BLACKPOOL 

(''The Seasiders'')

Year formed1887
Turned professional1887 
Limited company 1896 
Previous names

'South Shore' combined with Blackpool in 1899, 12 years after

the latter had been formed on the breaking up of the old

"Blackpool St John's" club

GroundBloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 6JJ

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements112 x 74 yards (102 x 68 metres)
Record attendance at present ground

 

38,098 v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Division One, 17th September 1955 (won 2-1)
Lowest attendance at present ground1,634 v Doncaster Rovers, Division Three, 28th April 1986 (drew 1-1)
Ground capacity16,750 (all seated)
Previous grounds

As Blackpool FC: 

Raikes Hall: 1888 - 1897

The Athletic Grounds: 1897 - 1898

Raikes Hall: 1898 - 1899

 

As South Shore FC:

Lytham Avenue then Cow Gap Lane: 1879 - 1899

League career

Lancashire League: 1889 - 1896

Division Two: 1896 - 1899 (not re-elected)

Lancashire League: 1899 - 1900

Division Two: 1900 - 1930

Division One: 1930 - 1933

Division Two: 1933 - 1937

Division One: 1937 - 1967

Division Two: 1967 - 1970

Division One: 1970 - 1971

Division Two: 1971 - 1978

Division Three: 1978 - 1981

Division Four: 1981- 1985

Division Three: 1985 - 1990

Division Four: 1990 - 1992

Division Two: 1992 - 2000

Division Three: 2000 - 2001

Division Two/League One: 2001 - 2007

Championship: 2007 - 2010

Premiership: 2010 - 2011

Championship: 2011 - 2015

League One: 2015 - 2016

League Two: 2016 - 2017

League One: 2017 - .

First Football League game5th September 1895 v Lincoln City, Division Two, lost 1-3 
  
Honours 
EuropeanAnglo-Italian Cup winners: 1970-71.

Anglo-Italian Cup runners-up: 1971-72.

Domestic - LeagueDivision One runners-up: 1955-56

Division Two champions: 1929-30

Division Two runners-up: 1936-37, 1969-70

Division Four runners-up: 1984-85

Lancashire League champions: 1893-94

Lancashire League runners-up: 1890-91, 1891-92, 1892-93, 1894-95

Second World War North Division champions: 1941-42, 1942-43, 1943-44

Second World War League Championship runners-up: 1941-42

Domestic - CupFA Cup winners: 1952-53.

FA Cup runners-up: 1947-48, 1950-51

Charity Shield runners-up: 1953-54

LDV Vans Trophy winners: 2001-02, 2003-04

Second World War League North Cup winners: 1942-43

Second World War League North Cup runners-up: 1943-44

Lancashire Cup winners: 1935-36, 1936-37, 1941-42, 1953-54, 1993-94,

1994-95, 1995-96

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position21st, Division Four, 1982-83
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League CupSemi-final, 1961-62
  
Most League points  
2 for a win58, Division Two, 1929-30
3 for a win86, Division Four, 1984-85
Fewest League points 
2 for a win20, Division Two, 1898-99
3 for a win26, Championship, 2014-15
Most League goals scored98, Division Two, 1929-30
Most League goals conceded125, Division One, 1930-31
Fewest League goals scored32, Division Two, 1911-12
Fewest League goals conceded33, Division Two, 1974-75
Most wins in a League season27, Division Two, 1929-30
Fewest wins in a League season

4, Division One, 1970-71

4, Championship, 2014-15

Most draws in a League season18, Championship, 2007-08
Fewest draws in a League season4, Division Two, 1898-99, 1929-30
Most losses in a League season28, Championship, 2014-15
Fewest losses in a League season8, Division Two, 1967-68, 1976-77

8, Division Four, 1984-85

Record League win7-0 v Sunderland, Division One, 5th October 1957

7-0 v Preston North End, Division One, 1st May 1948

7-0 v Reading, Division Two, 10th November 1928

Record Cup win7-1 v Charlton Athletic, League Cup 2nd round, 25th September 1963 
Record defeat1-10 v Small Heath, Division Two, 2nd March 1901

1-10 v Huddersfield Town, Division One, 13th December 1930

  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season45, Jimmy Hampson, Division Two, 1929-30
in total246, Jimmy Hampson, 1927-38
  
Most League goals in one match 5, Jimmy Hampson v Reading, Division Two, 10th November 1928

5, Jimmy McIntosh v Preston North End, Division One, 1st May 1948 

Most League appearances 568, Jimmy Armfield, 1952-71
Most capped player43, Jimmy Armfield, England, 1959-66
Youngest League playerMatty Kay, 16 years 32 days v Scunthorpe United, 13th November 2005 
Highest Transfer Fee Received£6,750,000 for Charlie Adam to Liverpool, July 2011
Highest Transfer Fee Paid£1,250,000 for DJ Campbell from Leicester City, August 2010