List of Blackburn Rovers F.C. players

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This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Blackburn Rovers. The aim is for this list to include all players that have played 100 or more senior matches for the club. Other players who are deemed to have played an important role for the club can be included, but the reason for their notability should be included in the 'Notes' column.

For a list of all Blackburn Rovers players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Blackburn Rovers F.C. players, and for the current squad see Blackburn Rovers F.C.#Current squad.

Explanation of list[edit]

Players are listed in chronological order according to the year in which they first played for the club, and then by alphabetical order of their surname. Appearances and goals include substitute appearances, but exclude wartime matches. Further information on competitions and seasons which are regarded as eligible for appearance stats are provided below, and if a player's data is not available for any of these competitions, an appropriate note will be added to the table.

League appearances[edit]

League appearances and goals includes data for the following league spells, but does not include test or play-off matches:

Total appearances[edit]

The figures for total appearances and goals includes the league figures together with the following competitions:

Table[edit]

Statistics are up to date as of 8 March 2013.


Name Position Club career League
apps
League
goals
Total
apps
Total
goals
Notes
Hargreaves, FredFred Hargreaves DF 18??-188? 0 0 ? ? Captained Blackburn in 1882 FA Cup final
Suter, FergusFergus Suter GK 1880–1889 1 0 ? ? Played in four FA Cup finals with Blackburn
Brown, JamesJames Brown IF 1881?–1889? 4 0 ? ? Played in four FA Cup finals with Blackburn, and was captain in two finals (1885–6)
Townley, WilliamWilliam Townley FW 1888?–1892? 77 27 ? ? Played for Blackburn in two FA Cup finals, scoring a hat-trick in 1890
Dewar, GeordieGeordie Dewar DF 1889–1897 174 7 ? ?
Crompton, BobBob Crompton DF 1896–1920 530 14 ? ? Manager of Blackburn 1926–1931, 1938–1941
Haworth, RobertRobert Haworth DF 1898?–1904? 122 5 ? ?
Bradshaw, BillyBilly Bradshaw MF 1903–1919 386 36 ? ?
Davies, WilliamWilliam Davies FW 1905–1913 132 66 ? ? Also known as "Tinker" Davies
Simpson, JockJock Simpson FW 1910–1914 151 16 ? ?
Roscamp, JackJack Roscamp WH/FW 1923–1931 223 37 ? ?
Puddefoot, SydSyd Puddefoot FW 1924?–1932? 250 79 ? ?
Jones, HerbertHerbert Jones DF 1925–1934 247 0 ? ?
Bruton, JackJack Bruton OR 1929?–1939? 324 108 ? ? Manager of Blackburn 1947–1949
Crook, WalterWalter Crook DF 1931–1947 236 2 ? ? Most consecutive League appearances by Blackburn player (208)
Thompson, ErnieErnie Thompson FW 1931?–1936? 171 82 ? ?
Eckersley, BillBill Eckersley DF 1947–1961 406 20 ? ?
Clayton, RonnieRonnie Clayton WH 1950–1969 581 15 ? ?
Quigley, EddieEddie Quigley FW 1951–1956 159 92 ? ? Manager of Blackburn 1967–1970
Briggs, TommyTommy Briggs FW 1952–1957 194 140 ? ?
Douglas, BryanBryan Douglas FW 1952–1969 438 100 ? ? 36 appearances for England scoring 11 goals[1]
Newton, KeithKeith Newton DF 1960–1969 306 9 ? ?
Wilson, BillyBilly Wilson DF 1964–1972 247 0 ? ?
Fazackerley, DerekDerek Fazackerley DF 1969–1987 596 23 671 ? Record Blackburn appearances
Parkes, TonyTony Parkes MF 1970?–1981 350 38 ? ? Caretaker manager of Blackburn on six different occasions between 1986 and 2004
Butcher, JohnJohn Butcher GK 1976–1982 104 0 ? ?
Keeley, GlennGlenn Keeley DF 1976?–1987? 370 23 ? ?
Brotherston, NoelNoel Brotherston WN 1977?–1987? 317 40 ? ?
Garner, SimonSimon Garner FW 1978–1992 474 168 555 192 Record Blackburn goalscorer
Branagan, JimJim Branagan DF 1979?–1987? 294 5 ? ?
Crawford, AndyAndy Crawford FW 1979-1982 ? ? 56 21 Andy Crawford scored both goals in the 2-1 win at Gigg Lane that secured Rovers’ promotion into the Second Division.
Kendall, HowardHoward Kendall MF 1979–1981 79 6 ? ? Player-manager of Blackburn 1979–1981
Wilcox, JasonJason Wilcox MF 1989–1999 269 31 ? ?
Shearer, AlanAlan Shearer FW 1992–1996 138 112 171 130
Sherwood, TimTim Sherwood MF 1992–1999 246 25 298 31
Berg, HenningHenning Berg DF 1993–1997, 2000-2003 251 7 297 7 Manager of Blackburn 2012
Flowers, TimTim Flowers GK 1993–1999 177 0 217 0
Friedel, BradBrad Friedel GK 2000–2008 289 1 356 1
Dunn, DavidDavid Dunn MF 1997–2003, 2007– 275 45 331 54
Hughes, MarkMark Hughes FW 2000–2002 50 6 64 7 Manager of Blackburn 2004–2008
Cole, AndrewAndrew Cole FW 2001–2004 83 27 100 37 Blackburn's joint record transfer fee paid (£8M)
Kerimoğlu, TugayTugay Kerimoğlu MF 2001–2009 233 11 294 13
Neill, LucasLucas Neill DF 2001–2007 188 5 227 8
Emerton, BrettBrett Emerton MF 2003–2011 246 13 294 20
Reid, StevenSteven Reid MF 2003–2010 113 6 135 8
Crossan, EddieEddie Crossan IF 1947-1957 287 73 ? ?
Pedersen, Morten GamstMorten Gamst Pedersen MF 2004– 282 35 342 47
Nelsen, RyanRyan Nelsen DF 2005–2012 172 8 209 8
Mokoena, AaronAaron Mokoena DF 2005–2009 ? ? 101 0
McCarthy, BenniBenni McCarthy FW 2006–2010 109 37 140 52
Roberts, JasonJason Roberts FW 2006–2011 134 24 156 28
Samba, ChristopherChristopher Samba DF 2007–2012 161 16 186 18
Santa Cruz, RoqueRoque Santa Cruz FW 2007–2009, 2011 66 23 80 29 Record transfer fee received by Blackburn (£17.5M)
Vogel, JohannJohann Vogel MF 2008–2009 7 0 16 1 Swiss National Team captain, signed on a Free after a spell at Real Betis
Robinson, PaulPaul Robinson GK 2008– 161 0 172 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikipedia