NEWCASTLE UNITED F.C.
Founded: 1892





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NEWCASTLE UNITED F.C. (Football Club)
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BRIEF HISTORY of NEWCASTLE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB (reproduced from 'Wikipedia' pages)

Newcastle United Football Club (often abbreviated to NUFC) is an English professional association football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne. 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. Despite being refused entry to the Football League's First Division at the start of the 1892–93 season, they were invited to play in their new Second Division. However with no big names playing in the Second Division, they turned down the offer and remained in the Northern League, stating "gates would not meet the heavy expenses incurred for travelling. In a bid to start drawing larger crowds, Newcastle East End decided to adopt a new name in recognition of the merger, Newcastle F.C.. The name change was accepted by the Football Association on 22 December, but the club was not legally constituted as Newcastle United Football Club Co. Ltd. until 6 September 1895. At the start of the 1893–94 season, Newcastle United were once again refused entry to the First Division and so joined the Second Division, along with Liverpool and Woolwich Arsenal. Newcastle United went on to win the League on three occasions during the 1900s; 1904–05, 1906–07 and 1908–09. In 1904–05, they nearly did the double, losing to Aston Villa in the 1905 FA Cup Final. They were beaten again the following year by Everton in the 1906 FA Cup Final. They reached the final again in 1908 where they lost to Wolves. In 1908 the team suffered a record 9–1 home defeat to local rivals Sunderland in the league but still won that season's league title. They finally won the FA Cup in 1910 when they beat Barnsley in the final. They lost again the following year in the final against Bradford City.

The team returned to the FA Cup final in 1924, in the second final held at the then new Wembley Stadium. They defeated Aston Villa, winning the club's second FA Cup. Three years later they won the First Division championship a fourth time in 1926–27, with Hughie Gallacher, one of the most prolific goal scorers in the club's history, captaining the team. In 1930, Newcastle United came close to relegation, and at the end of the season Gallacher left the club for Chelsea, and at the same time Andy Cunningham became the club's first team manager. In 1931–32, the club won the FA Cup a third time. However, a couple of years later, at the end of the 1933–34 season, the team were relegated to the Second Division after 35 seasons in the top. Cunningham left as manager and Tom Mather took over. The club found it difficult to adjust to the Second Division and were nearly further relegated in the 1937–38 season. However, when World War II broke in 1939, Newcastle had a chance to regroup. They were finally promoted back to the First Division at the end of the 1947–48 season. During the 1950s, Newcastle won the FA Cup trophy on three occasions within a five-year period, beating Blackpool in 1951, Arsenal in 1952, and Manchester City in 1955. However, after this last FA Cup victory the club fell back into decline and were relegated to the Second Division once again at the end of the 1960–61 season. Newcastle returned to the First Division at the end of the 1964–65 season after winning the Second Division title. The club qualified for European competition for the first time after a good run in the 1967–68 season and the following year won the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final, triumphing 6–2 over two legs against Hungary's Ϊjpest in the final.

United dropped once again to the Second Division at the end of the 1977–78 season. The club won the then First Division Championship at the end of the 1992–93 season, earning promotion to the then new Premier League. At the end of the 1993–94 season, their first year back in the top flight they finished in third, their highest league finish since 1927. Two consecutive runners-up finishes in the league in 1995–96 and 1996–97, coming very close to winning the title in the former season. This success was in part due to the talent of players like David Ginola, Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer, who was signed on 30 July 1996 for a then world record fee of £15 million. The club once again finished thirteenth in the league and lost the 1999 FA Cup Final. A title challenge emerged during the 2001–02 season, and Newcastle's fourth place finish saw them qualify for the Champions League. Newcastle finished fifth in the league at the end of the 2003–04 season, and exited the Champions League in the qualifying rounds. Following their relegation in 2008, the club was put up for sale in June 2009, with an asking price of £100 million. Chris Hughton was given the manager job on a caretaker basis before taking over full-time on 27 October 2009. On the same day, Ashley announced that the club was no longer for sale. Hughton led Newcastle to win the 2009–10 Football League Championship, securing automatic promotion on 5 April 2010 with five games remaining, and securing the title on 19 April 2010; Newcastle were promoted back to the Premier League after just one season away.


CLUB FACTS & INFORMATION

Official Name
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Newcastle United F.C.
Club Nickname
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The Magpies
Year Founded
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1892 (123 years ago)
English County
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Tyne and Wear
Current Ground
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St James' Park
Ground Location
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Club's Owner
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Mike Ashley
Club Chairman
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Lee Charnley
Current Manager
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Rafael Benνtez
Current League
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Championship
Last Season
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Premier League, 18th place
(relegated)


HOME COLORS

Black & White
w/Light Blue Trim
AWAY COLORS

White & Sky Blue
INTERESTING STADIUM FACTS & INFORMATION


ST. JAMES' PARK
Barrack Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
Tyne and Wear, NE1-4ST, England


OPENED: ......... 1892
SURFACE: ........ Grass
COST: .............. not available
CAPACITY: ...... 52,354
RECORD: ......... 68,386 (1930 vs Chelsea)
OWNER: ........... Newcastle United F.C.
OPERATOR: ..... Newcastle United F.C.
FIELD SIZE: ...... 115 Χ 74.4 yards (105 Χ 68 meters)



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