The Newcastle United Hall of Fame now has 20 members.

The latest two were added at a dinner earlier this week to mark the Newcastle United Foundation’s 10th anniversary.

Fairs Cup winning defender Frank Clark was one, with outstanding goalscorer (68 goals in 85 NUFC games) Andy Cole the other.

Who does and doesn’t deserve to be seen as a Newcastle United great, is of course very subjective.

Here are the 20 members (so far) of the Newcastle United Hall of Fame:

Shola Ameobi

Les Ferdinand

Peter Beardsley

Frank Brennan

Frank Clark

Andy Cole

Hughie Gallagher

Steve Harper

Joe Harvey

Kevin Keegan

Jimmy Lawrence

Malcolm Macdonald

Bill McCracken

Jackie Milburn

Bobby Mitchell

Sir Bobby Robson

Jock Rutherford

Alan Shearer

Pavel Srnicek

Colin Veitch

Who do you think does and doesn’t belong on the list and who would you like to see added?



  • Paul Patterson

    No Xisco, Emannuel Riviere, Shefki Kuqi, Henri Saivet or Saydou Doumbia?

    • Peaky

      Bloody scandalous…..

  • Kenny

    Len White

    • Leazes.

      He won a Cup ✅

  • Allan Kidd

    Wyn Davies and Pop Robson.

    • Leazes.

      They won a Cup ✅

    • Rich Lawson

      Best big bloke.little bloke front two ever.(for us)

  • Albert Stubbins

    Shola Ameobi? so by that measure expect Josselu in there by the end of the season then. To mention Shola Ameobi in the same breath as someone Like Sir Les, Alan Shearer or Peter Beardsley is akin to football heresy.

    • Paul Patterson

      A player who stayed at least five years too long because it’s was simple and cheap to do so. Similar to Steven Taylor . .

      • Albert Stubbins

        I agree but instead of five I’m going to raise you to 9!!

  • Albert Stubbins

    Surprised Rob Lee isn’t on the list. Based on appearances, performances and goals. Its subjective of course.

    • Kenny

      Top player

      • Leazes.

        Nice bloke

    • Leazes.

      ❌ No sorry thats … nice bloke territory as well.

      • Albert Stubbins

        Possibly. His goals to appearances are up there. He never won anything but nor did the majority of people on the list. He is different quality to shola though. I think even shola would concede that.

        • Leazes.

          Being better than Shola doesn’t qualify you in my list of options.

          • Albert Stubbins

            Nor mine.

  • killymag

    The Bog Cleaner should replace Shola Ameobi

  • Peaky

    Gary Speed…??

    • Leazes.

      ❌ No sorry thats … nice bloke territory.

      • Peaky

        Ok…..good use of emoji….

  • Leazes.

    What in gods name is Steve Harper and Shola Ameobi doing there?

    You really need a criteria…. and that appears to be totally missing!

    He’s a nice bloke ❌
    He won a Cup ✅
    Loyal Servant ❌
    Broke records ✅
    Gives interviews freely to the chronicle ❌
    Longevity of service ❌

    • Rich Lawson

      No graph then ?

  • Cockneytrev

    Ameobi and Harper,, what a joke,,
    Tony Green,, a legend and the best player I saw at the club before Beardsley, waddle and gasgoine …

    • Peaky

      Totally agree with Ameobi & Harper…..the latter been quite happy to play only 157 games in 20 years….shocking.

      • Cockneytrev

        If tony green hadn’t got injured, imo he would have been an all time great.

    • Rich Lawson

      Tony Green was fantastic and with modern day physio’ would have propelled us to glory !

      • Cockneytrev

        I loved him as a kid and he hardly played for us,,
        I’ve tired tying to think of a player I’ve seen who he was like and I’m sorry to say it was probably Kieran Dyer.

  • Cockneytrev

    Frank Clark got dogs abuse ,,

    • Leazes.

      I was behind the Gallowgate goal the day Frank got his goal.
      He won a Cup ✅

      • Cockneytrev

        I didn’t say he wasn’t a legend,,
        He would Shepard the winger down the line until he played the ball out,, a very good player,,
        (Also used to take his dry cleaning to the cleaners on chillingham road on Saturday morning,, nice bloke had a bit of a lisp, he would always give us the time of day).

        • Leazes.

          He used to get stick for backtracking and blocking rather than tackling an opponent…. but Brian Clough saw something, or was it Peter Taylor.

          • Rich Lawson

            He did used to go backwards alot,but medals on the table ?

          • Leazes.

            Just think if Cloughy had come here instead.

          • Rich Lawson

            We’d have ruled the world,it’s part of that self destroying thing that some genius’s have that he went to Leeds,although you have to think he did it just because he detested Revie so much ? What he did with Forest will never be repeated.

