NEWCASTLE UNITED    1968/69
      Fairs Cup

Newcastle qualified for their first stint in European competition, the Fairs Cup, by League position despite finishing only 10th in the First Division in 1967/68. The Fairs Cup had a strict one-club-per-city rule and with Liverpool and Chelsea qualifying for the competition it meant that Everton, Arsenal and Spurs - who all finished above Newcastle - could not take part in the competition.

1st Round 
1st Leg Wed Sep 11 Feyenoord (Holland) Home Won 4-0
2nd Leg Tue Sep 17 Feyenoord Away Lost 0-2
Won 4-2 on aggregate
2nd Round 
1st Leg Wed Oct 30 Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) Away Drew 1-1
2nd Leg Wed Nov 20 Sporting Lisbon Home Won 1-0
Won 2-1 on aggregate.
3rd Round 
1st Leg Wed Jan 1 Real Zaragoza (Spain) Away Lost 2-3
2nd Leg Wed Jan 15 Real Zaragoza Home Won 2-1
Won on away goals after finishing 4-4 on aggregate.
4th Round 
1st Leg Wed Mar 12 Vitoria Setubal (Portugal) Home Won 5-1
2nd Leg Wed Mar 26 Vitoria Setubal Away Lost 1-3
Won 6-4 on aggregate.
1st Leg Wed May 14 Rangers (Scotland) Away Drew 0-0
2nd Leg Wed May 21 Rangers Home Won 2-0
Won 2-0 on aggregate.
1st Leg Thu May 29 Újpesti Dózsa (Hungary) Home Won 3-0
2nd Leg Wed Jun 11 Újpesti Dózsa Away Won 3-2
Won 6-2 on aggregate.