Britain’s most popular spectator sport is football and Blackpool wont’ disappoint as it has a rich heritage reaching back to 1877. The clubs first ground was on Blackpool's Field, off Caunce Street, Blackpool. The first decade saw the closure of the Victoria Club and the formation of the Blackpool St Johns team. In 1887 a dispute amoung the players led to a meeting under the chairmanship of Mr Samuel Bancroft where it was passed - "That a club be formed to be known as Blackpool Football Club".
In 1888 the club became founder members of the Lancashire League. In May 1896 Blackpool F.C. became a Limited Company with a capital of £2,000 in £1 shares and a few months later made a successful application to join the Football League. The club's Football League status was lost in 1899 and the club spent another season in the Lancashire League. The demise, however, was short-lived and the club was re-elected in 1900 and has maintained its League status up to the present time.
F.A. Cup Winners: 1952-53,F.A. Cup Finalists: 1947-48,1950-5,1 First Division Runners-Up: 1955-56, Second Division Champions: 1929-30, Second Division Runners-Up: 1936-37,1969-70, Fourth Division Runners-Up: 1984-85, Fourth Division Play-Off Winners: 1991-92, Anglo-Italian Cup Winners: 1970-71, Anglo-Italian Cup Runners-Up: 1971-72, Central League Champions: 1919-20,1949-50, Lancs F.A. Youth Cup Winners:1985-86, Marsden Lancashire Cup Winners: 1993-94,1994-95,1995-96, Lancs Cup Winners: 1935-36,1936-37,1953-54