SLIDESHOW: Anniversary of Pool’s play-off final victory

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It was one of the biggest days in Blackpool’s footballing history - and no one who was there will ever forget it.

Exactly three years ago today - on May 22 - the Seasiders capped a glorious season with a stunning victory in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

The Blackpool FC players celebrate winning the Play-off final.

The Blackpool FC players celebrate winning the Play-off final.

The 3-2 victory over Cardiff City catapulted the club up to the top flight for the first time in 39 years - and sent the Tangerine hordes inside the famous stadium into raptures.

The match was dubbed “the richest game in football”, because the victorious club would receive a £90 million windfall.

The promotion campaign, which came at the end of the 2009/10 season, also saw Blackpool make a little bit of history after becoming the first club in English football to have won promotion from every division of the Football League via the play-off system.

Two days after the final, a promotion parade was held along Blackpool’s Promenade for the club’s personnel, who travelled on an open-top double decker bus from Gynn Square down the Golden Mile.

The police estimated that around 100,000 people lined the route.