Norman Tapken

Born21 February 1914, Wallsend
PositionGoalkeeper

An undemonstrative and reliable keeper, Norman was Newcastle’s regular keeper for three years in the Second Division during the mid-thirties. He later returned as a guest player during war-time matches.

Norman was signed from Newcastle in December 1938, but only had a limited number of chances with United before WW2 broke out. Regarded as safe and reliable. Did not appear after the war.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1934-35 Newcastle United FA Cup 1 1
1934-35 Newcastle United League Division Two 26 22 1
1935-36 Newcastle United FA Cup 5 3 3
1935-36 Newcastle United League Division Two 36 25 8
1936-37 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1936-37 Newcastle United League Division Two 34 23 6
1937-38 Newcastle United League Division Two 10 4 4
1938-39 Manchester United FA Cup 2 1
1938-39 Manchester United League Division One 14 10 2
1948-49 League of Ireland Inter League 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Nov 1934 Newcastle United v Bradford City W 4-2 League Division Two
24 Nov 1934 Notts County v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division Two
01 Dec 1934 Newcastle United v Southampton W 1-0 League Division Two
08 Dec 1934 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
15 Dec 1934 Newcastle United v Oldham Athletic W 4-2 League Division Two
22 Dec 1934 Burnley v Newcastle United W 0-3 League Division Two
25 Dec 1934 Newcastle United v Hull City W 6-2 League Division Two
26 Dec 1934 Hull City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
29 Dec 1934 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division Two
01 Jan 1935 Newcastle United v Bury W 5-1 League Division Two
05 Jan 1935 Brentford v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division Two
19 Jan 1935 Newcastle United v Fulham D 1-1 League Division Two
26 Jan 1935 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1935 Bradford Park Avenue v Newcastle United W 1-3 League Division Two
02 Feb 1935 Newcastle United v Plymouth Argyle W 3-0 League Division Two
09 Feb 1935 Norwich City v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division Two
16 Feb 1935 Newcastle United v Swansea Town W 5-1 League Division Two
23 Feb 1935 Newcastle United v West Ham United W 3-0 League Division Two
02 Mar 1935 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division Two
09 Mar 1935 Newcastle United v Port Vale L 1-2 League Division Two
16 Mar 1935 Barnsley v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division Two
23 Mar 1935 Newcastle United v Sheffield United W 4-1 League Division Two
30 Mar 1935 Bradford City v Newcastle United D 3-3 League Division Two
06 Apr 1935 Newcastle United v Notts County D 1-1 League Division Two
13 Apr 1935 Southampton v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division Two
19 Apr 1935 Bury v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division Two
20 Apr 1935 Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers L 1-3 League Division Two
31 Aug 1935 Newcastle United v Bradford Park Avenue D 3-3 League Division Two
04 Sep 1935 Newcastle United v Barnsley W 3-0 League Division Two
28 Sep 1935 Newcastle United v Fulham W 6-2 League Division Two
05 Oct 1935 Burnley v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
12 Oct 1935 Newcastle United v Charlton Athletic L 1-2 League Division Two
19 Oct 1935 Newcastle United v Leicester City W 3-1 League Division Two
26 Oct 1935 Swansea Town v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
02 Nov 1935 Newcastle United v West Ham United D 3-3 League Division Two
09 Nov 1935 Bury v Newcastle United W 3-4 League Division Two
16 Nov 1935 Newcastle United v Doncaster Rovers W 2-1 League Division Two
23 Nov 1935 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 5-1 League Division Two
30 Nov 1935 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest W 5-1 League Division Two
07 Dec 1935 Norwich City v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
14 Dec 1935 Newcastle United v Southampton W 4-1 League Division Two
26 Dec 1935 Newcastle United v Bradford City W 3-2 League Division Two
28 Dec 1935 Bradford Park Avenue v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division Two
01 Jan 1936 Newcastle United v Plymouth Argyle W 5-0 League Division Two
04 Jan 1936 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-4 League Division Two
11 Jan 1936 Walsall v Newcastle United W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 1936 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division Two
25 Jan 1936 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 1936 Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
01 Feb 1936 Fulham v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division Two
05 Feb 1936 Newcastle United v Port Vale D 2-2 League Division Two
08 Feb 1936 Newcastle United v Burnley D 1-1 League Division Two
