Newcastle United Players Q to U

Last updated : 18 February 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
1893/96 C.Quinn 26/0 5
Outside right who played in United's first league season. He didn't play in the first game against Woolwich Arsenal but only missed 5 games that season. There is no record where he went to next.

1989/93 M.Quinn 126/7 63
Liverpool-born Mick was quite a character. Smallish for a centre-forward but big around the waste. Scored 4 goals on his debut v Leeds and was an instant favourite with the crowd. That wasn't so, towards the end of his Toon career. Formed a great partnership with Mark McGhee. Went to Coventry City.

2000/04 W.Quinn 21/3 1      Strange signing, Wayne couldn't get into the first team at First Diision Sheffield United, yet Bobby paid £800,000 for him. Steady wing-back, but seems more a stop-gap rather than potential regular. Returned to Bramall Lane on loan in 2002/03, but although they said they wanted to sign him, they said they couldn't afford his wages. Went to Watford.

1979/80 W.H.Rafferty 37/5 8
Amazing goalscoring record in the lower leagues with Plymouth and Carlisle, but when he signed for United from Wolves (£175,000) he was out of his depth. Born in Glasgow, Coventry was his first English club. He was a strong striker but things didn't work out for him on Tyneside. Went to Portsmouth for £80,000.

1905/06 J.E.Raine 4/0 1
Local born right-winger who signed from Sheff Utd. Well educated (Trinity College), he toured South Africa and America as member of the England Amateur side winning 10 amateur caps. Moved to Sunderland.

1919/20 A.Rannie 1/0 0
Alex was a left-half signed from South Shields. Only played once, v Everton, then went to Darlington.

2004- P.Ramage 29/4 0
Ashington-born defender (22-11-83) Peter made his debut in season 2004/05 and impressed everyone. Strong in the tackle, refuses to be intimidated by the big names, and probably the first defender to shout at the back-line to "push out - pull back" since Darren Peacock. His problem is his lack of pace at full-back, and not so strong when at centre-back.

1919/21 A.P.Ramsay 37/0 2
Alex was born in Gateshead, a left winger who played just after the Great War. Just had the one season when he was a regular in the side, then moved to QPR.

1892/93 A.Ramsay 1/0 0
United's first official goalkeeper, although he only ever played one game, that very first league game against Woolwich Arsenal. All the players were asked to take a wage cut. He refused and went to Dundee.

1908/11 C.E.Randall 19/0 6
Charles was born locally in Burnopfield and was a phenomenal goalscorer with amateur sides, before joining Newcastle. Didn't start too well but at the of his United career he hit 4 goals in 5 games and moved to Woolwich Arsenal for £400.

1988/93 R.Ranson 93/5 1
Came to Newcastle from Birmingham, having appeared in the FA Cup final with Man City. Didn't start too well and had the crowd on his back, but won them over without being spectacular. Full-back.

1892/93 H.Reay 10/0 5
Played in Newcastle's first ever FA Cup tie, v 'Boro. Played for the club as right winger in the Northern League but never played league football.

1954/59 W.S.Redhead 1/0 0
Local lad who only played one game, v Sheff Wed, for Newcastle. Half-back who joined Gateshead on a free transfer and converted to full-back.

1971/73 A.D.Reid 15/10 0
Glasgow-born, Alex joined United from Dundee United in exchange for Ian Mitchell. Ginger-haired winger who deputised on either flak for Stu Barrowclough or Terry Hibbitt. Went to Morton for £20,000.

1894/96 O.Reid 2/0 0
Only played twice for the club (v Man City and Grimsby). Consecutive games and United conceded 5 goals in each. Right-half. It wasn't recorded where he came from or where he went.

1899/00 W.Reid 4/0 1
Forward from Kilmarnock, born in Dumbarton. Wasn't given much opportunity of a regular place. Soon left for Scotland within months.

1985/85 G.G.Reilly 33/0 10
Hardly a cultured centre-forward, George came from Watford and immediately earned the name 'Mavis' from the Coronation Street character. Didn't really fit into the side, despite scoring a couple of memorable goals, one against Liverpool especially. Joined West Brom after only 10 months. afte1894/95

T.Rendell 25/0 2
Regular in the 1894/5 season when he played just about everywhere in the team. Right back, left-back, right-half, centre-half, left-half. It is not recorded where he went to after that.

1922/24 E.Richardson 2/0 0
Left winger born in Easington. Came from South Shields but didn't make the grade. Joined Huddersfield but didn't stay there long either, and went to Sheff Wed.

1929/45 J.Richardson 223/0 1
Newcastle Utd was Joe's life. Born in Bedlington, he joined Newcastle when 21 and stayed there at some capacity in the backroom staff until his death in 1977, aged 69. Full-back who was as hard as nails. Didn't win anything apart from one un-official England cap in 1940. For the record books, his one goal was away to Bradford City in a 3-3 draw.

*1928/38 J.R.Richardson 163/0 53
Ashington-born, Jimmy was a cult figure at SJP. Superb little inside-right, who put over the cross for the famour 'Over the Line' goal of 1932. Had two spells at the club. Signed from Blyth Spartins (£200) then moved to Huddersfield (£4,000). Returned 3 years later (£4,500) then went to Millwall (£4,000).

1902/03 O.Richardson 1/0 0
Ord was a local born lad who joined as a full-back but only had one game, v Wolves, before taking up cricket.

