Newcastle United Players H to L

Last updated : 18 February 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

1978/86 P.M.Haddock 61/4 0
Too small to be an effective central defender, so he tended to sweep at the rear. Came through the juniors system, born in Newcastle. Went to Leeds in 1986.

1919/23 A.Hagan 21/0 5
Alf scored on his debut away to Man Utd. Very skillful player who went to Cardiff City but returned to the region later in his career.

1943/49 G.Hair 26/0 8
Small nippy winger who was a big crowd favourite. Broke his leg while at Newcastle. Signed for Grimsby for £6,000.

1956/62 K.O.Hale 35/0 16
Blonde midfield player, born in Blyth. Had 7 years at SJP before moving on to Coventry City in December 1962 for £10,000. Also played for Darlington, Oxford and Halifax, before taking over at Hartlepool as manager in June 1974.

1907/08 A.N.Hall 6/0 2
Came from Edinburgh St Bernards but struggled to get into the Newcastle side because of legend Bill Appleyard. Cost Newcastle £200 and went to Dundee for the same figure.

1933/37 E.Hall 2/0 0
Centre-half who didn't do much at SJP. Went to Brighton then Stoke City.

1913/20 T.Hall 58/0 16
Industrious centre-forward but 16 goals in 7 seasons wasn't much to brag about, but he did get a Championship medal with Newcastle in 1912. Signed from Sunderland for £425 and scored on his debut against Sunderland. Went to Gillingham later.

1977/82 B.Halliday 38/0 1
Bruce was born in Sunderland. A centre-half who had a disastrous debut in a 6-0 defeat by Chelsea.

1927/28 W.Halliday 1/0 0
Signed from Queen of the South but only played once, v Leicester, then went to Third Lanark. 

1998/99 D.Hamann 30/1 5
Controversial signing to say the least. Didn't like Newcastle city at all. Established German international and how can we forget his goal against England in 2000 that ended Keegan's managerial career? Great player, but wanted to move on and ended up at Liverpool. Born in Waldassen. Won a Champions League winners medal with Liverpool in 2005.

1997/2000 D.Hamilton 11/6 1
Des came from Bradford City and never produced anything like the form his reputation as a future England international predicted. Not a crowd favourite. Hard to get rid of. He was on good money and was happy to sit out his contract. Born in Bradford, signed for Cardiff City.

1914/27 W.Hampson 174/0 1
Quite a distinguished defender but rarely a regular. Played in the 1924 FA Cup final at the age of 41 years and 8 months. A record. Bill came from Norwich City for £1,250 then went on to manage Carlisle and Leeds Utd. 

1949/57 G.L.Hannah 175/0 43
Quite honestly George was a bag of bones. Only weighed 9st 7lb, but was a lively little player. Born in Liverpool but started his career at Linfield after failing at Everton. Scored in the 1955 FA Cup final before going to Lincoln, Man City, Notts County and Bradford City.

1905/07 H.T.W.Hardinge 9/0 1
Harry was a bit of a flop at SJP and signed for Sheff Utd where is career took off. Capped for England in 1910 then made his name in cricket, scoring over 33,000 runs for Kent and ended up playing for England cricket team.

1976/83 S.Hardwick 101/0 0
Came from Chesterfield, the home of good goalkeepers at that time. Cost £80,000, but never reached the heights of other Chesterfield 'keepers Banks and Wilson. Far from it. Got better as he got older, in other words when he left Newcastle.

1911/18 S.Hardy 3/0 1
Stan was an inside-left who had his career cut short in the Great War when he was gassed. Returned from the war and stayed in the game in administration and even managed Nottm Forest. 

1997/ S.Harper 60/5 0
Goalkeeper who had a running battle trying to dislodge Shay Given. Born in Easington, had a great loan spell at Huddersfield (24 games) but Newcastle wouldn't sell him. Also been on loan at Bradford City (1 game), Stockport County (didn't play) and Hartlepool Utd (15 games) Asked for a transfer once again in 2002 but then changed his mind, as only Rangers and Southampton came in for him and he knew he would be second choice at both of them.

*1980/82 M.G.Hartford 18/1 4
Big strong Mick was quite a guy. Went on to have a great career, even capped by England. Will be remembered at SJP as being part of the strangest transfer of all time. Signed for Bristol City for £160,000 but they couldn't afford him, so he went to Newcastle for a DAY on a free transfer, then on to Birmingham for £100,000.

1955/61 C.J.Harker 1/0 0
Goalkeeper Chris had an amazing career. Only played once for NUFC (v Burnley) then was called up for National Service, and had a serious car crash. Went to Bury and was famous for ending Brian Clough's career at Sunderland with a tough tackle. You could hear the crack of bone all round Roker.

1935/36 A.Harris 12/0 4
Albert was born in Horden, not a bad little winger, but made it in the lower leagues with Darlington.

