Newcastle United:

Nicknames: The Magpies, The Toon, Geordies

City: St James Park

The club was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End, and has played at its current home ground, St James’ Park, ever since.

The first recorded game of football on Tyneside took place on 3rd March 1877 at the Elswick Rugby Club when a few keen enthusiasts formed two scratch teams – eight against nine – the nine winning 2-0. Shortly afterwards Newcastle’s first club was born, Tyne Association being formed in 1877.

The ground was developed into an all-seater stadium in the mid-1990s and now has a capacity of 52,405.[

The club has been a member of the Premier League for all but two years of the competition’s history, and has never dropped below English football’s second tier since joining the Football League in 1893. In 2007, long term chairman and owner Sir John Hall sold his share in the club to Mike Ashley.



The club colours are black and white striped shirt with black shorts with claret and white trim, and black socks with white trim, though white socks are sometimes worn under some managers who consider them “lucky”.Newcastle’s colours at the outset was generally the home kit of Newcastle East End F.C., comprising plain red shirts with white shorts and red socks.

In 1894 the club adopted the black and white striped shirts, which had been used as the reserve team’s colours. These colours were chosen for the senior team because they weren’t associated with either of the two teams United were merged from. They played in grey shorts until 1897, and between 1897 and 1921 they played in blue shorts before adopting the black shorts they play in now




The Tyne and Wear derby also known as the North-East derby is a local derby between the association football clubs Newcastle United and Sunderland. The derby is an inter-city rivalry in North East England with the two cities of Newcastle and Sunderland just ten miles apart. Newcastle play their home matches at St. James’ Park while Sunderland play their home matches at the Stadium of Light.

The first meeting of the two sides took place in 1883, with the first competitive fixture being an 1888 FA Cup tie, which Sunderland won 2–1. To date, Newcastle have won the fixture 53 times, with Sunderland recording 50 victories and the sides drawing 49 times. The latest meeting of the two sides occurred on 1 February 2014, a Premier League match at St. James’ Park, which Sunderland won 3-0.

Newcastle United’s bitter rivals Sunderland have put their differences on the pitch aside to raise more than £10,000 in tribute to the two Newcastle fans who died in the MH17 disaster.



Newcastle United have won European and domestic league honours. The club’s last major honour was in 1969 when they won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.


League titles

First Division/Premier League:

•Winners (4) – 1904–05, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1926–27

•Runners-up (2) – 1995–96, 1996–97

•Third-place (4) – 1901–02, 1911–12, 1993–94, 2002–03

Second Division/Division One/Championship:

•Winners (3) – 1964–65, 1992–93, 2009–10

•Runners-up (2) – 1897–98, 1947–48

•Third-place (2) – 1983–84, 1989–90

Northern League:

•Winners (3) – 1902–03, 1903–04, 1904–05

•Runners-up (2) – 1892–93, 1905–06


FA Cup:

•Winners (6) – 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955

•Runners-up (7) – 1905, 1906, 1908, 1911, 1974, 1998, 1999

Football League Cup:

•Runners-up (1) – 1976

FA Charity Shield/FA Community Shield:

•Winners (1) – 1909

•Runners-up (5) – 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1996

FA Youth Cup:

•Winners (2) – 1962, 1985


Inter-Cities Fairs Cup:

•Winners (1) − 1969

UEFA Intertoto Cup:

•Winners (1) − 2006

•Runner-up (1) − 2001

Other honours

Kirin Cup:

•Winners (1) − 1983

Texaco Cup:

•Winners (2) − 1974, 1975

Anglo-Italian Cup:

•Winners (1) − 1973

Sheriff of London Charity Shield:

•Winners (1) − 1907

Teresa Herrera Trophy:

•Winners (1) − 2010

•Runner-up (1) − 1960

Guadiana Trophy:

•Winners (1) − 2012


Did You Know? 

Former Newcastle boss Jack Charlton and his brother Sir Bobby were all-time Toon top goalscorer Jackie Milburn’s nephews.

In a league game against Sheffield United in 1914, the Magpies started with only 8 players due to injuries.


Famous Players: Newcastle have provided the English game throughout the years with so many famous players its hard to include them all they include internationals such as Peter Beardsley, Andy Cole,Les Ferdinand, Wyn Davies, Hughie Gallacher, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Frank Hudsperth, Malcolm Macdonald, Kevin Keegan, Jackie Milburn, Bobby Moncur, Alan Shearer, Chris Waddle and Steve Howey.


Biggest away defeat overall:
Record defeat1-9 vs. Sunderland, 5th December 1908

Biggest home win overall:
Record League Victory: 13-0 vs. Newport County, 5th October 1946. (Div 2)



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