Hey Junior Bluebirds! This weekend we travel to St. James’ Park to play against Newcastle United! I hope you have a safe journey if you’re travelling up to support the boys!
We last played at St James’ Park in November 2016. Now, let’s have a look at some fun match facts about the two clubs!
Bartley’s must know Match Facts for Newcastle United vs. Cardiff City
* Newcastle United’s manager is Rafael Benítez. Benítez has been in charge at the club since 2016, and has managed other Premier League clubs Liverpool and Chelsea!
* Benítez is the only manager in history to have won the UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Champions League, and FIFA Club World Cup!
* Newcastle United’s home ground is St James’ Park! It was first opened in 1892 and can hold 52,354 people!
* The highest recorded attendance at the ground was 68,386 when Newcastle played Chelsea in 1930.
* Cardiff City’s former home ground, Ninian Park, had a record attendance of 62,634 in 1959 when Wales played against England!
* Alan Shearer is Newcastle United’s top goalscorer of all time! The former striker scored 148 league goals in 303 appearances for the club between 1996-2006.
* Newcastle United’s top goalscorer so far this season is Salomón Rondón. He has scored five goals for the club and joined from West Bromwich Albion on loan during summer 2018!
* Newcastle United have won four First Division titles, most recently at the end of the 1926/27 season!
*Additionally the club have won six FA Cup trophies, most recently beating Manchester City 3-1 in the 1955 Cup Final.
* Newcastle United’s club mascot is Monty Magpie! Look out for him on Saturday if you’re travelling up to St James’ Park, Junior Bluebirds!
That's all for now, Junior Bluebirds! See you soon!
Come on City!