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Unlikely Lads - Premier League

First team:

Claudio Cacapa: (Lavras, Brazil, 29.05.1976) see Premier League list.

Tony Caig: (Cleator Moor, 11.04.1974) see Premier League list. 

Tommy Cahill: (Glasgow, 14.06.1931) Barrow.

William Cairns: (Newcastle 07.10.1912), Gateshead, Grimsby Town, RIP 1988.

Steve Caldwell: (Stirling, Scotland, 12.09.1980) see Premier League list.

Ralph Callachan: (Edinburgh, 29.04.1955) Hearts, Hibernian, Meadowbank, Berwick Rangers Morton (tbc), Publican in Scotland, taxi driver, Edinburgh.

Hugh Cameron: (Blantyre, Scotland, 01.02.1927) Bury, Workington.

Johnny Campbell: (Renton, Scotland, 19.02.1870) publican, RIP June 1906.

Sol Campbell: (Newham, London, 18.09.1974) Unattached

Paul Cannell: (Newcastle, 02.09.1953) Mansfield Town, Washington (USA), Blyth Spartans, nightclub owner Tyneside, taxi driver, Tyneside.

Jackie Cape: (Carlisle 16.11.1911) Manchester United, QPR, Carlisle United, Scarborough, RIP 1994.

Steve Carney: (Wallsend 22.09.1957) Carlisle United (loan), Darlington, Rochdale (loan), Hartlepool United, Newcastle Blue Star M, Fruit and Veg stall, Blyth Saturday market

Franz Carr: (Preston, 24.09.1966) Sheffield United, Leicester City, Aston Villa, Bolton Wanderers, Reggiana (Italy), West Bromwich Albion, Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USA), players agent.

Kevin Carr: (Morpeth 06.11.1958) Burnley, NUFC, Carlisle United, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Blyth Spartans, Bedlington Terriers, Northumbria Police (England Police XI).

Stephen Carr: (Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 29.08.1976) see Premier League list.

Andy Carroll: (Gateshead, 06.01.1989) see Premier League list.

Peter Cartwright: (Newcastle, 23.08.1957) Scunthorpe United (loan), Darlington, Blyth Spartans, school teacher on Tyneside.

Tommy Casey: (Combe, Northern Ireland, 11.03.1930) Portsmouth, Bristol City, RIP 01.09.

Tommy Cassidy: (Belfast, Northern Ireland, 18.11.1950) Burnley, Apoel Nicosia M (Cyprus), Gateshead M, Glentoran M, Ards M, Sligo Rovers M, Workington M, Newcastle Blue Star M, Whitby Town M, Blyth Spartans M, (now left)

Mick Channon:
(Orcheston, 28.11.1948) Bristol Rovers, Norwich City, Portsmouth, racehorse trainer.

Laurent Charvet:
(Beziers, France, 08.05.1973) see Premier League list.

Rocky Michael Chopra: (Newcastle, 23.12.1968) see Premier League list. 

Papiss Demba Cissé: (Dakar, Senegal, 03.06.1985) see Premier League list. 

Albert Clark: (Ashington, 24.07.21) North Shields, RIP 1977.

Frank Clark: (Rowlands Gill, 09.09.1943) Nottingham Forest, Sunderland AM, Leyton Orient M, Nottingham Forest M, Manchester City M, LMA Chairman, Nottingham Forest Chairman, Nottingham Forest Ambassador, unattached.

James Clark: (Bensham, 20.10.1895) Leeds United, Swindon Town, Greenock Morton, Ashington, Shelbourne (Ireland), RIP Sep 1947. 

John Clark: (Newburn, 06.02.1903) Liverpool, Nottingham Forest, North Shields P/C, RIP 1977.

Lee Clark: (Wallsend, 27.10.72) see Premier League list.

Jeff Clarke: (Hemsworth, 18.01.54) Brighton & Hove Albion (loan), NUFC, Ankaragucu (Turkey), Darlington, Whitley Bay, NUFC Community Officer, NUFC Reserve M, Leeds United Physio, mackems Physio/YC, Dundee United Physio/C.

Ray Clarke: (Hackney 25.09.52) Coventry City S, NUFC S, Celtic S, Portsmouth S, smoggies S, Sportsline Recruitment D, Blackburn Rovers S.

Henry Clifton: (Newburn, 28.05.14) Grimsby Town, Goole Town.

Colin Clish: (Hetton 14.01.44) Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers, Transport Policeman.

Jack Colback: (Killingworth, 24.10.1989) see Premier League list.

Andy Cole: (Nottingham, 15.10.71) see Premier League list.

Edward Connelly: (Dumbarton, 09.12.16) Luton Town, West Bromwich Albion, Luton Town, Leyton Orient, Brighton & Hove Albion, RIP 1990.

John Connolly: (Barrhead, 13.06.50) Ashington M, Queen of the South M, St.Johnstone M.
James Coppinger: (Middlesbrough, 10.01.81) see Premier League list.

