Newcastle United play in the Premier League where they play at St. James Park in Newcastle. Newcastle United wear black and white striped shirts which are manufactured by Puma who have produced their shirts for over five seasons and are sponsored by Wonga who took over from the 2013-14 season. The away shirt is grey with black trim. In recent times the club have developed a French contingency of players including Hatem Ben Arfa, Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko, Rémy Cabella, Emmanuel Rivière and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Newcastle United for their home games wear shirts comprising of black with white stripes running down, a shirt they copied from Juventus the Italian club. Newcastle have had some famous players wearing the shirt, some of whom were Kevin Keegan, Paul Gascoigne, Alan Shearer, Peter Beardsley and Les Ferdinand.
Newcastle United were formed in 1881 and turned professional in 1889. Newcastle have two nicknames, the Toon and the Magpies, the latter gained when a pair of magpies nested at Newcastle's St James Park ground. The magpies still play their home games at the 52,316 capacity St. James Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
The Magpies have had their fair share of famous managers with Jack Charlton in 1984, Ossie Ardiles 1991-1992, Kevin Keegan 1992-1997, Kenny Dalglish 1997-1998, Ruud Gullit 1998-1999 and Sir Bobby Robson 1999-2004. The most expensive player to wear the Newcastle shirt is firm fans favourite Alan Shearer bought for £15 million from Blackburn Rovers in July 1997.