BLACKBURN ROVERS 

("Rovers")

Year formed1875
Turned professional1880 
Limited company 1897 
Previous namesNone
GroundEwood Park, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 4JF

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since1890
Pitch measurements115 x 76 yards (105 x 69 metres)
Ground capacity

31,367 (all seated)

Record attendance at present ground

62,522 v Bolton Wanderers, FA Cup 6th round, 2nd March 1929

(drew 1-1)

Lowest attedance at present ground

1,000 v Newcastle United, Test Match, 28 April 1898 (won 4-3)

First game at current ground13 September 1890 v Accrington, Division One (drew 0-0)
Previous grounds

Oozehead Ground: 1875 - 1877

Pleasington Cricket Ground: 1877

Alexandra Meadows: 1877 - 1881

Leamington Ground: 1881 - 1890

League careerFootball League/Division One: 1888 - 1936

Division Two: 1936 - 1939

Division One: 1946 - 1948

Division Two: 1948 - 1958

Division One: 1958 - 1966

Division Two: 1966 - 1971

Division Three: 1971 - 1975

Division Two: 1975 - 1979

Division Three: 1979 - 1980

Division Two: 1980 - 1992

Premiership: 1992 - 1999

Division One: 1999 - 2001

Premiership: 2001 - 2012

Championship: 2012 - 2017

League One: 2017 - 2018

Championship: 2018 - .

First Football League game 15th September 1888 v Accrington, Football League, drew 5-5 
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - LeagueDivision One/Premiership champions: 1911-12, 1913-14, 1994-95

Premiership runners-up: 1993-94

Division Two champions: 1938-39

Division Two/One runners-up: 1957-58, 2000-01

Division Three champions: 1974-75

Division Three / League One runners-up: 1979-80, 2017-18

Domestic - CupFA Cup winners: 1883-84, 1884-85, 1885-86, 1889-90, 1890-91, 1927-28

FA Cup runners-up: 1959-60

Worthington Cup winners: 2001-02

Charity Shield winners: 1911-12

Charity Shield runners-up: 1928-29, 1994-95, 1995-96

Full Members' Cup winners: 1986-87

FA Youth Cup winners: 1958-59

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1997-98, 2000-01, 2011-12

Second World War League Cup runners-up: 1939-40

Lancashire Cup winners: 1881-82, 1882-83, 1883-84, 1884-85, 1895-96,

1900-01, 1901-02, 1903-04, 1906-07, 1908-09, 1910-11, 1944-45, 

1983-84, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1989-90, 2006-07, 2010-11

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position13th, Division Three, 1973-74
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points  
2 for a win60, Division Three, 1974-75
3 for a win91, Division One, 2000-01
Fewest League points 
2 for a win20, Division One, 1965-66
3 for a win35, Premiership, 1998-99
Most League goals scored114, Division Two, 1954-55
Most League goals conceded102, Division One, 1932-33
Fewest League goals scored35, Division One, 1896-97
Fewest League goals conceded29, Division Two, 1980-81
Most wins in a League season27, Premiership, 1995-96
Fewest wins in a League season6, Division Two, 1970-71
Most draws in a League season18, Division Two, 1980-81
Fewest draws in a League season2, Division One, 1890-91, 1893-94
Most losses in a League season30, Division One, 1965-66
Fewest losses in a League season6, Division One, 1888-89
Record League win9-0 v Middlesbrough, Division Two, 6th November 1954 
Record Cup win11-0 v Rossendale United, FA Cup 1st round, 13th October 1884
Record defeat0-8 v Arsenal, Division One, 25th February 1933

0-8 v Lincoln City, Division Two, 29th August 1953

  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season43, Ted Harper, Division One, 1925-26
in total168, Simon Garner, 1978-92
  
Most League goals in one match7, Tommy Briggs v Bristol Rovers, Division Two, 5th February 1955 
Most League appearances 593 + 3 sub, Derek Fazackerley, 1970-86
Most capped player58, Henning Berg, Norway, 1993-97 and 2000-03
Youngest League playerHarry Dennison, 16 years 155 days v Bristol City, 8th April 1911 
Highest Transfer Fee Received£18,000,000 for Roque Santz Cruz to Manchester City, August 2009
Highest Transfer Fee Paid

£8,000,000 for Jordan Rhodes from Huddersfield Town, August 2012

£8,000,000 for Andrew Cole from Manchester United, December 2001