Newcastle United Players M to P
Feature by Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Sunday, 18th February 2007
Newcastle United players from 1892.1932/32 T.McBain 1/0 0
Born in Lanarkshire, Tom was chased by a number of clubs north and south of the border. Signed for Newcastle for £45, and considering he only made one appearance (v Portsmouth) he was probably over-valued. Centre-forward who moved to Carlisle Utd.
1975/78 A.McCaffery 68/3 5
Aiden was a decent central defender. Born in Jarrow, Newcastle was his first league club and he was 22 before he signed pro. Had many public arguments with Richard Dinnis and Bill McGarry and finally left for Derby Co for £60,000. Later played for both Bristol clubs.
1948/48 W.McCall 16/0 4
Willie was a Scottish cup winner with Aberdeen before joining United for £8,400 (plus an exchange deal with Tom Pearson). Can you believe he was kicked out of Aberdeen for smoking before a match? Stocky little winger who didn't last long at SJP. Went to Motherwell for £5,500 after only 11 months.
1904/08 J.P.McClarence 32/0 13
Tyneside-born Joe scored on his debut against Blackburn, but was never really a regular. Inside-forward who joined Bolton for £350.
1997/ J.McClen 10/2 1
Local lad who was on the fringe with both Dalglish and Gullit but never given a decent run in the side. Bobby Robson sent him on loan to Motherwell at the start of 2000/01. Tough little midfielder but never quite good enough.
1901/04 R.S.McColl 67/0 20
Remarkable striker who was instant hit at SJP. Born in Glasgow and capped 13 times for his country, winning his first cap when only 19. Came from Queens Park just after he'd played in the Scottish Cup final. After a distinguished career at Newcastle he went Rangers. Know at the time as "The Prince of Centre-Forwards", Bobby scored on his Newcastle debut against Man City.
1904/10 A.McCombie 131/0 0
Born in Inverness, Andy joined Sunderland in 1899. Highly respected full-back who could work on either side, he joined Newcastle after Sunderland faced an FA inquiry. Controversial transfer that saw United hand over £700. He stayed at SJP in some capacity from 1904 to 1950.
1906/09 J.A.McCormack 2/0 1
John was a half-back who made his debut on Boxing Day 1907 against Sheff Utd, played against 'Boro two days later, and that was it. Went to Everton for £250.
1904/23 W.R.McCracken 432/0 8
Bill will go down in football history as the man who was so clever at 'abusing' the offside law, the FA actually changed the rules. Tremendous defender who won 3 Championships (1905, 1907, 1909), 1 FA Cup (1910), played in another 2 finals (1908, 1911) and was an Irish Cup winner in 1903. Capped 15 times by Northern Ireland. Came from Belfast Distillery for £50, and went on to manage Hull, Gateshead, Millwall and Aldershot.
1982/89 D.McCreery 262/7 2
Belfast-born David started his career at Man Utd. Northern Ireland international who was substitute in Man U's two FA Cup finals of 1976 and 1977, once a winner. A born fighter, he was an inspiration to every side he played for. QPR bought him for £200,000 then he went to Tulsa Roughnecks in the States. Newcastle bought him for £75,000. He went to Hearts in 1989.
1908/08 A.McCulloch 1/0 0
Alex was a striker who only played 1 game (v Preston North End) and that was it. Came from 'Boro for £200, went to Bradford for £100.
1927/30 J.McCurley 45/0 8
John was born in Fife, and signed for United from Third Lanark for £2,500. Described as a tough little inside-left. He went to Cowdenbeath after 3 years at SJP.
1894/97 R.McDermid 64/0 2
Bob was a Scottish-born full-back who joined Newcastle West End from Scottish club Renton in 1890. Never stayed in one place for long. Played for another five clubs (including Dundee Wanderers) before signing for Newcastle United in 1894. Supposed to have been a hell of a player in his day.
*1973/84 T.McDermott 149/1 24
One of the most famous players ever to play for the Toon. Spent three spells at the club. Signed from Bury for £25,000 then went to Liverpool for £170,000 after the 1974 FA Cup final. England regular. Won two titles with Liverpool (1977, 1979), League Cup winner 1981 and 1982, 2 FA Cup finals (1974, 1977) and 3 European Cups (1977, 1978, 1981). Hero both at Anfield and SJP. Was Footballer of the Year in 1980. Returned to join Kevin Keegan in 1982 for £100,000 aged 31. Rejoined in 1992 as 'Buffer' to Keegan. Then signed as buffer to Graeme Souness when everything was going tits-up in the dressing room.
1912/14 J.McDonald 36/0 4
John was a left winger from Kirkcaldy. Signed from Liverpool for £650. Scored on his Newcastle debut v Bolton. Didn't stay long but was highly regarded. Joined Raith Rovers.
1895/99 F.McDonald 6/0 2
English-born, but he spent most of his football career in Scotland. Only played in 6 games, but his link-up with outside-left Willie Wardrobe was quite phenomenal. Of those 6 games, United won the first 5 (1-0, 5-0, 4-0, 4-2 and 5-0). Then came a 2-1 away defeat at Arsenal and he didn't play again. Went to Lincoln City.
