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Rovers

Blackburn Rovers FC

Founded 5 November 1875 at Leger Hotel
Turned professional 1880

Players provided 48
Different scorers 12-14 (37-42 goals)
Total appearances 322

1880-2008

Ewood Park
Domestic Honours FA Cup runners-up 1881-82, 1959-60, winners 1883-84, 1884-85, 1885-86, 1889-90, 1890-91, 1927-28;
Football League
(founder members) Champions 1911-12, 1913-14; Division Two winners 1938-39, runners-up 1958-59, play-off winners 1991-92; Division Three winners 1974-75, runners-up 1979-80;
FA Charity Shield winners
1912, runners-up 1928, 1994, 1995;
Football League War Cup
runners-up 1940;
Full-Members Cup winners
1986-87;
After league restructure: FA Premier League runners-up 1993-94, Champions 1994-95, Division One/Championship runners-up 2000-01; Division Two/League One runners-up 2017-18;
Football League Cup winners
2001-02;
European Honours UEFA Champions League best: fourth place, Group B, 1995-96;
UEFA Cup best: round of 32, 2006-07 (beaten by Bayer Leverkusen, agg 2-3);
UEFA Intertoto Cup winners
2007;
Home venue Ewood Park, since 1890; previously occupied Leamington Street, 1881-90; Alexandra Meadows, 1878-81; Pleasington Cricket Ground, 1877-78; Oozehead Ground, 1876-77; All matches were played away from home before this;
Home strip Blue and white halved shirts, white shorts, white socks.


'Arte Et Labore'
By Skill and Labour

The 48 Players   12 with only one app.
Ply no. Name Pos App Gls
GA
Mins Playing Career
1 76 Fred Hargreaves HB 3 0 270 1880-82 1 year
345 days
2 85 Jimmy Brown CF 5 3 450 1881-85 4 years
23 days
87 Jack Hargreaves OF 2 0 180 1881 14 days
4 92 Doctor Greenwood FB 2 0 180 1882 21 days
5 110 Joe Beverley LB 3 0 270 1884 23 days
6 114 Jimmy Forrest HB 11 0 990 1884-90 5 years
363 days
7 115 Herby Arthur GK 7 4ᵍᵃ 630 1885-87 1 year
363 days
118 Joe Lofthouse OR 6 1 540 1885-90 5 years
15 days
9 155 Jack Southworth CF 3 3 270 1889-92 3 years
39 days
156 Bill Townley OL 2 2 180 1889-90 1 year
20 days
Willie Almond withdrew from the March 1889 match against Ireland
11 167 John Barton RH 1 0/1 90 1890 90 min
170 Nat Walton IL 1 0/1/2/3 90 1890 90 min
13 208 Jimmy Whitehead IR 1 0 90 1894 90 min
14 213 Harry Chippendale OR 1 0 90 1894 90 min
15 241 Tom Booth CH 1 0 90 1898 90 min
16 269 Fred Blackburn OL 3 1 270 1901-04 3 years
10 days
17 271 Bob Crompton RB 41 0 3690 1902-14 12 years
32 days
18 277 Kelly Houlker LH 1 0 90 1902 90 min
19 298 Sam Wolstenholme RH 2 0 180 1905 30 days
20 345 Arthur Cowell LB 1 0 90 1910 90 min
347 Billy Bradshaw LH 4 0 360 1910-13 3 years
33 days
22 353 Jock Simpson OR 8 1 720 1911-14 3 years
33 days
23 373 Eddie Latheron IL 2 1 180 1913-14 334 days
24 374 Joe Hodkinson OL 3 0 270 1913-19 6 years
222 days
377 Danny Shea IR 2 0 180 1914 30 days

26 468 Ron Sewell GK 1 2ᵍᵃ 90 1924 90 min
27 480 Harry Healless CH/LH 2 0 180 1924-28 3 years
161 days
28 498 Syd Puddefoot IR 2 0 180 1925-26 175 days
29 502 Ted Harper CF 1 0 90 1926 90 min
30 517 Herbert Jones LB 6 0 540 1927-28 364 days
520 Arthur Rigby IL 5 3 450 1927 240 days
32 536 Austen Campbell LH 2 0 180 1928 26 days
33 573 Arthur Cunliffe OL 2 0 180 1932 30 days

13 years 316 days...
 
34 663 Bobby Langton OL 7 1 630 1946-47 1 year
52 days

Ply no. Name Pos Start/
Sub
App Gls
GA
Mins Playing Career
35 695 Bill Eckersley LB 17
0
17 0 1461 1950-53 3 years
146 days
36 751 Ronnie Clayton RH 35
0
35 0 3150 1955-60 4 years
191 days
37 763 Bryan Douglas OR 36
0
36 11 3240 1957-63 5 years
229 days
38 842 Keith Newton FB 19
0
19 0 - 1966-69 3 years
109 days

22 years 252 days...
 
39 1040 Alan Shearer CF 24
1
25 9 - 1992-96 3 years
291 days
40 1050 Stuart Ripley LM 1
1
2 0 98 1993-97 3 years
296 days
41 1051 Graeme Le Saux LB/M 19
1
20 1 - 1994-97 3 years
93 days
42 1026 David Batty M 2
1
3 0 170 1994-95 1 year
94 days
43 1049 Tim Flowers GK 10
0
10 8ᵍᵃ 874 1994-98 4 years
10 days
44 1073 Jason Wilcox LM 1
1
2 0 96 1996-99 2 years
259 days
45 1084 Chris Sutton F 0
1
1 0 12 1997 12 min
46 1119 David Dunn M 0
1
1 0 45 2002 45 min
47 1150 David Bentley M 1
5
6 0 242 2007-08 267 days
48 1157 Stephen Warnock D 0
1
1 0 6 2008 6 min

Rovers provided three of the eleven players for England against Wales in February 1881.
They also provided three against Ireland in February 1882.
They then provided four of the starting XI against each of the Home Nations in February-March 1885.
Then, in March 1890, five players from Rovers started for England against Ireland.

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