15 Feb 1936 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 3-3 FA Cup 5th round
19 Feb 1936 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 3-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
07 Mar 1936 Doncaster Rovers v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division Two
14 Mar 1936 Newcastle United v Bury W 3-0 League Division Two
19 Mar 1936 Leicester City v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
21 Mar 1936 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 4-1 League Division Two
28 Mar 1936 Newcastle United v Sheffield United W 3-0 League Division Two
01 Apr 1936 Bradford City v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division Two
04 Apr 1936 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
10 Apr 1936 Newcastle United v Hull City W 4-1 League Division Two
11 Apr 1936 Newcastle United v Swansea Town W 2-0 League Division Two
13 Apr 1936 Hull City v Newcastle United W 2-3 League Division Two
18 Apr 1936 Southampton v Newcastle United W 1-3 League Division Two
22 Apr 1936 Blackpool v Newcastle United L 6-0 League Division Two
25 Apr 1936 Newcastle United v Blackpool W 1-0 League Division Two
02 May 1936 Plymouth Argyle v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
29 Aug 1936 Newcastle United v Barnsley L 0-1 League Division Two
31 Aug 1936 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division Two
05 Sep 1936 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division Two
09 Sep 1936 Newcastle United v West Ham United W 5-3 League Division Two
26 Sep 1936 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers W 2-0 League Division Two
03 Oct 1936 Bury v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
10 Oct 1936 Newcastle United v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division Two
17 Oct 1936 Newcastle United v Chesterfield L 1-2 League Division Two
24 Oct 1936 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division Two
31 Oct 1936 Newcastle United v Plymouth Argyle D 1-1 League Division Two
07 Nov 1936 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division Two
14 Nov 1936 Newcastle United v Doncaster Rovers W 7-0 League Division Two
21 Nov 1936 Fulham v Newcastle United W 3-4 League Division Two
28 Nov 1936 Newcastle United v Burnley W 3-0 League Division Two
05 Dec 1936 Southampton v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division Two
12 Dec 1936 Newcastle United v Swansea Town W 5-1 League Division Two
19 Dec 1936 Bradford City v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division Two
25 Dec 1936 Newcastle United v Norwich City L 0-1 League Division Two
26 Dec 1936 Barnsley v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
28 Dec 1936 Norwich City v Newcastle United W 1-5 League Division Two
01 Jan 1937 Newcastle United v Bradford Park Avenue D 1-1 League Division Two
09 Jan 1937 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division Two
16 Jan 1937 Preston North End v Newcastle United L 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
06 Feb 1937 Newcastle United v Bury L 1-3 League Division Two
13 Feb 1937 Leicester City v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division Two
20 Feb 1937 Chesterfield v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division Two
06 Mar 1937 Plymouth Argyle v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
13 Mar 1937 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 4-2 League Division Two
17 Mar 1937 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest W 3-2 League Division Two
20 Mar 1937 Doncaster Rovers v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
26 Mar 1937 Newcastle United v Aston Villa L 0-2 League Division Two
27 Mar 1937 Newcastle United v Fulham D 1-1 League Division Two
30 Mar 1937 Aston Villa v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division Two
17 Apr 1937 Swansea Town v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
24 Apr 1937 Newcastle United v Bradford City W 2-0 League Division Two
28 Aug 1937 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division Two
01 Sep 1937 Newcastle United v Barnsley L 0-1 League Division Two
04 Sep 1937 Newcastle United v Sheffield United W 6-0 League Division Two
06 Sep 1937 Barnsley v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division Two
11 Sep 1937 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division Two
15 Sep 1937 Newcastle United v Luton Town L 1-3 League Division Two
18 Sep 1937 Newcastle United v Burnley D 2-2 League Division Two
25 Sep 1937 Bury v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
02 Oct 1937 Newcastle United v Coventry City L 1-2 League Division Two
19 Mar 1938 Southampton v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Newcastle United 01 May 1933 01 Dec 1938
Manchester United 01 Dec 1938 01 Apr 1947

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
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Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.