          • Cockneytrev

            Clough hated us,,
            It’s a shame as I thought he was a genius,, it was sad the way it all ended for him.

          • Leazes.

            don’t think so….

          • Rich Lawson

            It was always Taylor,sad end after the partnership stopped.

          • Rich Lawson

            He and Davey Craig were a good pair of fullbacks (injury permitting) Craggs n Guthrie just weren’t as good as replacements

          • Cockneytrev

            Davey Craig was another unsung hero,,

          • Rich Lawson

            Fantastic player,one of the best full backs I have ever seen,martyr to injury.

          • Cockneytrev

            When you think what dross we have now and what they are taking home every week,,
            I could cry,,

          • Rich Lawson

            Makes me sob,end of career newsagents shop or sports shop,proper players who disserved so much more compared to the ”stupid boys”of now. I lived in Ponteland for the 1st 30yrs of my life,we had a doorman at the club for a long time that my dad used to go and talk to about the match every sunday called Bobby, I only found after his death that this was Bobby Cowell,a 3 times FA Cup winner,one suit to his name and living on the council estate behind,I hate most spoilt modern footballers.

          • Cockneytrev

            I can’t stand them either,,
            If I’m trying truthful the modern fan leaves a lot to be desired as well,,
            but I still love talking to fans of other clubs, as they give you a proper insite into their club.

          • Tweed Mag

            And he played for Newcastle all his career.

          • Rich Lawson

            One club man,you don’t see it much anymore.

          • Cockneytrev

            Very few wingers got the better of him, but the crowd wanted him to smash the winger into row z,,
            Funny I was just watching the Bobby Moore documentary ( best defender I’ve ever seen) and there’s a little clip where Frank Clark pushes Moore.

      • Rich Lawson

        Did he know your father ?

        • Leazes.

          No but I sang the song….. Newcastle was his nearest Club

          • Rich Lawson

            Me to,it’s nice to see a little bit of imagination in chants rather than the gutter,did Frank not win something at non-league level as well ?

    • Rich Lawson

      And showed them all at Forest !

  • Themoscow72

    Knew Frank Brennan very well a true gentlemen who always wore a tie and had his same spot in the Monkey.
    Ameobi should be top of the Hall of fame as he put in thousands of unpaid hours with the foundation.

  • Tweed Mag

    How about a Hall of FAIL. Just think of the hundreds we could put on that list.

    • Cockneytrev

      Dear god ,, where do you start,,
      I’ll kick it off
      GRaham oats,,,

      • Big Al 1967

        Rob MacDonald
        Frank Pingel
        Wayne Fereday
        Marcelino
        Fumaca
        Boumsong
        Xisco
        Aiden McCaffrey
        Never got Steve Hardwick
        Tony Cunningham

        There’s my 10 to start off but the list is endless!! Worries me now many bad players we have had when even Joselu can’t make my top ten…….yet!

        • Tweed Mag

          I played cricket against Steve Hardwick (Tyneside Mid-Week League) and both teams would invariably go to the pub afterwards (I’m starting to sound like Monk). Steve Hardwick was sitting with his mates, when he asked the lad getting the round in for a bag of nuts. He was duly obliged and the nuts were thrown over to him. He dropped them on the floor. The mackems in the team fell about. Kenny Wharton also turned out for another team – canny bowler.

      • Peter C

        As I scrolled down the page, before I saw your reply, Graham Oates was the name that popped into my head.

        Great minds must think alike, but there is so many, it doesn’t bare
        thinking about.

        Gordon Lee has a lot to answer for, for the time he spent at the club, and the mess he made of it. His famous words, were he didn’t believe in having star players, and after he sold ours, he jumped ship and went to Everton, who had loads.

        In my opinion, Wyn Davies is a must for the Hall of Fame. Not an outstandingly gifted player, but what a heart he had, he never gave less than 100 %, and sweated blood for the team, Pop Robson got many a goal off Wyn’s efforts. A genuine tough guy, in the right manner.

      • Tweed Mag

        George Reilly

        • Geordiegiants

          Tony Cunningham

    • JohnnyH

      Billy Whitehurst

      • Tweed Mag

        Stephane Guivarch

  • Carverlier football

    Shola….???

    I know his stock has fallen somewhat but I’d have thought Bob Moncur would be on there. I wonder what the success at Newcastle / success elsewhere consideration is, whether the likes of Gascoigne could get in that way…

    • Rich Lawson

      Defenders are always at the bottom of the list and he played for Sunderland !!!