1925/31 J.Harris 157/0 2
Joe was and excellent wing-half, signed from Middlesbrough for only £750. Boro had paid £4,200 for him. Scottish international, won a Championship medal in 1927.

1920/24 N.L.Harris 194/101
Neil was a great striker, signed from Partick Thistle, and scored 101 goals for the club. Scottish international, scored in the 1924 FA Cup final. Went to Notts County. Managed Distillery, Swansea and Swindon.
1961/62 J.Harrower 6/0 0
Scottish under-23 international signed from Liverpool for £15,000. Didn't hit it off at SJP and soon went to Falkirk for a cut price £3,000.

1958/61 B.R.Harvey 91/0 0
Stocky goalkeeper who came from non-league Wisbech. Went to Northampton Town and was part of their rollercoaster ride up the leagues in the 1960s.

1897/00 John Harvey 35/0 10
John had a superb career at Sunderland, winning the Championship in 1893. Joined Newcastle late in his career and played in their first ever Division One game. 

1945/53 Joe Harvey 247/0 12
What can you say about Joe? Came from Bradford City for £4,250, and a bargain if ever there was one. Captained Newcastle to two FA Cup victories, then managed the side to Fairs Cup success. A great amongst greats. Tough midfielder, born in Edlington. Won the Fairs Cup June 11th 1969 - his 50th birthday.

1911/19 J.Hay 149/0 8
Jim signed as a Scotland great. Captain of Scotland, 6 consecutive league titles with Celtic. 3 times Scottish Cup winner. A left-half who had won it all. Cost £1,250 then moved on to Ayr United.

1894/95 Haynes 1/0 0
Not much known about him. Played one game as left-back (v Crewe) and wasn't heard of again.

1984/85 P.T.Heard 36/0 2
Pat was a Jack Charlton signing from Sheff Wed who did very little at SJP. Didn't last long. Went to Middlesbrough a year later.

1907/11 G.Hedley 1/0 0
George played one game (v Man Utd) as a winger but NUFC lost 6-1 at home! George didn't play league football again.

1894/95 R.Hedley 3/0 1
A lively winger but had an argument with the Newcastle Board and left. Died aged 38.

1982/86 C.Hedworth 9/1 0
Known as the 3rd goalkeeper Alvin Martin scored against to clinch his hat-trick. Others were Martin Thomas and Peter Beardsley. West Ham won 8-1. He joined Barnsley, then Leeds later. 

1999/2000 M.R.C.Helder 12/0 1
Marino Rodrigues Cristovao Helder was signed on loan from Deportivo La Caruna on loan. Not that tall for ba central defender but he was very mobile and strong. Only scored one goal, but when it's at SOL against the Mackems ... that's hero worship!

1919/20 James Henderson 6/0 1
Winger who scored Newcastle's first goal after the Great War. Went to Ashington in 1920.

1895/97 John Henderson 35/0 0
Scottish born goalkeeper who apparently wasn't very good. Came from Clyde and returned north of the border.

1988/89 J.G.Hendrie 40/0 5
Big money signing by Iam McFaul from Bradford City, but was a great player who was at SJP at the wrong time. Went to Leeds. Became manager of Barnsley.

1959/62 G.W.Heslop 32/0 0
One who got away. George was a superb centre-half but didn't make his name until he went to Everton and Man City. At City he won it all: Championship, FA Cup, European Cup Winners Cup.

1932/34 H.A.Heward 5/0 0
Left-half who didn't really impress. Went to Bradford Park Avenue.

*1908/20 R.Hewison 70/0 0
Good right-half who suffered through a number of injuries. Became a successful manager at Leeds City, QPR and Bristol City.

1900/02 F.Heywood 13/0 3
Inside forward who went to Blackpool then Reading.

1911/20 W.Hibbert 155/0 49
Inside-left from Bury who cost £1,950, then NUFC's record deal. Great player who went on to play for England. Went to Bradford City. 

*1971/81 T.A.Hibbitt 258/1 13
A bargain £30,000 transfer from Leeds United, where he was a able reserve in a side that boasted 12 internationals. Made his debut in the same game as Supermac and the pair will forever live in Geordie legend. Went to Birmingham, but returned when Gordon Lee left. Born in Bradford.

1905/19 A.Higgins 150/0 41
Alex came from Kilmarnock as a tough little centre-forward. Played for Scotland. Won Championship medal in 1909, FA Cup 1910, FA Cup finalist 1911. Went back to Killie.

1898/00 W.Higgins 39/0 3
Birmingham-born centre-half with a big reputation who went on to captain Newcastle. Came from Bristol City, later joined Middlesbrough.

1928/31 J.H.Hill 78/0 2
Superb midfield player who arrived just after Newcastle's last Championship win. Won 11 England caps. Known as 'Ginger' Jack for obvious reasons.

