Newcastle United were founded in 1892. The club was founded by a merger between Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End and ever since then, the club has played their home games at St James Park. The first record of football on Tyneside was in 1877. Later that year, the first football club in Newcastle was formed, Tyneside Association. The first origins of Newcastle United FC came in 1881 when the formation of football club by Stanley Cricket Club. This team was then renamed Newcastle East End in 1882 to avoid confusion with the cricket club in Stanley, County Durham. Rosewood FC of Byker then merged with Newcastle East End. In 1882, Newcastle West End was formed from West End Cricket Club and the club moved into St James Park. Newcastle East End and West End became rivals in the Northern League. While East End became a professional team, West End were having financial trouble were on the verge of disbanding. The players of Newcastle West End left and the club was disbanded, the players of West End joined East End and basically merged the two clubs together. Newcastle East End took over the lease of St James Park in 1892 and then officially formed Newcastle United Football Club.
Newcastle went on from this to enjoy limited success in football. However, in the early ‘90s Newcastle managed to win 4 first division titles. Again, in the early to mid-nineties, Newcastle managed to win 6 FA Cups. Most titles they have won have been minor, the last trophy they won was the Coca-Cola Championship in 2010, before that they won the Intertoto Cup and before that in 1969, they won the Fairs Cup.
Newcastle have enjoyed incredible talent throughout their history. Jackie Milburn being a club legend after being the top record goalscorer before Geordie legend Alan Shearer passed his record. Players like Andy Cole, Les Ferdinand, Kevin Keegan, Philipe Albert, David Ginola, Nolberto Solano, Faustino Asprilla, David Ginola and more have graced the turf at St James Park. And more recently, players such as Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Kevin Nolan have impressed the Geordie faithful in the black and white shit.