Champion Seasons - 1926/27 diary Newcastle's last Championship season was 1926/27 when Gallagher led us to glory. Hughie scored 36 league goals as United scored 96 (second highest total ever). The attendance record was also beaten as 67,211 turned up for the Tyne Wear Derby.
Hughie Gallagher Hughie Gallagher is arguably the greatest footballer ever to play for United. He is the most prolific scorer in the club's history and skippered the team to our last ever League Championship. But that is only half the story for the wee Scotsman whose life makes those of Best and Gascoigne look staid in comparison
Hughie's Heros - They were overwhelmingly small, scottish and relatively senior but United's squad of 1926/27 led by the mecurial Hughie Gallagher were the best team in the land.