1907/11 J.Ridley 17/0 2
Jim was a lightning right winger but never good enough to be a regular. Went to Nottm Forest where he stayed for a number of years.

2000/05 L.Robert 155/26 32
French player who was a last minute signing from Paris St Germain after Zenden let down Bobby Robson and joined Chelsea rather than Newcastle. Tricky left-winger who started brilliantly, but suffered after a game against Liverpool when Jamie Carragher kicked him from one end of the field to the other. Went through a lull, but pulled himself out of it. Cost £9.5m. Had trouble with Robson because he insisted telling the world his thoughts on his website. Souness arrived and said he was a waste of talent because he only looked good going forward. Joined Portsmouth in 2005 but left with a parting shot for Souness.

1901/04 R.J.Roberts 55/0 17
Popular left winger born in Redditch. Came from West Brom and went to Middlesbrough.

1988/88 J.G.Robertson 7/7 0
Hearts institution. Signed for Newcastle in a big money deal (£700,000) but never really given a chance. Played in a forward line of midgets with high balls pumped in all the time. Returned to Hearts to continue where he left off. Many still believe it was a major mistake by Jim Smith to sell him without giving him a run.

1986/92 D.J.Robinson 0/10 1
Came through the junior ranks. Nimble winger who waited patiently for his chance. Scored against Reading in a cup tie and just about jumped in the Leazes. Went to Peterborough.

1931/31 J.W.Robinson 1/0 0
Tall strong centre-half signed from Scarborough for £300. Only played one game, v Man Utd, Newcastle winning 4-3, but that was it. Was on his bike soon after.

1993/94 M.J.Robinson 15/11 0
Desperately unlucky player. Signed for a substantial amount by Keegan to bolster the defence, but had a shocking injury in a pre-season game at Hartlepool that just about ruined his career. Came back but was never the same player. Lost a lot of pace. Went to Swindon for £600,000.

1999/00 P.Robinson 2/14 1
Young striker signed from Darlington the same time as Jamie Coppinger. Paul cost £250,000 and went on to Wimbledon for £1m. Will always be known as the player who was prefered to Alan Shearer in Ruud Gullit's last match at the Toon v Sunderland. Also tried to take the ball off Shearer in the 8-0 thrashing of Sheff Wed to take a penalty! You can guess what happened.

1919/20 R.W.Robinson 29/0 4
Blaydon-born right winger, cost United £400 from Scotswood. Only played the one season then moved to Sunderland for £750.

1952/54 R.Robinson 5/0 0
Goalkeeper signed from Sunderland (£2,500) to stand in for Ronnie Simpson who was called up for National Service. Born in Newbiggin.

1975/80 S.Robinson 13/1 3
Born in Middlesbrough, England Youth international left winger, but didn't make the big time. Stu went on a free transfer to Aldershot. He couldn't displace Connolly or Hibbitt.

1949/53 E.O.Robledo 45/0 0
Born in Iquique in Chile, he only signed for United because they wanted his older brother. Ted signed without Newcastle even watching him, but he still won an FA Cup winners medal in 1952. Left half from Barnsley. Played for Notts County briefly before returning to Chile. He died under controversial circumstances, falling off a ship, and his body was never found.

1949/53 G.O.Robledo 164/0 91
George signed with his younger brother in a £26,500 joint deal. Scored a hat-trick on his debut for Barnsley and was a hugely popular figure at SJP. Played in the 1950 World Cup for Chile. Won two FA Cup winners medals in 1951 and 1952, scoring the winner against Arsenal. Stocky, powerful player with a fabulous burst of pace.

1962/71 B.S.Robson 243/1 97
Born in Sunderland, Pop was a popular figure with both Newcastle and Sunderland fans. Fed off Wyn Davies in a brilliant striking partnership. Part of the Fairs Cup winning side of 1969. Joined West Ham (£120,000) then moved to Sunderland. Back to West Ham, then back to Sunderland. Was very unlucky never to have been capped at full international level.

1971/74 K.Robson 15/0 5
Reserve for Malcolm Macdonald for several years, Keith was a decent player, scoring 5 goals in 15 appearances. Born in Hetton-le-Hole, he went to West Ham for £60,000.

1966/68 T.H.Robson 48/2 11
Gateshead-born but Tommy started at Northampton Town before hitting the big time with Chelsea. Left winger who was frail in build but had a solid engine and always gave his best. Went to Peterborough where stayed for 13 years and played over 500 games.

1986/93 D.Roche 26/13 0
Strong defender/midfielder who wasted his talent. Came through the ranks and could have been a brilliant player, but incidents off the pitch ruined him. Joined Doncaster then Southend and was involved in a serious shooting incident.

1983/88 G.V.Roeder 215/0 10
Came from QPR as a tough central defender and went on to captain United. Very popular figure who always gave 100%. Joined Watford and later became an agent for Gazza. Graeme Souness brought him back to the club in 2005 as coach and he took over as caretaker manager when Souness was sacked.

1936/39 E.Rogers 58/0 10
Ehud (known as Tim) came from the glamour club Arsenal who won everything before them in the 1930s, although he was never a regular. Winger who was exceptionally talented. Cost £2,500, and was a Welsh amateur international. Joined Swansea for £700.

1898/00 J.J.Rogers 57/0 11
Clever right winger signed from Grimsby. England amateur international who once scored 5 goals in one game. Went to Preston then finished his career in Germany.

