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The Light Blues

Blackburn Olympic FC

Founded August 1877, merged Black Star FC and James Street FC
Dissolved 1889

Players provided 1
Total appearances

Hole-in-the-Wall Ground
Domestic Honours Livesey United Cup winners 1877-78;
Blackburn Association Challenge Cup winners
1878-79, 1879-80;
East Lancashire Charity Cup winners
FA Cup winners
1882-83 (The first Northern club to win the Cup); Only competed in eight competions, from 1880-81 until 1887-88, reaching two semi-finals, the other being 1883-84;
Competed in The Combination League 1888-89
Home venue Hole-in-the-World Ground
Home strip Light blue shirts, white shorts, light blue socks


The only Player
Ply no. Name Pos App Gls Mins Playing Career
Tom Dewhurst due to start against Ireland February 1884, withdrawn because of misconduct
120 Jimmy Ward LB 1 0 90 1885 90 min