Newcastle United Players C-G

Last updated : 18 February 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
1951/55 T.Cahill 4/0 0
Canny full-back signed from Vale of Leven but struggled to shift the established pair of Bobby Cowell and Alf McMichael. Joined Barrow.

1901/03 A.S.Caie 35/0 1
Signed from Millwall, Alex had a weight problem that wouldn't go away. The players called him 'Big Sandy'. He moved to Brentford and then to Motherwell.

1914/16 T.Cairns 1/0 0
Tom only played one game (v Aston Villa) as inside-left, then was called up to fight for his country. He lost his life in France in 1916.

1933/44 W.H.Cairns 90/0 53
Billy was a tough centre-forward with a remarkable goalscoring record playing in the Second Division. 53 goals in 90 matches takes some beating. He moved to Gateshead (then a league side) and scored 42 goals in one season.

1998/2004 S.Caldwell 24/13 2
Born in Stirling, Steve arrived at SJP along with his brother Gary. Broke into the side in 2000/01 ans scored the winner in the Worthington Cup came against Bradford City. Scottish international who just lacked a little bit of class to become a true Premiership player. Signed for Sunderland in 2004 and was made skipper.

1977/78 R.Callachan 11/0 0
Ralph was signed (by the Newcastle directors) from Hearts for £100,000 behind the back of manager Richard Dinnis. He never impressed, although Hearts supporters thought much of him. He joined Hibs as part of the deal that brough John Brownlie to Newcastle.

1894/94 T.Campbell 2/0 0
Right winger who was part of the original Newcastle squad that joined the Football League.

1951/52 H.G.Cameron 2/0 0
Left winger, signed from Torquay for £4,500, but couldn't nose ahead of established players like Bobby Mitchell and Tommy Walker. Left to join Bury for £500.

1897/98 J.M.Campbell 29/0 12
Won three Championships (1892, 1893 and 1895) with Sunderland. Tremendous centre-forward who holds the distinction of having played in Sunderland's first ever Division One match, and Newcastle's as well.

1972/78 P.A.Cannell 62/2 18
Pop star looks, Paul probably took his image more serious than his football. He made it big in the States with Washington Diplomats and Memphis Rogues.

1930/34 J.P.Cape 53/0 20
A bit over-weight for a speedy winger, but attracted the attention of Man Utd and signed for £2,000.

1926/29 W.Carlton 6/0 1
Played at the time of the Championship-winning side, but never broke through. Right half.

1979/85 S.Carney 140/9 1
Steve signed from Blyth Spartans for £1,000 and played in all positions across the back line. Never outstanding, but average workmanlike performer.

1991/93 F.A.Carr 22/7 3
Franz was one of only two players Ossie Ardiles signed, the other being David Kelly. A speedy winger who was unstoppable on a good day. But suffered because of injury.

1897/12 J.Carr 277/0 5
England international left-back, capped twice. Superb player who is one of United's greatest ever defenders. Won 3 titles, 1 FA Cup, and appeared in another 2 FA Cup finals.

1894/98 J.R.Carr 4/0 0
Wing-half who stayed amateur all of his career. Left for Kilmarnock in 1898.

2004- Stephen Carr 63/0 1
A long time target of Sir Bobby Robson, who finally got his man in 2005 but didn't see much of him before being sacked in September of that year. A £2m signing from Spurs. A talented full-back who was 27 when he joined Newcastl, having spent all of his career at White Hart Lane. Republic of Ireland international, retired from duty in 2005 but returned to the international scene in 2006. .
1976/85 K.Carr 195/0 0
Hit and miss goalkeeper remembered for putting his hand through a window at home and being sidelined for some time.

1979/83 P.Cartwright 58/11 4
Stood out in a Northumberland Senior Cup final while playing for North Shields. Could run all day. Ended up at Darlington.

1936/39 J.Carver 76/0 0
Liverpool-born Jesse had a remarkable career. Cost Newcastle £2,000 from Blackburn, he was a stocky central defender. But he became coach in Italy to such notable sides as Lazio, Torino, Roma and Juventus.

1952/58 T.Casey 132/0 10
Northern Ireland international, Tom was signed for £7,000 from Bournemouth. Excellent wing-half who was part of the 1955 FA Cup winning team. Sold to Portsmouth for £8,500.

1970/80 T.Cassidy 212/13 26
Tommy took some flak from the Leazes during his time at SJP. Stocky (or fat, depending how you want to put it) but strong in the tackle. Belfast-born, he was a Northern Ireland international who played in both United's cup finals in the 1970s. Joined Burnley for £30,000 and helped them to the Third Division title.

1928/31 W.Chalmers 42/0 13
Signed from QPR for £2,500, Willie was a speedy, light-weight inside-right. He joined Grimsby Town for £1,000.

1925/26 A.Chandler 36/0 0
Albert was signed from Derby for £3,250. A right-back. He moved to Sheffield United for £2,625.

1982/82 M.R.Channon 4/0 1
Coaxed to SJP by Kevin Keegan, the spark they had at Southampton was never to re-appear on Tyneside. Seemed like a novelty signing at the time, and that's exactly what it was. Channon soon returned south. Born in Orcheston, was an England international. We signed him from Caroline Hills, he joined Bristol Rovers.

1998/2000 L.Charvet 50/3 1
French defender who spent 6 months at Stamford Bridge hoping for a contract but Gullit released him. Arrived at Newcastle and Gullit had him on his books once again when he was appointed manager. Steady but far from majestic. Transfered to Everton. Born in Beziers, signed from Cannes (he was only on loan at Chelsea), and joined Manchester City.

1999-06 Michael Chopra 1/10 0
Born in Newcastle a graduated through the ranks. Striker who was small for a striker but proved a great success in the lower leagues when on loan at Watford (where he reached the FA Cup semi-finals), Nottingham Forest and Barnsley. Spent the majority of the 2004/5 season at Oakwell wher he scored 17 goals. Left Newcastle for Cardiff in 2006 for a bargain £500,000.

1948/49 A.H.Clark 1/0 0
Local lad signed from North Shields. Wing-half who didn't impress on his debut.

