16 Facts About Blackburn Rovers


Blackburn Rovers Football Club is a professional football club, based in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, which competes in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English football league system.

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In 1992, Blackburn Rovers gained promotion to the new Premier League via the play-offs; this achievement came a year after being taken over by local entrepreneur Jack Walker, who installed Kenny Dalglish as manager.

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

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

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Blackburn Rovers again reached the FA Cup final on 29 March 1890 at the Kennington Oval.

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Blackburn Rovers continued to struggle during the early years of the 20th century, but the results began a gradual improvement.

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Blackburn Rovers made headlines in the summer of 1992 by paying an English record fee of £3.

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The title chase went down to the last game of the season, but despite Blackburn Rovers losing to Liverpool they edged out rivals Manchester United to win the championship.

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Blackburn Rovers struggled in the Champions League and finished bottom of their group with just four points.

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The following season Blackburn Rovers finished sixth to qualify for the UEFA Cup for the second season running.

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Blackburn Rovers led the team to sixth the following season and Rovers's third European qualification in five years.

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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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On 7 May 2012, Blackburn Rovers were relegated to the Championship after being defeated at home by Wigan Athletic in the penultimate game of the season, ending eleven years in the Premier League.

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Blackburn Rovers first home ground was a field at Oozehead on Preston New Road to the north west of the town.

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The Blackburn Rovers committee felt this was the ideal venue for the club after having already played numerous games there in 1882.

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Blackburn Rovers supporters have formed several support clubs related to the team, and almost all of them are partially focused on making trips to Ewood Park easier.

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