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).
Raikes Hall Gardens (18786-1897)
Athletic Grounds (1897-1899)
Raikes Hall Gardens (1899)
Bloomfield Road (1899-)
FA Cup: 1
Football League Cup: 2
George Farm, Hugh Kelly, Tommy Garrett, Jackie Mudie, Stan Mortensen, Stanley Matthews, Harry Johnston and Charlie Adam.
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.
Some of the biggest profiles in the history of the club are Jackie Mudie, Stan Mortensen and Stanley Matthews.
By Oscar Anderson
Football clubs also founded in 1887
Premier League record
Premier League by Gunnar Persson