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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, Spennymoor Town (trial), Blyth Spartans, St.Mirren (Scotland) (trial), Blyth Spartans, Whitley Bay (loan), Newcastle Benfield, Ashington, unattached.

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, media work.

Jak Alnwick: (Hexham, 17.06.1993)
see Premier League list.

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.

Vurnon Anita: see Premier League list.

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

Kieren Aplin: (POB tbc, 12.05.2000) CP

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, Director of Billy Askew Youth Performance Centre, Billingham.

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

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


Samuel Adjei:
(Eksjö, Sweden 18.01.1992) Hartlepool (trial), Jönköpings Södra IF (Sweden), tbc.  (NB: There is another Samuel Adjei of Ghanaian/US descent that has played in Denmark and New Zealand and is wrongly listed on some websites as the NUFC one. However he was born on 11.03.1993).

Gideon Adu-Peprah: (Kumasi, Ghana, 25.09.1998) Cambridge United (trial), Cheltenham Town (trial)

Bob Agar:

Lewis Aird: (Newcastle, 24.09.1994) Team Northumbria (loan), Northeastern University, Boston (USA), schoolteacher in Shrewsbury.

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

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

Thomas Allan: (POB tbc, 23.09.1999) CP

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, UMF Grindavík (Iceland), BÍ/Bolungarvík (Iceland), Vaasan Palloseura (Finland), Whitley Bay, Edmonton (Canada), FC Cincinnati (USA)

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

Ron Anderson: tbc

Ross Anderson: tbc

Richard Archer: tbc

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, owner of a soccer school in Shildon, C Boro Academy, Blyth Spartans M.

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: tbc

Paul Arnison:
(Hartlepool, 18.09.1977) York City (trial), Hartlepool United, Carlisle United, Bradford City, Darlington, Celtic Nation, P/C Sunshine Coast (Australia).

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, Celtic Nation, Shildon, Ashington, Jarrow Roofing.

James Atkinson: (South Shields, 20.01.1997) Team Northumbria, CP, Washington, Whitley Bay, Easington Colliery.

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

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

Yannick Aziakonou (Lomé, Togo 13.04.1999) CP


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 United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United, mackems, England, Crystal Palace, Everton, unattached.

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), unattached.


Miguel Aguilar:
San Pedro (Spain)

Toby Ajala: (London 27.09.1991) Ilford, Buntingford Town, Interwood,  Hull City, NUFC (trial), Brentford (trial), Hayes & Yeading, Bristol City, AFC Wimbledon, Cheltenham Town, Welling United, Torquay United, Inverness Caledonian Thistle (trial), Dover Athletic, Torquay United, Gateshead, Welling United, Dartford, Thamesmead Town, Harlow Town, Kingstonian.

Bernard Allou: PSG (France), Nottingham Forest.

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

Andreas Arestidou: Shrewsbury Town, Preston North End, Morecambe, Fleetwood Town.


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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