On the 2nd February 1929, Andrew Cunningham made his Football League debut at the age of 38 years and 2 months for Newcastle United in a First Division match at Leicester. This is a record for a debut although many players have appeared in the League at greater ages. Cunningham had spent the vast majority of his career as an inside-forward in Scotland having joined Kilmarnock in 1911 and Rangers in April 1915. Whilst at Ibrox he won every major honour in the game and was capped 12 times for Scotland. In 1930 he became player-manager of Newcastle, gave up the playing side in the summer of that year, and remained with the club until 1935.