1970–71 Blackpool F.C. season

Blackpool F.C.
Season 1970–71
LeagueDivision One
Manager Les Shannon
(succeeded by Jimmy Meadows,
then Bob Stokoe)
League position 22nd (relegated)
Top goalscorerLeague: Mickey Burns (10)
Combined: Mickey Burns (10)
FA Cup Fourth round[1]
League Cup Third round[2]
Anglo-Italian Cup Winners
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season1969–70
Next season1971–72

The 1970–71 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 63rd season (60th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division One, then the top tier of English football, finishing bottom. As a result, they were relegated back to Division Two a season after their promotion from it, and did not compete in the top flight again until 2010–11.

Blackpool won the Anglo-Italian Cup for the first and only time, beating Bologna 2–1 in the final at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in the Italian city.

Les Shannon left his position as manager during the season after only seventeen months in charge. He was replaced, in a caretaker manager role, by Jimmy Meadows. Meadows was, in turn, succeeded by Bob Stokoe.

Mickey Burns was the club's top scorer, with ten goals.

Jimmy Armfield retired at the end of the season after seventeen years of service for Blackpool, his only professional club. His final appearance was against Manchester United at Bloomfield Road, in front of a crowd of 30,000. He had come back from an injury lay-off to make his swan song. His 569 appearances remains a club record.


1 Arsenal 42 29 7 6 71 29 2.448 65
2Leeds United422710572302.40064
3Tottenham Hotspur421914954331.63652
4Wolverhampton Wanderers422281264541.18552
8Manchester United4216111565660.98543
9Derby County4216101656541.03742
10Coventry City4216101637380.97442
11Manchester City4212171347421.11941
12Newcastle United4214131544460.95741
13Stoke City4212131744480.91737
15Huddersfield Town4211141740490.81636
16Nottingham Forest421482042610.68936
17West Bromwich Albion4210151758750.77335
18Crystal Palace4212111939570.68435
19Ipswich Town4212102042480.87534
20West Ham United4210141847600.78334


  1. Entered competition in third round
  2. Entered competition in second round


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