1982/87 J.D.Clarke 134/0 5
Jeff was a powerful centre-back who played for Man City and Sunderland before joining Newcastle on a free. Did United great service during his 5 years at the club.

1962/75 F.A.Clark 456/1 1
Like Tommy Cassidy, he suffered because of the boo-boys late in his career. Broke a leg when he was a youngster and did well to fight back into the team. Fairs Cup winner in 1969. Brian Clough took him on a free and Frank's career took off. Won a Championship, 2 League Cups and a European Cup winners medal with Nottingham Forest. Born in Highfield, Consett. Signed from Crook Town.

1921/24 J.R.Clark 11/0 2
Inside-left who struggled to get into the team and left for Leeds for £350 in 1924.

1988/97 L.R.Clark 197/64 27
Lee was a Geordie and proud of it, and don't mention it to the Mackems. Great player during his career at SJP and always wore the shirt with pride. Moved to Sunderland for £4m and stunned everyone! A Geordie institution. Returned to Newcastle (from Fulham) in the summer of 2005. Became reserve team coach in 2006 when Tommy Craig stepped down.

1923/28 R.J.Clark 77/0 16
Big and strong inside-right who battled it out with the best of them. Played alongside Hughie Gallacher in the 1927 Championship winning team. Didn't like heading the ball, and was said to be very slow. But we shouldn't knock him. He went on to play for Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

1980/81 R.C.Clarke 18/0 3
Signed as a replacement for Peter Withe. Had the right credentials having played for Sparta Rotterdam, Ajax and FC Bruges, but he was a total flop at SJP. Cost the club £180,000 from Brighton. Retired in August 1981 due to injury.

1938/46 H.Clifton 35/0 17
Henry was a superb player who promised so much, but Adolf's invasion of Poland cut short his career. After the war he signed for Grimsby Town.

1961/63 C.Clish 23/0 0
Captained Newcastle's Youth Cup winning team of 1962 and was regarded as the pick of the bunch. He made his first team debut agaed 17 playing left-back against Derby County, but was soon on his way to Rotherham for £5,000.

1993/95 A.A.Cole 83/1 68
Signed from Bristol City and took the place by storm with his powerful running, superb finishing, and uncanny partnership with Peter Beardsley. Left under a cloud when he was sold to Manchester United and said he was joining a better club. OK, perhaps he was, but we didn't want to hear it. Born in Nottingham. Later played for Blackburn and Fulham.

*1892/97 J.Collins 52/0 12
Played for Newcastle West End, East End and United. The full three-card trick. Inside-right born in Scotland who helped United become a league club. Died of tetanus after being injured in a match playing for Chatham in a friendly.

1896/97 J.Connell 25/0 3
Inside-right signed from St Mirren. Had a good season, but was released straight after it.

1935/38 E.J.Connelly 30/0 9
Eddie made his debut at 19 and was a remarkable winger who loved to play to the gallery. Perhaps too much for his own good. Was also a a chap with a hot temper. Sold to Luton for £2,100.

1978/80 J.Connelly 43/8 10
Arrived with Terry Hibbitt in a deal that saw Stu Barrowclough move to Birmingham. Tricky winger, although not the fastest. Suffered a lot through injury, before joining Hibs on a free.

1913/19 E.Cooper 46/0 2
Another career ruined by the interception of war. Tricky winger who signed for Notts County in 1920 for £500.

1952/59 J.Cooper 6/0 0
A right-half who was never more than a part-time pro. Gateshead-born Joe was released in 1959.

1998/2002 J.Coppinger 0/1 0
Came from Darlington with Paul Robinson in March 1998. Occasionally looked good in the Reserves as striker, but was well down the pecking order at SJP. Moved to Exeter City in the summer of 2002 on a free transfer. Born in Guisborough.

1943/51 R.Corbett 60/0 1
Bobby was part of the FA Cup winning side of 1951. Left-back who was never really a first team regular but was a hell of a player. Started his career ar a winger, which probably accounts for the way he could find his man from out wide. Joined 'Boro for £9,000.

2000/01 D.Cordone 13/14 3
Came on loan from Argentina and certainly looked the part early in the 2000/01 season. But he never seemed fit, and was never on the same wave-length as those around him. Returned back to Beunos Aires, where he was banned for taking drugs. Born in Buenos Aires and signed from Racing Club. Signed for Argentinos Juniors in 2001.

1987/88 J.A.Cornwell 32/5 1
John arrived from Orient as a winger but ended his days at Newcastle wearing the number 5. A cut-price buy who never made a big impression at the club. Joined Swindon.

2000/2004 C.Cort 24/3 8
United paid Wimbledon £7m for his services, but the big tall striker suffered with injury throughout 2000/01. He will be famous for the uproar in a Tesco supermarket when he and his wife pushed to the front of the queue and she said: "Do you know who my husband is?" They were told to get to the back. Only made one start in 2002/3, once again plagued by injury. Joined Premiership Wolves to try and save them from relegation ... but didn't.

1967/73 J.Cowan 6/4 0
A well thought of player who was given very few opportunities to shine. Signed from Irish side Crusaders for £300 then left to become player-manager of Irish side Drogheda. Went to Darlington but retired from the game when only 27.

1923/26 W.D.Cowan 101/0 28
Edinburgh-born inside-right who played in the FA Cup winning side of 1924. Scottish international who joined Man City after Newcastle.

1943/56 R.G.Cowell 327/0 0
One of only three players to play in all three FA Cup winning sides of the 1950s, Bobby was a one-club man. A brilliant right-back who was unlucky never to have been capped. Injured his knee in a pre-season friendly in Germany and retired aged 32.

*1964/83 J.E.Craggs 68/5 1
Two spells with club covering three decades, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. John joined 'Boro in August 1971 for £60,000 and returned in July 1982. Right-back who first played for United aged 17 and returned when he was 33.

1987/89 A.H.Craig 7/5 0
Albert didn't spend much time on the field at SJP but he made his mark when he proclaimed that the majority of players were jealous of Peter Beardsley, and he was kicked out of the club. He loved controversy. Scored the winner for Hamilton at Ibrox and ran to the Rangers fans and crossed himself, which you don't do at Ibrox!

