On this Day


Quinn signs for the Cats and scores first goal at the SoL.

2002 – Stephen Wright joined the Black Cats from Liverpool for £3million.

1997 – Niall Quinn scored the first goal at the Stadium of Light whilst Kevin Phillips netted on his debut in a 3-1 win over Manchester City.

1996 – Republic of Ireland centre forward Niall Quinn signed for the Black Cats from Manchester City for £1.3million.

1987 – Keith Bertschin scored Sunderland’s first ever goal in the Third Division of English football in a 1-0 win over Brentford.