Over the years Newcastle United have boasted some of the finest overseas players to ever grace the English leagues.
Think, Faustino Asprilla, David Ginola, Yohan Cabaye, Carl Cort, Shaka Hislop, Obafemi Martins, and Nolberto Solano to name but a few.
Today, the Magpies continue to boast nationalities from all four corners of the globe and the policy is working with club stable in the Premier League and looking a good bet at sportsbook such as Betway to stay in the top flight and push on to greater things sooner rather than later.
With so many nationalities having donned the famous black and white stripes, it seems quite remarkable that in the club’s prestigious history, only one man from Canada has ever played professionally for the Magpies.
So, who is he? How did he do? And where is he now?
You don’t need to delve to deep into the annuals of time to see that the mystery man was David Edgar.
Still only 32 today, Edgar is a useful centre/left back able to play with both feet and he caught the eye of the Newcastle hierarchy as a youngster.
After signing with Newcastle’s youth academy in 2001 at the age of 14, Edgar eventually made his debut for the Magpies on Boxing Day of the 2006/07 Premier League season away at Bolton.
Just a matter of days later, a fresh-faced Edgar made his home debut and netted a superb long-range strike in a 2-2 draw with none other than Manchester United.
Despite this, only one more appearance followed that season. In 2007/08, Edgar only made five appearances in the Premier League and started to voice his concern about lack of playing time which only improved a little during the disastrous campaign of 2008/09.
Despite scoring his second goal for the club (in a 5-1 thumping by Liverpool), Edgar only made eleven league appearances but to make matters worse, failed to be on the winning side in any of them.
Eventually the Magpies were relegated on the final game of the season in a game Edgar saw red, but he was offered a new contract by the club which he remarkably refused.
This saw him move to Burnley where he would go on to enjoy his finest spell in England.
It was a slow start for Edgar (where he spent some of his first season on loan at Swansea) but he was soon firing on all cylinders for the Clarets and during the 2011/12 season would go on to make 44 Championship appearances and score two goals.
Eventually he ended up at Birmingham before being shipped out on loan at the likes of Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United (where he played nearly a full season).
He left these shores in 2016 to head for the MLS and the Vancouver Whitecaps but never really made an impression before a brief stint in 18/19 with Hartlepool United in the National League.
Today, Edgar is back in Canada playing Forge FC in the Canadian Premier League.
With 42 Canada caps and 4 goals to his name, Edgar is still not officially retired from international football and at 32 could still make a return to England.
Whatever he decides to do, at least he has the distinction of the being the only true Canadian Magpie.