NEWCASTLE UNITED

("The Magpies")

Year formed1881
Turned professional1889
Limited company1890
Previous names

1881 - 1882: Stanley

1882 - 1892: Newcastle East End

1892 to date: Newcastle United FC

Ground

St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4ST

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements115 x 74 yards (105 x 68 metres)
Ground capacity52,405
Record attendance at present ground

68,386 v Chelsea, Division One, 3rd September 1930 (won 1-0)

League career

Northern League: 1889 - 1893

Division Two: 1893 - 1898

Division One: 1898 - 1934

Division Two: 1934 -  1948

Division One: 1948 - 1961

Division Two: 1961 - 1965

Division One: 1965 - 1978

Division Two: 1978 - 1984

Division One: 1984 - 1989

Division Two: 1989 - 1992

Division One/Premiership: 1992 - 2009

Championship: 2009 - 2010

Premiership: 2010 - 2016

Championship: 2016 - 2017

Premier League: 2017 - .

First Football League game

2nd September 1893 v Royal Arsenal, Division Two, drew 2-2

Honours
European

European Inter-Cities Fairs Cup winners: 1968-69

Texaco Cup winners: 1973-74, 1974-75

Anglo-Italian Cup winners: 1972-73

Inter Toto Cup winners: 2006-07

Inter Toto Cup runners-up: 2001-02

Domestic - League

Division One champions: 1904-05, 1906-07, 1908-09, 1926-27

Premiership runners-up: 1995-96, 1996-97

Division Two/One/Championship champions: 1964-65, 1992-93, 2009-10, 2016-17

Division Two runners-up: 1897-98, 1947-48

Northern League runners-up: 1892-93

Second World War North East Division runners-up: 1939-40

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup winners: 1909-10, 1923-24, 1931-32, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1954-55

FA Cup runners-up: 1904-05, 1905-06, 1907-08, 1910-11, 1973-74, 1997-98, 1998-99

League Cup runners-up: 1975-76

Charity Shield winners: 1909-10

Charity/Community Shield runners-up: 1932-33, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1955-56, 1996-97

FA Youth Cup winners: 1961-62, 1984-85

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position20th, Division Two, 1991-92
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
Most League points
2 for a win57, Division Two, 1964-65
3 for a win102, Championship, 2009-10
Fewest League points
2 for a win22, Division One, 1977-78
3 for a win31, Division One, 1988-89
Most League goals scored98, Division One, 1951-52
Most League goals conceded109, Division One, 1960-61
Fewest League goals scored30, Division Two, 1980-81
Fewest League goals conceded32, Division Two, 1897-98
Most wins in a League season30, Championship, 2009-10
Fewest wins in a League season6, Division One, 1977-78
Most draws in a League season

17, Premiership, 2003-04

17, Division Two, 1990-91

Fewest draws in a League season1, Division Two, 1896-97
Most losses in a League season26, Division One, 1977-78
Fewest losses in a League season4, Championship, 2009-10
Record League win13-0 v Newport County, Division Two, 5th October 1946
Record Cup win9-0 v Southport (at Hillsborough), FA Cup 4th round, 1st February 1932
Record defeat0-9 v Burton Wanderers, Division Two, 15th April 1895
Highest number of League goals scored
in a season36, Hughie Gallacher, Division One, 1926-27
in total177, Jackie Milburn, 1946-57
Most League goals scored in one match6, Len Shackleton v Newport County, Division Two, 5th October 1946
Most League appearances432, Jim Lawrence, 1904-22
Most capped player77, Shay Given for Republic of Ireland
Youngest League playerSteve Watson, 16 years 223 days v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 10th November 1990
Highest transfer fee received£35,000,000 for Andy Carroll to Liverpool, January 2011
Highest transfer fee paid£16,000,000 for Michael Owen from Real Madrid, September 2005