1982/88 N.R.McDonald 185/18 28
Neil started with Wallsend Boys Club like Beardsley and Shearer. Went to Carlisle and United paid £5,000 for him in August 1982. Made his debut aged 16 and 326 days (v Barnsley), a record at that time. Tipped for full England honours. Went to Everton in July 1988. Never made the full England team.
1988/89 R.R.McDonald 7/7 1
Rob came from PSV having played alongside Ruud Gullit. He was as much an international-class player as my backside. The fans couldn't stand him. Big, fat and clumsy. Made his debut at Millwall (we lost 4-0) and scored his one goal v Sheff Wed at Hillsborough. Joined Turkish side Besiktas.
1921/31 T.H.McDonald 367/0 113
Inverness-born Tom was a star in his day, linking up with Stan Seymour on the left in United's last Championship winning side (1927). Signed from Rangers for £2,000. Called into the Scottish squad but never capped. Won an FA Cup winners medal in 1924.
1992/94 D.K.McDonough 2/1 0
Will go down on record as Kevin Keegan's first signing as a manager. Signed from Luton for £80,000 and what a waste of money that was. KK had never seen him play. He was recommended by a scout. Was bought to get us out of the relegation trap. If he'd played regularly we'd have gone down, no doubt about it.
1966/75 W.S.McFaul 355/0 0
Strange signing. He played for Linfield against Newcastle in a friendly. Conceded 7 goals, then signed for Newcastle for £7,000. Northern Ireland international who was unlucky to be sub for Pat Jennings, and only won 6 caps. Didn't get straight into Newcastle's side, but went on to be one of their greatest ever goalkeepers. Made the crucial penalty save against Rangers (Andy Penman) in the Fairs Cup semi-final at Ibrox. Became Newcastle manager.
1962/67 R.J.McGarry 129/3 46
"Have Goals Will Travel" Ron was never a shy man. Came from Bolton for £17,500 and was very popular at SJP because of his rough and tough style. Not a striker to let the defender get the first 'dig' in. He was quite happy to dish it out. Went to Barrow for £3,500.
*1977/91 M.E.McGhee 99/13 36
Two spells at Newcastle and they couldn't possibly have been so different. He came from Morton for £150,000 and looked as though he had the skill to make it, but always failed to deliver. He lacked strength and pace. But he went to Aberdeen and became a superstar. Capped by Scotland, he won Scottish Championships and Scottish Cups with both Aberdeen and Celtic. As well as European Cup Winners Cup medal with Aberdeen. Signed for Newcastle for £200,000 and hit it off with Micky Quinn straight away.
1914/15 R.McGough 2/0 0
Richard signed for United in December 1914 from Carlisle for £100. Only played two games (v 'Boro, WBA) before signing up for the war cause. Sadly he was killed in action in France.
1961/68 J.T.McGrath 180/1 2
Manchester-born John was a monstor of a centre-half, who was a tough as he was effective. Signed from Bury for £24,000 (plus Bob Stokoe), he was the corner-stone of the 1965 promotion side. He won one England-under-23 cap. Went to Southampton, where he was just as popular, for £30,000. Managed Port Vale for a time.
1958/62 J.J.McGuigan 55/0 17
Born in Motherwell, John joined Newcastle from Southend after a spell at St Mirren. He cost United £2,250 plus W.Punton. Tricky left-winger who scored on his debut v Everton. Went to Scunthorpe in a deal that brought Barrie Thomas to SJP.
1929/34 A.McInroy 160/0 0
Albert was one of Newcastle's great goalkeepers. Born in Lancashire, he was capped as an England international when he played for Sunderland. Moved to United for £2,750 in 1929. Was in the FA Cup winning side of 1932. Returned to Sunderland in 1934 on a free transfer.
1920/24 R.A.McIntosh 103/0 2
Dundee-born Bob was signed from Dundee for £1,250. 6ft right-half who was quite a presence in midfield. Started the 1923/24 season as regular but missed out on the FA Cup final of that season. Went to Stockport County for £500.
1900/06 E.McIntyre 6/0 1
Ted never really made the first team on a regular basis, but holds the distinction of been granted a benefit match for his loyalty to the RESERVES! Local-born striker who joined Fulham in 1906.
1892/95 J.McKane 52/0 0
Joe was part of the Newcastle East End side that became Newcastle United, and played in United's first ever game. Born in Scotland, he started his career at Dumbarton. Left-sided midfielder.
1926/28 R.McKay 66/0 23
Robert came from Rangers, Glasgow-born, he was a big star in Scotland. Scottish cup winner in 1922. He wasn't capped for his country until he moved to Newcastle. Cost United £2,750. Was the inside-right in United's Championship winning side of 1927. Went to Sunderland in exchange for Bob Thomson.
1895/97 W.McKay 21/0 7
Centre-forward who impressed when Rangers won 5-2 at SJP in a friendly. Signed for Newcastle afterwards. Made his debut against Loughborough at inside-right, and finished the season at centre-forward. Didn't figure again after that first season. Went back to Scotland in 1897.
1986/86 D.N.McKellar 10/0 0
Dave McKellar came on loan from Hibs at the back-end of the 1985/6 season, replacing Martin Thomas in goal. Made his debut in a 3-1 win over Ipswich and looked the part at first. But his loan deal never became a permanent move.