1893/95 T.Rogers 24/0 0
Came from Perth, he had a very good season as a regular at left-back but wanted to return to Scotland.

1967/69 E.W.Ross 4/0 0
Cost United £10,000 from Glentoran. Belfast-born he won one cap for his country. Never a regular at SJP because of Dave Elliott. He joined Northampton Town for £15,000.

1905/06 T.S.Rowlandson 1/0 0
Well educated, schooled at Cambridge. Came from Sunderland but only played one game, v Bury, before joining Old Carthusians. Goalkeeper. Won a Military Cross in the Great War.

1920/24 R.Roxburgh 24/0 0
Right-back who was reserve for Frank Hudspeth. Born in Morpeth, he joined Blackburn for £375.

1997/98 I.Rush 9/5 2
United tried to sign him when he was at Chester but Liverpool beat them to it. World class striker, but well past his sell-buy date when he came to Newcastle. Scored a vital FA Cup goal against Everton that broke Denis Law's FA Cup record. That was about his total output. Should have had him 15 years earlier.

1920/25 S.R.Russell 31/0 0
Born near Belfast, he cost United £200 from Distillery. Capped by Northern Ireland. Stylish right-back but was often injured. Went to Shelbourne on loan for a period then signed for Bradford City.

1934/37 T.Russell 7/0 0
Reserve left-back who was rarely given a chance. Born in Cowdenbeath, signed from Rangers for £650. Stayed local after leaving Newcastle.

1902/13 J.Rutherford 334/0 92
John was one of United's greatest ever players. Right winger capped 11 times for England. Local lad who made good. Went to Woolwich Arsenal for £800. Championship medals 1905, 1907, 1909. FA Cup winner 1910, plus 4 losing finals 1905, 1906, 1908, 1911.

1905/06 R.E.Rutherford 1/0 0
Youngster who only played one game for United, v Liverpool, but was on stand-by for the 1906 FA Cup final. Inside-forward.

1983/84 J.B.Ryan 31/0 1
John came from Oldham with a big reputation but didn't really hit it off. Full-back who joined Sheff Wed when Jack Charlton took over.

1893/94 I.Ryder 1/0 0
Only one game at inside-left, but what a game. A 6-0 thrashing of Woolwich Arsenal. No record of why he didn't play again.

1892/96 J.Ryder 2/0 0
Goalkeeper who played for Newcastle East End. Later signed for QPR.

1998/99 L.Saha 6/6 2
Luis came on loan during Ruud Gullit's term in office and looked very exciting in the few games he played. He scored a quite spectacular goal against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup to take Newcastle into the cup quarter finals. Money was not made available and he went on to superstar status at Fulham.

1988/89 K.G.Sansom 24/0 0
One of the greatest defenders ever to play for England. Had a superb career at Arsenal where he won just about everything, but was past his sell-buy date when he came to SJP. Many questioned his commitment. He only lasted six months here before moving to QPR.

1980/85 W.Saunders 93/0 1
"Fingers" was quite a character. Born in Boldon, he was capped at England under-18 level, and made his debut at Stamford Bridge. He was a capable, if not spectacular, left-back and he went on to play for Carlisle and Torquay amongst others.

1960/62 A.J.Scanlon 27/0 6
£17,500 signing from Man Utd, Albert survived the Munich Air Disaster in 1958. Left winger who was part of the Busby Babes that won the Youth Cup in 1953 and 1954. Moved to Lincoln for £2,000.

1929/30 G.Scott 10/0 2
George was a left winger who made his Newcastle debut on Christmas Day against 'Boro 1929. Came from South Shields (£1,250) and moved to Gillingham on a free.

1967/70 J.Scott 92/6 12
Falkirk-born, Jimmy, came to SJP via Hibs (£40,000). A skilful midfield player who was just as effective on the right wing. Goes down in the record books as the player who scored United's first ever goal in European competition. He went to Crystal Palace for £20,000. He owns a pub in Falkirk.

1976/80 J.A.Scott 9/1 0
Jamie was a local lad who came through the ranks. Midfield player who never made the grade in league football and joined Berwick Rangers after a short spell on loan to Carlisle.

1910/13 J.G.Scott 8/0 1
Left winger signed for £25 from Wallsend Slipway. Didn't have much opportunity at SJP and went to Grimsby Town for £600.

1984/94 K.W.Scott 262/1 9
Kevin was a tall central defender who had some great times at SJP, before going on to Spurs and sinking almost without trace. A quiet lad who was made captain and led by example. A major part of Newcastle's promotion side of 1993. Later played from Norwich.

1955/61 M.E.Scott 26/0 2
Tall lad who played in a variety of positions including centre-half and even wide on the wing. He went on loan to Northampton Town before signing for Darlington for £2,200.

1900/01 M.M.Scott 5/0 0
Signed from Airdrie, Matt didn't have much of a career at SJP. Played left-back but was said to be very slow off the mark. Returned to Airdrie. Was a Scottish international when he arrived at Newcastle.

1938/46 W.Scott 9/0 2
Bill was a £3,750 signing from Aberdeen who saw his career cut short because of war. He was a Prisoner of War before returning to SJP. But joined Consett soon afterwards on a free.

1923/26 W.H.Scott 4/0 0
Signed from Larkhill Thistle in Scotland for £800, but his career was cut short because of injury. He attempted a comeback but the knee injury persisted and he finally retired in 1926.

