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1953–54 Blackpool F.C. season

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1953–54 Blackpool F.C. season

Blackpool F.C.
Season 1953-54
League Division One
Manager Joe Smith
League position 6th
Top goalscorer League: Stan Mortensen (21)
Combined: Stan Mortensen (22)
FA Cup Fifth round[1]
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1952-53
Next season 1954-55

The 1953-54 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 47th season (44th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division One, then the top tier of English football, finishing sixth.

West Bromwich Albion succeeded Blackpool as the holders of the FA Cup. Blackpool were knocked out in the fifth round by Port Vale.

Stan Mortensen was the club's top scorer for the tenth consecutive season, with 22 goals (21 in the league and one in the FA Cup).

Table

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 25 7 10 96 56 1.714 57
2 West Bromwich Albion 42 22 9 11 86 63 1.365 53
3 Huddersfield Town 42 20 11 11 78 61 1.279 51
4 Manchester United 42 18 12 12 73 58 1.259 48
5 Bolton Wanderers 42 18 12 12 75 60 1.250 48
6 Blackpool 42 19 10 13 80 69 1.159 48
7 Burnley 42 21 4 17 78 67 1.164 46
8 Chelsea 42 16 12 14 74 68 1.088 44
9 Charlton Athletic 42 19 6 17 75 77 0.974 44
10 Cardiff City 42 18 8 16 51 71 0.718 44
11 Preston North End 42 19 5 18 87 58 1.500 43
12 Arsenal 42 15 13 14 75 73 1.027 43
13 Aston Villa 42 16 9 17 70 68 1.029 41
14 Portsmouth 42 14 11 17 81 89 0.910 39
15 Newcastle United 42 14 10 18 72 77 0.935 38
16 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 5 21 65 76 0.855 37
17 Manchester City 42 14 9 19 62 77 0.805 37
18 Sunderland 42 14 8 20 81 89 0.910 36
19 Sheffield Wednesday 42 15 6 21 70 91 0.769 36
20 Sheffield United 42 11 11 20 69 90 0.767 33
21 Middlesbrough 42 10 10 22 60 91 0.659 30
22 Liverpool 42 9 10 23 68 97 0.701 28

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