1947–48 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1947-48
League Division One
Manager Joe Smith
League position 9th
Top goalscorers League: Stan Mortensen (21)
Combined: Stan Mortensen (31)
FA Cup Final[1]
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1946-47
Next season 1948-49

The 1947-48 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 41st season (38th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division One, then the top tier of English football, finishing ninth. They also reached the FA Cup Final, in which they lost 4-2 to Manchester United (see 1948 FA Cup Final).

Stan Mortensen was the club's top scorer for the fourth consecutive season, with 31 goals (21 in the league and ten in the FA Cup, including a hat-trick against Tottenham in the semi-finals).

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Arsenal 42 23 13 6 81 32 2.531 59
2 Manchester United 42 19 14 9 81 48 1.688 52
3 Burnley 42 20 12 10 56 43 1.302 52
4 Derby County 42 19 12 11 77 57 1.351 50
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 19 9 14 83 70 1.186 47
6 Aston Villa 42 19 9 14 65 57 1.140 47
7 Preston North End 42 20 7 15 67 68 0.985 47
8 Portsmouth 42 19 7 16 68 50 1.360 45
9 Blackpool 42 17 10 15 57 41 1.390 44
10 Manchester City 42 15 12 15 52 47 1.106 42
11 Liverpool 42 16 10 16 65 61 1.066 42
12 Sheffield United 42 16 10 16 65 70 0.929 42
13 Charlton Athletic 42 17 6 19 57 66 0.864 40
14 Everton 42 17 6 19 52 66 0.788 40
15 Stoke City 42 14 10 18 41 55 0.745 38
16 Middlesbrough 42 14 9 19 71 73 0.973 37
17 Bolton Wanderers 42 16 5 21 46 58 0.793 37
18 Chelsea 42 14 9 19 53 71 0.746 37
19 Huddersfield Town 42 12 12 18 51 60 0.850 36
20 Sunderland 42 13 10 19 56 67 0.836 36
21 Blackburn Rovers 42 11 10 21 54 72 0.750 32
22 Grimsby Town 42 8 6 28 45 111 0.405 22

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Entered competition in third round

References[edit]

  • Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X.