Club History

2021

2020-21 League One Play-off Winners

The 2020–21 season was the club's 112th season in the English Football League. The club finished third in League One and won promotion to the EFL Championship via the play-offs beating Lincoln City 2-1 in the final at Wembley Stadium, both goals being scored by Kenny Dougall.

Jerry Yates was the club's top scorer, with twenty-three goals in all competitions.

2017

2016-17 League Two Play-off Winners

The 2016–17 season was Blackpool FC's 108th season in the Football League. After a 2-1 win over Exeter City in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium, Blackpool were promoted to League One.

2010

2009-10 Championship Play-off Winners

During the 2009–10 season, Blackpool's 102nd season in the Football League, the club were promoted to the Premier League for the first time. On 22 May 2010, Blackpool faced Cardiff City in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium beating them 3-2 thanks to goals from Charlie Adam, Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Brett Ormerod.

Charlie Adam, in his first season with Blackpool, finished as the club's top scorer, with nineteen goals in all competitions.

2007

2006-07 League One Play-off Winners

The 2006–07 season, Blackpool's 99th season in the Football League, saw them promoted to the Championship via a 2-0 win against Yeovil Town in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium.  

Andy Morrell was the club's top scorer, with twenty goals (sixteen in the league, three in the FA Cup and one in the League Trophy).

2004

2004 LDV Trophy Winners

The 2004 Football League Trophy Final was the 21st final of the domestic football cup competition. The final was played at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 21 March 2004. The match was contested between Blackpool and Southend United. Blackpool won the match 2–0 with goals from John Murphy and Danny Coid.

2002

2002 LDV Trophy Winners

The 2002 Football League Trophy Final (known as the LDV Vans Trophy) was the 19th final of the Football League Trophy. The match was played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, and was contested by Blackpool FC and Cambridge United on 24 March 2002. Blackpool won the match 4–1.

2001

2000-01 Division Three (old) Play-off Winners

The 2000–01 season was Blackpool FC's 93rd season in the Football League. They competed in Division Three, and won the end-of-season play-offs at the Millennium Stadium against Leyton Orient 4-2.

John Murphy was the club's top scorer with 23 goals (eighteen in the league, one in the FA Cup and four in the League Cup).

1992

1991-92 Division Four (old) Play-off Winner

Blackpool’s 84th season in 1991-92 saw them promoted from Division Four after a 1-1 (4-3 on penalties) win against Scunthorpe United in the play-offs at Wembley.

 It was Billy Ayre's first full season as manager. Dave Bamber was the club's top scorer with 36 goals (28 in the league, one in the play-offs, one in the FA Cup and six in the League Cup).

1985

1984-85 Division Four (old) Runners-up

The 1984–85 season, their 77th season in the Football League, Blackpool finished second in Division Four achieving automatic promotion into Division Three.

John Deary was the club's top scorer, with fifteen goals (thirteen in the league and two in the League Cup).

1971

1971 Anglo-Italian Cup Winners

The 1971 Anglo-Italian Cup was the second staging of the annual association football tournament. It featured twelve teams — six from England and six from Italy.

The competition started on 26 May 1971 and concluded on 12 June 1971 with Blackpool beating Bologna 2–1 in the final with John Craven and Micky Burns scoring for Blackpool.

1970

1969-70 Division Two (old) Runners Up

The 1969–70 season was Blackpool FC's 62nd season in the Football League, during which they competed in Division Two. After finishing second, they were promoted to Division One.

Fred Pickering was the club's top scorer, with eighteen goals (seventeen in the league and one in the FA Cup). It was his hatrick in the 3-0 victory at Preston North End that secured Blackpool's promotion.

1956

1955-56 Division One (old) Runners Up

In their 48th season in the Football League, Blackpool competed in Division One, coming second place behind Manchester United. Jackie Mudie was the club's top scorer, with 22 goals in all competitions.

1953

1953 FA Cup Winners

The 1953 FA Cup final was contested between Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers, with Blackpool winning 4–3, equalling the record for the highest scoring FA Cup Final. The match became famous for the performance of Blackpool winger Stanley Matthews, after whom it was nicknamed. It was the third FA Cup Final (after those in 1890 and 1894) to feature a hat-trick, scored by Blackpool's Stan Mortensen.

1951

1951 FA Cup Runners-up

During the 70th season of the FA Cup in 1951 Blackpool FC faced Newcastle United in the final at Wembley Stadium. This resulted in a 2-0 victory for Newcastle with both goals scored by Jackie Milburn. The attendance was 100,000.

1948

1948 FA Cup Runners-up

The 1948 FA Cup Final saw Blackpool FC face Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on 24 April 1948. United won 4–2, with two goals from Jack Rowley and one from Stan Pearson and one from John Anderson. Eddie Shimwell and Stan Mortensen scored Blackpool's goals.

1937

1936-37 Division Two (old) Runners-up

In their 36th season in the Football League, Blackpool FC finished second in Division Two (the then second tier of English Football). They were promoted to Division One.

Bobby Finan was the club's top scorer with thirty goals (28 in the league and two in the FA Cup).

1930

1929-30 Division Two (old) Winners

The 1929–30 season was Blackpool FC's 29th season in the Football League. They finished first, winning the Division Two League.

Jimmy Hampson was the club's top scorer with 46 goals in total (45 in the league and one in the FA Cup). He was also the top goal scorer in England.

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