RANKED: Newcastle United’s South American stars
Bruno Guimaraes became the 20th South American player to make a Premier League appearance for Newcastle United when he made his debut against Everton last month.
From the FA Cup-winning Robledo brothers in the 1950s right up to Premier League favourites like Faustino Asprilla, Nolberto Solano and Fabricio Coloccini, St James Park has been home to a number of talented players from South America.
The Magpies even wrote their name into the history books when they became the first English club to sign a Brazilian international by paying a fee of £575,000 to sign striker Mirandinha from Palmerias in 1987.
That trend has continued through to the current squad with United manager Eddie Howe able to call upon Argentinean defender Federico Fernandez, Paraguayan forward Miguel Almiron and Brazilian duo Joelinton and, of course, recent signing Bruno.
Not all South Americans have managed to hit the heights with several struggling to make an impact during their time on Tyneside and some sinking without trace to become footnotes in the club’s history.
Newcastle World takes a look back and rates the past and present South Americans that have worn black and white during their careers.
NOTE: Only players that made a senior appearance have been included in the list.