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Blackburn Rovers FC

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About the Club

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In Brief

Founded: 1875
Turned Professional: 1880

Current Division: EFL Championship
Home Stadium: Ewood Park
Address: Nuttall Street, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 4JF

Nicknames: The Riversiders, Rovers
Main Sponsors 2019/20: 10bet
Club Mascot: Rover the Dog

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Official 2019/20 Kits by Umbro


Blackburn Rovers FC - Official 2019/20 Home Kit

Light blue and white half-and-half shirt with blue, white and red trim. White shorts with light blue trim. Light blue socks with white trim and detailing.


Blackburn Rovers FC - Official 2019/20 Away Kit

Light grey half-and-half shirt with dark grey shattered diamond print and green trim. Light grey shorts with green trim. Green socks with dark grey detailing.


Blackburn Rovers FC - Official 2019/20 Third Kit

Blue shirt with dark navy checked panel on one side and white trim. Blue shorts with white detailing. Dark navy socks with white detailing.

History and Honours

Stadium History

Ewood Park (1890-Present) / View Stadium
Leamington Road (1881-1890)
Alexandra Meadows (1877-1881)
Pleasington Cricket Ground (1877-1877)
Oozehead Ground (1875-1875)

Club Honours

Premier League Champions: 1994/95
Division 1 Champions: 1911/12, 1913/14
Division 2 Champions: 1938/39
Division 2 Play-Off Winners: 1991/92
Division 3 Champions: 1974/75
FA Cup Winners: 1883/84, 1884/85, 1885/86, 1889/90, 1890/91, 1927/28
Football League Cup Winners: 2001/02
FA Charity Shield Winners: 1911/12
Full Members Cup Winners: 1986/87
FA Youth Cup Winners: 1958/59
UEFA Intertoto Cup Winners: 2006/07
Football League Founder Members: 1888/89
FA Premier League Founder Members: 1992/93

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1st Team Squad 2019/20

Tosin Adarabioyo (Defender, On loan from Manchester City) /  Soccerbase  
Adam Armstrong (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Amari'i Bell (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Elliott Bennett (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Ben Brereton (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
John Buckley (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Dan Butterworth (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Harry Chapman (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Bradley Dack (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Jacob Davenport (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Stewart Downing (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Corry Evans (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Sam Gallagher (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Danny Graham (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Joe Grayson (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Lewis Holtby (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Bradley Johnson (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Darragh Lenihan (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Jayson Leutwiler (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Tyler Magloire (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Charlie Mulgrew (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Ryan Nyambe (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Joe Rankin-Costello (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Joe Rothwell (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Dominic Samuel (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Richard Smallwood (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Lewis Travis (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Christian Walton (Goalkeeper, On loan from Brighton & Hove Albion) /  Soccerbase  
Derrick Williams (Defender) /  Soccerbase  

Club Staff


Owner: Venky's London Ltd
Directors: Mike Cheston, Gandhi Babu
Non-Executive Director: Robert Coar
Chief Executive Officer: Steve Waggott
President: KC Lee
Vice-Presidents: IR Stanners, GR Root, M Jeffries

Management & Coaching Staff

Manager: Tony Mowbray (Age 57 years) / Appointed 22nd February 2017 (3 years, 11 months, 5 days ago) /  Soccerbase  
Assistant Manager: Mark Venus
Coach: David Lowe
Goalkeeping Coach: Ben Benson
Professional Development Coach: Damien Johnson

Former Managers

Owen Coyle (Jun 2016-Feb 2017) /  Soccerbase  
Paul Lambert (Nov 2015-Jun 2016) /  Soccerbase  
Gary Bowyer (Mar 2013-Nov 2015) /  Soccerbase  
Michael Appleton (Jan 2013-Mar 2013) /  Soccerbase  
Gary Bowyer (Caretaker Manager, Dec 2012-Jan 2013) /  Soccerbase  
Henning Berg (Nov 2012-Dec 2012) /  Soccerbase  
Eric Black (Caretaker Manager, Sep 2012-Nov 2012) /  Soccerbase  
Steve Kean (Dec 2010-Sep 2012) /  Soccerbase  
Sam Allardyce (Dec 2008-Dec 2010) /  Soccerbase  
Paul Ince (Jun 2008-Dec 2008) /  Soccerbase  
Mark Hughes (Sep 2004-Jun 2008) /  Soccerbase  
Tony Parkes (Caretaker Manager, Sep 2004) /  Soccerbase  
Graeme Souness (Mar 2000-Sep 2004) /  Soccerbase  
Brian Kidd (Dec 1998-Nov 1999) /  Soccerbase  
Roy Hodgson (Jun 1997-Nov 1998) /  Soccerbase  
Ray Harford (Jun 1995-Oct 1996) /  Soccerbase  
Kenny Dalglish (Oct 1991-Jun 1995) /  Soccerbase  
Don Mackay
Bobby Saxton
Howard Kendall
Jim Iley
John Pickering
Jim Smith
Gordon Lee
Ken Furphy
Eddie Quigley
Jack Marshall
Dally Duncan
Johnny Carey
Jackie Bestall
Jack Bruton
Will Scott
Eddie Hapgood
Reg Taylor
Arthur Barritt
Bob Crompton
Jack Carr
R B Middleton
J Walmsley
Tom Mitchell

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Useful Contacts

Switchboard:  / Phone: 01254 372001  / Fax: 01254 671042 
Ticket Office:  / Phone: 01254 372000 
Club Shop:  / Phone: 01254 372001 
Stadium Tours:  / Phone: 01254 372000 
Commercial Department:  / Phone: 01254 508267 
Press & PR Office:  / Phone: 01254 508271 
Community Trust:  / Phone: 01254 508256 

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Club Media

Official Websites

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Official Apps

/ Club App: (iOS Universal (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch))

Local Radio Stations

/ BBC Radio Lancashire: (95.5, 103.9 & 104.5 FM / 855 & 1557 MW / 12A (223.936MHz) DAB)
/ BBC Radio Manchester: (95.1 & 104.6 FM / 12C (227.360MHz) DAB)
/ Radio Rovers: (1404 MW)

Club Trivia

Famous Supporters

Bill Beaumont: (Former Fylde and England rugby union player)  / Website:  / Twitter: @BillBeaumontTxt
Jim Bowen: (Stand-up comedian and TV presenter)  / Website:  / Twitter: @JimBowentv
Carl Fogarty: (Former World Superbike champion)  / Website:  / Twitter: @carlfogarty
Wayne Hemingway: (Red or Dead fashion designer)  / Website:  / Twitter: @HemingwayDesign
Lee Mack: (Stand-up comedian and actor)  / Website:  / Twitter: @leemack
Matt Smith: (Dr Who actor) 

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