1957/58 J.M.Hill 11/0 2
Arrived in the deal that took Jackie Milburn to Linfield. Hardly surprising when he didn't hit it off. Went to Norwich and Everton. Later managed Linfield. 

1962/67 D.Hilley 209/0 33
Didn't have a good time when he first arrived from Third Lanark but eventually won over the crowd. Joined Nottm Forest for £25,000. Born in Glasgow.

1968/71 G.Hindson 7/1 1
Great things were expected of Gordon in his early career. Played outside-left and had a sparkling debut when United beat Southampton 4-1, but never made it as a regular. Went to Luton for £27,500 and had loan spells at Carlisle and Blackburn.

1995/98 N.S.Hislop 71/0 0
Shaka was signed from Reading (£1,575,000) when they failed in the play-off final against Bolton. He got his Premiership dream and made his debut in the opening game of the season against Coventry. Tall, but didn't always dominate on corners the way he should. Still a crowd favourite though. Went to West Ham.

1963/65 T.Hockey 56/0 3
Came from Nottm Forest for £25,000. Stocky little player who played out wide for United but had the best spell of his career at Sheff Utd in midfield. He was well groomed at SJP but was unmistakable later in his career when he looked like Worzel Gummage gone wrong.

1987/87 G.P.Hodges 7/0 0
Glyn came from Wimbledon, signed by Iam McFaul, and never hit it off with the Geordie crowd. Tended to run around like a headless chicken. Played all his 7 games in the opening 7 games of the 1987/8 season, with only one win (v Sheff Wed). When he was dropped they only lost twice in 11. Went to Watford.

1971/74 G.H.Hodgson 9/1 0
Midfielder who never made the mark in the top flight. Went to Mansfield Town on a free and captained the side. They sold him (£30,000) to Oxford.

1959/61 K.Hodgson 7/0 0
Right winger who didn't break into the team on a regular basis. Went to Scunthorpe for £3,000 then on to Bournemouth and Colchester.

1994/96 C.J.Holland 2/2 0
Chris was a player who had it all, until a bizarre incident in a nightclub almost cost him his sight. He never fully regained 100% sight. Came from Preston for £100,000 and had a spectacular debut against Ipswich. All was going well for him then some prat threw acid in his face. Went to Birmingham City.

1961/67 D.M.Hollins 121/0 0
Dave had a superb debut saving a penalty against Spurs. He was a great goalkeeper early in his Newcastle career but had a disastrous spell in 1965 when he let in 9 goals in two matches. Never got back in regularly. Came from Brighton (£11,000) went to Mansfield (£2,500). He was capped by Wales and his BROTHER John was capped by England.

1993/96 M.D.Hooper 28/2 0
Mike could have been an England goalkeeper if only he had as much passion for football as he had for birdwatching! When at Liverpool he skipped off training to go twitching and Kenny Dalglish caught him. He joined Newcastle for £500,000 and had a superb start, then lost all concentration. What a waste. Is now a bouncer at a pub in Durham. Born in Bristol. 

1971/75 G.Hope 6/0 1
Had a dream start, scoring the winner against Man Utd, but was froze out by Supermac. Joined Charlton Athletic on a free transfer.

1969/71 J.W.M.Hope 1/0 0
One of three goalkeeper in a 9 year period that only played one game each because of McFaul's consistency. Bought for £8,000 from Darlington and went to Sheff Utd as part of the deal for John Tudor.

1969/69 A.Horsfield 8/2 3
Arthur was an inside-forward who came from Middlesbrough for £17,500 and started quite well, but was shipped off to Swindon Town (£17,000) before he had time to settle. 

1994/96 M.Hottiger 52/2 2
Swiss international signed after the 1994 World Cup. Simple, straight-forward full-back with no frills or fancy, but did well at the club. Moved on to Everton. Scored a cracking goal against Blackburn at Ewood Park in the FA Cup.

1948/53 F.C.Houghton 57/0 10
Frank was one of the unluckiest players ever on Newcastle's books. Wing-half from Ballymena (£5,000) he scored two goals that got United promoted in 1948 but broke his arm scoring the second. Broke his leg three times and contacted TB. Missed years through illness and injury. Went to Exeter on a free.

1971/76 P.Howard 224/2 8
Big favourite at SJP. Came from Barnsley (£23,000) and settled into the side playing next to Bob Moncur. Played in both Wembley finals in the 1970s. Went to Arsenal same time as Supermac. 

1986/00 S.N.Howey 207/30 7
Sunderland-born Steve was plagued throughout his career with injuries. Only once completed a full season, the year United got promoted. Class central defender who was capped by England. Could have been one of the greats. Went to Man City.

1903/10 J.Howie 235/0 82
'Gentleman Jim' was said to be one of the greatest inside-forwards the club ever had. Came from Bristol Rovers, he won three Championships with United (1905, 1906, 1908) one FA Cup (1910) and played in a further three cup finals. Went to Huddersfield Town for £675. 