1953/61 J.Scoular 271/0 6
Tough-tackling right-half who took over the captaincy from Joe Harvey. Scottish international with 9 caps, he won two league championship medals with Portsmouth in 1949 and 1950. Led United to the FA Cup in 1955. Cost £22,250 and went on to become Player-Manager of Bradford, then manager of Cardiff.

1993/95 S.Sellars 69/6 8
Sheffield-born winger signed by Kevin Keegan for £600,000 from Leeds Utd. Classy player despite his slight frame, he was capped by England at Under-21 level. Sold to Bolton in 1995. Remembered for a classic free kick against Sunderland.

1998/01 C.Serrant 5/1 0
Player who signed with a big reputation, even tipped for full England honours. How it all went wrong for him. Had a nightmare game against Liverpool when Ruud Gullit first joined the club. Gullit wasn't actually in charge of the club at the time, but came down from the Stands to replace him! Released when his contract was up.

1920/29 G.S.Seymour 266/0 84
Stan Seymour was so influential at SJP he was even nick-named "Mr Newcastle", and you can't get a greater honour than that. Left winger in the League Championship winning side of 1927. He started his career as a Newcastle amateur but moved to Bradford City and Morton before returning to Newcastle for £2,500. Was a very influential director and manager.

1946/48 L.F.Shackleton 64/0 29
Born in Bradford, he came to Newcastle for £13,000 and scored 6 goals on his debut against Newport County. Moved to Sunderland (£20,050) where he had his greatest success. England international who was forced to retire because of an ankle injury in September 1957.

1934/35 R.Shankley 6/0 0
Inside forward who was spotted by scout and Geordie legend Bill McCracken, but never realised his potential. Signed for Aldershot on a free.

1996/06 A.Shearer 383/8 205
World record transfer £15m brought Alan from Blackburn Rovers, where he had won a League Championship medal. Scored a hat-trick for Southampton on his league debut against Arsenal. Phenomenal goalscorer who went on to captain England. One of United's greatest ever players. Said he would retire in May 2005 but Graeme Souness convinced him to stay on for an extra year. Finally retired in May 2006 with Newcastle's goalscoring record in his back pocket. Known as the 'GOALden Boy' on Tyneside.

1992/93 K.M.Sheedy 42/2 5
Short-term winger brought from Everton on a free transfer. Did everything that was asked of him in his time here. Part of the superb Everton midfield that had so much success in the mid-1980s. One of Keegan's first signings.

1908/14 A.Shepherd 123/0 92
England international Albert was a superstar of the era. He was a lightning fast centre-forward signed from Bolton. Cost £850 and won a league championship medal in 1909 and FA Cup winner in 1910. Missed the 1911 Cup final because of injury. Went to Bradford City for £1,500.

1936/38 J.Shiel 1/0 0
Centre-forward who only played on game for Newcastle, v Barnsley at Oakwell. His only league game ever.

1980/82 R.T.Shinton 47/2 10
Born in West Bromwich, Bobby had quite a career playing for Wrexham and Man City before coming to Newcastle. Was highly thought of at Wrexham but never hit it off at Maine Road or SJP. Cost Newcastle £175,000 and is remembered as being top scorer in 1980/81 with only 7 goals.

1978/82 A.Shoulder 106/11 38
Busy little player who signed from Blyth Spartans after their memorable FA Cup run of 1978. Didn't play league football until he was 25. Struck up a decent partnership with Peter Withe. Went to Carlisle for £20,000.

1947/50 A.Sibley 32/0 6
Joe came from Southend and was quite an accomplished left winger but suffered badly because of injury. Returned to Southend after three years here.

1893/94 W.Simm 1/0 0
Outside-right who only played one game for the Toon. Line-up in a 0-2 defeat at home to Small Heath and never played again.

1990/91 N.Simpson 1/4 0
Neil came from Aberdeen (£500,000) having been 'kicked out' of Scotland because of "that tackle" on a Rangers player. Durrant had his leg smashed and Neil headed south after death threats. Only made one start. Looked good when he was on the field, but was a bit like Marcelino.

1951/60 R.C.Simpson 295/0 0
Ron came from Third Lanark for £8,750 and replaced the ever-popular goalkeeper Jack Fairbrother. Won 2 FA Cup winners medals with NUFC (1952, 55). Retired after injury for a while but signed for Hibs and started a new career. Joined Celtic and won Scottish Player of the Year in 1967 as well as every honour in the game including the European Cup. Was youngest player ever in Scotland 14yrs 304 days when he played for Queens Park; oldest international debutant 36yrs 196 days.

1967/69 J.E.W.Sinclair 48/4 8
Jackie won 1 Scotland cap before joining NUFC from Leicester City for £70,000. Not as good as the expensive price tag. Nippy but never a real favourite. Joined Sheff Wed in exchange deal for David Ford.

1907/12 T.S.Sinclair 8/0 0
Who says Alfie Conn was the first player to play for Celtic and Rangers? Tom was a Rangers player but went on loan to Celtic. Goalkeeper bought as stand in for Jimmy Lawrence, and how many of those came through the doors as Jimmy's career lasted 18 years!

1990/91 S.M.Sloan 12/5 1
Nippy little winger who came as a cut-price signing but didn't make the grade. Scored the winner in a 2-1 win over Leicester, his only goal. Went on to play for Berwick Rangers.

