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Blackpool

Blackpool FC Profile

Club name Blackpool Football Club
Previous names Blackpool St. John's FC 1877-87;
Ground(s) Bloomfield Road Ground, since 1899

Founded

Blackpool St. John's FC formed 1877, broke up and became Blackpool FC in the summer of 1887, turned professional 1887; merged with South Shore FC (founded late 1870's), 12 December 1899.
Colours Tangerine shirts, white shorts, tangerine stockings.
Domestic honours Football League Second Division winners 1929-30;
FA Cup winners 1952-53, runners-up 1947-48, 1950-51; 
Associate-Members Trophy (LDV) winners 2001-02;
FA Charity Shield runners-up 1953;
European honours Anglo-Italian Cup winners 1970-71, runners-up 1971-72;
International honours None

Most Appearances

Player
No.
England Players Years Starts Subs Apps Capt Goals
456 Bedford, Harry 1923-24 2 0 2 0 1
555 Hampson, James 1930-32 3 0 3 0 5
664 Johnston, Henry 1946-53 10 0 10 0 0
603 Matthews, Stanley 1947-57 34 0 34 0 2
667 Mortensen, Stanley Harding 1947-53 25 0 25 0 23
681 Shimwell, Edmund 1949 1 0 1 0 0
715 Garrett, Thomas H. 1952-53 3 0 3 0 0
725 Taylor, Ernest 1953 1 0 1 0 0
752 Perry, William 1955-56 3 0 3 0 2
778 Armfield, James Christopher 1959-66 43 0 43 15 0
809 Charnley, Raymond Ogden 1962 1 0 1 0 0
827 Waiters, Anthony Keith 1964 5 0 5 0 0
837 Ball, Alan James 1965-66 14 0 14 0 1
13 Total 1923-66 145 0 145 15 34

Notes

Four Blackpool players were in the starting England eleven against Hungary, 25 November 1953, Harry Johnston, Stan Matthews, Stan Mortensen and Ernie Taylor.

Three seasiders started for England against Scotland, 14 April 1951 - Johnston, Matthews and Mortensen.

The partnership of Mortensen and Matthews spilled over from Blackpool and into the England line-up on more than just these two matches.  The pair started for England on no less than twelve occasions from September 1947 to November 1953, winning six and drawing two, with Mortensen scoring nine goals to Matthews one.  After this, Mortensen no longer represented England, whereas Matthews went on to win a further 18 caps.

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CG