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Charlie Crowe (1924-2010)

February 28th, 2010 | 16 Comments |

Toon cup winner, the stuff of legends...
Toon cup winner, the stuff of legends...
Some sad news over the weekend, that former Newcastle United player Charlie Crowe has passed away at the age of 85. Charlie made 216 appearances and scored 13 goals for The Toon but unfortunately had been suffering from Alzheimers disease and passed away on Saturday evening.

An FA Cup winners medal, earned with Newcastle United way back in 1951 will undoubtedly be the highlight of the local lads career and he leaves Vic Keeble as the only surviving member of our FA Cup winning team and ultimately our last domestic success.

Charlie was predominantly a defender and signed for Newcastle back in 1944 but was unable to play competitively as the football leagues were suspended due to the war. It wasn’t until January 1946 that Crowe was handed his debut in a match against Barnsley, although he only featured a handful of times up between then and the 1950/51 season, helping Newcastle finish 4th in the first division and win the FA Cup. (more…)