1938/50 B.Craig 67/0 0
Benjamin signed from Huddersfield for £4,000 and stayed at Newcastle until his death in 1982. A right-back, he retired in 1950 and became youth coach then physio. Coached the Youth Cup winning side of 1962.

1969/75 D.M.Craig 1/0 0
Tall centre-back who only played one game (v Arsenal in a League Cup tie) before moving to Darlington.

1960/78 D.J.Craig 406/6 12
Superb defender who won 25 caps with Northern Ireland. Didn't make the FA Cup final of 1974 because of injury. Joined Blyth Spartans on a free in 1978.

1974/78 T.B.Craig 150/2 29
Tremendous midfield player born in Glasgow, who signed in a £100,000 deal from Sheff Wed. Had a battle with the directors and was moved on to Aston Villa for £270,000. Won one Scottish cap in 1976. Born in Glasgow. Returned to take charge of the Reserve side.

1891/95 T.Crate 51/0 17
Inside-right who played for Newcastle East End which became Newcastle United. Scored United's first league goal when they played Woolwich Arsenal.
1995/98 J.Crawford 0/3 0
Born in USA in Chicago, Jimmy never made a full start for the club. Midfielder signed by Kevin Keegan.

1889/95 R.Creilly 68/0 2
Played for Newcastle East End before United, Bobby was probably the club's first ever utility man. He played anywhere and everywhere.

1980/80 A.J.Cropley 3/0 0
The Golden Boy of Scottish football when he was at Hibs, but he was in fact born in Aldershot. Moved to Arsenal in a £150,000 deal and then to Aston Villa for £125,000. United took him on loan but he failed to light up the place and returned to Villa. Ended up at Toronto Blizzard in Canada.

1972/75 D.Crosson 6/1 0
Born in Bishop Auckland, Dave was a left-back who went to play for Darlington after three years at SJP.

1944/57 C.A.Crowe 192/0 6
Charlie was the hard man of the 1951 FA Cup winning side. A bit of a legend on Tyneside. Left-half who spent 13 years at the club before ending off with a brief spell at Mansfield Town. Published his own book of his times with the Magpies.

1926/27 L.Crown 2/0 0
Left-back born in Sunderland. Laurie signed from South Shields for £2,750 then moved onto Bury for £750.

1903/07 R.J.Crumley 4/0 0
Although said to be a goalkeeper and outfield player, Bobby only made 4 first team appearances and all 4 were as goalkeeper. But he did play outfield for the reserves. Joined Dundee.

*1954/65 R.D.Cummings 44/1 14
Started at SJP as a Junior but United let him go and he ended up at Aberdeen, and Newcastle bought him back for £5,000. Played his part in the 1965 promotion team.

1929/30 A.N.Cunningham 15/0 2
Played over 450 games for Rangers and didn't sign for Newcastle until he was 38. Was the First Division's first player-manager. A brilliant player who attacked from deep. A Scottish legend.

1985/87 A.E.Cunningham 40/11 6
Manager Jack Charlton criticised the fans at SJP for racial abuse at one particular game and said: "The sooner this club gets a black player the better". Enter Tony. Striker who suffered because of the boo-boys, but not because of his colour. Born in Kingston Jamaica. Signed from Manchester City and left for Blackpool.

1912/29 T.Curry 235/0 5
Right half at the club for many years. But best known for being trainer to the Busby Babes at Man Utd. Died in the Munich air crash in 1958.

1953/59 W.M.Curry 88/0 40
Centre-forward who, hardly surprising, couldn't shift Jackie Milburn out of the team. Joined Brighton for £13,000. Won an Under-23 cap in 1958.

1998/2003 N.Dabizas 161/13 14
Greek international central defender who made a huge impact when he first arrived. At times his enthusiasm got the better of him and he did give away a lot of penalties. Fell out of favour with Gullit, but blossomed once again under Robson. Had a patchy season in 2002/3 and threatened to move on unless he was given a regular place. It was also the first season since he arrived that he didn't score a goal. Joined Leicester City, saw them relegated the same season.

1998/99 P.Dalglish 8/5 2
Probably the first player to suffer (through no fault of his own) because of Gullit's paranoia. The manager wasn't pleased to have Kenny Dalglish's son in the camp. Lively striker but the Premiership was perhaps out of his depth. Born in Glasgow, he signed from Liverpool and left for Norwich City.

1958/67 G.Dalton 94/0 2
Newcastle-born left-back who was tipped for an international call when he broke his leg. Never the same again. George went too Brighton on a free but retired when only 29.

1930/37 D.L.Davidson 144/0 0
Strong centre-half who was signed from Liverpool for £4,000. Played in the 1932 FA Cup winning side. David moved to Hartlepool when he was 32.

1901/03 T.Davidson 43/0 0
Rather big left-back who was known for his tough tackling. Tom came from Millwall then moved to Brentford. Won an FA Cup winners medal in 1900.

1985/87 A.Davies 22/2 1
FA Cup winner with Man Utd, Alan was only a fringe player with both the Old Trafford side and Newcastle. Went to Swansea but had major personal problems and ended up depressed and committed suicide.

1951/58 E.R.Davies 170/0 50
Light-weight inside-right signed from Southend for £9,000. Reg lost his place in the FA Cup side of 1955 because of tonsolitis. Swansea-born, he signed for Swansea in a cash plus exchange deal for Ivor Allchurch.

1979/82 I.C.Davies 81/1 4
Ian cost United £175,000 from Norwich, but never lived up to his reputation as being a 'cultured defender'. Went to Man City three years later for nothing. By the way, the 'C' in his name was for Claude.
1966/71 R.W.Davies 216/0 53
A legend on Tyneside. Caused Newcastle loads of problems when he played for Bolton and manager Joe Harvey finally got his man in October 1966 when he paid £80,000. Had a great understanding with Pop Robson. Fairs Cup winner, who went on to play for Man City and Man Utd amongst others. 34 Welsh caps. Born in Caernarton.

