The Longstaff brothers to the Charltons – 19 Newcastle United, Sunderland & North East football families
Matty Longstaff has been the talk of Tyneside since he burst on the Premier League scene with a match-winning, goalscoring performance against Manchester United.
By Liam Kennedy
Published 12th Oct 2019, 12:00 BST
It comes just months after his brother Sean Longstaff did something similar, establishing himself as a first-team regular out of the blue under previous manager Rafa Benitez.
But they are far from North East first footballing family.
Here Alex Cox, Aaron Hindhaugh and Ross Sanderson take a look back over the history books to dig out some greats, and not-so-greats, synonymous with the region’s game – and with a family link.
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