Claudio Marangoni

Following the 1978 World Cup it became fashionable for English clubs to sign Argentine players. Sunderland AFC joined in when they paid a reported then club record £320,000 to Huracan for their midfield maestro Claudio Marangoni during the 1979/80 season. He notched his first goal for the club against Shrewsbury…

SAFC And The Cup Winners Cup

Sunderland and Sporting Lisbon players acknowledge the crowd before their Cup Winners Cup tie at Roker Park Sunderlands famous FA Cup win has given the club the opportunity to enter one of the major UEFA sponsored European club competitions for the first time. The Cup Winners’ Cup draw paired us with…

Birmingham City 2 v 7 Sunderland AFC; League Champions 1935/36

Raich Carter scores at Roker Park, 1935/36 Birmingham City 2 v 7 Sunderland AFC, Football League Division One, St Andrews, Birmingham, Saturday 13 April 1936           Birmingham Scorers: Loughran (31), Clarke (41) Sunderland Scorers: Gurney (13, 55, 63, 75), Carter (36), Hornby (43), Connor (86) Referee: Mr. Booth of Heywood       Attendance: 40,660 Sunderland…

Sunderland 6 – 0 Millwall, (Saturday 9 December 1995)

1995/96 Endsleigh Insurance League Division 1, Roker Park, Sunderland 6 - 0 Millwall, (Saturday 9 December 1995) Attendance 18,951 Having scored for the reserves midweek, Craig Russell continued his scoring form, notching 4; the first time a Sunderland player had scored 4 goals in a league match since November 1987, and the first hat trick since January…

1976/77, Robbed?

Having been promoted as champions of the second division the previous season Sunderland went into the campaign with their legendary manager Bob Stokoe in charge. In truth whilst everyone was excited at the prospect of being back up few of us really knew what was in store. Although it would…

The Strange Case Of Barney Travers

Barney Travers, Sunderland AFC Born Sunderland 1894 Barney Travers started his footballing career with Sunderland Co-op, playing in the local Wednesday League. From there he moved to Oak Villa and Lambton Star, then Sunderland West End, before signing for Sunderland AFC in July 1919. He fought during WW1 and was taken prisoner, remaining a…
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