1995/96 D.Huckerby 0/2 0
A remarkably popular player considering he didn't start a match for Newcastle. Superb prospect who came from Lincoln (£470,000) then moved onto Coventry for a million. We all knew how good he was but Keegan had to sell him to raise money for the Shearer deal.

1973/78 R.W.Hudson 20/5 2
'Rocky' looked the part with his long blonde hair and eye-catching style, but he always seemed more concerned about how he looked rather than how he played. Not a one to graft. But was a tidy player. Made his name in the States with Fort Lauderdale (£40,000).

1910/29 F.C.Hudspeth 472/0 37
Tremendous servant to the club. Tough-tackling full-back who went on to play for England. Only goalkeeper Jimmy Lawrence has played more times for the club. Captained the side. Was an FA Cup winner in 1924 and was part of the side that last won the Championship in 1927. Later went to Stockport. 

1997/2005 A.Hughes 256/22 6
Tidy central defender or full-back who was born in Magherafell. Northern Ireland international who captained his country. Signed from Irish BB, joined Aston Villa in a shock move in 2005. Made his Newcastle debut at Nou Camp Barcelona.

1997/2005 A.Hughes 179/14 3
Tidy central defender or full-back who was born in Magherafell. Northern Ireland international who captained his country. Signed from Irish BB, joined Aston Villa in a shock move in 2005.

1956/63 G.Hughes 143/0 20
Gordon was a right-winger who had amazing stamina. Broke his leg early in his career. Went to Derby County for £12,000 and played over 200 games for them.

1932/35 J.Hughes 5/0 0
Reserve player who was said to me a hell of a grafter in midfield despite his hefty size. Went to Aldershot on a free transfer.

1912/15 T.Hughes 2/0 0
Inside-forward who didn't have much of a career at SJP, he never even played there! Two games, both away from home (Bradford C and WBA). Sadly he was killed in action in the Great War in France.

1908/09 W.J.Hughes 1/0 0
First Welsh player to sign for Newcastle. Picked up when the club was on holiday in Rhyl and made one appearance at Everton before returning back to Wales. He played well apparently.

1991/93 A.Hunt 39/9 13
Came from Kettering and started pretty well. He played in a struggling side and wasn't really given time to develop. Keegan wanted a quick fix with experience and Andy was allowed to move to West Brom. Went to Charlton after that.

*1919/25 J.A.Hunter 12/0 0
Considering he only played 12 games, Jim caused quite a stir at SJP. While on Newcastle's books he went and signed for Motherwell, who didn't pay a penny. After moving to Falkirk, United signed him back for £3,500. When he wanted to leave, again, United put such a high price on his head no-one wanted him. He ended up going to play in the States.

1929/32 D.Hutchison 46/0 21
The player bought to replace Hughie Gallacher. An impossible job. Came from Dundee Utd for £4,050. Had a good scoring record but was never a 'Hughie'. Moved to Derby for £3,100.

1894/95 J.Hynd 9/0 0
Goalkeeper who played all his matches in a spell over Christmas 1894/5. Had a poor start, losing 4-1 to Grimsby, and things got worse near the end of his run. Not particularly impressive.

1962/69 J.Iley 243/6 16
Jim came to Newcastle from Nottm Forest (£17,000) looking 57 rather than 27 because of his balding head. Was a shrewd buy, went on to captain the side and was a major part of the promotion side of 1965. Went to Peterborough as player-manager. Managed Barnsley, Blackburn and Bury.

1934/38 W.N.Imrie 128/0 24
Red haired, Scottish international born in Fife. Came from Blackburn (£6,500) and went on to captain the side. Strong, tough-tackler who dominated midfield. Penalty taker. Scored 12 times from the spot. Went to Swansea (£800).

1893/94 J.Inglis 3/0 0
Came from Scotland, right winger, who was lively and tricky. Played in October of Newcastle's first season in the Football League, three games (Ardwick, Small Heath, Liverpool) then returned to Scotland whenb he couldn't get back in the side.

1900/05 W.Innerd 3/0 0
Centre-half who only played three games. Went to Crystal Palace where he became captain. 

1986/88 D.Jackson 63/16 9
Darren came from Meadowbank and did a good job teaming up with Paul Goddard. His first game was as substitute for Ian Stewart against Arsenal. Played in a variety of positions, but made his name in Scotland at centre-forward when he went to Dundee United. Popular player wherever he went, and eventually became a Scottish international.

1897/99 J.Jackson 68/0 3
Jim was Glasgow-born and came to SJP from Rangers. Good steady defender. Went on to play for Woolwich Arsenal where he became captain.

1986/88 P.A.Jackson 69/0 3
Tough central defender, Peter was one of the many players bought by McFaul but immediately sold when he left the club. Came from Bradford City, and returned there in September 1988.

1892/95 H.Jeffery 55/0 3
Newcastle-born Harry played right-back in Newcastle's first league game against Arsenal. Only played for three seasons then had to give up the game because of a serious leg injury.

