A long run of losing games by a single goal earned the club their nickname.  It came from the old rhyme "One for sorrow", where the subject was about counting magpies.

Famous Players : - 

Famous Fans : - Ant and Dec (Variety show presenters); James Bolan (Actor - "The Likely Lads", "Biederbecke tapes"); Jimmy Nail (Singer and Actor "Auf Wiedesershen Pet"); John McCrerick (Horse racing pundit); Gabby Logan (nee Yorath) (TV Sports presenter [BBC "Match of the Day", athletics and "Inside Sport"); Tony Blair (Former Prime Minister)


Club Records

Formed 1881 

Turned Professional 1889

Became a Limited Company 1890

Previous names -

Previous grounds South Byker  1881-86
Chillingham Road, Heaton 1886-92 

Nickname "The MAGPIES" or "The TOON" or "TOON ARMY"

Record Premier League Win 8-0  v   Sheffield Wednesday
Home        1999

Record Premier League Defeat 0-6  v  Manchester United
Away        12.01.2008

Record Football League Win 13-0  v  Newport County
Div. 2       5.10.1946

Record Football League Defeat 0-9  v    Burton Wanderers
Div.2        15.4.1895

Record Cup Win 9-0   v   Southport
FAC  R4      1.2.1932

Record Fee Paid 15 million to Blackburn Rovers for  Alan SHEARER (July 1997)

Record Fee Received 30 million from Tottenham Hotspur for Mousa SISSOKO (August 2016)

Record Football League Appearances 432 -  Jim LAWRENCE (1904-22)

Record Premier League Appearances 199 -  Rob LEE (1993-99)

Record Premier League goal-scorer 48 -  Peter BEARDSLEY  (1993-97)

Record all-time goal-scorer 178   Jackie MILBURN  (1946-57)

Record goal-scorer in a Premier League season 34 -  Andy COLE  (1993-94)

Record goal-scorer in a League season 36   Hughie GALLACHER - Division 1, (1926-27)

Record Home Attendance (all-time) 68,386 v   Chelsea
Div. 1        3.9.1930

Record Premier League Attendance 36,783  v  Aston Villa  23.8.1997

Record total of goals in a Premier League season 82 -  1993-94,  42 games

Record total of goals in a League season 98  -  Division 1  1951-52

Record Premier League points total 78  -  1995-96,  38 games

Record League points total  96  -  Division 1  1992-93 

Most Capped Player while at club Alf McMICHAEL  40  (Northern Ireland)

Stadium details 

Address : St. James' Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 4ST

Telephone :  0191 201 8400
  0191 261 1571 (Box Office) 
0191 261 1571  (Credit Card Bookings)
0891 121190  (Information)
0191 201 8426  (Club Shop)
Fax :  0191 201 8600

Capacity :  36,672
Pitch size : 115  yards  x  75 yards
Official website : 
Unofficial website : 



The Mag
Talk of the Tyne
True Faith

From White Hart Lane stadium, turn right heading onto the A1010 for 0.8 miles towards Edmonton.
At Edmonton Fore Street, turn left heading West on the A406 (North Circular Road) for 1.1 miles towards Barnet until you come to the Great Cambridge roundabout.  You need to be in the left hand lane as you approach and then in the right lane on the slip road, as you will be turning right.
At the roundabout, turn right, heading North-East onto the A10 for 5.2 miles heading towards Hertford until you come to the M25.
Turn left onto the M25 heading West for 16 miles towards Heathrow Airport.
Move into the left hand lane at M25 junction 21 and take the M1 junction joining that motorway at 6A, heading North onto the M1 for 135.9 miles.
At junction 32 on the M1, head North on the M18 for 8.5 miles towards Doncaster.
At junction 2, join the A1(M) at junction 35 and head North-West on the A1(M) for 7.8 miles.
At junction 38 on the A1(M), bear left, heading North onto the A1 for 30.4 miles towards Pontefract.
At the junction there, bear left Northwards to join the A1(M) for 12.8 miles.
At A1(M) junction 49 bear right heading North onto the A1 for 24.7 miles.
Bear right heading North-East onto the A1(M) for33.7 miles towards Darlington.
Continue heading West on A1 for 4.3 miles towards Newcastle.
Then head for the North-East on the A184 for 1.2 miles, then at the junction, bear right heading North on the A189 for 1.3 miles.
Turn right heading East for Newcastle United FC.


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