On this day


Stefan Schwarz signs as Porto visit twice.

2000 – Portuguese TV showed live coverage of the Porto versus Sunderland pre-season friendly with the European giants using the friendly as a warm-up for their upcoming UEFA Champions League qualifiers. They won 1-0.

1999 – Stefan Schwarz joined the Black Cats from Valencia for a club record fee of £3.75m.

1994 – Sir Bobby Robson’s Porto side were the visitors for Gordon Armstrong’s testimonial at Roker Park.

1982 -  Republic of Ireland and former Sunderland midfielder Andy Reid was born in Dublin.