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11 Facts About Blackburn Rovers That Blackburn Fans Already Know

Here are 11 facts about Blackburn Rovers that Blackburn fans already know.

1. Blackburn Rovers was established in 1875, becoming a founding member of The Football League in 1888. Blackburn is one of only three clubs to have been both a founder member of the Football League and the Premier League (Aston Villa and Everton are the others).

2. The club's record League win was a 9-0 thrashing of Middlesbrough in November 1954 in a Division Two fixture at Ewood Park.

3. The team's badge includes the Red Rose of Lancaster, the year of the team's founding (1875) and the Latin motto Arte et Labore (correctly translated as by skill and by labour'), which was adopted as the motto of the town of Blackburn in 1852 and appears on the town coat of arms.

4. Derek Fazackerley holds the record for the most League appearances for the club, with 596 between 1970 and 1987.

5. The all time record goalscorer for the club was Simon Garner, who scored 194 goals between 1978 and 1992.

6. Blackburn Rovers reached the F.A. Cup final on 29 March 1890 at the Kennington Oval. The club claimed the trophy for the fourth time, by beating Sheffield Wednesday 6 - 1. William Townley scored three goals and become the first player to score a hat-trick in the F.A. Cup final.

7. Blackburn jointly hold the record for the most consecutive wins of the FA Cup. The club ended up winners in 1884, 1885, 1886.

8. When Blackburn played Birmingham on April 9, 2011 the club became the record holders for the longest first half additional time added-on - 8 minutes 32 seconds.

9. Blackburn hold the FA record for the longest undefeated FA Cup run, going 24 games unbeaten between 1884 -86 (which included the three FA Cup wins).

10. Alan Shearer (when at Blackburn) holds the record for the most goals scored in a 38-game season and a 42-game season. He scored 31 goals in 38 games in 1995/6, and 34 goals in 42 games in 1994/5.

11. The oldest player to appear for Rovers was Bob Crompton - at 40 yrs and 150 days against Bradford, in Division 1, on 23 February 1920.

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