1956/65 W.McKinney 94/0 8
Bill was the Tommy Smith of the side, tough, hard, and eventually club captain. Local lad from Wallsend, he was the penalty-taker of the side. Right-back who went to Bournemouth for £2,750.
1984/86 R.McKinnon 1/0 0
Left-back signed from Rutherglen. Only the one appearance, started in the 5-1 defeat by Spurs at White Hart Lane, but was soon substituted by none-other than Paul Gascoigne. Soon after went to Hartlepool United. Those facts speak for themselves.
1975/78 D.J.McLean 9/2 0
Midfielder who graduated through the juniors at Newcastle, Dave made his debut at Sheffield Utd when he came on for Graham Oates. Next game he had his first start v Spurs at White Hart Lane, Newcastle running out 3-0 winners. Had few chances in the first team, and went to Carlisle United.
1931/37 H.McMenemy 148/0 35
Glasgow-born inside-left who cost United £475 from Strathclyde. Was in the 1932 FA Cup winning side and known as a skilful, cultured player. Dogged by injury throughout his career. Called up to play for Scotland but had to pull out because of injury, and he was never asked again.
1949/63 A.McMichael 431/0 1
Brilliant Northern Ireland international signed from Linfield in a joint deal with another Toon hero, George Hannah. The pair cost £23,000. Left-back who was part of the United set-up for 14 years. Played in the FA Cup winning side in 1952. Lost out in the finals of 1951 to Corbett and 1955 to Batty.
1966/71 J.McNamee 129/3 8
Cult figure of the late 1960s. Born in Coatbridge, Lanark, McNamee was arguably the 'hardest' Newcastle player since Jimmy Scoular. He was a man-mountain. Centre-half who always gave 110%. Came from Hibs for £26,000. Major part of the Fairs Cup run. Went to Blackburn for £15,000.
1894/95 J.McNee 23/0 4
Local lad who played inside-left. Made his debut, and scored, in the 4-4 draw with Port Vale. Nothing much is know about him apart from those 23 appearances. Made his last appearance in the shocking 0-9 defeat by Burton. No one knows where he went to after that.
1949/51 M.A.McNeil 11/0 0
Glasgow-born Matt was unlucky to be reserve for centre-half and Newcastle institution Frank Brennan. Made his debut on Christmas Day 1950. Went to Barnsley for £10,500.
1930/38 W.P.McPhillips 34/0 0
Reserve goalkeeper who had very little luck keeping down a first team place. Born in Edinburgh, he left Newcastle after 8 years and joined Guildford City.
1912/13 J.K.McTavish 39/0 7
John was signed from Tottenham for £650. Glasgow-born, he was a Scottish international who had his career cut short because of the Great War. Inside-right who joined Partick Thistle for £500.
1902/11 P.McWilliam 240/0 12
"Peter the Great" probably says it all. A massive crowd favourite who was an institution at SJP. Left-half who was signed from Inverness Thistle. Scottish international (8 caps) he won it all. Champions (1905, 1907, 1909), FA Cup (1910), and three other finals (1905, 1906, 1908). Went on to manage Spurs, then Middlesbrough.
1971/76 M.I.Macdonald 228/0 121
Born in Fulham, he joined his local side after playing for Tonbridge as full-back. Supermac was worshipped at Newcastle. Not particularly tall at 5ft 8", but so strong and so hard to knock off the ball. His record speaks for itself. England international, who once scored 5 goals in one game (v Cyprus). Cost United £180,000 from Luton. He played in both Wembley finals of the 1970s. Manager Gordon Lee sold him to Arsenal for £333,333 and the Toon Army have never forgiven him.
1898/01 A.MacFarlane 86/0 17
Inside-left signed from Airdrie. Played anywhere along the forward-line, centre-forward, inside-forward or winger. Made his debut against Preston NE and took some shifting. Went to Dundee after three seasons.
1922/35 R.R.MacKenzie 256/0 7
Right-half in the Championship winning side of 1927. Inverness-born Rod was said to be the inspiration behind that victory, driving the side on from midfield. Also played in the FA Cup winning side of 1932. Cost United £100 from Inverness Clackmacudden, and what a bargain. Spent 13 years at the club.
1991/91 G.T.Maguire 3/0 0
Welsh international from Portsmouth come came on loan from Portsmouth. Said he would rather be a "London taxi driver" than play again for Pompey. Gave a goal away playing for Wales when he played a 50yd ball back to the 'keeper 10yds short. Did exactly the same thing playing for Newcastle a couple of weeks later. Went back to Pompey ... probably as a taxi driver.
1975/78 M.J.Mahoney 135/0 0
Occasionally the Toon Army still sing "Mick Mahoney - Supa Goalie". Bristol-born, he signed for Newcastle from Torquay for £25,000. Made a wonderful start at SJP but struggled towards the end of his time here. Played in the League Cup final in 1976. Went to -play in the States with Chicago Stings, then California Surf.