1993/95 M.R.Jefferey 3/2 1
Mike never really broke into the side, but played his part when Keegan did call on him. Scored at Maine Road in a League Cup tie when he was called into the team because eight players were out injured. Went Rotherham.

2002/5 J.Jenas 123/27 12
Big signing from Nottingham Forest, he was captain of the England Youth team. Midfielder who was reluctant to join Newcastle unless they gave him a guarantee of first team football. Robson promised him an opportunity ... and he took it. Won his first full England cap against Australia, and won the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2003. Cost £5m. Made skipper in 2004 when Alan Shearer was injured. Sold to Spurs in August 2005, although the club tried hard to keep him.

1906/13 G.Jobey 53/0 2
Newcastle-born half-back. Not particularly skilful but tough in the tackle. Became a manager at Northampton, Wolves, Derby and Mansfield. George scored the first goal ever scored at Highbury.

2004-04 R. Johnsen 5/0 0
Ex-Manchester United/Aston Villa defender who was out of contract at the time and available, even though he was just about retired at 36-yars of age. First signing for Souness, but was always a short-term stop-gap.

1933/37 H.Johnson 5/0 0
Harry was a tough-tackling left-back who rarely made the first team. Went to Port Vale.

1980/83 P.E.Johnson 20/0 0
Peter was Arthur Cox's first signing. Came from Middlesbrough for £60,000 but never made the grade. Loved to attack down the flanks. Joined Doncaster after going on loan to Bristol City.

1976/77 R.Jones 5/0 0

Tremendously strong goalkeeper who joined from Blackburn Rovers for £30,000. Signed by Gordon Lee, but he always seemed injured. Had problems with his shoulder and knee. Could kick a ball the full length of the field.

1999/2004 J.Karelse 3/0 0
Goalkeeper bought from NAC Breda for £750,000 by Ruud Gullit. Dutch 'keeper but never capped at full level. Made debut against Southampton in Aug 1999 and had a nightmare. His next game against Spurs was no better. Bobby Robson called him "a true pro". Born in Kapelle.

1923/25 A.E.Keating 12/0 3
Reserve inside-right who didn't get much chance. Went on to play for Bristol City (£650), Blackburn and Cardiff. Became a local league referee.

1952/57 V.A.W.Keeble 120/0 67
Vic was nick-named 'Camel'. Born in Colchester, and played for his home club. Signed for £15,000 and gave Newcastle great service. Superb header of the ball. Was part of the 1955 FA Cup winning side. Joined West Ham for £10,000.

1982/84 J.K.Keegan 85/0 49
Do we need to say anything about Kevin Keegan that you don't know already? Started with Scunthorpe, became a superstar with Liverpool, moved abroad to Hamburg, back to Southampton and in 1982 became one of the greatest signings Newcastle ever made. World class star, and we haven't had many of those. Retired in 1984 but came back to manage the side in 1992. Won promotion, and came so close to winning the Premiership 1n 1996.

1974/76 G.M.Keeley 61/1 4
Came from Ipswich for £70,000. On his day he could be a superb stopper, two games stand out v Ipswich, and Spurs in the League Cup semi-final. But superb games were few and far between. When he was bad he was dreadful! Went to Blackburn £30,000.

1926/30 E.R.L.Keen 1/0 0
One they let go. Played one game v Derby County, and joined them soon after. Called 'Ike'. Went on to play for England and became a tremendous left-half.

1922/23 J.F.Keen 2/0 0
Walker-born left-winger, but United had to buy him from Bristol City (£100). But just managed two appearances.

1952/57 S.Keery 20/0 1
United paid £8,250 for him when he came from Shrewsbury. Right-half who was strong and stocky. Went to Mansfield for £2,500.

1893/94 M.Keir 1/0 0
Scot who only played one game (v Derby) then returned to Scotland.

1956/64 R.M.Keith 223/0 2
Belfast-born Dick was a great favourite at SJP. Came from Linfield for £9,000 and went straight into the side as a youngster. Gave Newcastle superb service. Moved to Bournemouth for £3,300. Died after an accident in a builder's yard.

1938/45 D.Kelly 1/0 0
The war came at the wrong time for Dominic. Centre-half who played his one game v Coventry in February 1939. Tall and strong, cost £1,165 from Leeds.

1991/93 D.T.Kelly 79/0 38
One of the heroes of the 1993 promotion team. Dave scored arguably the most important goal in the last 50 years when he got the winner against Portsmouth. United were heading towards the Third Division at the time. Scored a hat-trick in his last Newcastle game (v Leicester). United sold him to Wolves. Later played for Sunderland.

1984/89 G.A.Kelly 60/0 0
Gary came through the juniors. Goalkeeper who went on to play for his country like his father did. His problem was his height. He was agile enough but was too small to dominate on corners. Went to Bury.

