Geordies love their football legends, so obviously we needed to honour them with their own section.
As we find more football related video links to decent video footage of Geordie football legends, we will place them in our football legends section.
Let us know who else you think should be in this group and whether you know of a decent video link via our contact form or our comment section below.
If you are or are a family member or a friend of a Geordie born football legend that is not shown here, don’t take it to heart because it’s probably because we have not been able to source a good enough video to link to. (maybe you can help?)
- Bobby Robson
- Jackie Milburn
- Paul Gascoigne
- Alan Shearer
- Peter Beardsley
- Bobby Charlton
- Jackie Charlton
- Chris Waddle
Sir Bobby Robson
Sir Bobby Robson who passed away on 31- 07- 2009 was and will always remain a Geordie legend in a class of his own and showed in every sense exactly what true Geordie grit is all about.
He was recently honoured with a life time achievement award and as an England manager, England footballer, British Knight of the Realm and of course as a Newcastle United manager he set an example in his footballcareer (and personal life) that Geordies all over the world can aspire to.
The FA celebrated their 150th anniversary on the 10th of August 2013 my naming the date as Sir Bobby Robson’s National Football Day, with 150 events across the nation to showcase the FA’s work in grassroots football, proving that Sir Bobby is still definitely missed.
Please support Sir Bobby’s charitable foundation.
Jackie Milburn ” Wor Jackie”
Jackie Milburn was the stuff of legends, a Geordie icon to Newcastle United fans and Geordies alike.
Born in Ashington he was from a family of professional footballers and an uncle to two boys who were to become Geordie football legends themselves.
A statue of “Wor” Jackie takes pride of place just a minutes walk from St James Park. The Milburn Stand is named after him and he also has a statue in his home town of Ashington
Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne
From Dunston in Gateshead, Geordie Hero Paul Gascoigne who we all know best as “Gazza” was one of the most gifted footballers of his generation.
He famously took Italian football by a storm when playing for Lazio, from where Channel 4 spawned Football Italia and was without doubt one of the best ever home grown footballers and most definitely one of the best England footballers this country has ever seen.
Alan Shearer OBE
Geordie sporting hero Alan Shearer was born in Gosforth in Newcastle Upon Tyne and played football as a boy at Wallsend Boys Club which has now been demolished.
His early football career saw him play for Southampton, Blackburn & England before signing with his boyhood heroes Newcastle United and was renowned as one of the greatest strikers in the world.
Alan recently took over as manager of his hometown club for 8 games at the end of the 2008/2009 season in an attempt to keep them in the Premiership, unfortunately however, he arrived a little to late to be able do so.
Enough said, we will simply let the following video clip do the talking for us.
Sir Bobby Charlton KBE CBE
Bobby Charlton is a Geordie and English World cup hero who also won the European footballer of the year award along with his World Cup winners medal in 1966.
Born in Ashington in Northumberland, Bobby Charlton went on to win many more domestic and European titles with Manchester United where he remains to this day as a director of the club.
Jackie Charlton OBE – RIP: 8 May 1935 – 10 July 2020
Geordie world cup winner and honorary Irish citizen, Jack Charlton became a successful manager after he finished playing football.
Managing Middlesbrough (twice), Sheffield Wednesday and then Newcastle United (for 1 year). Jack went on to famously manage The Republic Of Ireland into the World Cup Finals, for the first time ever in 1990, where they reached the heady heights of the quarter finals.
He again managed them to qualification for the finals in 1994.
Peter Beardsley OBE MBE
Local Geordie sporting hero Peter Beardsley, was another product of the famous Wallsend boys club and was one of the most admired footballers amongst the Newcastle faithful.
While at first as a teenager he was let go by the Magpies, he came back to play for his boyhood team twice (321 appearances in which he scored 117 goals).
His football career saw him also play (amongst others) for Liverpool, Everton, Bolton, Fulham and scoring 9 goals in 59 games for England.
Chris “magic” Waddle who was born in Heworth in Gateshead, played alongside another Geordie Peter Beardsley during Kevin Keegan’s reign At Newcastle United.
Chris also played for England, Tottenham, Olympique de Marseille, Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland .
He also won the PFA player of the year while with Sheffield Wednesday in 1993.
Who is your favourite Geordie football legend? Which Geordie football legend is missing from this list?
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