1924/30 A.E.Maitland 163/0 0
Full-back in the 1927 Championship winning side. Born in Edinburgh, he signed from Middlesbro' for £1,000. Was in dispute with the club because he wanted to leave, but they put a high price on his head. So high no-one would touch him. Never did get his dream move.
1990/92 L.R.Makel 7/6 1
Not a bad little winger who was in dispute over a contact with Kevin Keegan. Keegan was upset when he turned up with an agent, yet he'd hardly played a game for the club. He was sold to Blackburn for £200,000. Never made the grade there. Went to Huddersfield then Hearts.
1957/60 W.G.L.Malcolm 1/0 0
Born in Edinburgh, Walter cost United £800 from Dalkeith Thistle. Made his debut v Nottingham Forest and only lasted 15 minutes. Injured his ankle and never played for Newcastle again. Went to Raith Rovers.
1977/79 P.Manners 2/0 0
Peter was a good prospect who never made the grade. Midfielder born in Sunderland, went to play for Seiko Sports in Hong Kong.
1999/2004 E.S.Marcelino 19/3 0
Elena Sierra Marcelino cost £5m from Real Mallorca and has been nothing but trouble ever since. Spanish international who came for the money, and nothing else. The club even called in lawyers to try and get him kicked out of the club without paying him full wages. A total waste of space ... and money! Went back to Spain.
1998/00 S.Maric 17/14 2
Signed from Croatia Zagreb after playing well for them against Newcastle in a European match. But he slated the team and city off before arrived, which made his stay very difficult. Always injured, and had the heart of a pea. Went to play in Portugal. Played a couple of games then was injured (what a surprise) and out for 6 months. A genuine waste of space.
1962/64 J.Markie 2/0 0
Was right-half for the Youth team that won the 1962 Youth Cup, but never fulfilled his potential. Born in Lothian, he went to Falkirk on a free transfer.
1963/68 G.Marshall 187/0 0
Signed from Hearts for £18,500, many thought he was a future Scottish international but he was actually born in Farnham, Surrey. Played in Hearts' Championship winning side of 1960 and was a Scottish League Cup winner in 1959, 1960 and 1963 (also a finalist in 1962). Very brave goalkeeper who was popular on Tyneside. Went to Nottm Forest for £17,500 when he was replaced by Iam McFaul. 1958/61
T.W.J.Marshall 5/0 1
Right winger who had a tough time at SJP. Born in Cambridgeshire, he signed from Wisbech Town for £7,000. Went back to non-league football in December 1962 when he was released.
1977/78 D.W.Martin 9/2 2
Right-winger converted to midfield. Tall but very slightly built. Came from Carlisle for £40,000 but was soon on his way to Mansfield Town for £25,000.
1978/83 M.P.Martin 155/8 6
Midfielder born in Dublin. Came from West Brom having played for Man Utd, not that he won anything with either. Never won anything with Newcastle either. Nicknamed 'Zico' but take that with a pinch of salt. Struck a cracking free-kick one game that stunned us all (and probably him). Capped 48 times for the Republic of Ireland.
1993/95 A.M.Mathie 5/24 4
A Scot who was signed from Morton. Small striker who had his flash of glory with a wonder goal against Sheff Wed shown live on SKY TV. Went to Ipswich and scored a first-half hat-trick against Sunderland. Returned to Scotland with Dundee Utd.
1926/33 G.Mathison 22/0 0
Walker-born George was a right-half who was generally a reserve team player. Signed for Lincoln for £675.
1984/86 G.L.Megson 24/4 2
Gary was tough ginger-haired midfielder signed from Nottingham Forest by Jack Charlton. Never a crowd favourite. Tended to run around like a headless chicken. Signed for Sheff Wed when Charlton left.
1914/20 W.G.Mellor 25/0 0
Goalkeeper who wasn't given much opportunity of a place because of the famous Jimmy Lawrence and the First World War. Signed from Norwich for £765 and retired in the summer of 1920. Born in Stockport.
1909/12 A.Metcalf 12/0 2
Sunderland-born, he signed from North Shields for £100. Inside-left who signed for Liverpool for £150 and played in the 1914 FA Cup final. 1943/57
J.E.T.Milburn 397/0 200
JET (John Edward Thompson) is possibly the greatest player Newcastle ever produced. Born in Ashington he signed for Newcastle in 1943 and spent 12 years with the club. Capped 13 times for England. Won 3 FA Cup medals (1951, 1952 and 1955) scoring in every round in 1951. Until recently held the record of the quickest ever Cup final goal, 45 seconds. Joined Linfield as player-manager and was voted Ulster Footballer Of The Year in 1958. His Newcastle goalscoring record was beaten by Alan Shearer in 2006.
1890/93 J.Miller 20/0 0
Jim was part of the East End club before Newcastle were a league side. Left-back. Played in Newcastle United's very first game, an FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough.
1895/97 W.Miller 48/0 2
Right-half signed from Kilmarnock. Consistent left-half who had a couple of good seasons at SJP before going to play for Jarrow.
*1982/84 D.J.Mills 33/8 9
Small striker born at Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby. Was the first half-million pound player when he signed for West Brom from Middlesbrough for £516,720. Went on loan to Newcastle from January 1982 to June , scoring on his debut v Norwich, but they couldn't afford him at that time. Signed from Sheff Wed a year later then went to Middlesbrough a year after that.
