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Unlikely Lads - Premier League

First team:

George Lackenby: (Newcastle, 22.05.1931) RIP 2004
Exeter City, Carlisle United, Gateshead, Hartlepool United, Ashington, living in Walker.

James Laidlaw:

Thomas Lang:

Dan Langley:
(Newcastle, 28.12.2000) see Premier League list (extras)

Mike Larnach:
(Lybster, Scotland 09.11.1952)
Motherwell (Scotland), Ayr United (Scotland), Stenhousemuir (Scotland), Clydebank (Scotland), Clydebank (Scotland) C, Project Engineer, Jacobs Engineering, Grangemouth, Scotland.

Jamaal Lascelles: (Derby, 11.11.1993) see Premier League list

Dennis Laughton:
(Dingwall, Scotland, 22.01.1948) RIP 05.2020
Whitley Bay, living in Gibraltar, living on Tyneside.


John Law:

James Lawrence:

Achraf Lazaar:
(Casablanca, Morocco, 22.01.1992)
Benevento (Italy), CP, Sheffield Wednesday (loan), CP, Watford, Reading (trial), Portimonense (Portugal), Novara (Italy), Al-Ittifaq (UAE)

Valentino Lazaro:
(Graz, Austria, 24.03.1996) see Premier League list

Thomas Leach:

Phil Leaver:
 (Wirksworth, Derbyshire, 19.10.1961)
Whitley Bay, Newcastle Blue Star, North Shields, Washington, Blyth Spartans,  Durham City, Crook Town C.

Robert Lee
: (Plaistow, 01.02.1966) see Premier League list

Ken Leek: (Ynysybwl, Wales 26.07.1935) RIP 11.2007
Birmingham City, Northampton Town, Bradford City, Rhyl.

Jamal Lewis: (Luton, 25.01.1998) see Premier League list.

Billy Leighton:

Malcolm Lennox:

Robert Liddell:

Duncan Lindsay: (Cambuslang, Scotland 21.03.1902) RIP 1972
Bury, Ashton National, Northampton Town, Hartlepools, Barrow, York City.

James Lindsay:

William Lindsay:

John Little:

Richard Little:

James Littlefair:

Archie Livingstone:
(Pencaitland, Scotland 15.11.1915) RIP 08.1961
Bury, Rochdale, Leeds United, York City, Liverpool, Wrexham, Middlesbrough, Accrington Stanley, Brentford, Fulham, Everton, Southport, Glenavon (Northern Ireland), Worksop Town, Dundee (Scotland).

James Lockey:

James Logan:

Sean Longstaff
(North Shields, 30.10.1997) see Premier League list

Matthew Longstaff
(Rotherham, 21.03.2000) see Premier League list

Tony Lormor: (Ashington 29.10.1970) 
Norwich City (loan), NUFC, Lincoln City, Peterborough United, Chesterfield, Preston North End, Notts County (loan), Mansfield Town, Hartlepool United, Shrewsbury Town (loan), Kettering Town (trial), Telford United, Sutton Town P/CM, Heanor Town, Sutton Town C, Teversal C, working in telecomms sales, Chesterfield CM, Mansfield Town CM, Sutton Town C.

James Loughlin:
(Darlington 09.10.1905)
West Ham, Coventry City, 2 clubs in Ireland, Worcester City, Northwich Victoria, Darlington.

Peter Lovenkrands:
(Horsholm, Denmark, 29.01.1980) see Premier League list

James Low: (Kilbirnie, Scotland, 09.03.1894) RIP 1960.

Wilf Low:

Jerry Lowery:
(Newcastle, 19.10.1924) Lincoln City, Peterborough United, Barrow, Crewe Alexandra, Wisbech Town, retired, living in Peterborough, RIP Sep 2007.


Thomas Lowes:

George Lowrie:
(Rhondda, Wales 19.12.1929) RIP 1989
Bristol City, Coventry City, Lovells Athletic.

Kazenga LuaLua: (Kinshasa, DR Congo 10.12.1990) see Premier League list

Lomana Tresor LuaLua
: (Kinshasa, DR Congo 28.12.1980) see Premier League list

George Thomas Luke:
(Newcastle 17.12.1933) RIP 03.2010
Hartlepool United, Newcastle United, Darlington, South Shields, furniture shop in Forest Hall, North Tyneside.

Albert Luque: (Terrassa, Spain, 11.03.1978) see Premier League list


Aaron Labonte:
Livingston (Scotland) (trial), Sheffield Wednesday (trial), Hartlepool United (trial), Dunfermline Athletic (Scotland), Finn Harps (Republic of Ireland), unknown.

Adam Laidler:
(South Shields, 14.11.1996)
Ashington, West Allotment Celtic, Team Northumbria, Blyth Town, Whitley Bay, Heaton Stannington, unknown.

Mark Laird: tbc

Colin Lambton:
(Newcastle, 21.02.1942)
Chester Moor, NUFC, Doncaster Rovers.

