English Football club based in the city of Blackburn, Lancashire.

Blackburn Rovers was established in 1875, and in 1888 became a founder member of the English Football League. In 1890, Rovers moved to its permanent home at Ewood Park.

Until the formation of the Premier League in 1992, the majority of Blackburn Rovers' success was pre-1930. In the early 1990s Jack Walker, a local boy and life-long supporter who made millions in the steel industry, invested heavily in the club. He lured former Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish as manager and a number of shrewd player purchases followed, most notably Alan Shearer. This lifted the club back into the Premier League and after finishing runners-up to Manchester United in 93/94, Rovers won the championship the following year. A slump followed in the late 1990s, with relegation to Division One. The team returned to form in 2000 and secured promotion back into the Premier League.

Club honours:

1882
F.A. Cup runners-up
1884
F.A. Cup winners
1885
F.A. Cup winners
1886
F.A. Cup winners
1890
F.A. Cup winners
1891
F.A. Cup winners
1911-12
League division 1 champions
1913-14
League division 1 champions
1928
F.A. Cup winners
1938-39
League division 2 champions
1957-58
League division 2 runners-up
1960
F.A. Cup runners-up
1974-75
League division 3 champions
1979-80
League division 3 runners-up
1987
Members cup winners
1993-94
Premier League runners-up
1994-95
Premier League champions
2002
Worthington (League) cup winners

Club managers:

1884-1896
Thomas Mitchell
1896-1803
J Warmsley
1903-1925
R B Middleton
1922-1926
Jack Carr
1926-1930
Bob Crompton
1931-1936
Arthur Barritt
1936-1938
Reg Taylor
1938-1941
Bob Crompton
1944-1947
Eddie Hapgood
1947
Will Scott
1947-1949
Jack Bruton
1949-1953
Jackie Bestall
1953-1958
Johnny Carey
1958-1960
Dally Duncan
1960-1967
Jack Marshall
1967-1970
Eddie Quiqley
1970-1971
Johnny Carey
1971-1973
Ken Furphy
1974-1975
Gordon Lee
1975-1978
Jim Smith
1978
Jim Iley
1978-1979
John Pickering
1979-1981
Howard Kendall
1981-1986
Bobby Saxton
1987-1991
Don Mackay
1991-1996
Kenny Dalglish
1995-1997
Ray Hartford
1997-1998
Roy Hodgson
1998-1999
Brian Kidd
1999-2000
Tony Parks
2000-present
Graeme Souness

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