1919/22 A.Smailes 77/0 30
Cost £300 from Blyth Spartan, Andy was a fat striker who used his weight to great advantage. Was actually voted the best inside-left in the country in 'Topical Times'. Reverted to centre-half later in his career. Joined Sheff Wed for £1,500.

1896/97 R.Smellie 27/0 15
What an unfortunate name! Richard came from Nottingham Forest but only played the one season as centre-forward. Had a good scoring record but was released at the end of the season.

1975/79 A.Smith 1/2 0
Tony was born in Sunderland but came through Newcastle's ranks. Defender who came on as sub for Nigel Walker against Wolves in 1977 for his debut and started against Arsenal at home. One more sub appearance and that was it, off to Peterborough.

1935/36 D.Smith 1/0 0
Right-winger who played against Burnley in 1936 but that was it. Struck down with illness. Later went on to manage Northampton and Aldershot.

1969/76 James Smith 152/7 13
Jinky Jimmy came from Aberdeen for £100,000. Could have been a world beater but he was too inconsistent. Huge crowd favourite because of mazy dribbles. Went on loan to Celtic but injury ended his career when he was only 29. Won 4 Scottish caps.

1934/38 Jack Smith 112/0 73
Signed as a 19-year old striker from Huddersfield for £2,500 and certainly did the business. There was uproar when the club accepted a £6,500 bid from Manchester United just before the war.

1894/96 John Smith 27/0 10
Born in Ayr, John played for Newcastle East End before moving to Sunderland, Liverpool then Sheff Wed. United signed him and he was a popular inside-right, then became a publican in Byker but died in his late 30s. Newcastle organised a benefit match at SJP and money went to his widow.

1941/52 T.Smith 10/0 0
Tot was a local lad from Horden who was an understudy for Frank Brennan. Captained the Reserves to their league win in 1948.

1898/99 W.Smith 19/0 6
Bill came from Hibs and was part of Newcastle's first ever game in the First Division. Inside-left who was known for his thunderous shot. Helped the club gain promotion in 1899.

*1998/2004 2005/ N.Solano 209/19 47 33/2 6
Signed from Boca Juniors in July 1998 for £2.5m but is a Peruvian international. Highly skilful midfielder/winger who actually had a better record of "long passes completed" than David Beckham. Superb at dead-ball kicks and one of the few successes from South America. Robson surprised us all when he sold him in the summer of 2004 to Aston Villa, yet Souness tried to buy him back in January 2005 - and finally did get him in the summer of that year.

1891/93 J.Sorley 10/0 9
Jock was arguably the first star of Newcastle United. Centre-forward who was captain of Newcastle East End before they became Newcastle United. Played in NUFC's first league match, scoring the second goal. United struggled for money and he was given the choice of having a pay cut and staying at SJP, or moving on. He went to Middlesbrough.

1914/19 J.Soulsby 1/0 0
Centre-forward who only played 1 game just before football as stopped due to the Great War. Played against Middlesbrough in a 1-2 defeat. Joined Blyth Spartans after the war.

1906/09 J.Soye 7/0 2
Signed from Southampton, Glasgow-born Jim was a reserve inside-forward at SJP before going to Aberdeen and being capped at Scottish League level.

1998/2004 G.Speed 275/8 39
Cost £5.5m from Everton, after he won a Championship winners medal at Leeds. Good, strong midfielder who took his time to settle into the team, but had a great understanding with Rob Lee. Gets most of his goals attacking from deep on corner-kicks, sneaking in unnoticed on the near post. Welsh international skipper. Joined Bolton the summer of 2004.

1906/08 F.B.Speedie 59/0 14
Finlay Ballantyne Speedie came from Rangers for £600. Played in just about every position for Newcastle, including goalkeeper in one game. Won three Scotland caps and many honours in Scotland. Joined Oldham in a joint deal with Bill Appleyard. Was also awarded the Military Medal in the Great War.

1921/28 C.W.Spencer 175/0 1
Won two caps for England, Charlie is said to be the first centre-half to play as a 'pivot' and hold the back line. Part of the 1927 Championship winning side and the FA Cup team of 1924. Said by many to be one of our greatest ever defenders. Went to Man Utd for £3,250 then took over as manager at Grimsby Town when he retired, then York City.

1913/19 J.Spink 24/0 0
Young right-half who was another who saw his career ruined by the war. Born in Dipton, he later played for Hartlepools United.

1990/98 P.Srnicek 179/2 0
Came from Banik Ostrava in Czechoslovakia (that's what it was called then). Cost £350,000 and was bought as a replacement for the ageing John Burridge. Very popular goalkeeper who was capped at full level and was part of the Czech Republic's European Championship challenge. Big and strong, hard to knock off the ball, but was eccentric to say the least. Went on to play for Sheff Wed then moved to play in Italy.

1930/32 R.W.Starling 53/0 8
Ron was a superb inside forward who was a local lad but Newcastle signed him from Hull City for £3,750. Very tricky, but NUFC said he "dallied" too much, and sold him to Sheff Wed for £3,250. Big mistake! He went on to play for England and was an FA Cup winner in 1935.

1902/05 H.Stenhouse 6/0 0
Right-winger who made his debut in a 0-7 defeat against Aston Villa. Henry wasn't a regular and joined his home town club Blyth Spartans in 1905.