*1894/97 W.J.Milne 6/0 1
Left winger who only played six times in two spells with the club. Played 5 games in a variety of positions then left for Sunderland and returned two years later, to play one game (v Lincoln).
2004- J.Milner 23/25 3
Left-sided midfielder signed from Leeds United in July 2004 as a raw teenager by Sir Bobby Robson. A player tipped to be future England international. He was allowed to go to Aston Villa on loan in 2005/06. A bizarre situation during the August transfer window in 2006 when he was sent to Villa to sign, he passed the medical, the deal was set up, then Freddy Shepherd told him to return home!
1987/90 Mirandinha 55/8 23
First Brazilian to play in English football. The deal was done by Malcolm Macdonald who acted as an agent. Came from Palmeiras and was arguably the greediest footballer any of us had ever seen. Was almost impossible to play beside. Remembered for scoring the winner (from the penalty spot) at Anfield and taunting the Kop with his NUFC badge. Strange chap. Went back to Palmeiras.
1991/91 D.S.Mitchell 2/0 1
Dave came on loan from Millwall. Australian-born striker who scored on his debut against Blackburn (the winner) but was injured in his next game at Brighton. Sent back to Millwall. Could have been a good signing.
1970/71 I.Mitchell 3/2 1
Ian was a left-winger born in Falkirk. Signed from Dundee United for £50,000, he never made the grade down south and returned to Dundee Utd in exchange for Alex Reid.
1975/81 K.Mitchell 66/6 2
Ken started out as a striker, but moved to midfield then central defender. Sunderland-born, he went on loan to Morton and Tulsa Roughnecks before settling at Darlington.
1949/61 R.C.Mitchell 408/0 113
'Bobby Dazzler' one of thegreatest left wingers of his generation. Some even say he was a better player than Milburn. Scottish international, like Milburn and Cowell, won 3 FA Cup medals in the 1950s (1951, 1952 and 1955). Cost United £16,000 from Third Lanark. Went to Berwick on a free transfer.
1953/63 S.A.Mitchell 48/0 0
Glasgow-born, Stuart was unlucky to fracture his thumb when in command of a regular place. Small for a goalkeeper, 5ft 9", he spent ten years at the club mainly as a reserve. Went to Third Lanark as part of the Dave Hilley deal.
1920/26 T.M.Mitchell 61/0 5
Spennymoor-born, Tom was a classy left-winger who spent a lot of his time in the shadow of Stan Seymour. Cost £100, went to Leeds for £785.
1958/61 J.E.Mitten 10/0 3
Manchester-born, John was the son of the then manager Charlie Mitten. Had a disastrous start when he made his debut v WBA at the tender age of 17 and missed a penalty. The fans never forgave him for taking it in the first place, despite being ordered by his father.
1900/00 G.Mole 1/0 1
How many strikers can claim a 100% strike rate? Played one game (v Preston NE) and scored, then was moved to Burnley.
1960/74 R.Moncur 343/3 8
Superb Scottish international centre-half. Captain of the Fairs Cup side, scoring three goals in the two-legged final. Went to Sunderland for £30,000, then was player-manager at Carlisle. He stole Peter Beardsley right from underneath United's noses. Manager of Hearts then Plymouth.
1953/56 A.W.Monkhouse 23/0 11
Stockton-born, he signed from Millwall for £11,500. Very strong and powerful striker with a good goals ratio, but was never going to replace Jackie Milburn. Cost £11,500. Went to York for £4,000.
1919/27 E.Mooney 135/0 4
Edward, or 'Peter' as he was known (don't ask me!) was a great servant to Newcastle Utd. Walker-born left-half who was an FA Cup winner in 1924. Went To Hull for £500.
1936/44 T.Mooney 80/0 19
Signed from Airdrie for £2,650, a great little left winger born in Glasgow. Had his career cut short because of the Second World War. Played for Airdrie during the war on loan. Joined Morton in 1944.
2005/ C.Moore 8/1 0
Australian internationa who captained his country in the 2006 World Cup. Craig was born in Cantebury (Australia). Central defender who was signed from German club Borussia Moenchengladbach, after a spell at Rangers. Strong player, but was injured for most of his first season.
1991/91 P.Moran 1/0 0
What a comedy of errors. Paul came on loan from Spurs, spent the Friday evening out with Gazza and it seemed he's come straight from the pub into SJP. One game v Wolves and he missed the 'Sitter of All Time' when set up by Gavin Peacock. Sent straight back to Spurs.
1925/26 T.Mordue 5/0 2
Small little forward, Tom (or 'Tucker') scored twice on his debut against Sheff Utd but never scored again for United. Went to Sheffield Utd, obviously must have been impressed, for £500.
1891/00 A.Mowatt 1/0 0
Local-born Archie was a right-winger who spent a long time at the club with very little reward. One game in 7 years, home to Sheff Wed 1898. Went to Lincoln City but returned for another bash at league football at SJP but didn't get in the side.
1952/54 T.Mulgrew 15/0 1
Reserve wing-half, Tom was born in Motherwell and came from Northampton Town for £9,000. Had a good spell at Southampton, who paid £12,500 for him in a joint deal with Bill Foulkes.
