Newcastle United Football Club - An English professional football club

Know about the history and other information regarding one of the most popular football club of England - Newcastle United Football Club which was founded in 1892. What are its achievements, its home ground and its top goal scorer, all information is in this article.

Newcastle United F.C. or Newcastle United Football Club is an English professional football club. The club is based in Newcastle upon Tyne. The club has been the part of the prestigious Premier League which is one of the biggest and most popular football
club league in the world. The club is currently owned by Mike Ashley.

Logo of Newcastle United F.C.

History of Newcastle United Football Club

Newcastle United Football club was founded in 1892 when Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End merge together. The club then participated in the Football League. The club went on to win their first First Division League Championship in 1905. They again won the league in 1907 and 1909. In 1910, the club won its first FA Cup by defeating Barnsley by 2-0 in the final. Both the gaols were scored by Albert Shepherd. Newcastle United F.C. again won this tournament for five more times (in 1924, 1932, 1951 and 1955). In 1927, the club won its fourth and last First Division League Championship. Though its remains in the First Division of the league most number of seasons, it never able to won the League Championship again. Many big players were the part of the club during this period like Hughie Gallacher, Neil Harris, Stan Seymour, Sammy Weaver and Jack Allen. In 1943, famous footballer Jackie Milburn made his debut for the club. He went on to score 200 goals for the club in about fifteen year period.

The club has mediocore performance during late 1950s and 60s. In 1964-65, the club won the Football League Championship for the first time. But the clubs real comeback came during mid 70s. They won Texaco Cup in 1974 and 1975. In 1980-81, Newcastle again made to the First Division before relegated in 1989. In 1992, the club again was in First Division Premier League. The club finished third in 1993-94 season in the Premier League and finished second in 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons. Players like David Ginola, Faustino Asprilla, Alan Shearer, Peter Beardsley and Les Ferdinand were signed to the club. In 2001-02 season, Newcastle finished fourth in te Premier League. In May, 2007 Mike Ashley successfully got the ownership of the club

Recent Performances
In 2009-10 season, the club become the champion of Football League Championship for the third time. The club also won 2012 Guadiana Trophy by beating Olympiacos in the final. In the 2011-12 season the club finished fifth in the Premier League. It also qualifies for 2012-13 Europa League.

Home Ground of Newcastle United football Club

St James Park is the home ground for the club. It is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne. At the starting years of the club, the sitting capacity of the Stadium was about 30,000 which was then increased to 60,000. Its current capacity is 52,420.

Achievements and Staff of Newcastle United Football Club

Newcastle United Football Club has won four League Championship and six FA Cups. Here is the list of important titles won by the club -
  • Premier League: 1905, 1907, 1909 and 1927

  • FA Cup: 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952 and 1955

  • Football League Championship: 1964-65, 1992-93 and 2009-10

  • Northern League: 1902-03, 1903-04 and 1904-05
    Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 1969

  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2006

    Current Management Staff
  • Manager: Alan Pardew
  • Assistant Manager: John Carver
  • Head Coach: Steve Stone
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Andy Woodman

  • Other Information regarding Newcastle United Football Club

    Most Number of Appearances
  • Jimmy Lawrence (Scotland) - 496
  • Frank Hudspeth (England) - 472
  • Frank Clark (England) - 464
  • Shay Given (Ireland) - 462
  • Alf McMichael (Northern Ireland) - 433

  • Top Goal Scorer
  • Alan Shearer (England) - 206
  • Jackie Milburn (England) - 200
  • Len White (England) - 153
  • Hughie Gallacher (Scotland) - 143
  • Malcolm Macdonald (England) - 121

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