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BM Bear at Blackpool FC


Blackpool FC home page V Scunthorpe FC home page

November 10th

Blackpool v Scunthorpe

1 - 0


Stan Mortensen

He played 345 times for the club and scored 222 goals including three in the 1953 FA Cup "Matthews" Final victory over Bolton Wanderers.

The England star remains the only player to score a hat-trick in an FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

The statue will be unveiled by his widow Jean and former England captain and BBC summariser Jimmy Armfield.

Morty - as he was known - also managed to score 23 goals in 25 England appearances


The club was founded in 1887...

aka: Seasiders, Tangerines

Blackpool bosses:

Chairman Karl Oyston

Manager Simon Grayson

Club success: 


2006-2007 League One Play-Off Winners
2004 & 2002 LDV Vans Trophy Winners

Past: 1952/53 FA Cup Winners

Blasts from the Bloomfield past:

Star players: Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Armfield, Alan Ball

Match day locals:

The Bloomfield, Swift Hound

Club mascot:

Bloomfield Bear (WHO?)


Young Fan


The good old days

FA Cup winners 1953


Thanks to Ann and Richard for taking BM Bear to Bloomfield Road