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…

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…

SAFC’s 1895 Tour Of The USA

On 25 June 1894 The Trenton Times, a newspaper based in New Jersey carried the following story: “Philadelphia, June 25; Mr HC Crowhurst of The Press has received a letter from Secretary Thomas Watson of the Sunderland Association Football Clubs, England, stating that that organisation will probably send a team…

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…
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