List of Blackpool F.C. seasons

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As of 30 September 2014
A graph displaying Blackpool's finishing positions in the Football League between 1897 and 2013

This is a record of every season of Blackpool Football Club in English and European football, from 1896–97, their first season in the Football League, to their current campaign. It details the club's achievements in major competitions, their managers, and the top scorers in the League for each season.

Between 5 September 1896 and 30 September 2014, Blackpool have played a total of 4,486 matches in the Football League.[1] Of these, they have won 1,639 (37%), drawn 1,144 (25%) and lost 1,703 (38%).[2][3]

Between 14 August 2010 and 22 May 2011, Blackpool played 38 matches in the Premier League. Of these, they won ten (26%), drew nine (24%) and lost nineteen (50%).

Season Tier (Division) Position Manager(s) FA Cup League Cup Europe Top scorer(s) (League only)
1896–97 2 (Division 2) 8th None Qualifying Round Did not exist Parkinson, J. 15
1897–98 2 (Division 2) 11th None Qualifying Round Did not exist Cox 12
1898–99 2 (Division 2) 16th None Qualifying Round Did not exist Birkett 15
1899–1900 Not re-elected
1900–01 2 (Division 2) 12th None Qualifying Round Did not exist Birkett 10
1901–02 2 (Division 2) 13th None Qualifying Round Did not exist Anderson 12
1902–03 2 (Division 2) 14th None Qualifying Round Did not exist Cookson & Anderson 8
1903–04 2 (Division 2) 15th Tom Barcroft (secretary-manager) Qualifying Round Did not exist Bennett 9
1904–05 2 (Division 2) 15th Tom Barcroft (secretary-manager) First Round Did not exist Chadwick 8
1905–06 2 (Division 2) 14th Tom Barcroft (secretary-manager) Third Round Did not exist Connor, Hancock & Francis 6
1906–07 2 (Division 2) 13th Tom Barcroft (secretary-manager) First Round Did not exist Grundy 8
1907–08 2 (Division 2) 15th Tom Barcroft (secretary-manager) First Round Did not exist Whittingham 15
1908–09 2 (Division 2) 20th[4] Tom Barcroft (secretary-manager) Second Round Did not exist Whittingham 13
1909–10 2 (Division 2) 12th Jack Cox (player-manager) First Round Did not exist Miller 14
1910–11 2 (Division 2) 7th Jack Cox (player-manager) First Round Did not exist Clennell 18
1911–12 2 (Division 2) 14th None Second Round Did not exist Wolstenholme 9
1912–13 2 (Division 2) 20th[4] None First Round Did not exist Wilson 10
1913–14 2 (Division 2) 16th None First Round Did not exist Lane 11
1914–15 2 (Division 2) 10th None First Round Did not exist Lane 28
1915–16 [5] None Did not exist
1916–17 [5] None Did not exist
1917–18 [5] None Did not exist
1918–19 [5] Bill Norman Did not exist
1919–20 2 (Division 2) 4th Bill Norman Second Round Did not exist Lane 26
1920–21 2 (Division 2) 4th Bill Norman Second Round Did not exist Heathcote 18
1921–22 2 (Division 2) 19th Bill Norman First Round Did not exist Bedford 11
1922–23 2 (Division 2) 5th Bill Norman First Round Did not exist Bedford 32
1923–24 2 (Division 2) 4th Major Frank Buckley Second Round Did not exist Bedford 32
1924–25 2 (Division 2) 17th Major Frank Buckley Fourth Round Did not exist Bedford 24
1925–26 2 (Division 2) 6th Major Frank Buckley Third Round[6] Did not exist Fishwick 19
1926–27 2 (Division 2) 9th Major Frank Buckley Third Round[6] Did not exist Tremelling 30
1927–28 2 (Division 2) 19th Sydney Beaumont Third Round[6] Did not exist Hampson 31
1928–29 2 (Division 2) 8th Harry Evans[7] Third Round[6] Did not exist Hampson 40
1929–30 2 (Division 2) 1st Harry Evans Fourth Round[6] Did not exist Hampson 45
1930–31 1 (Division 1) 20th Harry Evans Fourth Round[6] Did not exist Hampson 32
1931–32 1 (Division 1) 20th Harry Evans Third Round[6] Did not exist Hampson 23
1932–33 1 (Division 1) 22nd Harry Evans Fifth Round[6] Did not exist Hampson 18
1933–34 2 (Division 2) 11th Sandy MacFarlane Fourth Round[6] Did not exist Hampson 13
