Len Shackleton

On this day...

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by Stuart Vose

Shack signs and a legendary stay begins.

On this day in the club's history... 

1948 – The ‘Clown Prince of Soccer’, Len Shackleton, joined Sunderland from Newcastle for a British record fee of £20,050.

1984 – Craig Russell was Sunderland’s mascot at home to Liverpool on his 10th birthday.

1931 – Sunderland beat Blackburn 8-2 after leading 7-0 at half time – their best-ever first-half return.

1904 – Andrew McCombie was sold to Newcastle for a record £700.