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Whatever happened to ? ...the unlikely lads

Unlikely Lads - Premier League

First team:

Mehdi Abeid:
see Premier League list.

Clarence Acuna:
(Rancagua, Chile, 08.02.1975) see Premier League list.

George Adams: Hebburn Argyle, Darlington St.Augustine.

William Agnew: (New Cumnock, Scotland 16.12.1880) Middlesbrough, Kilmarnock, Sunderland, Falkirk, Third Lanark C, East Stirling, RIP 1936.

Phil Airey: (Newcastle 14.11.1991) CP, Hibernian (loan), CP, Gateshead (loan), CP.

Andy Aitken: (Ayr, Scotland, 27.04.1877) Kilmarnock (loan), Middlesbrough, Leicester Fosse PM, Dundee, Kilmarnock, Gateshead Town M, Arsenal scout, RIP 1955. 

Roy Aitken:
(Irvine, Scotland, 24.11.1958), Aberdeen, St.Mirren, Maldives C, 
Leeds United C, Aston Villa C/CM/C, Scotland C, Birmingham City C, Al-Ahly C (Dubai)

William Aitken: (Peterhead, Scotland 02.02.1894) Preston North End, Chorley, Norwich City, Bideford Town, Juventus (Italy), AS Cannes (France), Stade de Reims (France), Brussels (Belgium), Brann Bergen (Norway), RIP 1973.

Philippe Albert: (Bouillon, Belgium, 10.08.1967) see Premier League list.

John Alderson: (Crook, 28.11.1891) Crystal Palace, Pontypridd (Wales), Sheffield United, Exeter City, Torquay United, Worcester City, Crook Town, RIP 1972.

Stuart Alderson: (Bishop Auckland, 15.8.1948) York City, Ashington, West Auckland M.

Richard Allan: Bristol St.George.

Stan Allan: (Wallsend, 28.12.1886) West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest, RIP 1919.

Ivor Allchurch:
(Swansea, Wales, 16.12.1929), Cardiff City, Swansea, RIP 1997.

Edward Allen:
Dundee, Watford, Dundee.

Geoff Allen:
(Newcastle, 10.11.1946) RM Newcastle, S Newcastle, Salesman at a crane manufacturer in Mansfield.

Jack Allen: (Newburn, 31.01.1903) Bristol Rovers, Gateshead, Ashington, RIP 1957.

John Allen: (tbc, tbc)      

Malcolm Allen:
(Deiniolen, Wales, 21.03.1967) see Premier League list.

Joe Allon:
(Gateshead, 12.11.1966) Swansea City, Hartlepool United, Chelsea, Port Vale, Brentford, Southend United, Port Vale, Lincoln City, Hartlepool United, media work, Leeds United C.

Romain Amalfitano:
(Nice, France, 27.08.1989) see Premier League list

Darren Ambrose:
(Harlow, 29.02.1984) see Premier League list.

Samuel Ameobi: (Newcastle, 01.05.1992) see Premier League list.

Shola Ameobi:
(Zaria, Nigeria, 12.10.1981) see Premier League list.

Bobby Ancell: (Dumfries, 16.06.1911) tbc, RIP 1987.

Andrew Anderson: Third Lanark, Leicester Fosse, Abercorn.

John Anderson: (Dublin, Ireland 07.11.1959) Berwick Rangers, NUFC C, Dunston Fed, Whitley Bay, Dunston Fed, car salesman, embroidery business, media work.

Ron Anderson: (Ponteland, 20.09.1927) 

Stan Anderson: (Horden, 27.02.1934) Middlesbrough, Doncaster

William Anderson:
(Ponteland 20.09.1927) Annfield Plain, RIP 1995.

Andreas Andersson: (Osterhoninge, Sweden, 10.04.1974) see Premier League list.

Jose Antunes aka Fumaca:
(Belem, Brazil, 15.07.1976) see Premier League list.

Matty Appleby:
(Middlesbrough, 16.04.1972) see Premier League list.

Richie Appleby:
(Middlesbrough, 18.09.1975) Darlington (loan), Ipswich Town, Swansea City, Cambridge United (trial), Kidderminster Harriers ( loan), Hull City, Kidderminster Harriers, Forest Green Rovers, Llanelli, commercial deep sea diver.

Bill Appleyard: (Caistor) Oldham Athletic, Grimsby Town, Mansfield Mechanic, RIP 1958. 

John Archibald: (Strathaven, Scotland 27.08.1895) Grimsby Town, Darlington, Albion Rovers, East Stirling.

Preben Arentoft: (Copenhagen, Denmark, 01.11.1942) Blackburn Rovers, Helsingborgs (Sweden).