1984/88 P.Stephenson 63/4 1
Paul came through the juniors and was a skilful tricky winger who happened to be at Newcastle at the wrong time. Learnt his trade from Waddle and Beardsley. Went to Millwall expecting to keep them in the First Division, but things didn't go to plan.

1898/00 J.Stevenson 37/0 13
Jim signed from Derby County for £225 and was described as "a wizard with the leather". Inside-right who was well thought of at the time apparently, so why did they let him go to Grimsby Town on a free after just two years?

1985/87 I.E.Stewart 40/10 3
To be honest I thought this bloke was a liability. Northern Ireland international who was the star of an Irish display at Wembley, leaving us all wonder what he was doing wrong at SJP. Ian came from QPR and left for Portsmouth 30 months later.

1908/13 J.Stewart 138/0 53
Jim was a star of the superb Edwardian period for Newcastle. Known as 'Tadger', he was an inside-forward of superb skill and went on to be capped for England. Signed from Sheff Wed, he won a Championship medal and FA Cup winners medal with NUFC before joining Rangers for £600.

1896/98 T.Stewart 30/0 0
Lanark-born Tom was classed as a big rough-house defender, who did his job remarkably well. Came from Motherwell with J.Ostler for £200, and was part of Newcastle's promotion side. Went to Grimsby Town.

1901/03 W.G.Stewart 41/0 5
Right-winger who came from Queens Park. Born in Glasgow he won 2 caps for Scotland and was a Scottish Cup finalist in 1900. Retired from the game in 1903.

1989/92 M.N.Stimson 96/4 3
Mark came from Spurs having only played a couple of games for them. Cost £150,000 and never hit it off with the crowd. Seemed to have an abundance of skill but never wanted to use it, preferring to keep his hair in place. Was sent off against Wolves and many Toon fans cheered! Went to Portsmouth.

1946/49 G.C.Stobbart 72/0 22
George was a prolific goalscorer in War Time football, obviously robbed of his playing career. Signed for £4,650 from Middlesbrough, he was a big success in United's promotion season in 1948. Moved on to Luton Town for £11,000.

1947/61 R.Stokoe 287/0 5
Obviously known as the bald bloke who led the Mackems to the FA Cup in 1973, but he had a superb career at Newcastle before that. One of only a handful of players who have won an FA Cup medal (1955) and managed a club who have done it. Went to Bury in a deal that brought John McGrath to SJP.

1895/99 J.Stott 131/0 11
Jim was the left-half in Newcastle's promotion side of 1898. Born in Middlesbrough, he came from Grimsby Town and moved to 'Boro after Newcastle. Once owned the 'Blue Star' pub on Westgate Road. Died 1908.

1936/46 A.Stubbins 30/0 6
Albert was brought up in the States, moving to Detroit in 1923, but returned to Wallsend in 1930. Signed for United in 1937 but it was a tragedy that his best years were during the war. He scored 245 goals in only 199 war-time games. A staggering record, but as it was war time, we have to ask question of the opposition. He netted 15 goals in 5 games at one stage. Sadly it's only his 30 games after the war that were recorded as official games. He moved to Liverpool in September 1946 for £12,500. Appears on the cover of the Beatles LP "Sgt Peppers".

1961/66 A.Suddick 152/0 43
Born in Chester-le-Street and became the youngest debutant when he played against Charlton in October 1961 at 17yrs 158 days. Was a great inside-right in his early days, being capped at England-Under 23 level. But when he moved to Blackpool in December 1966 (£63,000), it was a controversial move because Toon fans were amazed he was allowed to move on, but he never fulfilled his potential. Went to Stoke in 1976 then Bury.

1978/81 C.Suggett 21/3 0
Colin was the first north-eastern player to be transfered for a six-figure transfer fee when he moved to West Brom from Sunderland. Born in Washington, he returned to the north in August 1978 when Newcastle bought him from Norwich City. Was never a popular player here, probably because of his Sunderland links and the fact he ALWAYS scored against the Mags in derby games. But he never scored for Newcastle, which was another problem he had to face.

1919/23 C.S.Swan 4/0 0
Chris was a local lad born in Byker, who had his best days long after he left Newcastle. Inside-right who couldn't force his way into the team, despite starting his career as a schoolboy international with England. Moved to Stockport County, on to Hull City, then Palace.

1989/90 P.M.Sweeney 33/9 0
Ginger-haired youngster who had a decent run in the team and had the heart of a lion, but was too eager to get into the tackle for his own good. Had the passion but not the football brain. Signed from Greenock Morton and returned to Scotland with St Johnstone. Remembered on Tyneside for one horror game when Millwall winger Jimmy Carter took him on a merry dance for 90 minutes.

1934/47 T.A.Swinburne 84/0 0
Born in East Rainton, and played in goal for England in a war-time fixture at SJP. Had a short spell at Hull City but got home sick. Another player who's career was lost for six years because of the war. Father of Trevor Swinburne, Mackem goalkeeper.

1952/60 A.Tait 34/0 10
Alec didn't play that many games because he insisted on being on a part-time contract, mixing his football with school duties as teacher. But he still holds one mighty fine distinction ... he scored a hat-trick at Roker Park against the Mackems! Imagine the damage he could have done if he hadn't put in a shift at school before he played!

*1933/42 N.H.Tapken 113/0 0
Had two spells at the club, although his appearances in war-time football aren't recorded as official games. Born in Wallsend, he joined United for £25 from Wallsend Thermal Welfare. Steady, if not spectacular goalkeeper, he moved to Manchester United in December 1938 for £850. Played for Darlington after the war, then went to Ireland to sign for Shelbourne.