1934–35 2 (Division 2) 4th Sandy MacFarlane Third Round[6] Did not exist Hampson 20
1935–36 2 (Division 2) 10th Joe Smith Fourth Round[6] Did not exist Finan 34
1936–37 2 (Division 2) 2nd Joe Smith Third Round[6] Did not exist Finan 28
1937–38 1 (Division 1) 12th Joe Smith Fourth Round[6] Did not exist Finan & Buchan 12
1938–39 1 (Division 1) 15th Joe Smith Third Round[6] Did not exist Buchan & Dodds 10
1939–40 [8] Joe Smith Did not exist
1940–41 [8] Joe Smith Did not exist
1941–42 [8] Joe Smith Did not exist
1942–43 [8] Joe Smith Did not exist
1943–44 [8] Joe Smith Did not exist
1944–45 [8] Joe Smith Did not exist
1945–46 Football League North 9th Joe Smith Fourth Round[6] Did not exist Mortensen 35
1946–47 1 (Division 1) 5th Joe Smith Third Round[6] Did not exist Mortensen 28
1947–48 1 (Division 1) 9th Joe Smith Final[6] Did not exist Mortensen 21
1948–49 1 (Division 1) 16th Joe Smith Fourth Round[6] Did not exist Mortensen 18
1949–50 1 (Division 1) 7th Joe Smith Sixth Round[6] Did not exist Mortensen 22
1950–51 1 (Division 1) 3rd Joe Smith Final[6] Did not exist Mortensen 30
1951–52 1 (Division 1) 9th Joe Smith Third Round[6] Did not exist Mortensen 26
1952–53 1 (Division 1) 7th Joe Smith Winners[6] Did not exist Mortensen & Brown 15
1953–54 1 (Division 1) 6th Joe Smith Fifth Round[6] Did not exist Mortensen 21
1954–55 1 (Division 1) 19th Joe Smith Third Round[6] Did not exist Mortensen 11
1955–56 1 (Division 1) 2nd[9] Joe Smith Third Round[6] Did not exist Mudie 22
1956–57 1 (Division 1) 4th Joe Smith Fifth Round[6] Did not exist Mudie 32
1957–58 1 (Division 1) 7th Joe Smith Third Round[6] Did not exist Mudie & Perry 18
1958–59 1 (Division 1) 8th Ron Suart Sixth Round[6] Did not exist Charnley 20
1959–60 1 (Division 1) 11th Ron Suart Fourth Round[6] Did not exist Charnley 18
1960–61 1 (Division 1) 20th Ron Suart Third Round[6] Second Round[10] Charnley 27
1961–62 1 (Division 1) 13th Ron Suart Third Round[6] Semi-Finals Charnley 30
1962–63 1 (Division 1) 13th Ron Suart Third Round[6] Second Round[10] Charnley 22
1963–64 1 (Division 1) 18th Ron Suart Third Round[6] Third Round[10] Ball 13
1964–65 1 (Division 1) 17th Ron Suart Third Round[6] Third Round[10] Charnley 21
1965–66 1 (Division 1) 13th Ron Suart Third Round[6] Third Round[10] Ball & Charnley 16
1966–67 1 (Division 1) 22nd Ron Suart;
succeeded by Stan Mortensen
Third Round[6] Fifth Round[10] Charnley 14
1967–68 2 (Division 2) 3rd Stan Mortensen Fourth Round[6] Third Round[10] Ingram & Skirton 17
1968–69 2 (Division 2) 8th Stan Mortensen Third Round[6] Fifth Round[10] Suddick 12
1969–70 2 (Division 2) 2nd Les Shannon Fourth Round[6] Third Round[10] Pickering 17
1970–71 1 (Division 1) 22nd Les Shannon;
succeeded by Jimmy Meadows;[11]
succeeded by Bob Stokoe
Fourth Round[6] Third Round[10] Anglo-Italian Cup: Winners Burns 10
1971–72 2 (Division 2) 6th Bob Stokoe Third Round[6] Fifth Round[10] Burns 17
1972–73 2 (Division 2) 7th Bob Stokoe;
succeeded by Harry Potts
Third Round[6] Fifth Round[10] Ainscow & Suddick 10
1973–74 2 (Division 2) 5th Harry Potts Third Round[6] Second Round[10] Burns 14
1974–75 2 (Division 2) 7th Harry Potts Third Round[6] Second Round[10] Walsh 12
1975–76 2 (Division 2) 10th Harry Potts Fourth Round[6] Second Round[10] Walsh 17
1976–77 2 (Division 2) 5th Allan Brown Third Round[6] Third Round[10] Walsh 26
1977–78 2 (Division 2) 20th Allan Brown;
succeeded by Jimmy Meadows[11][12]
Third Round[6] Second Round[10] Hatton 22
1978–79 3 (Division 3) 12th Bob Stokoe[12] Second Round Third Round Spence 16
1979–80 3 (Division 3) 18th Stan Ternent;
succeeded by Alan Ball
First Round Second Round Kellow & McEwan 12
1980–81 3 (Division 3) 23rd Alan Ball;
succeeded by Allan Brown[12]
Second Round Second Round Morris 12
1981–82 4 (Division 4) 12th Allan Brown Fourth Round First Round Bamber 15
1982–83 4 (Division 4) 21st[13] Sam Ellis Second Round Third Round Bamber 10
