Enjoy a complete schedule of all televised and streamed Blackburn Rovers matches on TV for the 2019/2020 season. Blackburn Rovers are notable for their participation in the EFL Championship and FA Cup.
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Blackburn Rovers Football Club can trace its history back to 1875 and is one of the few clubs that has retained the same name for the entirety of its existence. The team has been given several nicknames, including The Riversiders and The Blue and Whites, but is most commonly referred to by fans simply as the Rovers.
The club is based at Ewood Park stadium in Blackburn, Lancashire, and has been there since 1890. If that sounds like a lengthy occupancy then the team may be compensating for having occupied no fewer than four grounds in the first fifteen years of their existence, with the first being the Oozehead Ground.
Blackburn Rovers currently play in the English Football League (EFL) Championship, but also have plenty of experience at the top tier, having won the Premier League (previously known as the First Division) title three times. Naturally, such success has helped the team to attract a huge fan base, and many of those who can’t attend matches in person are still able to watch Blackburn Rovers on TV as well as via online football live streams.
Club Badge and Colours
Blackburn Rovers has a circular badge which shows the red rose of Lancashire against a white background. Surrounding that is a blue band with the name of the club and its year of formation in yellow lettering. The Latin motto 'ARTE ET LABORE' (which translates as 'by skill and labour') appears at the foot of the badge.
The home strip of Blackburn Rovers consists of a half-blue, half-white shirt, white shorts and blue socks. The away strip comprises a yellow shirt, dark blue shorts and yellow socks.
Key Players and Managers
Birmingham City has been managed by Tony Mowbraw since 2017. Earlier managers have included Gary Bowyer, Steve Keane, Sam Allardyce, Graeme Souness, Roy Hodgson, Kenny Dalglish and Howard Kendall.
Key former players for Rovers include Roque Sana Cruz, Andrew Cole, Mark Hughes, Henning Burg, Alan Shearer and Derek Fazackerley.
Key players on the current squad for Blackburn Rovers include captain Charlie Mulgrew, forwards Danny Graham and Adam Armstrong, midfielders Richard Smallwood and Darragh Lenihan, defenders Jack Rodwell and Derrick Williams, and goalkeeper David Raya.
Honours, Noteworthy Stats and Memorable Moments
Blackburn Rovers were earning plenty of accolades long before the advent of football on TV, and the team has achieved many more in the decades since. Here are just a few of their proudest accomplishments, where they won the:
- league at the top tier on three occasions, in 1912, 1914 and 1995. The team also finished second in 1994.
- league at the second tier in 1939 and finishing second in 1958 and 2001.
- league at the third tier in 1975 and finishing second in 1980 and 2018.
- Football League Cup in 2002.
- FA Community Shield in 1912 and finishing in second place in 1928, 1994 and 1995.
- FA Cup for the first time in 1884. The team went on to repeat that feat on five more occasions and also reached the final in 1882 and 1960.