    • Cockneytrev

      Gascoigne is probably the greatest player I’ve seen in a black and white shirt,, for a while he could do no wrong,
      I’ll also add apart from maybe , Bobby Charlton and Bobby Moore, the best English player I’ve ever seen and If it wasn’t for injury, probably the best.

  • 1957

    Wyn Davies ?

    • Rich Lawson

      ‘Wyn is the king,everyone knows Wyn is the king” ?

      • Cockneytrev

        “Com on without”
        “Com on within”
        “You’ll not see nothing like the mighty Wyn”

        • Rich Lawson

          Go on then,Girl who was head of our dinner table at school used to go out with one of NUFC juniors and said that in training when they had jumped Wyn’s boots were level with his head !!?

      • 1957

        Bolton used to roll him out at half time in their home games against us, he always got a terrific response from the Newcastle contingent… even the younger supporters knew the MM chant

  • Mirandinha9

    Myself. Not just for the goals I scored and being the first Brazilian to play in England, but, I’m also the best pig farmer in South Africa. If I’m inducted into the Hall of Fame, just make sure that Jim Smith isn’t there. Would Dave Beasant be there? I gave him a hell of a kick up the jacksie, the last time I saw him.

    • Cockneytrev

      I was there when you scored the winner down anfield,, 2-1 pen into the kop,, I was working in Liverpool at the time and went with some scousers,, I got a clip for my celebrations,,

  • 1957

    For me probably the most deserving on that list is Joe Harvey, trophy winner as player, captain and manager.

    • Cockneytrev

      A very humble man,,

  • Big Al 1967

    Iam McFaul over Steve Harper any day of the week

    • Leazes.

      I’ts a ‘hall of fame’ not ‘my best eleven’

      • Big Al 1967

        The Hall of Fame idea is based on both the American Football and Baseball Halls of Fame. To quote the NFL their Hall of Fame ‘Honours the heroes of the game, Preserves its history, Promotes its values and celebrates excellence’
        So are you saying the likes of Willie who won honours with the club and remained loyal to NUFC for 22 years does not deserve a mention?
        Get over yourself

        • Leazes.

          He gets in as a cup winner, but you were pondering a choice

          • Big Al 1967

            Reading minds are we?

  • Peter

    Terry Hibbitt…if only for the pass for MacDonald’s second against Burnley in the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough in March 1974…but for a lot more besides…RIP Terry…

    • Big Al 1967

      Love that goal. Tudor’s clearance Hibbitt’s rapier like first time ball and SuperMac’s pace and first time finish, all to the sound of Brian Moore [email protected] his pants because it was that good

    • Cockneytrev

      He had the diamond in ponteland..

      • Rich Lawson

        He did,a popular host always happy to talk football.

  • Steven05

    David Kelly

    • Leazes.

      No

  • 5floorshigh

    shola and harper ? rather have Tino on for the short time he entertained us all.

  • JohnnyH

    I remember one of Gascoinge’s first games against Everton when he was just a raw teenager coming through,
    He had the ball next to the corner flag in the Gallowgate end right where I was standing. Trevor Steven and Peter Reid (both England internationals) both came at him at once, and Gazza left them both literally on their arses, coming away with the ball, turning round to laugh at them as he made off.

  • Tweed Mag

    Terry Mac

    • Leazes.

      Give me strength.

  • Vince Humble

    Sentiment aside,I just don’t think Pav is good enough,Neither is Shola,bless him

  • Cole

    Very surprised Given isn’t there.

    • Leazes.

      You do understand the concept of a hall of fame?

      • Cole

        To acknowledge the best players who have represented your club (in this case) Or am I missing something?

        • Leazes.

          Nope to acknowledge achievement of players and not someone who you happen to like.

          • Cole

            The last time Newcastle achieved something was 1969. So by your reckoning the majority of the list should be scrapped?

          • Leazes.

            No….. Individual records such as Shearers goalscoring….. the operative word is ‘fame’ and that has to be for something tangible otherwise you end up putting people like Steve Harper and Shola in it….they did stuff for charities but this is a football Hall of fame run by a charity, and that’s why they are there….. its daft putting Shola in the same category as Shearer, Milburn, Gallagher.

          • Cole

            I agree with Shola, nothing against the guy but he was never good enough. I’d happily put Harper In. When Harper was keeping Given out of the team I felt we had the best two keepers (pound for pound) in the league. And yes Harper has been a great servant, never moaned and I feel that counts. As for Given he was in our top 2/3 players for practically his duration, the points he saved/earnt us must be remembered. Individual records are hard to come by, Shearer is an exception.

          • Leazes.

            Wow…. I’m out of here.

  • Geordiegiants

    Killa!!

  • nevfur

    Stan Seymour jr