Andrew Ramsay [1-0] kept goal in United's first ever match but was one of the players who left after refusing to take a drop in wages.
Joseph Ryder [1-0] replaced the departed Ramsay for the match at Burton; one of only 2 appearances for the club.
W. Lowery [28-0] took over for the rest of the season and by all accounts was in excellent form. He even saved two penalties.
Harry Jeffrey [27-3] only missed three games and scored his three goals in consecutive games including United's first ever penalty in League football. A cool customer equally adept with his head and his feet he had a reputation for "beautiful long shots".
James Miller [9-0] partnered Jeffrey for the first nine matches before being suspended because he couldn't be bothered to turn up for training.
Tom Rogers [18-0] took over from his disgraced fellow countryman for the rest of the season.
J Laverick [3-0] deputised on a couple of occasions.
Robert Crielly [30-1] was a fierce barnetted Scot who had a temperament to match. Crielly was an ever present although he occasional turned out as a back and once on the right wing.
William Graham [30-5] was United's captain and played in every game that season. A very popular and respected player he also became "mine host" at a local hostelry during the season. If Crate didn't score United's first goal then he probably did.
Joseph McKane [30-0] was the third member of United's ever present Scottish half-back line.
JW Barr's [1-0] only game for the club was the defeat at Burton Swifts
Tom Crate [30-13] was used right across the front line and also made a handful of appearances at half-back. Played in every game and scored United's first ever League goal (possibly). He played with "swiftness" and unflagging energy.
Jock Sorley [1-1] was a prolific scorer, but he wasn't prepared to take a drop in wages and moved on to Middlesbrough after the first game.
William Thompson [28-12] was a small but fast and tricky centre-forward renowned for the accuracy of his shooting; he averaged a goal every two games during his stay on Tyneside. Northumberland born he missed only a couple of games and scored United's first League hat-trick in the home win over Arsenal beating Wallace by a couple of minutes.
Joseph Wallace [27-17] was United's top scorer that season playing either as an outside or inside left.
Robert Willis [16-5] was an amatuer who arrived from renowned local side Shankhouse as United searched for a successor to Sorley. Scored on his debut and never looked back.
J Bowman [1-0] signed just before the season started his one and only game for the club was the inaugural fixture at Plumstead.
Toby Gilhespy [4-0] got four outings but would never play in the first team again.
Thomas Bartlett [3-3] made all his trio of appearances during this season. Scored a hat-trick in the 5-1 victory over Lincoln City.
John Inglis [3-0] arrived in October or trial from Dalmuir Thistle and played three games at outside left but was not retained.
M Keir [1-0] was taken on trial along with Inglis but only got one game, the 1-3 defeat at Notts County. In some sources he is credited with United's goal but was also held responsible for County's third.
John Law [10-2] was another Scottish import and arrived in November and made all his ten appearances during this season.
John Patten [1-0] made his only senior outing for the club in the victory at Ardwick.
C Quinn [25-5] was used chiefly on the right but also appeared on the left and inside this was to be the only season that the local lad was to be a regular member of the side. A smart player who dodged well and had a decent shot.
Isaac Ryder [1-0] was another local who was a one game wonder. His only game was the 6-0 drubbing of Arsenal but his performance was described as "not too good".
Ditto William Simm [1-0] who only made the card for the home defeat by Small Heath; he was one of seven players tried at outside right.