NEWCASTLE UNITED







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Newcastle United Football Club is an English professional football club, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Meanwhile, that plays in the Premier League. It is the top flight of English football.

History

The club was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. Meanwhile, the team plays their home matches at St James’ Park in the center of Newcastle. Following the Taylor Report’s requirement that all Premier League clubs have all-seater stadiums, the ground was modified in the mid-1990s. Moreover, currently, the stadium has a capacity of 52,305.

Achievements

The club has been a member of the Premier League for all but three years of the competition’s history. Meanwhile, the club spent 90 seasons in the top flight and has never dropped below the second tier since joining in 1893.

Newcastle has won four League titles, six FA Cups, and a FA Charity Shield, as well as the 1968–69 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup, the ninth-highest total of trophies won by an English club. The club’s most successful period was between 1904 and 1910 when they won an FA Cup and three of their League titles. Their last major domestic trophy was in 1955 (though their last major trophy was in 1969) and more recently the club has been League or FA Cup runners-up on four occasions in the 1990s. Newcastle was relegated in 2009, and again in 2016.

The club won promotion for the first time of asking each time, returning to the Premier League, as Championship winners, in 2010 and 2017.

Fanbase and kits

Newcastle has a long-standing rivalry with nearby Sunderland, with which it contests the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898. The team’s traditional kit colors are black-and-white striped shirts, black shorts, and black socks. Their crest has elements of the city coat of arms, which features two grey hippocamps. Before each home game, the team enters the field to “Local Hero”, and “Blaydon Races” is also sung during games. The 2005 film Goal! featured Newcastle United, and many credits the film with raising the club’s popularity among players and fans.

Finances

The club was owned by Mike Ashley from 2007 until 2021, who succeeded long-term chairman, Sir John Hall. The club is the 17th-highest revenue-producing club in the world in terms of annual revenue, generating €169.3 million in 2015. Newcastle’s highest placing was in 1999 when they were the fifth-highest revenue-producing football club in the world, and second in England only behind Manchester United. On 7 October 2021, the club was bought for £300 million by a consortium led by the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia.



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