1962/63 W.Day 14/0 1
A broken leg seriously dented Billy's career. Signed from 'Boro for £12,000, a winger who only lasted a year at SJP before moving to Peterborough.

1937/46 J.Denmark 51/0 0
Glasgow-born, Jimmy was a massive centre-half who played during United's more desperate times in the late 1930s when they were almost relegated to Division Three. Signed from Third Lanark for £2,550 he joined Queen of the South straight after the war for £707.

1926/34 R.S.Dennison 11/0 2
Inside-left who didn't do too well during his three years at SJP, but went on to manage Northampton Town, Middlesbrough and Hereford Utd.

1930/31 J.C.Devine 22/0 11
Only played in 22 games but still managed a goal ever two games, Joe scored a goal just as famous as David Kelly's against Portsmouth. Joe scored against West Ham on the last day of the season to keep Newcastle in the top flight.

1894/95 C.Dickson 23/0 12
Scottish winger with a great goalscoring ratio, but couldn't settle on Tyneside and soon returned home.

1991/91 K.P.Dillon 71/2 0
Sunderland-born Kevin arrived with Mickey Quinn from Portsmouth. Although a midfielder, he had a better goalscoring record than Quinn in the one season Portsmouth played in the top flight, but he never scored for Newcastle. The boo-boys gave him flak but more because of his birthplace than anything else. Signed for Reading after Newcastle.

2001/02 S. Distin 26/7 0
Frenchman who played really well during his one season at the club, but was often prefered at left-back, a position he didn't enjoy. He drew up his terms, and wanted the same money as countryman Laurent Robert, but Robson refused to pay it. He joined Kevin Keegan's Manchester City after a bitter battle. Was only on loan from Paris St Germain. Born in Bagnolet.

1914/23 E.S.Dixon 53/0 10
Another career halted by war. Stan was an inside-right who was on the fringe of the England side but couldn't keep his place in the United team. Joined Blackburn Rovers for £1,100. A huge fee at the time.

1934/38 S.H.Docking 21/0 3
Local lad who was in and out of the side. Inside-left from Chopwell. Moved to Tranmere for £1,100.

1906/08 J.T.Dodds 5/0 0
Hexham-born striker who didn't make it at SJP, joined Oldham for £100.

1940/50 N.Dodgin 86/0 1
Left-half from a famous footballing family. His brother Bill managed Fulham, his uncle Bill managed Brentford. Norman moved to Reading for £5,000.

1998/2001 D.Domi 55/11 4
French under-21 international who was chased by a number of big European clubs before signing for Newcastle. Very strong in midfield but prefers to play at left-back. Returned to France 2001 when he joined Paris St Germain after going AWOL. Later played for Leeds United.

1943/49 A.Donaldson 19/0 6
Tall, strong striker who had it all ... apart from having Jackie Milburn in opposition to a first team place. Went to 'Boro for £17,500.

1894/95 Donalson 2/0 2
Little known player. Played in the last two games of the 1994/5 season at inside-right. The first was a 3-0 win over Newton Heath, the second was a 9-0 defeat by Burton. No record of where he came from or where he went.

1905/06 J.Donnachie 2/0 0
Brilliant winner who went on to play for Scotland. Born in Ayrshire, Joe arrived at Newcastle from Morton but couldn't get into the team and soon moved on to Everton. Played for Rangers even though he was a Catholic.

1913/18 A.Douglas 56/0 2
Moved from Chelsea to Newcastle for £1,100. Winger who did really well at Newcastle before the outbreak of war. Returned from war but died of pneumonia in 1919.

1924/26 J.Dowsey 3/0 0
Inside-right who didn't cut it with United but still went on to have a successful career with West Ham, Carlisle, Sunderland, Notts Co and Northampton.

1932/34 J.Dryden 6/0 1
Local born winger who went on to sign for Exeter City.

1966/70 A.Duffy 2/2 0
A lot was made of Alan's call up to the England Youth team and many tipped him for honours, but he failed to make the mark and joined Brighton for £8,000.

1906/08 C.F.Duffy 16/0 1
Really speedy outside-left but lacked what it took to hold down a first team place. Joined Bury.

1999/2000 F.Dumas 7/0 0
Strong defender, arrived from Monaco in July 1999 for £500,000. Good player but lost heart when Gullit left and never seemed to be available. Returned to France because he was "home sick". Signed for Olympique Marseille. Born in Bayeux.

1908/13 A.S.M.Duncan 81/0 11
Signed from Dumbarton, Scott had a great career at Newcastle. Fast, tricking and entertaining, he returned to Scotland where played for Rangers. Went on to manage Man Utd and Ipswich.

1950/53 J.G.Duncan 5/0 3
Striker who was signed from Ayr for £8,250. His career was halted almost before it began due to injury.

1999/ K.Dyer 193/25 29
Talented youngster who arrived from Ipswich Town in a £6m deal in July 1999. Easily the best of Ruud Gullit's transfers. England international Who played in the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan. Winger/midfield player who had it all but success went to his head. Known as "Bling" because of his jewelry. Refused to play on the right wing for Robson at Middlesbro, threw down the captain's armband, and suffered for it. Then had a fight with Lee Bowyer during the Aston Villa game in 2005. Born in Ipswich.

1967/71 K.Dyson 92/6 26
Born in Blackhill, Keith was a major part of the Fairs Cup winning side of 1969. He won caps at England Under-23 level before being part of the deal that brought Tony Green to Newcastle. Blackpool would only agree to the deal if Dyson was included. Never really fulfiled his potential and never achieved his dream of picking up a full cap for his country.

1973/76 E.Edgar 1/0 0
Born in Jarrow, Eddie couldn't have picked a more profile match to make his debut, the FA Cup quarter-final at Derby County. United lost 4-2 and Eddie never played again. Went to Hartlepool.

1966/71 D.Elliott 86/4 4
Signed from Sunderland for £10,000, Dave was a tenacious tough-tackling central midfielder who gave great service to the club. Moved to Southend United.