Bobby Corbett: (Newburn, 16.03.22) Middlesbrough, Northampton Town, RIP 1988.

Daniel Cordone:
(General Rodríguez, Argentina, tbc) see Premier League list.

John Cornwell: (Bethnal Green, 13.10.64) Swindon Town, Southend United, Cardiff City, Brentford, Northampton Town, publican in Braintree, Essex.

Carl Cort: (Southwark, 01.11.77) see Premier League list.

Billy Coulson: (Newcastle, 14.01.50) Southend United, Aldershot Town, Huddersfield Town, Darlington, Living in Sydney, Australia.

John Cowan: (Belfast, 08.01.49) Drogheda United, Darlington.

William Cowan: (Edinburgh, 09.08.96) Manchester City, St.Mirren, Peebles Rovers, Northfleet, North Shields, Hartlepools United, Darlington, Bath City.

Bobby Cowell: (Trimdon, 05.12.22) RIP 1996.

John Craggs: (Flint Hill 31.10.48) Middlesbrough, NUFC, Darlington, Crook Town, car salesman in Redcar, Hartlepool C, Hartlepool CM, Sports shop on Teesside,

Albert Craig: (Glasgow, 03.01.62) Northampton Town (loan), Dundee, Stenhousemuir, Partrick Thistle, cameo role in Taggart, convicted of royal mail theft and imprisoned.

Benny Craig: (Leadgate 06.12.18) RIP 1982.

David Craig:
(Belfast 08.06.44) Blyth Spartans, Newsagents in Tyneside.

Derek Craig:
(Hexham 28.07.52) Darlington, San Jose (USA) Darlington (tbc), York City

Tommy Craig: (Glasgow 21.11.50) Aston Villa, Swansea City, Carlisle United, Aberdeen, Celtic C, Scotland C, NUFC RC, Hibernian AM/CM, Charleroi (Belgium) AM, Charleroi (Belgium) M, St.Mirren AM, St.Mirren M.

Jimmy Crawford: (Chicago, USA, 01.05.73) see Premier League list.

Alex Cropley: (Aldershot 16.01.51) Aston Villa, Portsmouth, Toronto (Canada), Publican Scotland.

David Crosson: (Bishop Auckland, 24.11.52) Darlington, Hobart C (Tasmania), living on Gold Coast, Australia.

Charlie Crowe:
(Newcastle 30.10.24) Mansfield Town, Whitley Bay M, FA C, Civil Servant, Newcastle, living in North Tyneside, RIP February 2010.

Bobby Cummings: (Ashington, 17.11.35) Aberdeen, NUFC, Darlington, Hartlepool United, Port Elizabeth (South Africa), worked at Brentford Nylons, living in Blyth, RIP Aug 2008.

Tony Cunningham: (Kingston, Jamaica, 12.11.57) Blackpool, Bury, Bolton Wanderers, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers, Wycombe Wanderers, Lawyer in Lincoln.

Bill Curry: (Longbenton, 12.10.1935) Brighton & Hove Albion, Derby County, Mansfield Town, Chesterfield, Worksop Town C, RIP 1990.


Kevin Caizley:
(Jarrow, 02.12.1968) Darlington, Blyth Spartans, Hebburn, Kingwood Soccer Club C (USA), Albion Hurricanes Soccer Club C (USA), Robert Kettle Soccer School, Wheaton, IL, USA (Chiropractor)

Esteban Cardona-Lopez:
(Virginia, Risaralda, Colombia, 14.07.1995) unattached

Chris Carr:
(Newcastle, 14.12.1984) Sheffield Wednesday, Macclesfield Town (trial), Queen of the South (trial then signed), Newcastle Blue Star, Durham City, Newcastle Benfield, Bedlington Terriers, Newcastle Benfield.

Michael Carr:

Graeme Carter:
(Wheatley Hill, 18.11.1969) tbc (Brandon 1992 tbc)

John Carver:
(Newcastle, 16.01.1965) Cardiff City, NUFC Academy C, NUFC CM, NUFC AM, Leeds United C, Luton Town AM, Toronto (Canada) M, Plymouth Argyle AM, Sheffield United AM, Sheffield United CM, NUFC AM.

Phil Cave: (Newcastle, 12.05.1987) Darlington (trial), Scunthorpe United (trial), Gateshead, Swedish club tbc (trial), Livingston (Scotland), Gateshead, Blyth Spartans, Whitley Bay (non contract), Ashington, Bedlington Terriers, Newcastle Benfield.

Robert Cavener:
(North Shields, 24.10.1988) Connecticut Blue Devils (Central Connecticut State University), Team Northumbria.

Colin Chambers:
Whitley Bay

Craig Chapman: (POB tbc, 09.12.1970)

Craig Charlton:

George Christopolous: players agent in Melbourne, Australia.