1933/35 J.Kelly 5/0 1
John came from Burnley and looked a really exciting prospect, but never hit the form he showed in the reserves. At 5ft 8" he wasn't very tall for a centre-forward. Left to join Leeds.

1973/81 P.A.Kelly 35/2 0
Peter was born in East Kilbride and tipped to be an international full-back, but his career was cut short by a serious leg injury. Didn't have much of a debut, being knocked out by Chester in the League Cup, who had Ian Rush terrorising United's defence.

1911/11 W.B.Kelly 6/0 0
Newcastle-born player who looked an interesting inside-right when given the opportunity. Moved to Manchester City to get first team opportunity.
1906/08 W.J.Kelsey 2/0 0
One of many goalkeepers rarely given an opportunity to shine because of the consistency of Jimmy Lawrence. Only two games (v Sunderland, v Liverpool) and he never played league football again.

1971/78 A.P.Kennedy 194/5 9
Superb defender who was always destined for greater things. Alan played in the 1974 FA Cup final and impressed Liverpool enough to pay £330,000 for him. Won everything with Liverpool, including scoring at Wembley in the League Cup final, and scored twice in European Cup finals.

1968/72 K.V.Kennedy 1/0 0
Kieth was older brother of Alan, it was ironic his place in the side was limited because of his kid brother. They both played left-back. Only played once, v Nottm Forest, then made over 400 appearances for Bury.
1999/2004 B.Kerr 5/7 0
Born in Motherwell, Brian signed pro forms in July 1999. A big part of Tommy Craig's Reserve side, but never set the place alight.

1962/63 J.R.Kerray 40/0 10
Jim joined United from Huddersfield in exchange for Len White plus £10,000, but he was never a Len White. Moody player who would only turn it on when he felt like it. Scored on his debut v Southampton. Went back to Scotland (was born in Stirling) and signed For Dunfermline.

1997/00 T.Ketsbaia 58/51 14
Dynamite bald little player who arrived from Greece. Known on the terraces as 'Forest Gump' because he tended to head in one direction with his head down. Always looked more dangerous when he came on as substitute. Georgian international, signed for Wolves. The fact he spent a lot of time on the bench became a big frustration to him and in one game when he was introduced as sub ... and scored ... ran behind the Gallowgate End goal and started kicking the advertising boards.

1966/66 K.F.Kettleborough 33/0 0
Seemed to spend more than just a year here, but he arrived from Sheff Utd (£22,500) in the January and was gone by December to Doncaster as player-manager (£12,000). Unmistakable because of his bald head but he was only 31 at the time. Tough midfielder who helped fight off relegation in 1966.

1992/94 B.Kilcline 24/16 0
'Killer' was an inspirational £200,000 signing for Kevin Keegan. A born leader. Not the most mobile central defender, but he did everything that was asked of him. Was captain of Coventry when they won the FA Cup. Came from Oldham, went to Mansfield.

1946/48 G.King 2/0 0
George was in the RAF during the war and signed for Newcastle straight after, but competition for the centre-forward spot was far too much for him. This was a side boasting Jackie Milburn, Len Shackleton and Charlie Wayman. Went to Hull (£750) and played in the lower leagues with Port Vale, Barrow, Bradford City and Gillingham.

1913/20 J.King 61/0 10
Born in Ayrshire, arrived from Partick Thistle. Inside-forward who was a target of the boo-boys. Never a favourite. John went back to Scotland, signing for Dykehead(?) then Clydebank.

1898/04 M.Kingsley 189/0 0
Matt was quite a character. Goalkeeper who preferred to punch the ball rather than catch it, and was known for swinging his arms about. Can't have been THAT bad, he played for England. Newcastle's first player to be capped by England.

1897/97 J.Kinsella 2/0 0
Inside-left who didn't impress anybody apparently. Two games (v Walsall and Blackpool) and he was booted out!

1904/07 J.W.Kirkaldy 11/0 1
Jim was a Newcastle-born half-back who's opportunities were limited. Does that mean he wasn't very good? Those ten appearances were his only league games. Came through the ranks and retired afterwards.

1963/63 A.J.Kirkman 5/0 1
£12,300 signing from Rotherham. Inside-left who was superb at Millmoor but never recaptured that form up the road on Tyneside. Only stayed four months. Went to Scunthorpe for £12,000.

1994/97 P.Kitson 35/14 14
Nightmare £2.25m transfer from Derby. He stalled on the deal so many times it was obvious his heart wasn't in it. The fans didn't take to him at all. Scored a hat-trick against Swansea in the FA Cup and that was the highlight. Know as KK's squash partner. Went to West Ham.

2004-05 P. Kluivert 25/12 7
Dutch international signed on an amazing £80,000 a week contract for one year. Never produced under Souness and it was obvious as soon as Christmas that the option on his contract would not be taken. Came from Barcelona, went to Valencia.

