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Blackburn Rovers Football Club was formed in 1875 and in 1888 was a founding member of The Football League. In 1890 Rovers moved to its permanent home at Ewood Park (capacity: 31,397). In 1991 Blackburn were taken over by locally-born steel baron Jack Walker, a millionaire who lavished considerable sums of money on re-establishing the club that had fallen behind since being one of the dominant forces in English League football pre-WWI (FA Cup winners 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1928 and League Champions in seasons 1911/12 and 1913/14 ). Under his ownership Blackburn Rovers won the Premier League in season 1994/95 and the League Cup in 2002. Walker died just after the start of the 2000–01 season and the club was then put into the care of The Jack Walker Trust. In November 2010, Indian company Venkateshwara Hatcheries Pvt Ltd bought the club for £23 million.

Turnover and pre-tax profit figures are in millions.

Financial Overview

Year
Turnover
Pre-tax profit
Wages / Turnover ratio (%)
Employees

2013/14

30.400

-42.100

114.0

 

2012/13

26.900

-36.500

136.0

 

2011/12

54.000

 

93.0

 

2010/11

58.000

-18.600

86.6

 

2009/10

 

-1.900

 

 

2008/09

50.900

 

90.6

 

2007/08

53.395

3.030

70.3

238

2006/07

43.303

-3.408

84.8

232

2005/06

43.396

-6.904

76.9

223

2004/05

41.303

-5.044

75.8

231

2003/04

40.843

-5.107

76.7

244

2002/03

45.438

-12.005

78.2

243

2001/02

38.480

-10.864

77.3

237

2000/01

17.498

-31.056

 

229

1999/00

12.886

-12.732

171.6

219

1998/99

21.274

-7.780

105.6

206

1997/98

19.356

-3.700

98.3

182

1996/97

14.302

8.093

 

204

1995/96

16.325

-9.056

66.4

203

1994/95

14.068

-3.954

 

149

1993/94

6.927

-8.209

 

108

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