1977/80 K.Mulgrove 0/1 0
Keith was only given one opportunity, coming on as substitute for Colin Suggett against Brighton in 1978. Joined Barrow on a free. Born in Haltwhistle.
1932/36 J.J.Murray 96/0 10
Came from Rangers for £2,500 and went on to captain the side. Wing-half born in Ayrshire. Went to Albion Rovers for £300.
1922/24 A.Mutch 43/0 0
Born in Aberdeen, Alex joined United from Huddersfield Town for £850. Goalkeeper who was 38 when he joined the club but played in two FA Cup finals for Newcastle, 1920 (loser) and 1922 (winner). Injured his knee before the 1924 final and was forced to retire.
1965/66 C.R.A.Napier 8/0 0
Born in Dumblane, Kit was signed from Workington for £18,000 as a 22-year old with huge potential. He had the tricks but couldn't put the ball in the back of the net ... until he went to Brighton (£8,500) and his strike record was phenomenal.
1970/79 I.Nattrass 275/12 20
Class player, Irving was very unlucky not to be capped at full England level. Came through the ranks and played in the League Cup final 1976, he went on to captain United. Left for Middlesbro' (£375,000) but rarely produced his United form at Ayresome Park. Midfielder and defender. He still goes to watch Newcastle.
1930/32 J.Naylor 32/0 0
Born in Oldham, Jim signed from Huddersfield for £4,000. Imaginative half-back who was well thought of. Played in the FA Cup final of 1930. Signed for Man City in October 1932.
1959/63 D.F.Neale 98/0 12
Versatile player born in Brighton, he had a good career at SJP playing in midfield and defence. Famous for scoring 5 goals against Fulham in one season (1960/1), two on his debut in a 7-2 victory, and hat-trick in the FA Cup 5-0. Joined Plymouth for £12,000.
1990/95 A.B.Neilson 39/7 1
Born in Germany (his father was in the Army) but Alan went on to play for Wales. Tidy central-defender but suffered because of his slight frame, was never dominant in the box. Went to Southampton in 1995.
1930/35 J.Nelson 159/0 0
Jimmy was born in Greenock but arrived at Newcastle via Belfast Crusaders and Cardiff City. Scottish international who played in Northern Ireland, Wales and England, but never played his football in Scotland. Won an FA Cup medal with Cardiff 1927 and the Welsh Cup in 1923, 1927 and 1928. Also captained Newcastle's FA Cup winning side of 1932. Started as striker, then dropped back to centre-half, then right-back.
1985/87 A.Nesbit 1/2 0
Midfielder who came through the ranks but never made the grade. Made his debut as substitute for John Anderson against Charlton in December 1986, then sub again the following game against Nottm Forest for Darren Jackson. Impressed enough for his one and only start v Sheff Wed. Then released on a free.
1955/59 J.Nesbitt 3/0 0
Washington born, he never made it in league football. Three games at centre-half and that was it. From nowhere, to nowhere.
1928/30 G.W.Nevin 6/0 0
Right-back from Gateshead who struggled to get into the team. Cost £100 then was sold to Sheff Wed on a free. Can't have been that bad, he later joined Man Utd then Burnley.
*1898/08 T.B.Niblo 60/0 5
Dunfermline-born Tommy cost United £90. Stylish inside-left who won one Scottish cap. Played some games for 'Boro on loan before going to Aston Villa, Nottm Forest, Watford, then a brief return to Newcastle.
1905/07 B.Nicolson 1/0 0
Ashington-born Ben only made one single appearance v Man City. Half-back who went to Luton Town.
1977/81 G.A.Nicholson 11/5 0
Local born left winger, Gary was tipped for great things during the time of Bill McGarry but failed miserably to impress. Joined Mansfield Town for £25,000.
1964/68 P.Noble 22/3 7
Inside-forward born in Sunderland who was a firm favourite at SJP, but Joe Harvey allowed to leave for Swindon Town for £10,000. Played in Swindon's dramatic League Cup final victory over Arsenal in 1969 at Wembley. Had a remarkable goalscoring record at Burnley. Took 27 penalties and scored the lot!
1974/78 G.O.Nulty 123/0 14
Signed in the same week as Tommy Craig and made his debut on the same day, Boxing Day 1974 at Carlisle. Born in Liverpool, signed from Burnley for £120,000. Converted from midfield to central defence. Missed the League Cup final (1976) because of injury and was replaced by Stuart Barrowclough. Went to Everton to rejoin Gordon Lee (£45,000).
2004- C. N'Zogbia 44/16 5
French born, he signed for Sir Bobby Robson but his contract details haggled on for a year as his previous owners, Le Havre, tried to stop him playing for Newcastle. Charlie was given his debut in the one and only game John Carver was manager of the club (filling in between Sir Bobby and Souness). Class midfielder with a brilliant future.
1976/78 G.Oates 29/10 3
Born in Bradford, Graham came from Blackburn Rovers in an exchange deal with goalkeeper Rod Jones, and neither impressed at SJP. So big and strong he was like a man-mountain but never put his hefty figure to much use. Bottled out of many tackle and the fans didn't like him one bit. Went to Detroit Express for £40,000.