1965/67 T.Knox 25/1 1
United bought Glasgow-born Tom from Chelsea for £10,000, but he was always substitute for Alan Suddick. Went to Mansfield for half the price United paid.

1980/81 F.L.A.Koenan 13/1 1
Fransiscus Leonardus Albertus Koenen. I kid you not. Born in Waalwijk in Holland, he came from NEC Nigmegan for £80,000. Fat little fellow who wasn't that good for a foreign signing. Went back to Holland after only 10 months.

1989/93 B.Kristensen 80/10 4
'Benny' was a Danish international who did quite well at Newcastle. Tall and tough midfielder who wasn't afraid to get stuck in. Sent off for swearing at Ipswich. The question was asked: "You can talk in three languages, why swear in English?". Re-joined Jim Smith at Portsmouth.

1950/56 G.Lackenby 19/0 0
George was a tough half-back who graduated through the youth system but never forced his way into the side for any length of time. Spent six years at the club. Newcastle-born, he moved to Exeter (£1,500) then Carlisle, Gateshead and Hartlepool.

1900/01 J.A.Laidlaw 11/0 3
Scottish-born, Jimmy caused loads of controversy when he signed from Leigh Athletic. He started his career at Burnley and they loaned him to Leigh, and as far as they were concerned he was still on their books when he signed for Newcastle. Inside-left who only had one season before moving to Woolwich Arsenal.

1926/34 T.Lang 229/0 58
Tommy was probably the best £110 United ever spent. Superb live-wire winger who had a knack for goals. Loved to cut inside. After 8 years at Newcastle he went on to play for Huddersfield, Man Utd, Swansea, Queen of the South and Ipswich.

1977/78 M.Larnach 12/2 0
Mike was a £100,000 signing from Clydebank and never hit it off with the crowd. Totally out of his depth. An inside-forward who had nothing going for him. Clydebank were relegated when he was there, United were relegated, and they sold him to Motherwell (£70,000) and guess what ... yes, they were relegated too. What a Joanah!

1973/75 D.Laughton 7/1 0
Dennis was signed after scoring for Newcastle against his team Morton (an own goal) in the Texaco Cup. Not a good sign was it? That was the only game he did score for Newcastle. Not a bad midfielder, his career was ended by injury in 1975.

1893/95 J.Laverick 4/0 0
Defender who played either on the left or right. Not much is known about him. Where he came from or where he went. Made his debut in a 3-0 home victory over Northwich Victory and finished his career in September 1994 with a 2-2 draw with Notts County.

1893/94 J.H.Law 10/0 2
Outside-left who made his debut at Walsall. Another player we know little about. Scored in his last appearance against Burton. We don't know what happened to him after that.

1904/22 J.Lawrence 496/0 0
Has played more games for Newcastle than any player in their history. At 5ft 10" Jim wasn't particularly tall for a goalkeeper. Born in Glasgow he signed for Newcastle aged 19 and made his debut in October 1904. He was capped once for Scotland, won Championship medals in 1905, 1907 and 1909. Won the FA Cup in 1910, and played in another 4 finals. Could arguably Newcastle's greatest ever goalkeeper. Made his last appearance in April 1922 at home to Bradford City aged 42.

1934/36 T.Leach 53/0 2
United bought Tom off Sheff Wed for £1,100. A strong tough centre-half who was made captain. Went to Stockport for £300. Won England caps before coming to SJP and won two league titles with Sheff Wed in 1929 and 1930.

1977/82 P.H.Leaver 1/0 0
Phil came through the ranks but never played in the FL. His only appearance was in a League Cup tie with Bury. Went on to play for Whitley Bay.

1992/2002 R.M.Lee 368/12 56
Made 298 league appearances for Charlton before moving to Newcastle for £700,000. England international who has been a superb servant to Newcastle. Was going to sign for Middlesbrough but Keegan told him Newcastle was nearer to London. The little liar! Signed for Derby County soon after Warren Barton but couldn't save them from relegation.

1961/61 K.Leek 14/0 6
Ken came from Leicester for £25,000 when they dropped him for the 1961 FA Cup final. Was a phenomenal goalscorer, even his short spell at SJP had him scoring in every second game (almost). Welsh international who went to Birmingham (£23,000) and was part of the side that won the League Cup.

1932/38 W.A.Leighton 40/0 8
Walker-born Bill was allegedly quite a decent inside-forward, but opportunity wasn't knocking for him. Cost Newcastle £25, he went to Southend for £1,000. Not a bad profit.

1895/98 M.Lennox 49/0 17
Came from Glasgow as a nifty right-winger and certainly did the business. One of the early United stars, if such a thing existed in those days. Made his debut against Darwin and finished that 1895/6 season with 12 goals in 23 games.

1904/11 R.Liddell 14/0 2
Bob was a right-half who rarely made the side in 7 years at the club. But made a name for himself at Millwall who paid £150 for him.

