17 Facts About Blackburn Rovers

1. At the beginning of the 90s, Blackburn Rovers were still firmly in the Second Division.

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2. Blackburn Rovers finished the season 10th in the league, with McCarthy netting 18 league goals.

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3. Blackburn Rovers won the FA Cup again in 1886, defeating West Bromwich Albion after a replay.

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4. Blackburn Rovers are an English football club formed in 1875.

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5. Blackburn Rovers was established in 1875, becoming a founding member of The Football League in 1888.

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6. Blackburn Rovers came into this one sat one from bottom in Premier League 2, while Leicester City were just two off top with a game in-hand.

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7. Blackburn Rovers enjoyed a field day against the Foxes back-line, breaking with ease, though they were undoubtedly helped by the first-half dismissal of Calvin Ughelumba.

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8. Blackburn Rovers threw themselves forward in the last embers but could do nothing stop the City rot as the Robins stretched the unbeaten run to 14 games.

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9. Blackburn Rovers had other ideas but for the in-form Fielding between the sticks.

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10. Blackburn Rovers was replaced by Paul Ince, Ince's first job was to persuade some of the wantaway players to stay.

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11. Unlike most teams, Blackburn Rovers have only ever had one design to their home kit.

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12. In December 2011, Blackburn Rovers posted an annual pre-tax loss of £18.6m for the year ending 30 June 2011.

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13. Blackburn Rovers made headlines in the summer of 1992 by paying an English record fee of £3.5million for the 22-year-old Southampton and England centre forward Alan Shearer.

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14. Blackburn Rovers were founder members of the Football League in 1888.

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15. On 28 September 1878, Blackburn Rovers became one of 23 clubs to form the Lancashire Football Association.

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16. In 1992, Blackburn Rovers gained promotion to the new Premier League a year after being taken over by local entrepreneur Jack Walker, who installed Kenny Dalglish as manager.

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17. Blackburn Rovers have been English champions three times, and have won six FA Cups and one Football League Cup.

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