brian Kidd
1999-2000Tony Parks
2000-presentGraeme Souness

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