Sheffield United formed in 1889 taking the name from the Sheffield United Cricket Club who played at Bramall Lane. Newcastle United formed in 1892 and entered the top flight 5 years after Sheffield United.  Not until 1902 did a relatively small Manchester club follow suit and copy the name United, joining the the first and second Uniteds in the first division in 1906.

Sheffield United FC in 1891-92​. Rab is on the back row of players on the left. Credit: Sheffield Local Studies Library: Picture Sheffield S03921 

 

The Evergreen in red and white a novel by Steven Kay
The Evergreen in red and white a novel by Steven Kay

 

1891-92 Rab middle row left. Credit: Sheffield Local Studies Library: Picture Sheffield S0125 

The Evergreen in red and white a novel by Steven Kay

1890-91 Credit: Sheffield Local Studies Library: Picture Sheffield S00124 

1895-96. Rab bottom right. Needham centre. Foulke rear centre. George Waller, the trainer in the bowler hat, Cain rear right, Thickett front left, Whitham, between Waller and Foulke.​

The Evergreen in red and white a novel by Steven Kay

Bill Foulke, United legend.

The Original United

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