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The Original United

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.

United's 1891 team

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 


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

United's 1890 team
United's 1891-92 team
United's 1895 teeam


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

William Foulke

Bill Foulke, United legend.

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.​

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