Bob Moncur was the last Newcastle United captain to have lifted a piece of major silverware for the English Premier League club.
The last time Newcastle United lifted a big trophy, was after beating Hungarian club Ujpesti Dozsa 6-2 on aggregate in the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final.
50 years later, former captain Bob Moncur talks about how it felt to lift the cup, and what it means for the team’s future.
He was the last captain to lift a trophy, and he said to The Chronicle Live: “I have always hoped to lose the tag.”
“I honestly thought that I’d lose it when Alan Shearer was captain.”
“Newcastle got to the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup and played Marseille and I fancied us to get through,” he added.
“It would be nice to see the club get another trophy of course. You never stop hoping for that.”
“Look, it was an achievement,” he said.
“I’ve said many times before that when we started off in the competition there was a bit of romance around it.”
“We were young lads playing football in Europe,” the former footballer commented.
“It was an adventure. But it was an adventure that turned into a fairytale for us. Nobody expected us to win it.”
“As a player, we just did our best,” he added.
“It feels even bigger as an achievement after 50 years.”