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…

Sunderland AFC Promotion Season 1975/76

Sunderland AFC 1975/76 Back row – Cox, Halom, Malone, Gibb, Swinburne, Montgomery, Longhorn, Porterfield, Ashurst, Stokoe Front row – Clarke, Holden, Towers, Moncur, Bolton, Kerr, Robson By the 1975/76 season Sunderland fans craved top flight football, and they would be rewarded. Top spot was justified as Sunderland remained unbeaten at…

Legendary Sunderland Fans

For a football club with famed supporters it is hardly surprising that certain fans become deeply ingrained in the Sunderland AFC story. At Sunderland two fans became legendary because of the zeal with which they followed the Black Cats. John Tennick and Billy Simmons were both early and founding members of the Sunderland AFC Supporters Association. Both now deceased,…