*1990/97 R.J.Elliott 107/14 10 Returned 2001/6 57/9 2
Famous on Tyneside for his 'duck-walk' when he scored, Robbie was a very popular player at SJP. There was huge surprise when Kenny Dalglish sold him to Bolton, and that was the first of a whole list of mistakes the manager made in his short time at the club. Defender or midfielder, always prepared to have a crack at goal. Only made one appearance in 2002/3. Robson fell out with im because he put him on the transfer list but the player refused to go. Ended his contract in the summer of 2006 and joined Sunderland.

1968/73 R.Ellison 6/0 0
If United had strength in depth at any position during the late 1960's and early 1970's it was at full-back. Ray couldn't force his way into the side and moved to Sunderland (£10,000) where he struggled just as much. Ended up in the lower leagues with Torquay and Workington.

2006/ Emre 22/3 2
Istanbul-born Belezoglu signed from Inter Milan in the summer of 2005 by Graeme Souness for £4m. Big reputation for a little midfielder. His first season was plagued by injury.

1956/59 R.Evans 4/0 0
Reg was a local born striker from Consett who didn't really cut it because of his lack of inches. Signed for Charlton Athletic and he didn't last long there either.

1927/29 T.J.Evans 13/0 1
Defender who had his career cut short at the age of 26 because of injuries. Capped 4 times by Wales he was just hitting a rich seam of form when he was injured at Bramall Lane. Retired from the game with a knee injury, but he appeared later with Clapham Orient for a short spell.

1947/52 J.Fairbrother 144/0 0
Still regarded by many as the best post-war Newcastle goalkeeper, Jack was a perfectionist at studying his goalkeeping angles. Practised by tying ropes to the goalposts and was known for his white gloves. Was part of the 1951 FA Cup winning team. Came from Preston NE for £6,500 and later went to Peterborough as player-manager. Managed Coventry City and then the Israel national team.

1929/46 D.L.Fairhurst 284/0 2
Left-back signed from Walsall for £1,750, but he was born in Blyth. FA Cup winner with United in 1932, he went on to win 1 England cap a couple of years later.

1991/91 J.S.Fashanu 0/1 0
Justin came straight out of the closet and into SJP. The first pro footballer to make money from the Sunday newspapers for being gay. He arrived on loan, came on as substitute in a League Cup tie against Peterborough, and promptly moved on. Had a much troubled life and committed suicide in a London garage.

2005-6 Amdy Faye 35/10 0
Started his career at Auxerre. Born 12 March 1977. Defensive midfield player bought from Portsmouth in January 2005 by Graeme Souness, but didn't have a very good first season. He din't score for Newcastle, sitting very deep, probably too deep at times. Souness left and Roeder sold him to Charlton in August 2006.

1930/32 W.T.Feeney 4/0 1
Didn't make it at SJP apparently because of his outspoken temperament. Inside-forward who went on to play in the lower leagues with a whole host of clubs (Notts Co, Lincoln, Stockport, Halifax and Chester). Didn't stay in one place for too long.

1962/63 J.I.Fell 53/0 17
Was a big money signing for Everton who only lasted a year at Goodison before joining United for £3,000 plus defender George Heslop. Winger with a good goals tally, he joined Walsall for £5,000.

1989/90 W.Fereday 31/7 0
One of the most frustrating players in modern times. Wayne was a player who had amazing ability but was reluctant to show it. Switched from winger to left-back and I don't think he made a tackle all the time he was at the club. Sitting target for the boo-boys. Actually wore the famous number nine shirt for a game against West Brom. Joined Bournemouth as part of the Gavin Peacock transfer.

1979/80 B.J.Ferguson 4/1 1
Brian came from Mansfield Town as a raw 19-year old midfielder but didn't make the grade. Soon left for Hull City on a free.

1998/00 D.Ferguson 32/9 12
Big Dunc arrived with a horrendous injury record and carried it on during his spell at SJP. Having never once played as many as half the games in a season for Rangers or Everton, we paid £8m for him and he did the same here. A tremendous player, if you could get him off the treatment table! Went back to Everton for £3.7m. Kicked in Ruud Guillit's door when he was dropped (along with Alan Shearer) for the Sunderland derby. Born in Stirling, played for Dundee Utd and Rangers and did "time" for head-butting Raith player Paul McStay.

1955/62 R.B.Ferguson 12/0 0
Left-back who spent 7 years with the club but never became a regular. Went to Derby for £4,000 and later did well at Cardiff City.

1995/97 L.Ferdinand 81/2 50
Big Les arrived with Warren Barton and David Ginola in the summer of 1995 and was part of the side that lit up the Premiership. Big, strong and a nightmare to mark, he carried on the reputation of superb Newcastle number 9s. But when Alan Shearer arrived that particular shirt was taken off him, much to the player's disgust. England international who came from QPR and joined Spurs.

1981/86 P.J.Ferris 1/12 1
Belfast-born Paul never played 90 minutes in all his time at the club. Wide player who made only one start (v Charlton) but was replaced by Steve Carney. Came on as sub when only 16 years and 294 days which was a club record at the time, but retired because of injury when only 21.

1929/30 A.Fidler 5/0 0
Albert was an over-weight goalkeeper who apparently was as mobile as a JCB. Only played 5 games during which he conceded 5 against West Ham and Birmingham, and 4 against Blackburn. Never played league football again.

1905/06 J.Findlay 2/0 0
John was a Scottish-born right-half who didn't stay at the club for long. He joined Vale of Leven.

1909/27 J.Finlay 161/0 8
John came from Airdrie for £775 and spent 18 years at the club but only spent two seasons when he could be regarded as a first team regular. Light-weight midfielder who went on to become assistant trainer at the club.

1928/29 D.Flannigan 3/0 0
Not the fittest of players, Glasgow-born David was chased by many English clubs but his transfer from Third Lanark was a jump too far. Never made the grade and went back to Scotland by signing for East Stirling on a free.

1911/13 J.B.M. Fleming 4/0 0
Striker who came from Edinburgh and scored four goals on his first appearance in a black and white shirt on a pre-season tour of Germany. A 5-0 win in Cologne. But faired a lot worse in Division One and was soon on his way to Spurs for £300.

