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Blackburn Rovers Football Club
Ewood Park
Blackburn
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Formed 1875.
Honours
Top Division Champions
1912,1914,1995
FA Cup Winners
1884,1885,1886,1890,1891,1928
Leage Cup Winners
2002

Blackburn Rovers was formed in 1875 during a meeting in a hotel in Blackburn. John Lewis, one of the founder members and also a player, later refereed the Gold Medal match in the 1920 Olympics. Blackburn is one of only three clubs to be founder members of both the football league in 1888 and the Premier League in 1992. Blackburn had no ground until they rented a piece of farmland at Oozehead in 1876, eventually moving to Ewood Park in 1890. The current stadium has a capacity of 31,154. The club enjoyed early success in the FA Cup, reaching the final in 1882. They lost to Old Etonians 1-0 and had to endure seeing local rivals Blackburn Olympic become the first provincial team to win it the next year. Rovers then won the trophy the year after, beating Scottish team Queen's Park at the Kennington Oval. This saved the team from folding, which would have left Blackburn Olympic as the premier team in Blackburn. Up until the formation of the Premier League in 1992, most of the clubs success was pre 1930. The club has undergone a revolution following the take over by steel tycoon Jack Walker, winning the Premier League title in 1994-95.


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