Newcastle United is an English professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. It competes in the Premier League, the highest level of the English football league system. The club was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. The team play their home matches at St James’ Park in the centre of Newcastle. The club has been a member of the Premier League for all but three years of the competition’s history, spending 90 seasons in the top flight as of May 2022, and has never dropped below English football’s second tier since joining the Football League in 1893. Newcastle has won four League titles, six FA Cups and a FA Charity Shield, as well as the 1968–69 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup, the ninth-highest total of trophies won by an English club. The club’s most successful period was between 1904 and 1910, when it won an FA Cup and three of its League titles. Its last major trophy was in 1955 more recently the club has been League or FA Cup runner-up on four occasions in the 1990s. Newcastle United was relegated in 2009, and again in 2016; on both occasions the club won promotion at the first time of asking, returning to the Premier League as Championship winner in 2010 and 2017.