1965/71 A.Foggon 69/11 16
Played for Newcastle, Sunderland and 'Boro, Alan had a lively and colourful career. Born in West Pelton, he joined Newcastle as a 17-year old and won a Fairs Cup winners medal, scoring in the final in Budapest. Had problems keeping his weight down but was hard to push off the ball. Left for Cardiff City for £25,000 but also played for Man Utd for a short spell of around two months.

1969/71 D.Ford 28/3 3
Brilliant player with Sheff Wed but was badly injured in a car crash, which seriously effected his career. Joined Newcastle in a deal that saw Jackie Sinclair head in the opposite direction. Left winger who played in the 1966 FA Cup final with Wednesday. Went back to Sheffield, but this time with United, and John Tudor moved to SJP.

1931/34 J.C.Ford 1/0 0
Joe was probably the most unluckiest player ever to turn out for Newcastle. Highly rated striker who broke his leg on his debut against Grimsby. Never returned to first team duty and moved to Partick Thistle on a free.

1932/38 W.B.Forster 3/0 0
Right-back who saw little opportunity at the club, Bill moved to Southend United for £150.

1951/54 W.I.Foulkes 68/0 9
William Isiah Foulkes was a classy inside-forward who scored with his first touch of international football with Wales. Born in Merthyr Tydfil, he cost United £11,500 when he signed from Chester. Won an FA cup winners medal in 1952. Moved to Southampton for £12,500 plus wing-half Tommy Mulgrew.

1994/95 R.A.Fox 68/2 14
Ruel starred for Norwich in a thrilling match against Newcastle at Carrow Road and Keegan snapped him up. Classy winger even though he was totally one-footed. The fans loved his sudden burst of pace and tricky wing play. Joined Spurs.

1895/97 R.Foyers 39/0 0
Scottish international full-back who became captain of the side when he signed from Edinburgh St Bernards. Had previously played for Hearts. Won a Scottish Cup winners medal with St Bernards.

1953/60 A.J.Franks 75/0 4
Born in Boldon Colliery, Albert signed from Sunderland for £50. Known for his phenomenal long throw, he was a tough, hard wing-half who moved to Rangers for £6,500. Became Scarborough player-manager in 1964.

1899/01 J.Fraser 52/0 9
At almost 6ft John was exceptionally tall for a winger but had amazing pace from a standing start. Born in Dumbarton, he came from Motherwell and went back to Scotland when he signed for St Mirren. Was player-manager of Dundee when they won the Scottish Cup. Scottish international.

1946/50 R.Fraser 27/0 0
Centre-half signed from Hibs for £3,750 when Frank Brennan was injured at the start of the 1946/47 season, but lost his place when the player returned. Moved to full-back but broke his foot and was never the same again.

1939/39 A.D.Frost 5/0 1
Signed in the March before the Second World War from New Brighton for £2,515 and was much thought of. But Adolf put a spoke in the works. After the war he re-joined New Brighton.

1999/2000 J.R.A.A.Fumaca 1/5 0
Jose Rodrigues Alves Antunes Fumaca played for a number of clubs: Catunesse, Birmingham City, Colchester Utd, Barnsley and Crystal Palace. A Brazillian signed on loan from Palace and must be the only Brazillian in English football who was rubbish! What did Bobby see in him?

1925/30 H.K.Gallacher 174/0 143
Supermac, Shearer, Milburn ... but is little Hughie Kilpatrick Gallacher the best of them all? The 5ft 6" centre-forward was the last number 9 to lift the title. Cost United £6,500 when he moved from Airdrie and took the place by storm. He scored an incredible 387 league goals in his career. Scored 5 times in a match no few than four times. 68,586 crammed into SJP when he returned with Chelsea (after his £10,000 move) and 40,000 were locked outside! But he had many personal problems and killed himself under a train in 1957 in Gateshead. Born in Bellshill and was a Scottish international.

1989/92 J.A.Gallacher 27/7 7
John was a light-weight speedy winger who suffered heavily because of injury. Looked so thin he struggled to keep his socks up. Scored on his debut in the 5-2 win over Leeds when Mick Quinn scored 4. Moved to Hartlepool but was kicked from pillar to post in such a tough league. Didn't last very long.

1999/2001 K.Gallacher 34/14 6
Kevin was Bobby Robson's first signing at SJP when he came for £500,000 from Blackburn in October 1999. Scottish international who was a great favourite with the crowd. Moved on at the end of his contract to join Preston North End. Born in Clydebank.

1931/36 W.L.Gallantree 9/0 2
Reserve winger born in East Bolden who suffered because of a broken leg. Went on to play for Aldershot after a long lay-off.

1939/51 E.J.E.Garbutt 53/0 0
Goalkeeper who signed just before the war and didn't make his debut until 7 years later at Millwall. Injury dented his career, first with a broken finger then with a broken leg. Retired at the age of 31.

1899/10 Alex Gardner 313/0 26
Tremendous right-half who won three titles at the club (1905, 1907, 1909) and played in three FA Cup finals (1905, 1906, 1908). Scottish born, but the only one of that team of the period who didn't win a cap. Known as 'Punky', he went on to captain the side. Retired in 1910 because of broken leg aged 33.

1902/03 Andy Gardner 10/0 3
Came from Grimsby Town as a winger but converted to playing deeper. Didn't stay long, went to Bolton Wanderers.

1899/02 D.R.Gardner 78/0 2
Signed from Third Lanark and proved to be brilliant full-back, picking up a Scottish cap in 1897. Captained the side then moved to Grimsby Town and then onto West Ham. Was made trainer of Leicester City but died of a heart attack playing golf.

1992/92 P.J.Garland 0/2 0
A bit of a panic buy by Kevin Keegan. Reports say he only signed him on the recommendation of a scout and didn't actually see the player. Never made a start for the club. Midfielder.

1934/42 A.Garnham 50/0 1
Left-half who was heavily criticised for his negative play at Newcastle and amazed many how he lasted so long at the club. Moved to Queen of the South for £500.