1923/27 I.H.Tate 4/0 0
Isaac was the youngest goalkeeper in the Football League when he made his debut as an 18-year old against West Ham in September 1924 in a 4-1 win. Ironically he moved to Upton Park three years later on a free transfer. Helped Bristol Rovers win the Third Division title in 1935.

1925/26 A.Taylor 1/0 0
The smallest goalkeeper ever to play for Newcastle at 5ft 7", even if it was for only one game (v Notts County). Signed in an emergency from North Shields, and although he conceded three goals ... Newcastle scored SIX! Later in his career he signed for Spurs and spent eight years there playing well over 100 games for them.

1963/64 C.Taylor 36/0 7
Came from Walsall (May 1963 - £20,000) and went back there (Oct 1964 - £10,000), but in between Colin "Cannonball" Taylor had a decent period at Newcastle. Scored 32 goals in a season from the wing, and at that time only Arsenal's Cliff Baston could beat that. Played over 450 games for Walsall but later went to Crystal Palace.

1942/51 E.Taylor 117/0 21
Ernie Taylor was an amazing little player. Only 5ft 4" tall and only 9st in weight, you would have thought he wouldn't have lasted five minutes in the middle of the park with players like Joe Harvey and Jimmy Scoular putting the 'boot in'. But 'Tom Thumb' was a livewire and the fans loved him wherever he went. He played in three FA Cup finals with three different teams (Newcastle, Man Utd and Blackpool), and was capped for England. Sold to Blackpool for £25,000.

1952/60 J.H.Taylor 29/0 5
Reserve right-winger, John's 29 appearances were spread over eight years, deputising for Len White and Jackie Milburn (no wonder his appearances were few and far between).

2003- S. Taylor 35/6 0
Born in Greenwich (23-1-86) but joined Newcastle as a youngster and went on to win caps for England at school, youth, Under-20 and Under-21 level. Looks to be a star of the future and has already had Liverpool checking him out. Prefers to play in the centre of the defence but Graeme Souness insisted on playing him at full-back, saying he lacked experience. Which is all well and good, but how do you get experience if you don't play there? Had loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers, but is very much part of the first team scene now.

1903/04 R.B.Templeton 52/0 5
The 'Jinky' Jimmy of the early years at the turn of the century. Said to be a brilliant winger, but "greedy". Could be brilliant, and often was, but picked his matches. Came from Aston Villa for £400 and moved to Woolwich Arsenal for £375. During his time at Celtic he was blamed for causing the Ibrox Disaster of 1902 when the crowd pushed forward to watch a dribble up the wing.

1921/22 J.W.Thain 1/0 0
John was a right-winger who only played one game, a 1-2 defeat by Aston Villa. Released on a free transfer soon afterwards and joined Brentford. Later played for Peterborough.

1938/47 C.A.Theaker 16/0 0
Clarence Alfred Theaker cost £1,250 from Grimsby Town but was another who lost the bulk of his career through war. Goalkeeper who later signed for Hartlepool after the war.

1986/88 A.M.Thomas 28/7 7
Arrived from Oxford United in September 1986, and lined up alongside Gazza in a 1-0 win over Wimbledon. Went through a great patch in November when he scored 5 goals in 4 games but was kept out of the side later in the season. Didn't last long and was soon on his way to Bradford City.

1962/64 B.E.Thomas 78/0 50
Barrie came from Scunthorpe for £45,000 and his goals ratio is up there with Hughie Gallacher, Andy Cole, Jackie Milburn and Alan Shearer. Not the best striker Newcastle has ever seen in terms of finesse or skill, but he had that knack of putting the ball in the back of the net. Went back to Scunthorpe after two seasons on Tyneside and retired when he was injured when playing for Barnsley in 1968.

1911/12 J.W.Thomas 1/0 0
Sacriston born, Jack only played one game at right-wing against Man City at Maine Road in a 1-1 draw. Went to Spennymoor United afterwards.

1983/88 M.R.Thomas 130/0 0
Martin came from Bristol Rovers before moving on to Birmingham. Goalkeeper who was bought as a understudy to Kevin Carr after Steve Hardwick moved on. Struck lucky after the first game of the 1983/84 season when Carr was injured at Elland Road. Blew hot and cold, was one of the three 'goalkeepers' Alvin Martin scored a hat-trick against in that 8-1 match at Upton Park.

1989/93 A.Thompson 14/3 0
Alan was always going to be a great player, and Kevin Keegan knew it, but the player was too impatient to hang around waiting for a first team spot. Moved on for £200,000 when it was obvious he would be a multi-million player one day. Sent-off in his very first FA Cup tie (v Bournemouth).

1923/25 F.Thompson 2/0 1
Frank was a centre-forward who cost £150 from local side St Peters Albion but was never able to gain a regular place because of the form of Neil Harris. Only played two games, both against Birmingham City, and scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win in the second.

1903/05 G.A.Thompson 2/0 0
George was a left-winger signed from Halesowen. Had more luck when he moved on to Crystal Palace who were a Southern League club at that time.

1908/10 H.Thompson 2/0 0
Local youngster who was moved on before he was really given a chance in the side. Henry cost £50 from North Shields, and United collected £25 when he went to Crystal Palace. Left-back.

