Newcastle United Football Club also known as The Magpies is one of the clubs competing to win the Premier League trophy this season. The black and white stripe club is an English professional association football club based Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Magpies were established in 1892 due to the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. The club’s current manager is former Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce and has been with the club since last season after former manager Rafa Benitez left the club. According to the Spanish manager, he left the side due to the unwillingness of the owner, Mike Ashley, to buy players.
Newcastle plays at their current home ground called St James’ Park since they were founded. The club developed the stadium into an all-seater stadium in the mid-1990s and has a capacity of 52,354. Newcastle do sell out the stadium for almost every home match because the club is one of the most supported clubs worldwide. So they have been enjoying ticket profits every season.
The club registered as a member of the Premier League in 1893 and was out of the competition for three years of the competition’s history. In May 2016, Newcastle have spent 85 seasons in the league and since joining the Football League, the club has never been relegated below the Championship which is English football’s second tier.
Newcastle is one of the most successful clubs in England and has the ninth highest number of laurels won by an English club. The club won most of their trophies between 1904 and 1910 when they lifted an FA Cup and three of their First Division titles. This period was described as the most successful period of the club. The club has been crowned four League Championship titles, lifted the FA Cup six times and won the Charity Shield once. The Magpies have also lifted both the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, the club was highly successful in the league although without winning any trophy. The club began to experience a downward turn and started struggling since the 2006–07 season, and was relegated in 2009 and 2016. The Magpies won the 2016/2017 Championship and gained promotion to the Premiership for the 2017/18 season.
Newcastle pays their players on an average of £2,086,240 per year, £40,120 per week and pay its players a whopping total of 42.0 million euro per year. The club’s owner has continually refused to compete with other clubs in terms of wages and salaries.
Manager Steve Bruce has said in August that most of the key players will sign a new deal, only Martin Dubravka has extended his deal nearly five months after. The majority of the club’s first-team squad now has 18 months or less of their current contracts to go. First-team players such as Fernandez, Manquillo, Willems, Carroll and will see their contracts come to an end in the summer and become free agents.
The highest-paid player at Newcastle United is summer signing and Brazilian striker Joelinton Cassio. The forward pockets a weekly wage of £70,000 per week. Joelinton earns 4,5 million euros per year, which is almost 11 times more than Sean Longstaff, the lowest-paid player in the club. The Brazilian gulps 11% of the club’s total salary expenses.
The second-highest-paid player is midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. The creative player joined the club from Liverpool during the 2015/16 season. He earns a weekly wage of £70,000 per week. Next to him is the on-loan striker Yoshinori Muto, who earns a weekly wage of £54,000 per week.
Newcastle United F.C. 2019-20 Payroll
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