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Newton Heath & Manchester United Club Captains NEWTON HEATH & MANCHESTER UNITED (CLUB CAPTAINS)
A list of Newton Heath or Manchester United Club Captains.
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Years as Captain Name Portrait Position Nationality Total Apps Total Goals
1878-1882 Unknown          
1882 E. Thomas          
1882-1883 Unknown          
c.1883-1887 Sam Black          
c.1887-1890 Jack Powell Full Back Wales 4 0
1890-1892            
1892-1893 Joe Cassidy Forward 167 99
1893-1894 Unknown          
c.1894 James McNaught Half Back 157 12
1894-1896 Unknown
c.1896-1903 Harry Stafford Full Back 200 1
 1903-1904 Unknown
c.1904-1905 Jack Peddie Forward 121 58
1905-1912 Charlie Roberts Half Back 302 23
1912-1913 George Stacey Full Back 270 9
1913 Dick Duckworth Half Back 254 11
1914 George Hunter Half Back 23 2
1914-1915 Patrick O'Connell Half Back 35 2
1915-1919 No competitive Football was played due to World War 1
1919-1922 Unknown          
c.1922-1928 Frank Barson Half Back 152 4
1928-1931 Jack Wilson Half Back 140 3
1931-1932 George McLachlan Forward 116 4
1932 Louis Page Forward 12 0
1932-1935 Unknown
c.1935-1939 James Brown Half Back 110 1
1939-1945 No competitive Football was played due to World War 2
1945-1953 Johnny Carey Full Back 344 18
1953-1954 Stan Pearson Forward 343 149
1954-1955 Allenby Chilton Half Back 391 3
1955-1958 Roger Byrne Full Back 280 20
1958-1959 William Foulkes Defender 688 9
1959-1960 Dennis Viollet Forward 293 179
1960-1962 Maurice Setters Half Back 194 14
1962-1964 Noel Cantwell* Full Back 146 8
1964-1967 Denis Law * Forward 404 237
1967-1973 Bobby Charlton Forward 758 249
1973 George Graham Midfield 46 2
1973-1975 Willie Morgan Forward 296 34
1975-1982 Martin Buchan Defender 456 4
1982 Ray Wilkins Midfielder 194 10
1982-1994 Bryan Robson* Midfielder 461 99
1994-1996 Steve Bruce* Centre Half 414 51
1996-1997 Eric Cantona Forward France 185 82
1997-2005 Roy Keane Midfield 480 51
2005-2011 Gary Neville Defender 602 7
2011-2014 Nemanja Vidic Defender Serbia 300 21
2014-2017 Wayne Rooney Forward 559 253
2017-Present Michael Carrick Midfield Still Active Still Active

* Noel Cantwell co-captained with Denis Law 1964-1967.

* Steve Bruce Co-captained with Bryan Robson from seasons 1992 to 1994

 
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