1950/57 J.H.Thompson 8/0 0
John was an able goalkeeper who was brought on by Jack Fairbrother and expected to be his eventual replacement. But Ronnie Simpson moved in from Third Lanark in 1951 and John was only given bit-parts. Played in Newcastle's Charity Shield side in 1955. Sold to Lincoln for £2,500.

1946/50 T.Thompson 20/0 6
Local inside-forward born in Fencehouses, who went on to play for England (but not while a Newcastle player). Quick off the mark and said to have the most "delicate touch", Tommy was sold to Aston Villa for £12,500 and went on to score over 200 league goals.

1957/67 W.Thompson 88/1 1
Spent over ten years at Newcastle was plagued by injuries throughout his career. Bill was called up for the England-Under 23 side but pulled out because he was injured. Centre-half who was tall and strong, moved on to Rotherham for £15,000 and later played for Darlington.

1892/97 W.K.Thompson 98/0 46
Willie played inside-left in Newcastle's first league match (v Woolwich Arsenal). Said to be a "dashing goalgetter" who was lightning fast. Has an amazing goalscoring record considering he wasn't classed as a centre forward. Went to Jarrow late in his career.

1968/71 J.A.Thomson 4/1 0
Born in Glasgow, Jim was snapped up from minor league football in Scotland but never broke into the side with any effect. Small and stocky, he was fierce competitor but not good enough for the First Division. Won a the Fourth Division title with Grimsby Town and the FA Vase with Blue Star.

1928/34 R.W.Thomson 80/0 0
Left-back who was said to be "lazy looking at times". But Bob was good enough to get a full cap for Scotland. Came from Sunderland for £5,000 and moved on to Hull City in an exchange deal for Rob McKay. Was coach to Newcastle's Reserve side for a while. Spent time in France with Racing Club of Paris and returned to play for Ipswich Town, but his career was cut short with a broken leg.

1988/89 A.C.Thorn 40/0 3
Arrived with a new FA Cup winners medal, having played against Liverpool for Wimbledon, and was Newcastle's biggest transfer at the time (along with Dave Beasant who came the same route at the same time) £850,000. Big and strong, but he was never a big success at Newcastle. Went to Crystal Palace when new manager Jim Smith had a megga clear out.

1903/06 J.Tidesley 22/0 0
Reserve full-back who came from Birmingham club Halesowen. Moved on to Middlesbrough for £200. Later became Newcastle's chief scout and discovered goalkeeper Mick Burns and Rob Roxburgh, two stars of the 1920s.

1984/89 B.Tinnion 35/2 2
Brian came through the Junior ranks and moved from left-winger to left-back before moving on to Bradford City. Made his debut v Luton in 1987 and scored in two games (v Watford and Charlton).

1981/83 K.Todd 8/3 3
Sunderland-born Kevin scored over 200 goals in just three seasons at amateur level, and scored twice for Newcastle on his first full game (in a 3-2 win at Watford). But after that game in January 1982, he had to wait until October for his next game! Moved to Darlington four months later.

1997/98 J.D.Tomasson 26/8 4
Jon Dahl signed from SC Heerenveen in Holland for £2.2m having topped the Dutch goalscoring league in 1998/99. Was highly rated and scored twice in a pre-season friendly in Ireland when he first signed and looked a great buy. But he never adapted to the Premiership and struggled straight away. Said he was played out of position, but he never looked sharp wherever he played. Danish international who returned to Dutch football.

1980/84 J.Trewick 85/2 8
Broke Newcastle's transfer record in 1980 when he sighned from West Brom for a quarter of a million. Was actually born in Bedlington but looked like a Scouser with his dodgy permed hair and tash. Injured in Keegan's debut game against QPR and never played again that season. Took him a year and a half to get back into the team. John was a midfield player who never looked a class act and moved to Oxford United.

1971/76 J.A.Tudor 184/3 58
John signed when John Hope and David Ford moved to Sheffield United, having already played for Coventry City. Forged a wonderful partnership with Supermac and the goals flowed like champagne. A hero amongst the Geordies. Sold to Stoke City for £30,000 and spent a time in Belgium with AC Ghent.

1960/63 L.Tuohy 42/0 9
Born in Dublin, Liam was a left-winger signed from Shamrock Rovers for £9,500. Was an Eire international and started really well at Newcastle, but a mixture of circumstances forced him back to Ireland. Went back to Shamrock Rovers and went on to manage the national side.

1903/04 A.D.Turner 13/0 1
Right-winger Arthur arrived as a huge personality but never made anything like the impression he had in the south with Southampton St Mary's. Won the Southern League in 1901 with Southampton SM, which was then regarded as a Third Division, and was capped by England twice, as well as appearing in 2 FA Cup finals. Moved to Derby then onto Newcastle. 13 games later then onto Spurs.

1960/63 D.J.Turner 3/0 0
Wing-half who was highly thought of when he helped Newcastle win the Youth Cup in 1962, but never broke into the first team. Moved to Brighton for £4,500, where he played over 300 games for them.

1924/30 T.Urwin 200/0 24
Tom was a left-winger born in Haswell. Cost Newcastle £3,200 from Middlesbrough and was a big part of Newcastle's league title win in 1927. Could work on either flank, and often did. He was only 5ft 5" but like his fellow midgets in the forward line, he was capped by his country. Played for Boro, Newcastle and Sunderland, and was honoured with a benefit match from all three.