Newcastle United have featured in a list published today of the most successful English clubs of all time.
United are placed in ninth place, whilst Liverpool just take top spot ahead of Manchester United.
The rankings are based on trophies won and Manchester United closed to within only one of Liverpool, thanks to their FA Cup victory over Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace.
Newcastle have won 11 trophies and that means they are three behind eight placed Manchester City and one ahead of Blackburn Rovers in tenth.
Newcastle United make up their 11 successes with four League titles, six FA Cup triumphs and that Fairs Cup win in 1969.
Of course, whilst Newcastle have rested for the last 47 years, the other clubs have not been quite so sporting – with all the nine other clubs in this top 10 winning trophies since NUFC last lifted one.
The biggest illustration of relative success/failure is that when Newcastle own the Fairs Cup in 1969 to make it 11 trophies, Liverpool at that time had only won 8 – but since then they have won 33 Cups in those last 47 years compared to Newcastle’s total of zero.
Table was compiled by Talksport and includes (top) League titles, FA Cup, League Cup and the major European trophies:
41 Liverpool (18 League titles, 7 FA Cup, 8 League Cup, 5 European/CL Cup, 3 UEFA Cup)
40 Man Utd (20 League titles, 12 FA Cup, 4 League Cup, 3 European/CL Cup, 1 Euro Cup Winners Cup)
29 Arsenal (13 League titles, 12 FA Cup, 2 League Cup, 1 Euro Cup Winners Cup, 1 Fairs Cup)
21 Chelsea (5 League titles, 7 FA Cup, 5 League Cup, 1 Champions League, 2 Euro Cup Winners Cup, 1 Europa League)
2o Aston Villa (7 League titles, 7 FA Cup, 5 League Cup, 1 European Cup)
17 Tottenham (2 League titles, 8 FA Cup, 4 League Cup, 1 Euro Cup Winners Cup, 2 UEFA Cup)
15 Everton (9 League titles, 5 FA Cup, 1 Euro Cup Winners Cup)
14 Man City (4 League titles, 5 FA Cup, 4 League Cup, 1 Euro Cup Winners Cup)
11 Newcastle United (4 League titles, 6 FA Cup, 1 Fairs Cup)
10 Blackburn (3 League titles, 6 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)