Graham Clapham:
(Lincoln, 23.09.1947) Shrewsbury Town, Chester City.

Dave Clarke:
(Newcastle, 24.07.1949) Doncaster Rovers, Darlington (loan)

David Cleary:
tbc (Whickham 1992 tbc)

Adam Clementson: 
Shildon, USA

Anth Cole: Middlesbrough, St.Johnstone, Gateshead, Berwick Rangers, Blyth Spartans, Blyth Spartans Commercial Manager, Managing Director JMF Print Group, Gateshead & Low Fell Juniors C.

Karl Colley: (Sheffield, 13.10.1983) pre-NUFC was Sheff Wednesday and Ilkeston Town. then Sheffield United, Kettering Town (loan), Frickley Athletic, Halifax Town, Hucknall Town (loan), Bradford PA, Barrow, Grimsby Town (trial), Scarborough (trial), Stocksbridge Park Steels, Retford United, Sheffield FC, Alfreton Town, Lincoln United (loan), Sutton Town, Goole Town, Belper Town, Buxton, Goole Town.

Adam Collin:
(Penrith, 09.12.1984) Workington, Carlisle United (trial), Workington, Carlisle United, Rotherham United.

Shaun Collins:
Carlisle United, Blyth Spartans

Lucas Cominelli:
Carlisle United, Brann Bergen (Norway) (trial), Pahang (Malaysia), Oxford United, AD Ceuta (Spain), Ethnikos Achnas (Cyprus), UD Vecindario (Spain), Athlitikos Omilos Ayias Napas (Cyprus).

Bryan Conlon: (Shildon, 14.01.1943) South Shields, Darlington, Millwall, Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers, Crewe Alexandra (loan), Cambridge United, Hartlepool United, Shildon, RIP 10.2000.

Dick Conner: (Jarrow, 13.08.1931) (NUFC 1950-52) South Shields, Grimsby Town,  Southampton, Tranmere Rovers, Aldershot Town, Aldershot Town M, Rochdale M, Darlington M.

Joe Cooper: (Newcastle, 15.10.1934)

Mark Cook: (North Shields, 07.09.1988) Hartlepool United, Blyth Spartans (trial), 
Gateshead, Harrogate Town, Universitario (Peru), Blyth Spartans, Whitby Town (trial), Whitley Bay.

Peter Cormack: (Liverpool, 08.06.1974) Brighton (trial), Greenock Morton, Raith Rovers, Stirling Albion, Clydebank, Ross County, Stenhousemuir, Albion Rovers, Bo'ness United, Arbroath.

Darren Cornish: tbc

David Cowan:
(Whitehaven, 05.03.1982) Walsall (trial), Livingston (trial), Wigan (trial), Oldham (trial), Motherwell St.Johnstone, Ross County, Blackpool (trial), Gretna, Dundee,
Livingston, Cowdenbeath, East Fife, unattached.

Ross Cowan: Shildon

Oliver Cowie:
Morpeth Town, Blyth Spartans, Bishop Auckland.

Phil Coxall:
Bedlington Terriers, Esh Winning, Washington.

Dean Critchlow: (Whitley Bay, 27.08.1989) Newcastle Blue Star, Washington, 
Team Northumbria, Ashington.

Anthony Cullen: Newcastle, Sunderland, Carlisle United, Rotherham United, Bury, Swansea City. (Gateshead 30.9.69 Doncaster Rovers tbc) (Different Tony Cullen born 25.12.73 Salford, played for Villa, Blackburn, Salford, Altrincham, FC United C).

David Cunningham: Livingston, Arbroath, Broxburn Athletic, Fauldhouse United.

James Curran: (Macclesfield, 24.09.1947) Oldham Athletic, Crewe Alexandra.

Bill Curry:
(Longbenton, 12.10.1935), Brighton & Hove Albion, Derby County, Mansfield Town, Chesterfield RIP 1990.


Colin Calderwood:
(Stranraer, Scotland 20.01.1965) NUFC AM, Hibernian M, Birmingham City AM, Norwich City AM, unattached.

Tommy Cavanagh:
(Liverpool, 29.06.1928) Rosenberg (Norway) C, Burnley C then M, FA coach, RIP March 2007.

Jack Charlton:
(Ashington, 08.05.1935) Republic of Ireland M, retired.

Steve Clarke: (Saltcoats, Scotland 29.08.1963) Chelsea AM, West Ham AM, Liverpool AM, West Bromwich Albion M, unattached.

Arthur Cox:
(Southam, 14.12.1939) Derby County M, Fulham C, England C, Manchester City C, Newcastle C, retired.


Francesco Coco: (Paterno, Italy 08.01.1977) Livorno (Italy) (loan), Torino (Italy) (loan) Manchester City (trial)

Ryan Crump:
(pob tbc, 02.10.1995) Liverpool, NUFC (loan)


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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