Blackpool FC

Blackpool has long traditions, but has not been one of the countries top teams for many years. One of the best periods for the team was around the 1950s: FA Cup finals in 1948, 1951 and 1953 (with victory in 1953), and the clubs best result in the highest English division with a second place in 1956. Since 1967, it has been only two visits in the highest division (1970-71 and 2010-11).

Basic facts

Founded: 1887
Country: England
City: Blackpool

Home grounds

Raikes Hall Gardens (18786-1897)
Athletic Grounds (1897-1899)
Raikes Hall Gardens (1899)
Bloomfield Road (1899-)

Main trophies

FA Cup: 1
Football League Cup: 2

Prominent players

George Farm, Hugh Kelly, Tommy Garrett, Jackie Mudie, Stan Mortensen, Stanley Matthews, Harry Johnston and Charlie Adam.

Bloomfield Road
Bloomfield Road, the home of Blackpool FC.

History

Blackpool Football Club was founded in 1887 by former students of St John‘s School. Two years later, the other football club in town, South Shore FC, was merged into Blackpool.

After two missed applies for the Football League, Blackpool was elected to the Second Division for the 1896-97 season. After a placing 16th in their third season they failed to be re-elected, and missed a season before being re-elected again. After being division champions in 1929-30 season, they were promoted to the top division for the first time.

Some of the biggest profiles in the history of the club are Jackie Mudie, Stan Mortensen and Stanley Matthews.

By Oscar Anderson

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Trivia

Football clubs also founded in 1887

Barnsley FC logoBarnsley FC
Celtic FC logoCeltic FC
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Football clubs ordered after establishment

League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 0
Premier League titles: 0
First participation: 1896-1897

All seasons

Season League Position Points Notes
2018-19 League One 10 62  
2017-18 League One 12 60  
2016-17 League Two 7 70 Promoted
2015-16 League One 22 46 Relegated
2014-15 Championship 24 25 Relegated
2013-14 Championship 20 46  
2012-13 Championship 15 59  
2011-12 Championship 5 75  
2010-11 Premier League 19 39 Relegated
2009-10 Championship 6 70 Promoted
2008-09 Championship 16 56  
2007-08 Championship 19 54  
2006-07 League One 3 83 Promoted
2005-06 League One 19 53  
2004-05 League One 16 57  
2003-04 2nd Division 14 59  
2002-03 2nd Division 13 58  
2001-02 2nd Division 16 56  
2000-01 3rd Division 7 72  
1999-00 2nd Division 22 41 Relegated
1998-99 2nd Division 14 56  
1997-98 2nd Division 12 62  
1996-97 2nd Division 7 69  
1995-96 2nd Division 3 82  
1994-95 2nd Division 12 64  
1993-94 2nd Division 20 53  
1992-93 2nd Division 18 51  
1991-92 4th Division 4 76 Promoted
1990-91 4th Division 5 79  
1989-90 3rd Division 23 46 Relegated
1988-89 3rd Division 19 55  
1987-88 3rd Division 10 65  
1986-87 3rd Division 9 64  
1985-86 3rd Division 12 63  
1984-85 4th Division 2 86 Promoted
1983-84 4th Division 6 72  
1982-83 4th Division 21 49  
1981-82 4th Division 12 58  
1980-81 3rd Division 23 32 Relegated
1979-80 3rd Division 18 41  
1978-79 3rd Division 12 45  
1977-78 2nd Division 20 37 Relegated
1976-77 2nd Division 5 51  
1975-76 2nd Division 10 42  
1974-75 2nd Division 7 45  
1973-74 2nd Division 5 47  
1972-73 2nd Division 7 46  
1971-72 2nd Division 6 47  
1970-71 1st Division 22 23 Relegated
1969-70 2nd Division 2 53 Promoted
1968-69 2nd Division 8 43  
1967-68 2nd Division 3 58  
1966-67 1st Division 22 21 Relegated
1965-66 1st Division 13 37  
1964-65 1st Division 17 35  
1963-64 1st Division 18 35  
1962-63 1st Division 13 40  
1961-62 1st Division 13 41  
1960-61 1st Division 20 33  
1959-60 1st Division 11 40  
1958-59 1st Division 8 47  
1957-58 1st Division 7 44  
1956-57 1st Division 4 53  
1955-56 1st Division 2 49  
1954-55 1st Division 19 38  
1953-54 1st Division 6 48  
1952-53 1st Division 7 47  
1951-52 1st Division 9 45  
1950-51 1st Division 3 50  
1949-50 1st Division 7 49  
1948-49 1st Division 16 38  
1947-48 1st Division 9 44  
1946-47 1st Division 5 50  
1939-46 - - - WWII
1938-39 1st Division 15 38  
1937-38 1st Division 12 40  
1936-37 2nd Division 2 55 Promoted
1935-36 2nd Division 10 43  
1934-35 2nd Division 4 53  
1933-34 2nd Division 11 43  
1932-33 1st Division 22 33 Relegated
1931-32 1st Division 20 33  
1930-31 1st Division 20 32  
1929-30 2nd Division 1 58 Promoted
1928-29 2nd Division 8 45  
1927-28 2nd Division 19 34  
1926-27 2nd Division 9 44  
1925-26 2nd Division 6 45  
1924-25 2nd Division 17 37  
1923-24 2nd Division 4 49  
1922-23 2nd Division 5 47  
1921-22 2nd Division 19 35  
1920-21 2nd Division 4 50  
1919-20 2nd Division 4 52  
1915-19 - - - WWI
1914-15 2nd Division 10 39  
1913-14 2nd Division 16 32  
1912-13 2nd Division 20 26  
1911-12 2nd Division 14 34  
1910-11 2nd Division 7 42  
1909-10 2nd Division 12 36  
1908-09 2nd Division 20 29  
1907-08 2nd Division 15 31  
1906-07 2nd Division 13 33  
1905-06 2nd Division 14 29  
1904-05 2nd Division 15 28  
1903-04 2nd Division 15 27  
1902-03 2nd Division 14 28  
1901-02 2nd Division 12 29  
1900-01 2nd Division 12 31  
1899-00 - - -  
1898-99 2nd Division 16 20 Falied re-election
1897-98 2nd Division 11 25  
1896-97 2nd Division 8 31  

Note 1. The 1939-40 season was abandoned after three rounds and is therefore excluded.
Note 2. After failed re-election after the 1898-99 season, Blackpool was elected again for the 1900-01 season.

Premier League – facts, stats and history

References:
Premier League by Gunnar Persson
Image sources:
Toby Sedgwick