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Newcastle United Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, that plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. Newcastle United 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 club has been a member of the Premier League for all but three years of the competition's history, spending 85 seasons in the top tier as of May 2016, and has never dropped below English football's second tier since joining the Football League in 1893. Newcastle United has the ninth highest total of trophies won by an English club.

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The club's home colours are a black and white striped shirt. Shorts and socks are usually black with white trim, though white socks are sometimes worn under some managers who consider them "lucky".


The current club crest was first used in the 1988–89 season. The crest includes elements from the coat of arms of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne—the two sea horses representing Tyneside's strong connections with the sea, the castle representing the city's Norman keep

Traditionally, Newcastle's main rivals are Sunderland, against whom the Tyne–Wear derby is competed.

  • Football League First Division / Premier League: Winners – 1904–05, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1926–27
  • Second Division / Championship: Winners – 1964–65, 1992–93, 2009–10, 2016–17
  • FA Cup: Winners – 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955
  • FA Charity Shield: Winners – 1909
  • Sheriff of London Charity Shield: Winners: 1906–07
  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: Winners − 1969
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: Winners − 2006 (Outright Winner)
  • Texaco Cup: Winners − 1974, 1975
  • Anglo-Italian Cup: Winners – 1973
  • To date, inclusive of the 2015–16 season, Newcastle United have spent 85 seasons in the top-flight. They are eighth in the All-time FA Premier League table and have the ninth-highest total of major honours won by an English club with 11 wins.
  • The club's top goal scorer is Alan Shearer, who scored 206 goals in all competitions between 1996 and 2006.
  • Andy Cole holds the record for the most goals scored in a season: 41 in the 1993–94 season in the Premier League.
  • Shay Given is the most capped international for the club, with 134 appearances for Republic of Ireland
  • The club's widest victory margin in the league was in the 13–0 win against Newport County in the Second Division in 1946.
  • Their heaviest defeat in the league was 9–0 against Burton Wanderers in the Second Division in 1895.
  • The club's longest number of consecutive seasons in the top flight of English football was 36 from 1898–99 until 1933–34.
  • Newcastle's record home attendance is 68,386 for a First Division match against Chelsea on 3 September 1930.
  • The club's highest attendance in the Premier League is 52,389, in a match against Manchester City on 6 May 2012. Newcastle lost the game 2–0.
  • The highest transfer fee received for a Newcastle player is £35 million, from Liverpool for Andy Carroll in January 2011, while the most spent by the club on a player was £16 million for striker Michael Owen from Real Madrid in August 2005.
  • Alan Shearer, CBE, DL (born 13 August 1970) is an English retired footballer. He played as a striker in the top level of English league football for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and the England national team. He is Newcastle's and the Premier League's record goal scorer. He was named Football Writers' Association Player of the Year in 1994 and won the PFA Player of the Year award in 1995. In 2004 Shearer was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players. Shearer scored 283 league goals in his career (all in the first tier of English football), including a record 260 in the Premier League (of which 58 were penalties) with a record 11 Premier League hat-tricks, and a total of 422 in all competitions including international at all levels.

  •  Fabricio Coloccini (born 22 January 1982) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Primera División club San Lorenzo. He joined Newcastle United in August 2008, for a fee of up to £10.3 million, and in July 2011, he was promoted to club captain, after proving himself as one of the Premier League's most reliable and strong central defenders. In April 2012, he was named in the PFA Team of the Year due to his influence in Newcastle's impressive season.

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