1982–83 Blackpool F.C. season
|Top goalscorer||League: Dave Bamber (10)
Combined: Dave Bamber (15)
|FA Cup||Second round|
|League Cup||Third round|
|Highest home attendance|
|Lowest home attendance|
|Previous season||← 1981–82|
|Next season||1983–84 →|
The 1982–83 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 76th season (73rd consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 24-team Division Four, then the bottom tier of English football, finishing 21st, their lowest-ever finish in the Football League. The club had to seek re-election to the League, and they were successful in their application, as were the other three bottom-four clubs.
On 17 January 1983, the Football League deducted Blackpool two points for fielding an ineligible player. John Butler had played two League games and one League Cup game without his registration having been confirmed. The club explained that they had signed him on 8 September and immediately sent off his registration forms to the Football League, who were then based in nearby Lytham St. Annes. Blackpool chose not to appeal, as there were stiffer options available to the committee. The points deduction saw the Seasiders slip two places. Had they not been docked points, they would have finished safely in 18th and would not have needed to re-apply.
P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
* Two points deducted.
- Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X.