1930/31 D.M.Lindsay 19/0 12
Signed after scoring 6 goals in a match for Cowdenbeath against St Johnstone. If statistics can be used to prove anything, look at this fellow. Duncan scored 12 goals in 19 games as centre-forward and allegedly he wasn't very good.

1899/00 J.Lindsay 2/0 0
Right-back who didn't make the grade. Jim was born in Stockton. Moved on to Burnley after Newcastle.

1898/00 W.A.Lindsay 62/0 1
William was captain of Newcastle when they played their first game in the top flight. United signed him from Grimsby after he'd had a spell at Everton. Well respected defender who later went on to play for Luton Town.

1927/28 J.Little 3/0 0
John came from Crook Town as a right-back but didn't really make it at SJP. Went to Southport on a free transfer. Actually moved into French football in 1933.

1912/19 R.Little 3/0 0
Gateshead-born Dick cost United £50 from Jarrow. Only played three games ... but what do you expect for fifty quid? Right-back who made his debut at Anfield Road.. Went to Hamilton Accies for £100.

1900/02 J.Littlefair 2/0 0
Jim was another player who was given the chance but failed to grab it with both hands. Right winger who made his debut against Sheff Wed and his last against Bury. Sadly there was nothing in between.

1935/38 A.Livingstone 33/0 5
Archie was born in Edinburgh and moved to Newcastle from Dundee for £35. A brave little inside-forward. He moved to Bury for £500 then went on to Everton.

1895/99 J.Lockey 3/0 0
Jim didn't have many opportunities, but he was part of the Test Match against Stoke City in 1898 that got Newcastle promoted. Good for him. That's what he was born for. Went to Grimsby after SJP.

1895/96 J.Logan 9/0 8
Jimmy certainly arrived at SJP in a blaze of glory. He came from Notts County having just scored a hat-trick in the FA Cup final. He was also a Scottish international striker. Big, tough and strong, he was a centre-forward who probably wouldn't be able to live with referees in today's game.

1987/90 A.Lormor 6/2 3
Anth worked his way through the junior ranks and made his debut when he came on as sub for Mirandinha in a 2-0 win over Spurs. Gazza scored them both. Not a bad player, but was never going to be a regular in the top flight. Went to Lincoln City.

1924/27 J.Loughlin 12/0 5
Darlington-born centre-forward who was thrown in to the side when he was still a teenager. Didn't have the strength or the build to make it in the big time at that age. Sold to West Ham for £650.

1921/28 J.Low 121/0 9
Ayrshire-born Jim came from Rangers (£1,300) and took a long time to establish himself into the side. But after a while he became a superb right-winger. Small but never shirked a tackle. Little live-wire. Was part of the 1924 FA Cup winning side.

1909/24 W.L.Low 367/0 9
Wilf was known as the 'Laughing Cavalier'. Centre-half who became an institution at SJP. Scottish international. Cost £800 from Aberdeen and stayed from 1909 to 1933 (later as assistant trainer and then groundsman). FA Cup winner in 1910. His brother played for Sunderland.

1947/52 J.Lowery 6/0 0
Goalkeeper who struggled to get into the side because of Jack Fairbrother. Moved on to Lincoln City for £750. Newcastle born.

1893/95 W.Lowery 30/0 0
Played in goal for United in the first league match played at SJP. Said to be very big around the waist, but that was the standard for goalkeepers in the early years. The bigger the better.

1910/14 T.Lowes 16/0 3
Inside-forward who's opportunities were limited. Went to Coventry City for £50. Later became a manager at Walsall and Barrow.

1948/49 G.Lowrie 12/0 5
Inside-forward born in the Rhondda Valley in Wales. Signed from Coventry for £18,500. Welsh international. Was always injured at Newcastle and his luck didn't change when he went to Bristol City - he broke his leg.

2001/2004 L.Lua Lua 19/67 8 Big money signing from Colchester United as a teenager, £2.25m. Tall and 'Leggy', and made more of an impact in matches coming on as substitute ... bit like Temuri Ketsbaia. Constantly refered to by SKY TV as taking 37 games to score his first goal, but add together all of those sub appearances and you'd be lucky to make 5 full games. Lost patience trying to establish himself and went on loan to Portsmouth in 2004, insisting he wanted to sign for them. Scored a late goal AGAINST Newcastle that cost them a Champions League place, and had everyone asking "Why was he allowed to play against his own team?". Signed for Portsmouth in the summer of 2004.

*1950/61 G.T.Luke 29/0 4 Had two spells at Newcastle, Hartlepool sandwiched in between. Left winger who was born in Newcastle.

2005/ A.Luque 8/10 1
Barcelona born Albert arrived from Deportivo La Caruna as a winger/striker with a big reutation in Spin. Apparently Real Madrid were after him. Injured just about as soon as he walked through the door. Home-sick after a few weeks and we felt as though we had a Marcelino clone.