2001/2005 A.O'Brien 157/15 7
Another of Bobby Robson's signings, £2m. Came from Bradford City when they were sure to be relegated, but has done a good job regardless of the price. Andy, like his name-sake Liam, goes into folklore having scored against the Mackems. Republic of Ireland international. Signed for Portsmouth in 2005 after signing a new contract with the Toon.
1988/94 L.F.O'Brien 152/24 21
Liam O'Brien, Irish international, arrived from Man Utd in November 1988. Tough tackling midfielder who will always be remembered for his two stunning goals against Sunderland at Roker Park. Very popular player at Newcastle, he joined Tranmere Rovers in 1994.
2005/ A.O'Brien 0/4 0
Alan was born in Dublin 20th Feb 1985 and did well in the reserves but took time to get into the squad. Suddenly came of age at 20 and Wolves tried to sign him even though he had yet to make a start in a Newcastle shirt. Capped for the Republic before he had made a Toon start, too.
1894/96 P.G.O'Brien 11/0 2
Inside-left in the Forrest Gump mould. Well known at that time for his dynamic charges at goal. Born in Edinburgh, signed from Sheff Utd, he didn't make that many appearances before packing in in 1896.
1961/65 L.A.O'Neil 1/0 0
Another player who didn't progress after being part of the Youth Cup winning side of 1962. Left winger who came from Blyth Spartans for £200. One game v Portsmouth, then he was off to Darlington on a free.
1987/89 M.A.M.O'Neill 41/14 16
Michael signed from Irish club Coleraine, and made a dramatic start at SJP. Once established in the side he went on a run of eight goals in five consecutive games. But a change of manager saw him off-loaded to Dundee United. It was a major surprise when Jim Smith sold him.
1901/08 R.Orr 180/0 70
Stocky tiny inside-forward who had a phenomenal scoring record. Born in Ayrshire, he was signed from St Mirren. Scottish international who played in the Championship winning side of 1905, and finalist in the FA Cup the following season.
1896/00 J.Ostler 78/0 3
Jack signed from Motherwell in a joint deal with Tom Stewart for £200. Dominant centre-half who was part of the promotion side of 1898. Played for 'Boro on loan before retiring the same year.
2005/ M.Owen 10/1 7
The player who finally broke Alan Shearer's record transfer fee of £15m. Michael signed from Real Madrid for £17m, had a fabulous start to his toon career, but suffered a broken foot at White Hart Lane on New Years Eve 2005. Didn't return until the last match of the season, went to Germany for the World Cup and was injured again! Not the best start. Fabulous player who needs little introduction. Was a Liverpool institution, but he was gutted when they didn't want him back when Madrid wanted to sell him. Born in Chester 14th December 1979.
1914/15 R.Pailor 16/0 5
Stockton-born centre-forward who signed from West Brom for £1,550. Was FA Cup finalist with WBA in 1912. Small stocky striker who was very popular at his former club but his career at Newcastle was ended because of the First World War.
1993/94 N.Papavasiliou 7/0 0
Nikos was a really fast tricky winger, oozing with ability, but was very unlucky at SJP. Cypriot international who came from Greece and returned there after a short career in England. Allegedly some players said he was too hard to read, and didn't play as a team player.
1936/41 J.B.Park 61/0 12
Born in Strathclyde, John came from Hamilton Accies for £1,800. Striker who was said to be a bit of a monster. Tough and difficult to stop although he was never famed for his skill. Career was cut short because of the Second World War.
1924/31 O.Park 43/0 0
Born in Darlington, Ossie was a centre-half who was more a reserve than a regular. Spent three years at Northampton Town.
2005- S. Parker 32/0 2
Scott was born in Lambeth (13-10-80) and joined Charlton Athletic where he was capped at all levels from schollboy onwards. A class midfield player who has it all apart from a healthy goal-scoring record. He was Graeme Souness' first big buy in the summer of 2005 and a lot of hope is put on his shoulders. He was a hero at the Valley, and his move to Chelsea upset many fans. But he suffered injury problems at Stamford Bridge and only made 11 appearances in his first season (2003/04). Less the season after. Made Newcastle captain when Alan Shearer retired.
1978/79 A.Parkinson 0/3 0
Andy came from Johannesburg Dynamos United. The first South African to play for Newcastle. Tall but lacked pace. Never made a start, just 3 sub appearances. Left for Peterborough, but didn't make an impact there either, then tried his luck in the States before returning to Africa.
1950/52 T.A.Paterson 2/0 0
Born in Fife. He signed from Leicester City for £2,500. Left winger who was never going to replace Bobby Mitchell. Went to Watford.
1954/58 W.A.K.Paterson 27/0 2
Replaced Frank Brennan at centre-half but never hit it off with the fans. Born in Argyleshire, he won a Scottish B cap. Cost United £22,250 from Doncaster Rovers. Went to Rangers for £3,500 and won a Championship medal (1961), Scottish FA Cup (1960) and two League Cup medals (1961, 1962), all with Rangers.