Thomas Lang: (Larkhall, 03.04.1905) RIP 1988
Huddersfield Town, Manchester United, Swansea City, Ipswich Town, Queen of the South (Scotland).

Brian Latty:
Blue Star C, Blue Star CM, West Allotment Celtic AM, West Allotment Celtic M, 

David Lawson: (Newcastle 22.12.1947) 
Shrewsbury Town (trial), Bradford PA, Huddersfield Town, Everton, Luton Town, Stockport County.

Dan Leadbitter: (Newcastle, 07.10.1990) 
Lincoln City (trial), Torquay United, Hereford United, Bristol Rovers, Newport County, Yeovil Town (loan), Gloucester City (loan then permanent).

Jack Leckie: (POB tbc, 10.08.2003)
Burnley, Hull City, Farsley Celtic (loan), Hull City

Ron Leeman:

Kris Leighton:
Blyth Spartans, Brandon United, Newcastle Benfield, Crook Town.

Stephen Lewis:

Aidan Liddane: tbc

Jim Liddle:
(Dunston, ??.??.??)
miner, Crawcrook Albion QPR, Huddersfield Town (7/29), Rotherham United (10/29), Crawcrook Albion, NUFC; Gillingham (7/32), Coventry City (5/34), Exeter City (7/37).

Callum Little:
mackems (trial), FC Emmen (Netherlands), Gateshead (trial), Blyth Spartans. Ashington, Team Northumbria.

Ray Lodge (Wallsend, 27.01.1943)
Workington, NUFC, Barrow, South Coast United (Australia)

Steven Logan (Carlisle, 10.09.1994)
Annan Athletic (Scotland), Workington (trial), Penrith, Shettleston Juniors (Scotland), St Roch's (Scotland), Glasgow Perthshire (Scotland), Dalbeattie Star (Scotland), unattached.

Oliver Long: (Portsmouth, 18.04.1999)
Whitley Bay (loan), CP, Portsmouth (trial), Worthing, Clanfield.

Rosaire Longelo: (Kinshasa, DR Congo, 20.10.1999)
Accrington Stanley, Swindon Town.

Esteban Cardona Lopez:  (La Virginia, Colombia, 14.06.1995)
Newcastle University, Killingworth YFC, tbc.

Darren Lough: (Ashington, 23.09.1989)
Hartlepool United (trial), CP, Inverness Caledonian Thistle (trial), Gillingham (trial), Leyton Orient (trial), Gateshead (trial), Ashington, KA Akureyri (Iceland), IA Akranes (Iceland), South Shields, Hebburn Town, Ashington.

Dan Lowther: (Newcastle, 14.12.1998)
Dunston UTS, South Shields, Whickham, Dunston UTS, unattached.

Patrick Lowry: (Newcastle 11.10.1950)
Sunderland, Darlington, RU Bruges (Belgium), Workington.

George Luke: (Hetton-le-Hole, 09.11.1948)
Chelsea, Durban City (South Africa), East London (South Africa), Jewish Guild (South Africa), Highlands Park (South Africa), St. Patricks Athletic (Ireland), living in North East England.

Artie Lumdson:

Ashington, Bedlington, Bishop Auckland, Ashington.

Mark Lawrenson:
BBC pundit.

Gordon Lee: RIP 03.2022
Everton M, Preston North End M.


Alan Lamb: striker (Gateshead, 30.01.70)
Nottingham Forest, Hereford United (loan), Hartlepool United, Brandon United, NUFC (trial), Gateshead.

Dennis Lawrence:
defender (Morvant, Trinidad & Tobago 01.08.1974)
Defence Force (Jamaica), NUFC (trial), Wrexham, Swansea City, Crewe (loan) 

Erwin Lemmens: goalkeeper (Brussels, Belgium 12.05.76)
Beveren (Belgium), NUFC (trial) Racing Santander (Spain), Espanyol (Spain), Olympiakos (Greece), RKC Waalwijk (Netherlands), Dender (Belgium).

Phil Linacre: forward (Middlesbrough, 17.05.1962)
Coventry City, Hartlepool United, NUFC (trial), Whitby Town, Hartlepool United, Bishop Auckland, Blue Star, Darlington, Gateshead.

Andy Loram: goalkeeper: NUFC trial October 1987 from Barnet

Jack Low: details awaited

Christophe Lowinsky: defender (Fort de France, Martinique 05.05.1992)
Olympique Marseille (France), NUFC (trial) 2012, Belenenses (Portugal), ES Pennoise (France)

David Lowrie: defender.
mackems, NUFC (Academy trial) 2016


If no letter, then player or:

Coach, M=Manager, AC= Assistant Coach AM = Assistant Manager, D=Director, JM=Joint Manager MD=Managing Director, RC= Reserve Coach, AD = Academy Director, AAD = Academy Asst. Director  S=Scout

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