As a Newcastle United supporter, you are lucky that you support one of the best teams in the world. But how much of a true fan are you? Sure, you watch every game, either in person or down the pub with friends, sure you think you now all there is to know about them- but do you really? We have rounded up some top trivia about your favourite team to test your knowledge, and maybe teach you a thing or two about them so you can impress your buddies next time you meet. Read on to find out more!
- Did you know that the first ever football game played at Tyneside was on the 3rd March 1877, only a decade or so after the game had been properly invented? It was held at Elswick Rugby Club and comprised of two teams of around 8 people and shortly after this, the first Newcastle based footie team was created- Tyne Association.
- The best Newcastle player ever has to be the legend Alan Shearer who scored and impressive 206 goals during his career with the club.
- The biggest bet ever won on a NUFC bet was an impressive £140,000! If you fancy trying your luck, check out the popular McBookie 2017!
- He is also the proud holder of a record which he holds jointly with Andy Cole, Dimitar Berbatov, and Jermain Defoe for scoring 5 goals in one game!
- The biggest transfer fee ever received for a NU player is an impressive £35 from Liverpool FC for the Under 21 star, Andy Carroll.
- The player with the record for the most appearances is Jimmy Lawrence with 496 during 1904-1922.
- NU also share a record with Aston Villa for having the most draws in one season with 17 in the 2003-2004 season!
- Their tallest player ever was Mike Williamson who was 6ft4!
- Their youngest player ever was Rolando Aarons at 20 years old.
- Their arch rivals are Sunderland FC, Manchester United, Middlesbrough FC, and Liverpool FC.
- Their home ground is St James Park with a capacity of 52,404 fans!
- They are also known by the monikers- The Magpies or The Toon!
- Their biggest win of all time was against Newport County in 1946 and they won by an impressive 13:0.
- Their record home defeat however was against rivals Sunderland and they lost 1:9! Ouch!
- Did you know that their official photographer in 1908, Gladstone Adams, invented and patented the idea of windscreen wipers?
- Did you know that the famous black and white stripes used to be actually red and white? Until Sunderland won the right to wear it!
We hope you learnt something new and something to impress your friends with when you are watching on TV, placing a bet, or inside the ground watching it live!