1921/22 H.D.Paton 13/0 2
Born in Motherwell, he signed from Clydebank for £4,100. Inside-left who wasn't particularly skilful. Soon went back to the Scottish game with St Mirren for £600.
1892/94 J.T.Patten 1/0 0
Played for the West End club at Newcastle before they became United. Only played one game v Ardwick. Outside-right who drifted into non-league football.
1900/02 D.Pattinson 1/0 1
Danny was a striker who came from local side Willington. Just played one game v Nottm Forest, then went back to non-league.
2004/ M.Pattison 2/1 0
South African, Matty was born in Johannesburg (12.10.86). Came through the ranks at Newcastle and a great prospect.
1988/89 L.J.Payne 6/1 0
Striker who came from Barnet in September 1988 but was soon on his way to Reading after six months. Outside-left who made his debut in the 3-0 victory over Middlesbro', but never really made his mark at the club. One of the first players manager Jim Smith's sold.
1994/98 D.Peacock 171/4 4
Born in Bristol, he was bought from QPR as a future England centre-back, but never won a cap. Cost £2,700,000, he was a popular figure at SJP. Known for his long flowing hair, and for the fact he scored the first of the 5 against Man U in that 5-0 win. Went to Blackburn Rovers.
1990/93 G.K.Peacock 114/3 43
Superb little midfield dynamo. Very popular figure who was signed from Bournemouth in a deal that took Wayne Fereday the other way. Left after the promotion season on compassionate grounds because his wife wanted to return to London because of family difficulties. Had a distinguished time at Chelsea.
1997/99 S.Pearce 51/1 1
Didn't spend a lot of time at SJP but had a great affection for the crowd. He chose Newcastle Utd for his testimonial. Famous for missing the penalty against Germany that cost us a place in the World Cup final. An England institution. League Cup winner in 1989 and 1990, FA Cup finalist in 1991 (all with Nottm Forest. Went to West Ham.
1936/41 W.Pears 2/0 0
Not much of a career for an England schoolboy international. Cost £50 from Crook Town, but left Newcastle to join the Army who were preparing for Adolf. Right-half born in Willington.
1978/80 J.F.Pearson 13/1 4
Born in Falkirk, Jim was signed from Everton for £75,000. Very injury prone, and it was a knee injury when only 27 that ended his career at Newcastle. Missed a penalty against Sunderland in a shoot out that cost United the tie. That was his last kick for Newcastle.
1933/48 T.U.Pearson 228/0 52
Born in Edinburgh, Tommy was a superb left winger who had a remarkable record of having played for England AND Scotland. Won an unofficial cap for England when a match at SJP had England short of players. 7 years later he was capped by Scotland.
1912/13 J.G.Peart 17/0 6
Once called "The Most Injured Man In Football", but that didn't stop him playing for nine league clubs. Born in South Shields, he joined United from Stoke City for £600 but left for Notts County a year later. Striker who went on to manage Fulham.
1897/02 J.H.Peddie 136/0 78
Jock was the first superstar to wear the number nine black and white shirt. Came from Third Lanark, he was the hero of the day. Born in Glasgow, he went on to play for Man Utd on two separate occasions. United rued letting him go so early.
1963/66 W.S.T.Penman 64/1 18
Born in Fife, Willie signed from Rangers for £10,000. Great player, inside-left, but always seemed injured. Was part of the promotion side of 1965. Went to Swindon for £9,800 and was part of the side that beat Arsenal in the League Cup final of 1969 at Wembley.
1919/21 T.W.Philipson 15/0 4
Right winger born in Newcastle. Cost £500 from the Scotswood club. Went to Swindon Town, but made his name at Wolves.
1989/89 F.M.Pingel 13/1 1
Signed from Danish club Aarhus, he was a strange little striker. Scored a bizarre goal against Liverpool with the back of his head, his only United goal. The fans didn't like him one bit. Soon moved back to Denmark, to join Brondby. Danish international.
1997/00 A.Pistone 60/2 1
Italian who was a superb full-back on his day, but his day was never often enough. Always injured. Handed a sheep's heart for a Christmas present by his team-mates because of his lack of heart. Cost £4.3m from Inter Milan, sold to Everton and was immediately injured for 6 months!
*1952/57 K.G.Prior 10/0 3
Another left-winger who was able but rarely given an opportunity because of the lengthy career of Bobby Mitchell. Local born lad who was a great crosser of the ball. Joined Millwall for £100.
1906/09 A.E.Pudan 30/0 0
Very clever left-back born in London. Signed from Bristol Rovers for £150. Was an FA Cup finalist in 1908, then moved to Leicester Fosse.
1976/82 K.J.Pugh 0/1 0
Born in Corbridge, he was a tough little midfielder who played really well in the reserves but was only given one substitute appearance in the first team. Played against Chelsea when he came on for Imre Viradi.
1954/58 W.H.Punton 25/0 1
Born in East Lothian, left-winger signed from Portadown for £6,000. Another player kept out of the side by Bobby Mitchell. Balding player who went to Southend, then Norwich.
1913/22 G.W.Pyke 13/0 3
Gateshead-born, he was said to be a tidy centre-forward but was never a regular at SJP. The Great War interrupted his career. He never played for another league club. Went to Blyth Spartans.