1952–53 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1952-53
League Division One
Manager Joe Smith
League position 7th
Top goalscorer League: Stan Mortensen &
Allan Brown (15)
Combined: Stan Mortensen (18)
FA Cup Winners[1]
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1951-52
Next season 1953-54

The 1952-53 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 46th season (43rd consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division One, then the top tier of English football, finishing seventh.

They were also the winners of the FA Cup for the only time in their existence thus far, beating Bolton Wanderers 4–3 in the final. Subsequently known as "The Matthews Final", Stan Mortensen, Blackpool's top scorer in all competitions that season, scored a hat-trick in the match. It remained the only such feat achieved in an FA Cup Final held at the original Wembley Stadium.

Stan Mortensen was the club's top scorer for the ninth consecutive season, with eighteen goals in all competitions. He shared the accolade in the league with Allan Brown. The two scored fifteen goals apiece.

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Arsenal 42 21 12 9 97 64 1.516 54
2 Preston North End 42 21 12 9 85 60 1.417 54
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 19 13 10 86 63 1.365 51
4 West Bromwich Albion 42 21 8 13 66 60 1.100 50
5 Charlton Athletic 42 19 11 12 77 63 1.222 49
6 Burnley 42 18 12 12 67 52 1.288 48
7 Blackpool 42 19 9 14 71 70 1.014 47
8 Manchester United 42 18 10 14 69 72 0.958 46
9 Sunderland 42 15 13 14 68 82 0.829 43
10 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 11 16 78 69 1.130 41
11 Aston Villa 42 14 13 15 63 61 1.033 41
12 Cardiff City 42 14 12 16 54 46 1.174 40
13 Middlesbrough 42 14 11 17 70 77 0.909 39
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 15 9 18 61 69 0.884 39
15 Portsmouth 42 14 10 18 74 83 0.892 38
16 Newcastle United 42 14 9 19 59 70 0.843 37
17 Liverpool 42 14 8 20 61 82 0.744 36
18 Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 11 19 62 72 0.861 35
19 Chelsea 42 12 11 19 56 66 0.848 35
20 Manchester City 42 14 7 21 72 87 0.828 35
21 Stoke City 42 12 10 20 53 66 0.803 34
22 Derby County 42 11 10 21 59 74 0.797 32

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.