Newcastle United

Newcastle United return to the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens after a year’s absence with the former champions aiming to recapture previous glories in Happy Valley.

The Geordies won their first – and so far only – Cup in 2012, when they defeated Aston Villa 2-1 in the final. They missed out on making a successful defence 12 months later when, after reaching the tournament decider once again, they were handed a 2-0 loss by Leicester City.

Newcastle looked to be on track to make another run deep into the Cup competition in 2016 when they qualified for the quarter-finals following wins over Hong Kong Football Club and Kitchee to finish second behind Aston Villa. But their Cup run was halted by South Korea’s FC Seoul, who handed Newcastle United a 4-2 defeat while their hopes of success in the Shield competition were ended by a 3-2 loss against Hong Kong’s Eastern.

Newcastle United have a pair of FA Youth Cup successes on their honour list and the club has been home to some of the most exciting talent in the English game, with Paul Gascoigne, Alan Shearer, Peter Beardsley and Chris Waddle amongst many stars to pull on the famous black-and-white striped shirt.

RECORD

  • 2015

    Group A (1st)

    Beat Singapore Cricket Club 3-0

    Drew with BC Rangers 0-0

    Beat Leicester City 1-0

    Cup quarter-finals: Beat Aston Villa 2-0

    Cup semi-finals: Lost to West Ham United 3-1

  • 2014

    Group A (1st)

    Beat Hong Kong Football Club 2-0

    Drew with HKFA U-23 0-0

    Beat Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0

    Cup quarter-final: Beat Rangers 3-0

    Cup semi-final: Lost to Kitchee 3-2 (a.e.t)

  • 2013

    Group A (1st)
    Beat HKFC Captain’s Select 2-0
    Beat Southern 5-0
    Beat Leicester City 2-0

    Cup quarter-final: Beat Citizen 2-0
    Cup semi-final: Beat Rangers 3-2
    Cup final: Lost to Leicester City 2-0

  • 2012

    Group D (1st)
    Beat HKFA Dragons (U-23) 2-0
    Beat Hong Kong Football Club 1-0
    Beat Aston Villa 1-0

    Cup quarter-final: Beat Celtic 2-1
    Cup semi-final: Beat Sunderland 1-0
    Cup final: Beat Aston Villa 2-1

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