1983–84 4 (Division 4) 6th Sam Ellis Fourth Round First Round Stewart 10
1984–85 4 (Division 4) 2nd Sam Ellis First Round Second Round Stonehouse 11
1985–86 3 (Division 3) 12th Sam Ellis Second Round First Round O'Keefe 17
1986–87 3 (Division 3) 9th Sam Ellis First Round First Round Stewart 21
1987–88 3 (Division 3) 10th Sam Ellis Fourth Round Second Round Taylor 21
1988–89 3 (Division 3) 19th Sam Ellis Third Round Third Round Garner 11
1989–90 3 (Division 3) 23rd Jimmy Mullen;
succeeded by Tom White[11]
Fifth Round Third Round Garner 8
1990–91 4 (Division 4) 5th Graham Carr;
succeeded by Billy Ayre
Third Round First Round Bamber 17
1991–92 4 (Division 4) 4th[14] Billy Ayre Second Round Second Round Bamber 28
1992–93 3 (Division 2)[15] 18th Billy Ayre First Round Second Round Eyres 16
1993–94 3 (Division 2) 20th Billy Ayre First Round Third Round Watson 20
1994–95 3 (Division 2) 12th Sam Allardyce First Round First Round Ellis 17
1995–96 3 (Division 2) 3rd Sam Allardyce Third Round First Round Ellis & Preece 14
1996–97 3 (Division 2) 7th Gary Megson Second Round Second Round Ellis 15
1997–98 3 (Division 2) 12th Nigel Worthington Second Round Second Round Clarkson 13
1998–99 3 (Division 2) 14th Nigel Worthington First Round Second Round Clarkson 9
1999-2000 3 (Division 2) 22nd Nigel Worthington;
succeeded by Steve McMahon
Third Round First Round Murphy 10
2000–01 4 (Division 3) 7th[14] Steve McMahon Second Round Second Round Murphy 18
2001–02 3 (Division 2) 16th Steve McMahon Third Round Second Round Murphy & Ormerod 13
2002–03 3 (Division 2) 13th Steve McMahon Third Round First Round Murphy 16
2003–04 3 (Division 2) 14th Steve McMahon Third Round Third Round Taylor 16
2004–05 3 (League One)[16] 16th Colin Hendry Third Round First Round Taylor 12
2005–06 3 (League One) 19th Colin Hendry;
succeeded by Simon Grayson[11]
First Round Second Round Parker 12
2006–07 3 (League One) 3rd[14] Simon Grayson Fourth Round First Round Morrell 16
2007–08 2 (Championship) 19th Simon Grayson Third Round[6] Fourth Round Burgess 9
2008–09 2 (Championship) 16th Simon Grayson;
succeeded by Tony Parkes[11]
Third Round[6] First Round Campbell 9
2009–10 2 (Championship) 6th[14] Ian Holloway Third Round[6] Third Round Adam 16
2010–11 1 (Premier League) 19th Ian Holloway Third Round[6] Second Round[10] Campbell 13
2011–12 2 (Championship) 5th Ian Holloway Fifth Round[6] First Round K. Phillips 16
2012–13 2 (Championship) 15th Ian Holloway;
succeeded by Michael Appleton;
succeeded by Paul Ince
Third Round[6] First Round Ince 18
2013–14 2 (Championship) 20th Paul Ince;
succeeded by Barry Ferguson
Third Round[6] First Round Ince 7
2014–15 2 (Championship) TBD José Riga TBD First Round TBD TBD

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The two Football League matches against Aldershot in 1991–92 were expunged from the record books when Aldershot went out of business that season.
  2. ^ Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X.
  3. ^ Soccerbase.com
  4. ^ a b Joint-lowest-ever League finish (in two-division League)
  5. ^ a b c d Regional competitions implemented due to outbreak of World War I
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb Entered competition in third round
  7. ^ Honorary manager
  8. ^ a b c d e f Regional competitions implemented due to outbreak of World War II
  9. ^ Highest-ever League finish
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Entered competition in second round
  11. ^ a b c d e As caretaker-manager
  12. ^ a b c Second time as manager
  13. ^ Lowest-ever League finish (in four-division League)
  14. ^ a b c d Promoted via play-offs
  15. ^ After formation of the Premier League, the Football League restructured and Division Three became Division Two
  16. ^ Divisions One, Two and Three were renamed Football League Championship, Football League One and Football League Two, respectively

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