On this Day


Porterfield joins Wednesday; Arca leaves for Boro.

2006 – Julio Arca ended a six-year stay on Wearside by joining Middlesbrough for £1.75 million.

1983 – Eddie Burbanks, scorer in the 1973 FA Cup final win over Preston North End, passed away aged 70.

1977 – Scorer of the winning goal in the 1973 FA Cup final, Ian Porterfield, left the Black Cats for Sheffield Wednesday for £20,000.

1936 – Lawrie McMenemy, Sunderland’s manager between 1985 and 1987, was born in Gateshead.