Newcastle have a brilliant history of winning titles and creating major upsets; the club is filled with wonderful talent ready to take on any challenge and they have done that in the past and the present. The club has created many legends that have given nothing but high standard and quality to the game and have made their fans and club proud. The Tyneside club has a vast trophy cabinet lined with many titles and their exemplary records speak for the club’s dominance in the world of English football.
1) Football League First Division Champions (4 times).
2) Football League Championship/Second Division Champions (3 times).
3) Northern League Champions (3 times).
4) FA Cup Winners (6 times).
5) FA Community Shield Winners (1 time).
6) FA Youth Cup Winners (2 times).
7) Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Winners (1 time).
8) UEFA Intertoto Cup Winners (1 time).
9) Anglo-Italian Cup Winners (1 time).
10) Kirin Cup Winners (1 time).
11) Texaco cup Winners (2 times).
12) Sheriff of London Charity Shield Winners (1 time).
13) Teresa Herrera Trophy Winners (1 time).
These vast sums of trophies show the clubs wonderful success record and outline the importance of Newcastle United Fc.
The Magpies are regarded as one of the best clubs in England and are well known for creating exceptional players who have shown their skills and game at every level, both at club and international level and are capable of producing brilliance in moments of need. The top ten players of Newcastle are players of high caliber and are legends in the making, these players are the sole reason that the club is a huge success and has won so much silverware hence making the fans proud of their team. The current fan favourite and top scorer for the Tyneside is clinical striker Andrew Carroll who has been a revelation for the club since being promoted from their reserve team to the first team in 2006; Carroll has scored 30 goals in 78 appearances for the club. Second in line is fellow striker Shola Ameobi who has scored 45 goals for the club.
1) Andrew Carroll.
2) Shola Ameobi.
3) Kevin Nolan.
4) Joey Barton.
5) Jonas Gutierrez.
6) Danny Guthrie.
7) Fabrizio Coloccini.
8) Jose Enrique.
9) Steven Taylor.
10) Ryan Taylor.
Regarded as one of the oldest in English football history, Newcastle united have always been in the limelight for their excellent performances and are an important club in England. The ‘MAGPIES’ as they are usually called have produced and honed exemplary talent and provided a unique class of footballers to the world such as Alan Shearer ,Hughie Gallacher and Kevin Keegan. The club has a prestigious profile lined with many trophies and significant victories over world class clubs; the club is currently owned by English millionaire Mike Ashley who acquired 100% shares of the club in July 2007.
The current manager of the club is recently appointed Alan Pardew who has replaced Chris Hughton and guided his team to a 3-1 victory against Liverpool in his first match incharge. The home ground of the magpies is St James Park having a capacity to hold over 52,000 spectators. The clubs crest is modelled on the city coat-of-arms as the two sea-horses represent Tyneside’s strong connection with the sea, while the castle is embedded between the sea-horses.
Newcastle United football club enjoys a lot of fan following. Although the performance of this club from English Premiere league is not among the best football clubs recently, the club enjoys reputation of being a tough opponent.
The English premiership is just underway. Match winning performances are creeping up on us once again so as a special treat, history takes us on a walk down memory lane with a countdown of the top 5 goal scorers in the Premiership of all time, which are as follows:
1. Alen Shearer – 260 goals
Alen Shearer, who played for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United as a striker, was born on 13 August 1970 in Gosforth. He enjoyed his successful club and international career during which he scored 422 goals. On 9 April 1988 at the age of 17 years and 240 days, he scored a hat-trick against Arsenal, becoming the youngest player to score hat-trick in premiership. In premiership he scored 260 goals – “a league record”.
Shearer was named Overall Player of the Decade, Domestic Player of the Decade, and Outstanding Contribution to the Premier League and Top Goal scorer.
2. Andrew Cole – 187 goals
Cole is the second highest scorer in Premier League history with 187 goals. Andrew Alexander Cole, or Andy as he was known during his heyday in the early years of the Premier League, bowed out of professional football a few years ago, closing the book on one of the true modern football greats.
Cole helped carve out the current reputations of both the English game and Manchester United as a result of his incredible playing career and being the number 2 goal scorer in the English premiership. Cole was one of the most feared strikers in club football.
3. Thierry Henry – 174 goals
It was at Arsenal that Henry made his name as a world-class footballer. Despite initially struggling in the Premiership, he emerged as Arsenal’s top goal-scorer for almost every season during his tenure there. With lightning pace and one of the deftest touches in the game, Wenger immediately turned Henry back into a striker and soon had the deadliest weapon in the Premier League. Over the next eight seasons he scored a club-record of 174 goals in 254 games.
4. Robbie Fowler – 161 goals
Former Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler was born to score goals and is widely recognized as one of the best finishers in Europe. Fowler, 34, became the fourth-highest all-time scorer with 161 goals in the English Premier League.
5. Les Ferdinand – 150 goals
Les Ferdinand, MBE, was born on 8th December 1966. He began his career at Queens Park Rangers before earning a high profile move to Newcastle United. Les Ferdinand has 150 goals with the majority coming while playing for Queen’s Park Rangers, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur. Ferdinand was awarded the PFA players player award in 1996 and scored 5 goals for England, gaining 17 caps.