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The Best Newcastle United Players Of All Time, Ranked

Updated April 24, 2020 3.4k votes 250 voters 3.9k 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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  • 1
    163
    15

    BirthplaceGosforth, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Newcastle United career: 1996-2006

  • 2
    87
    19

    Jackie Milburn

    Forward

    BirthplaceAshington, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1943-1957

  • 3
    89
    23

    Kevin Keegan

    Forward, Center Forward

    BirthplaceArmthorpe, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Newcastle United career: 1982-1984

  • 4
    89
    24

    Peter Beardsley

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceHexham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1983-1987, 1993-1997

  • 5
    72
    21

    BirthplacePaddington, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1995-1997

  • 6
    67
    19

    Nolberto Solano

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Newcastle United career: 1998-2004, 2005-2007

  • 7
    57
    14

    Shay Given

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceLifford, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Newcastle United career: 1997-2009

  • 8
    62
    19

    BirthplaceNottingham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1993-1995

  • 9
    56
    15

    Gary Speed

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMancot, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales

    Newcastle United career: 1998-2004

  • 10
    60
    19

    Paul Gascoigne

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDunston, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1984-1988

  • 11

    BirthplaceFulham, London, England

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1971-1976

  • 12
    54
    17

    Rob Lee

    Midfielder

    BirthplacePlaistow, Newham, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1992-2002

  • 13
    48
    18

    Chris Waddle

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceFelling, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Newcastle United career: 1980-1985

  • 14
    41
    16

    BirthplaceBellshill, United Kingdom

    NationalityScotland

    Newcastle United career: 1925-1930

  • 15

    BirthplaceTuluá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Newcastle United career: 1996-1998

  • 16
    31
    15

    Len White

    Forward

    BirthplaceSkellow, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1953-1962

  • 17
    23
    7

    Joe Harvey

    HB

    BirthplaceEdlington, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1945-1953

  • 18
    36
    25

    Laurent Robert

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSaint-Benoît, Réunion, France

    NationalityFrance

    Newcastle United career: 2001-2005

  • 19
    24
    12

    Jonás Gutiérrez

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSáenz Peña, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    NationalityArgentina

    Newcastle United career: 2008-2015

  • 20
    21
    9

    Colin Veitch

    Defender

    BirthplaceHeaton, Newcastle, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1899-1914

  • 21
    38
    30

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    Newcastle United career: 2012-2016

  • 22
    23
    12

    Pop Robson

    Forward

    BirthplaceSunderland, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1962-1971

  • 23
    26
    16

    Bobby Mitchell

    Forward

    NationalityScotland

    Newcastle United career: 1949-1961

  • 24
    24
    15

    Ivor Allchurch

    Forward, Inside forward

    BirthplaceSwansea, United Kingdom

    NationalityWales

    Newcastle United career: 1958-1962

  • 25
    22
    12

    BirthplacePercy Main Metro station, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Newcastle United career: 1902-1913

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List Rules: Vote up the top players ever to take the pitch for Newcastle United F.C.