About Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers Football Club was founded in 1875 in Lancashire. The club’s first match took place on 18 December 1875 and was a 1-1 draw. The club are one of just five to have ever won the Premier League title.
Since the club’s inception, Blackburn’s have worn blue and white halved jerseys. The club’s crest features a red rose, written beneath it is the club’s motto Arte Et Labore, Latin for “By skill and by labour”.
The club play their football at Ewood Park, which has been their permanent home since 1890. The stadium has a capacity of 31,367.
In the 1994-95 season, under the management of Kenny Dalglish, Blackburn won the Premier League title, having finished as runners-up the previous season. A major contributing factor to their win was the immense financial power provided by then-owner Jack Walker.
Blackburn have two other league title wins to their name, having won the First Division in the 1911-12 and 1913-14 seasons. The club have won the FA Cup on six occasions, although not since 1928. Blackburn also have an FA Community Shield and a League Cup title, won in 2002, to their name. Notable members of their 1995 League winning side include captain Tim Sherwood, Graeme Le Saux, Alan Shearer, Christ Sutton and Tim Flowers.
The club’s first manager, Thomas Mitchell, won five of the club’s six FA Cups. Notable former managers of the club include Roy Hodgson, Graeme Souness, Mark Hughes and Sam Allardyce.
The club’s all-time leading goalscorer is Simon Garner, who scored 192 goals for the club. Alan Shearer scored 130 goals for Blackburn before joining Newcastle United. Derek Fazackerley holds the record for most club appearances, with 671.
Other notable players to have played for the club in the Premier League era include Roque Santa Cruz, Benni McCarthy, Morten Gamst Pederson, Tugay, Andy Cole and Henning Berg. Notable graduates of the club’s youth system include James Beattie, Damiel Duff, David Dunn and Junior Hoilett.