Newcastle United is a top-tier English Premier League club formed in 1892. Newcastle United was formed after the merger of Newcastle East and West United. Newcastle’s home ground St. James’ Park, is one of the oldest and 8th largest football stadiums in England. There are many other facts about the club you may not know. Let’s look at them.
Top 11 Fun Facts About Newcastle United:
- Newcastle United may not be a successful club nowadays but the club has a rich history. Newcastle has won the English top-flight league on four occasions (1905, 1907, 1909, and 1927) and the FA Cup on six occasions (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952 and 1955).
- Newcastle United is known as ‘The Magpies’ due to their black and white striped home kit, which is similar to a magpie bird. The fans of Newcastle are referred to as the ‘Toon Army’. They are also known as ‘The Geordie’.
- Sir Bobby Robson, one of the most beloved footballers and football managers in English football, managed the club between 1999 and 2004. During his tenure, Newcastle experienced a resurgence and played the UEFA Champions League for the last time (2002-o3). After 20 long years of wait, Newcastle is playing UCL again in 2023.
- Newcastle United’s Mascot is a Magpie and his name is ‘Monty’. The mascot is an integral part of the club.
- English Premier League’s all-time top scorer Alan Shearer was a player for Newcastle United. Alan Shearer holds the record of 260 EPL goals in his career.
- Jackie Milburn (1943-57) is the only player who scored 200 goals for Newcastle United.
- Apart from Magpies, seahorses are another important animal for Newcastle. Seahorses are part of Newcastle’s crest.
- Newcastle has a fierce rivalry with Sunderland. It is one of the most heated rivalries in the entire U.K. The rivalry is known as Toon-Wear Derby. Apart from Sunderland, Newcastle also shares local rivalry with Middlesbrough and Hartlepool United.
- In the 1993-94 season, Newcastle’s attack scored 82 goals which is the highest in the club’s history.
- ‘Blaydon Races’, a Geordie folk, is the anthem of Newcastle. Fans sing the song during the match to show their rich heritage.
- Newcastle United has a huge global fanbase. Ant and Dec, the famous hosts of Television are the fans of the Magpies.