1960/63 H.A.Garrow 4/0 0
Huge goalkeeper who came from Scottish club Fochabars for £1,150. Never really thought of as a top class 'keeper and played his last game in a 5-5 draw with West Ham. Went non-league after that with Horden.

1983/88 P.J.Gascoigne 95/9 25
Showed at an early age he was going to be a world-beater and if he had half a brain I'm sure he would have accomplished it. What a waste of talent. Had the skill, the balance, the strength and the vision of a master, and the arrogance to make it all happen. But after leaving Newcastle he started to believe his own hype. One of the greatest midfield players this country has ever produced but he blew it ... big time! Born in Dunston and signed from Redheugh Boys Club. Joined Spurs in 1988 then went to Italy, Rangers, Boro, Everton and ended up at Boston.

1953/54 A.Gaskell 1/0 0
Centre-forward who was never going to oust Jackie Milburn. One appearance against Middlesbrough on Boxing Day 1953 then he went to Mansfield for £3,500.

1999/2003 D.A.Z.Gavilan 2/6 1
Diego Antonio Gavilan Zarate came from Paraguay and became the first player from his country to play in the Premiership. Cost £1m from Cerro Porteno but was never been as good as his reputation. Was supposed to be the best youngster in South American football. We've heard that one before. Moved to Mexico on loan in December 2001, then stayed there in 2003. Played in the 2002 World Cup.

1982/83 H.A.Gayle 8/0 2
Liverpool player who was loaned out to many clubs to gain experience, such as Fulham, Birmingham and of course Newcastle. The first coloured player to play for Newcastle. Highly skilful winger who could have been a great buy for the club, but at the time Liverpool didn't want to sell.

1990/90 T.Gaynor 4/0 1
Loaned from Nottingham Forest and it was quite plain early on that 'Gloria' didn't want to be here. He made it look as though we should be grateful to have him, but he had no passion and the one goal he scored he simply raised a finger and ambled back to the centre-circle.

1998/99 G.Georgiadis 8/5 1
George was unlucky at SJP. A Greek international who obviously had the skill to succeed, but his vision left a lot to be desired. He didn't seem on the same wavelength as his team-mates.

1897/02 T.Ghee 144/0 4
Captain of the side when United played their first top flight game in Division One. Influential in the promotion season. Came from St Mirren and retired at Newcastle aged 31. Tough midfield player who stayed at the club as assistant trainer until 1920.

1968/75 T.Gibb 234/12 16
Scottish Under-23 cap, Tommy signed for £45,000 from Partick Thistle. Tall and gangly, he didn't even look like a footballer but gave the club great service. Took some stick from the fans late in his Newcastle career and moved to Sunderland on a free. Played 170 consecutive games for the club. Right-half born in Lothian.

1948/49 C.H.Gibson 24/0 5
Right-winger signed from Cardiff City for £15,00. Classy performer but made a bigger impact at Aston Villa when he signed for £17,500. Colin came very close to an England cap, winning an England B cap in 1949.

1959/61 J.Gibson 2/0 1
Jim was signed from Jackie Milburn's Linfield side in 1959 for £8,000, but didn't break into the side. Centre-forward who went to Cambridge United on a free.

*1911/19 R.J.Gibson 2/0 0
Bobby came from 'Boro as a right-winger but always stayed on the fringes of the team without breaking in. Came back for a second spell after the war but didn't get a game. Went to Lincoln City.

1923/29 W.M.Gibson 142/0 4
Left-half in the League championship side of 1927, and also won an FA Cup winners medal in 1924. Supposed to have had a style and stance similar to Terry Hibbitt. Came from Ayr United for £2,500 and finished his career at Newcastle.

1959/61 R.I.Gilfillan 7/0 2
Tiny centre-forward who arrived from Cowdenbeath for £4,000 but always remained part-time. Probably suffered as a consequence and never impressed. Moved to St Johnstone for £4,000.

1893/94 T.Gillespy 4/0 0
Toby was an inside-left who didn't do that much to be remembered at the club. Appeared from nowhere and it wasn't recorded where he went to.

1995/99 K.R.Gillespie 121/25 14
Northern Ireland international Keith will be best remembered as the player who signing sent Andy Cole to Manchester United. "The deal wouldn't have gone through if I couldn't sign Gillespie" said Kevin Keegan. A lively influential winger, and his injury (ironically at Old Trafford) cost Newcastle the title in 1996. Moved to Blackburn Rovers. Northern Ireland international born in Larne. Took a punch off Alan Shearer after an argument in a bar when the club was on a short pre-season tour of Ireland. Supposedly Gilly upset a few drinkers with his antics and bad language, and Shearer took him outside and taught him some manners.

1927/29 W.F.Gillespie 9/0 0
Right-back signed from East Fife for £1,500 but struggled right from the start. Billy went to Bristol Rovers on a free and failed there too.

1995/97 D.Ginola 70/5 7
A delight to watch, David was inspirational in his early career at SJP. A world class player who was subject to abuse for letting slip the pass that cost his country, France, a place in the World Cup finals. But that just spurred him on to prove the doubters wrong. Went to Spurs in a controversial move. He said he wanted to return to France but ended up at White Hart Lane. Many supporters still haven't forgiven him for walking out. Born in Gassin.

1997/ S.Given 377/1 0
Signed from Blackburn Rovers after a successful loan spell at Sunderland. The Mackems loved him. Excellent shot-stopper, but he plays on confidence at times. On his day he can be the best in the world, and was voted the top 'keeper in the Premiership in 2001/02. But went through a real bad spell when his distribution was shocking. Republic of Ireland international who played in the World Cup in Korea/Japan in 2002.

1998/2001 S.Glass 31/26 7
Made a lively start at the club but faded out of the scene when he failed to bounce back after injury. Bobby Robson didn't take to him and he was quickly put on the transfer list. Joined Watford in 2001.

1986/88 P.Goddard 70/0 23
Came from West Ham in the November of 1986 when United were rock bottom of the First Division. His signing transformed the team and the season. He scored in 7 consecutive matches at one point of the season and United rose to 17th in the table. The fans loved him, but like Ginola, he said he wanted to return home (London) and ended up at Derby County!

