29. John Karelse




Position: Goalkeeper  
Squad Number: 29  
Date of Birth: 15 May 1970  
Birthplace: Kapelle, Netherlands  
Height: 6'4"  
Signed on: August 1999 for a fee of 800,000  
NUFC Debut: 15 August 1999 v Southampton (A)  
Previous Club(s): NAC Breda
Brought in by former manager Ruud Gullit in August 1999.

Endured a torrid debut at The Dell when Newcastle crashed 4-2 to Southampton. Currently the third choice goalkeeper, Karelse is a capable goalkeeper who can fill in the shoes of Given or Harper should they be unavailable.


the magpies' nest 2001

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