Ernest Blackburn

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Ernest Blackburn
Personal information
Full name Robert Ernest Blackburn
Date of birth (1893-04-23)23 April 1893
Place of birth Crawshawbooth, England
Date of death 13 July 1964(1964-07-13) (aged 71)
Place of death Birkenhead, England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Manchester Youth Club
The Army
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1922 Aston Villa 32 (0)
1922–1924 Bradford City 40 (0)
Total 72 (0)
Teams managed
1932–1936 Wrexham
1937–1946 Hull City
1946–1955 Tranmere Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Ernest Blackburn (23 April 1893 – 13 July 1964) was an English football player and manager.


Playing career[edit]

Born in Crawshawbooth, Blackburn played as a full back for Loveclough, Manchester Youth Club, The Army, Aston Villa and Bradford City.[1] For Aston Villa, he made 32 appearances in the Football League; he also made 1 FA Cup appearance.[1] For Bradford City, he made 40 appearances in the Football League; he also made 2 FA Cup appearances.[2]

Management career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Blackburn became a trainer at Accrington Stanley in May 1924.[3] He later managed Wrexham, Hull City and Tranmere Rovers.[4]


  • Frost, Terry (1988). Bradford City A Complete Record 1903-1988. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 0-907969-38-0. 


  1. ^ a b "Profile". Aston Villa Player Database. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Frost, p. 379
  3. ^ Frost, p. 392
  4. ^ Ernest Blackburn management career statistics at Soccerbase