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The Best Newcastle United Players Of All Time, Ranked

Updated April 24, 2020 2.7k votes 172 voters 2.7k views101 items

List RulesVote up the top players ever to take the pitch for Newcastle United F.C.

The best players ever to lace up their cleats for Newcastle United have been part of a long legacy of tremendous soccer. All the Newcastle United F.C. stars of past and present have had a hand in crafting the history of their club team.

While recent Newcastle United players like Alan Shearer and Peter Beardsley have helped keep Newcastle United Football Club among the class of the Premier League and the A-list of world soccer, early standouts from the club's roster like Jackie Milburn and Tommy  put Newcastle United on the map as a group worth following.

So which of these players from Newcastle United's long history deserves to rank near the top of the list? Who are the best Newcastle United FC players of all-time? Vote below, and if you see any players missing from the list who should be considered, feel free to add them as well.

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  • Alan Shearer1
    112
    12

    BirthplaceGosforth, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1996-2006

  • Jackie Milburn2
    61
    11

    Jackie Milburn

    Forward

    BirthplaceAshington, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1943-1957

  • Kevin Keegan3
    61
    14

    Kevin Keegan

    Forward, Center Forward

    BirthplaceArmthorpe, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Newcastle United career: 1982-1984

  • Peter Beardsley4
    64
    17

    Peter Beardsley

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceHexham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1983-1987, 1993-1997

  • Les Ferdinand5
    51
    10

    BirthplacePaddington, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1995-1997

  • Gary Speed6
    44
    10

    Gary Speed

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMancot, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales

    Newcastle United career: 1998-2004

  • Nolberto Solano7
    47
    14

    Nolberto Solano

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Newcastle United career: 1998-2004, 2005-2007

  • Paul Gascoigne8
    42
    11

    Paul Gascoigne

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDunston, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1984-1988

  • Rob Lee9
    42
    11

    Rob Lee

    Midfielder

    BirthplacePlaistow, Newham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1992-2002

  • Shay Given10
    42
    11

    Shay Given

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceLifford, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Newcastle United career: 1997-2009

  • Andrew Cole11
    44
    15

    BirthplaceNottingham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1993-1995

  • Chris Waddle12
    38
    10

    Chris Waddle

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceFelling, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Newcastle United career: 1980-1985

  • Malcolm Macdonald13

    BirthplaceFulham, London, England

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1971-1976

  • Hughie Gallacher14
    32
    12

    BirthplaceBellshill, United Kingdom

    NationalityScotland

    Newcastle United career: 1925-1930

  • Len White15
    24
    11

    Len White

    Forward

    BirthplaceSkellow, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1953-1962

  • Bobby Mitchell16
    25
    15

    Bobby Mitchell

    Forward

    NationalityScotland

    Newcastle United career: 1949-1961

  • Ivor Allchurch17
    22
    12

    Ivor Allchurch

    Forward, Inside forward

    BirthplaceSwansea, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales

    Newcastle United career: 1958-1962

  • Laurent Robert18
    28
    20

    Laurent Robert

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSaint-Benoît, Réunion, France

    NationalityFrance

    Newcastle United career: 2001-2005

  • Faustino Asprilla19

    BirthplaceTuluá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Newcastle United career: 1996-1998

  • Albert Shepherd20
    20
    10

    Albert Shepherd

    Forward

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1908-1914

  • Colin Veitch21
    18
    8

    Colin Veitch

    Defender

    BirthplaceHeaton, Newcastle, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1899-1914

  • Jock Rutherford22
    20
    11

    BirthplacePercy Main Metro station, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1902-1913

  • Pop Robson23
    20
    12

    Pop Robson

    Forward

    BirthplaceSunderland, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1962-1971

  • Joe Harvey24
    14
    5

    Joe Harvey

    HB

    BirthplaceEdlington, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1945-1953

  • Micky Quinn25
    22
    17

    BirthplaceEverton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1989-1992