1999/2001 A.Goma 40/1 1
Defender who cost £4.75m from Paris St Germain. Another Frenchman who couldn't settle at Newcastle. Good player, but Alain never had his heart here. Won the French title and cup with Auxerre, and cup with PSG. Returned to France, like Domi and Dumas. Couldn't hack it.

1913/16 T.Goodwill 60/0 7
Excellent right-winger who put in great service at the club. Tom went to fight for his country in France with the Northumberland Fusiliers and was killed in action. Came from Bates Cottage in Northumberland and signed for £100 from Seaton Delaval.

1934/45 J.Gordon 143/0 3
Not known to many, but Jim was a European Cup winner. Born in Glasgow, he signed for Newcastle when he was 20. A brilliant right-half, he moved to 'Boro just before the Second World War. Retired in 1955 then joined a number of big clubs as trainer, including Leeds United. Brian Clough snatched him up for Forest in 1975, and the rest is history. He retired after the European Cup triumph.

1976/78 M.C.Gorry 0/1 0
Martin signed from Barnsley for £50,000 as a full-back tipped for international honours but he never started a game for Newcastle. Came on as sub for John Blackley on Boxing Day against Man City and that was it! A total waste of talent, he ended up at Hartlepool on a free.

1904/10 A.A.Gosnell 124/0 18
A strange character was Albert. Two titles (1905, 1907) and two FA Cup finals (1905, 1906) playing on the left wing. But the Geordie crowd are recorded as driving him away from the club due to constant barracking. Born in Colchester, he was signed from Chatham and went to Spurs after 6 years service at SJP. Scottish international.

1988/92 A.M.Gourlay 2/3 0
Archie was a little pocket battleship who was unlucky at the club. Played a man-of-the-match performance at Middlesbrough but we saw little of him after that. Came from Morton but faded out of contention for a first team game.

1975/78 A.E.Gowling 118/1 48
Alan was signed from Huddersfield for £70,000 and not Man Utd like many fans think. He did play for Man Utd of course. Alan had a highly successful partnership with Supermac in terms of goals, but they never seemed comfortable together. Supermac was sold the following season. Gowling went to Bolton Wanderers for £120,000 in 1978.

1940/50 D.Graham 74/0 0
Ashington-born Doug was a striker converted to left-back, an unusual transformation to say the least. Had a lot of injuries during his time at SJP and signed for Preston for £8,000.

1901/03 J.R.Graham 6/0 0
Average right-sided midfield player always on the fringes. Born in Newcastle, he moved to Bradford City.

1902/05 S.Graham 6/0 0
Ayr-born right-winger who didn't make much of an impression. Sam signed for Norwich City then went to Kilmarnock.

1892/99 W.Graham 109/0 13
Captain of the side in the early days of Newcastle United, he originally played for East End. Strong centre-half who is remembered as a born leader. Left the club in 1899.

1947/50 A.M.Graver 1/0 0
One player that escaped the net. Andy was a youngster when he played against Man City in his one and only game for United, but signed for Lincoln City and his career really took of. Lincoln paid only £5,000 for the striker and he scored 6 goals in one game against Crewe. Leicester nipped in and paid £29,500 for his services.

1920/21 A.D.Gray 2/0 0
Local kid who wasn't around for very long. Came from Leadgate Park and after a fleeting glimpse of glory at SJP he returned to non-league.

1971/73 A.Green 35/0 3
Joe Harvey once said "Tony Green is the best signing I ever made". Who can argue? But injury at Crystal Palace when he was only 27 robbed him of a brilliant career. Glasgow-born Tony won 6 caps and would have won scores more but for that tackle from Mel Blyth. He was signed from Blackpool for £150,000 including the transfer of Keith Dyson. A tragic end to such a rare talent.

1997/2005 A.Griffin 90/13 3
Signed from Stoke City and tipped to be a star. Full-back who suffered from injury and didn't progress at all in the early part of his Toon career. Had his worst ever day at Highbury during a 5-0 thrashing by Arsenal when Thierry took him to the cleaners. Joined Portsmouth in 2004. Born in Billinge.

1951/55 R.Greener 3/0 0
Centre-half who didn't do much on Tyneside but broke appearance records at Darlington when he played 440 times. Ron was born in Easington.

1908/15 T.J.Grey 1/0 0
Tom was centre-half who was capped at Amateur level for England 3 times but failed to make it at SJP. One game against Aston Villa was his only contribution to the club.

1998/99 S.Guivarc'h 2/2 1
A World Cup winner with France, Dalglish bought him just days before the competition started, hoping to beat the growing opposition. Wasn't given anything like a proper chance at Newcastle and was moved on to Rangers after only a matter of months. Mind you, Rangers weren't keen on him either. Born in Concarneau.

1936/44 A.J.Grundy 2/0 0
Made his debut at 17, but Arnie's career suffered with the outbreak of the war. Left-half born in Whickham. Didn't return to league football after the war, but stayed at the club working in the offices!

1994/1998 S.A.Guppy 0/1 0
A player United let slip a bit prematurely. Didn't make a start for Newcastle but managed to carve out a respectable career at Leicester City and was even capped by England. Winger who was transformed with a change of club. Born in Winchester.

1970/72 C.W.Guthrie 3/0 0
Chris was a centre-forward who was never any sort of threat to Supermac. Moved to Southend for £10,000 then went to Sheff Utd, Swindon, Fulham and Millwall. Although he was at the club at the same time as his brother Ron, they never appeared in the first team together.

1963/73 R.G.Guthrie 57/6 2
The older of the Guthrie brothers by 9 years, Ron was more of a success at SJP than Chris. A left-back who went to Sunderland (£15,00) in January 1973 right at the start of their historic FA Cup run. Was substitute for the final against Leeds.

1975/79 A.Guy 6/1 0
Alan was a kid who had a fabulous record at the club at Youth and Reserve level but never blossomed into a regular. Some said he was too small to be a centre-forward, despite his goals record in the reserves, but he stood the same height as Supermac who was his main opposition to first team football. Mind you, straighted Supermac's legs and he'd probably be 7ft!