Newcastle United are one of the most successful English clubs of all time and throughout their history, they’ve signed some of the best players in football. These are ten of Newcastle’s best players of all time. If you’re a betting man infogol are here to give you some of the best tips in the game.
Rob Lee (1992-2002 & 2003-2004)
Robert Lee had two periods of playing for Newcastle, first joining in 1992 where he spent ten seasons with the club. In 2002, he left to join Derby County but after just a year, he was back with the Magpies for another season.
Len White (1953-1962)
In 1953, the club paid £12,500 to sign on Len White and later that month, he made his debut for the Magpies. That very season, White scored two goals in 12 appearances and the following season, he was a regular fixture of the team.
Shay Given (1997-2009)
Given was part of the teams that came runners-up in the 1998 and 1999 FA Cup campaigns. He played in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup with the club and was also a part of the club’s title challenge in 2001-02. He made 462 appearances overall before he left for Manchester City.
Alan Shearer (1996-2006)
Shearer is one of the best-known players for Newcastle and for good reason – he was an incredibly talented player with great heading abilities and a strong shot. He signed with the Magpies in 1996, smashing a world transfer record in the process.
Jimmy Lawrence (1904-1922)
Newcastle’s record appearance holder clocked 498 games with the club. He spent an impressive 14 seasons with them and won three Championship medals with them too.
Steve Harper (1993-2013)
Harper spent 20 years as a Newcastle United player and captained the team too. A loyal servant to the club that made his career, he’s now a patron of the Newcastle United Foundation.
Willie McFaul (1966-1975)
McFaul was in goal when the team went on to Fairs Cup glory back in 1969, saving a penalty against Rangers in the semi-finals. The ‘keeper picked up a respectable six caps over the course of his time with Newcastle.
Frank Brennan (1946-1956)
Brennan was a brilliant centre-half for the club and was known as the ‘Rock of Tyneside’. He was a major part of the team’s success during the FA Cup in 1951 and 1952 and was recently added to the Newcastle United Foundation Hall of Fame.
Fabricio Coloccini (2008-2016)
Coloccino joined the club from Spanish side Deportivo de La Coruna in 2008 and was named PFA Team of the Season after he helped the club reach fifth place in the Premier League in 2012.
Jonathon Woodgate (2003-2004)
Woodgate was a naturally talented centre-half who joined Newcastle from Leeds United in 2003. He quickly became a favourite with fans and although he was only with the team for a short time, with his stint with the club blighted by an injury, but his ability was clear from the moment he joined the Magpies.