Newcastle United Football Club (based in Newcastle upon Tyne) was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. Their home ground has been St James’ Park since the club’s foundation the ground was developed into an all-seater stadium in the mid-1990s and has a capacity of 52,354. The club has been owned by Mike Ashley since 2007, succeeding long term chairman and owner Sir John Hall.
The club is the 17th-highest revenue producing club in the world in terms of annual revenue, generating €169.3 million in 2015. Newcastle’s highest placing was in 1999, when they were the fifth-highest revenue producing football club in the world, and second in England only behind Manchester United.
Newcastle has been a member of the Premier League for all but three years of the competition’s history and has been in the top four on five occasions.
Currently Newcastle is eighth in the Premier League all time table.
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.
Newcastle Club Honours
Football League First Division: Winners (4) – 1904–05, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1926–27
Second Division / Championship: Winners (4) – 1964–65, 1992–93, 2009–10, 2016–17
FA Cup: Winners (6) – 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955
FA Charity Shield: Winners (1) – 1909
European – Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: Winners (1) − 1969
UEFA Intertoto Cup: Winners (1) − 2006 (Outright Winner)
Woolwich Arsenal’s inaugural Football League appearance was played before a crowd of 10,000 at the club’s “new” ground, the Manor Field in a Division 2 game against Newcastle United on September 2nd 1893 and ended in a 2-2 draw.
Here’s a Arsenal History match report of that first ever game in the Football League.
Arsenal has won 17 of our 23 home games against Newcastle with the last loss coming on November 10, 2010.
Hopefully our good home form will see us over the line against the barcodes.