Manager: Rafael Benitez
Newcastle United was founded in 1892 by the joining of Newcastle East and Newcastle West End, and has called St. James’ Park home ever since. The club is known for their black and white striped shirts and shorts and socks with black and white trim. Newcastle United has a long-standing local rivalry with Sunderland. The two clubs have faced each other in the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898.
The club has been enjoying a lengthy stint in the Premier League–only missing three years of the competition’s history. So far, Newcastle United has spent 85 seasons in the top tier as of May 2016, and never relegated to the second tier since joining the Football League in 1893. They have in hand a number of reputable titles, such as four League Championship titles, six FA Cups and a Charity Shield, and the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup title alongside the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup. However, the club faced difficulties after a drought in the Premier League in the 1990s and early 2000s and was relegated in 2009 and 2016. Newcastle returned to the Premiership for the 2017-18 season after winning the Championship title in the previous year.