1997–98 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

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Blackburn Rovers
1997–98 season
Manager England Roy Hodgson
Stadium Ewood Park
Premier League 6th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Chris Sutton (18)
All:
Chris Sutton (21)

During the 1997–98 English football season, Blackburn Rovers competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary[edit]

After last season's slip-up, Blackburn Rovers emerged as title contenders under new manager Roy Hodgson, and even sixth place in the final table was enough for a UEFA Cup place. Chris Sutton's continued return to form saw him come joint top of the Premiership goalscoring charts with 18 goals, and led to him earning a long-awaited international call-up, though he didn't make the final squad for the World Cup after refusing to play for the England B team.

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Tim Flowers
2 Scotland DF Callum Davidson
3 Republic of Ireland DF Jeff Kenna
4 England MF Tim Sherwood (captain)
5 Scotland DF Colin Hendry
6 Norway DF Tore Pedersen
7 England MF Stuart Ripley
8 Scotland FW Kevin Gallacher
9 England FW Chris Sutton
10 Sweden FW Martin Dahlin
11 England MF Jason Wilcox
13 Australia GK John Filan
No. Position Player
14 Sweden FW Anders Andersson
15 England MF Garry Flitcroft
16 Denmark FW Per Pedersen
17 Scotland DF Billy McKinlay
20 England DF Gary Croft
22 France DF Patrick Valéry
24 Switzerland DF Stéphane Henchoz
25 Republic of Ireland MF Damien Duff
26 England DF Marlon Broomes
33 Northern Ireland GK Alan Fettis
34 England FW James Beattie
35 Northern Ireland DF Damien Johnson

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
12 Norway MF Lars Bohinen (to Derby County)
18 England DF Ian Pearce (to West Ham United)
No. Position Player
19 Wales DF Chris Coleman (to Fulham)
21 Greece MF Giorgos Donis (to AEK Athens)

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
32 Wales GK Anthony Williams
36 England MF Wayne Gill
No. Position Player
37 England DF Adam Reed

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[1][2]

Top scorers[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Results[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

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References[edit]