Robert "Bob" Stokoe (21 September 1930 – 1 February 2004) was an English footballer and manager who was able, almost uniquely, to transcend the traditional north-east rivalry between the region's footballing giants, Newcastle United and Sunderland.
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Born in Mickley, Northumberland, Stokoe began his footballing career at Newcastle United, playing the first of 288 games, usually as centre-half, on Christmas Day 1950. The highlight of his time at Newcastle was the 3–1 1955 FA Cup Final victory over Manchester City. After leaving Newcastle, Stokoe spent a short time playing for Bury before making the move into management.