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Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers FC Profile

Club name Blackburn Rovers Football Club
Ground(s) Ewood Park, since 1890; previously occupied Leamington Road 1881-90; Alexandra Meadows 1878-81;

Founded

5 November 1875, turned professional 1880
Colours Blue and white halved shirts, white shorts, white stockings.
Domestic honours Football League Champions 1911-12, 1913-14, as FA Premiership 1994-95, Division Two winners 1938-39, Division Three winners 1974-75;
FA Cup winners 1883-84, 1884-85, 1885-86, 1889-90, 1890-91, 1927-28, runners-up 1881-82, 1959-60;
Football League Cup (Worthington) winners 2001-02;
Full-Members Cup winners 1986-87;
FA Charity Shield winners 1912, runners-up 1928, 1994, 1995;
European honours None
International honours None

Most Appearances

Player
No.
England Players Years Starts Subs Apps Capt Goals
76 Hargreaves, Frederick William 1880-82 3 0 3 0 0
85 Brown, James 1881-85 5 0 5 0 3
87 Hargreaves, John 1881 2 0 2 0 0
92 Greenwood, Doctor Haydock 1882 2 0 2 0 0
110 Beverley, Joseph 1884 3 0 3 0 0
114 Forrest, James Henry 1884-90 11 0 11 1 0
115 Arthur, William John Herbert 1885-87 7 0 7 0 0
118 Lofthouse, Joseph Morris 1885-90 6 0 6 0 2
155 Southworth, John 1889-92 3 0 3 0 3
156 Townley, William John 1889-90 2 0 2 0 2
170 Barton, John 1890 1 0 1 0 1
173 Walton, Nathaniel 1890 1 0 1 0 0
213 Chippendale, Henry 1894 1 0 1 0 0
208 Whitehead, James 1894 1 0 1 0 0
241 Booth, Thomas Edward 1898 1 0 1 0 0
269 Blackburn, Frederick 1901-04 3 0 3 0 1
271 Crompton, Robert 1902-14 41 0 41 22 0
277 Houlker, Albert Edward 1902 2 0 2 0 0
298 Wolstenholme, Samuel 1905 2 0 2 0 0
345 Cowell, Arthur 1910 1 0 1 0 0
347 Bradshaw, William 1910-13 4 0 4 0 0
353 Simpson, John 1911-14 8 0 8 0 1
373 Latheron, Edwin Gladstone 1913-14 2 0 2 0 1
374 Hodkinson, Joseph 1913-19 3 0 3 0 0
377 Shea, Daniel 1914 2 0 2 0 0
468 Sewell, Walter Ronald 1924 1 0 1 0 0
480 Healless, Henry 1924-28 2 0 2 0 0
498 Puddefoot, Sydney Charles 1925-26 2 0 2 0 0
502 Harper, Edward Cashfield 1926 1 0 1 0 0
517 Jones, Herbert 1927-28 6 0 6 0 0
520 Rigby, Arthur 1927 5 0 5 0 3
536 Campbell, Austen Fenwick 1928 2 0 2 0 0
573 Cunliffe, Arthur 1932 2 0 2 0 0
663 Langton, Robert 1946-47 7 0 7 0 1
695 Eckersley, William 1950-53 17 0 17 0 0
751 Clayton, Ronald 1955-60 35 0 35 5 0
763 Douglas, Bryan 1957-63 36 0 36 0 11
842 Newton, Keith Robert 1966-69 19 0 19 0 0
1040 Shearer, Alan 1992-96 24 1 25 0 9
1050 Ripley, Stuart Edward 1993-97 1 1 2 0 0
1026 Batty, David 1994-95 2 1 3 0 0
1049 Flowers, Timothy David 1994-98 10 0 10 0 0
1051 Le Saux, Graeme Pierre 1994-97 19 1 20 0 1
1073 Wilcox, Jason Martin 1996-99 1 1 2 0 0
1084 Sutton, Christopher Roy 1997 0 1 1 0 0
1119 Dunn, David John Ian 2002 0 1 1 0 0
46 Total 1880-2002 309 7 316 28 39

Notes

Five Rovers players appeared in the England starting line-up in the 9-1 drubbing of Ireland, 15 March 1890.  John Barton, James Forrest, Joe Lofthouse, Nat Walton and Bill Townley.

Four players had already started three times for England as early as 1885.  Herbert Arthur, James Forrest, Joe Lofthouse and James Brown all started against Ireland, 28 February 1885, against Wales, 14 March 1885 and against Scotland, 21 March 1885.

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