Billy Askew: (Lumley, 02.10.1959) Shrewsbury Town, Gateshead, Waterford United, Whitley Bay, Spennymoor United, Workington, Darlington C, Publican (now left)

Faustino Asprilla: (Tulua, Colombia, 10.11.1969) see Premier League list.

John Auld: (Lugar, Scotland 07.01.1862) RIP 1932.


Rolando Aaros:

Samuel Adjei:
(Eksjö, Sweden 18.01.1992) Hartlepool (trial)

Bob Agar:

Lewis Aird: CP

Sam Aiston:
(Newcastle, 21.11.1976) Sunderland, Chester City, Stoke City, Tranmere Rovers, Northampton Town, Burton Albion (loan), Wrexham, Hednesford Town.

Ian Aitken: Tow Law, Chester-le-Street, Gateshead (loan), Ryton.

Richard Alderson:
(Durham, 27.01.1975) Whitley Bay, Whickham, Spennymoor United, York City, Whitby Town, Gateshead, Durham City, Blyth Spartans, Brandon United, Stokesley.

Graeme Aldred:
(Ferryhill, 11.09.1966), Darlington, RIP 1987 (Barrow tbc)

Steve Allan: tbc

Jak Alnwick: (Hexham, 17.06.1993) CP, Gateshead (loan)

Tomi Ameobi:
(Newcastle 16.08.1988) Leeds United, Scunthorpe United (loan), 
Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town (loan), Mansfield Town (loan), Hereford United (trial),
Gateshead (trial), Bradford City (trial), Gosforth Bohemians, Forest Green Rovers,
Whitley Bay, BÍ/Bolungarvík (Iceland)

Danny Anderson:
Jarrow, Whitley Bay, South Shields,
Morpeth Town, Whitley Bay, Newcastle Blue Star, Washington.

Ron Anderson: tbc

Ross Anderson: tbc

Richard Archer: CP

Andreas Arestidou: Shrewsbury Town, Preston North End.

Alun Armstrong: (Newcastle, 22.02.1975) Stockport, Middlesbrough, Ipswich Town, Bristol City (trial), Darlington, Rushden & Diamonds, Doncaster Rovers, Darlington, Newcastle Blue Star, Community C, Hartlepool Street League Project.

Keith Armstrong:
(Corbridge 11.10.1957) OPS Oulu, Koparit, Kuusysi, KPV, VIFK, KePS, TP-55, MIFK, Rovaniemen Palloseura, Rovaniemen Palloseura M, TP-Seinäjoki M, FC Haka M, HJK Helsinki M, TV pundit. (before NUFC was at Sunderland, Newport County & Scunthorpe United).

Steve Armstrong:

Paul Arnison:
(Hartlepool, 18.09.1977) York City (trial), Hartlepool United, Carlisle United, Bradford City.

Doug Arnold: Durham City, living in Coxhoe.

Anthony Asiamah:
Percy Main (now left)

Justin Asiamah: North Shields Billy Mill.

Liam Atkin: Carlisle United, Queen of the South (trial), Newcastle Blue Star, 
Blyth Spartans, Gateshead, Ashington, Airdrie United (trial), Cheltenham Town (trial), West Allotment Celtic, Ashington, Blyth Spartans.

Paddy Atkinson:
Hartlepool, Gateshead, Blue Star, Barrow, Workington, York City, Scarborough, Barrow, Blyth Spartans, Queen of the South, Blyth Spartans, Durham, Newcastle Benfield (P then C then M).

Colin Ayre: (Ashington, 14.03.1956) Torquay United, Telstar (Netherlands).


Sam Allardyce:  (Dudley, West Midlands, 19.10.1954) As a player: Bolton Wanderers, mackems, Millwall, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Coventry City, Huddersfield Town, Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion, Limerick, Preston North End.
As a manager: Limerick, Blackpool, Notts County, Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United.

Ossie Ardiles:
(Cordoba, Argentina 03.08.1952) West Bromwich Albion, Tottenham Hotspur, Chivas Guadalajara (Mexico)  Shimizu S-Pulse (Japan), Croatia Zagreb (Croatia), Yokohama (Japan), Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia), Racing Club (Argentina), Toyko Verdy (Japan), Beitar Jerusalem (Israel), Atletico Huracan (Argentina), Cerro Porteno (Paraguay),
Machida Zelvia (Japan).


Miguel Aguilar:
San Pedro (Spain)

Bernard Allou: PSG (France), Nottingham Forest.

Kennet Andersson: Lazio (Italy), Bologna (Italy)


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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