Three join from Spurs in 2007.2007 –
The combined additions of Steed Malbranque, Pascal Chimbonda and Teemu Tainio from Tottenham Hotspur completed Sunderland’s most expensive transfer deal.
1997 – The Stadium of Light held its first game as Ajax visited for a pre-season friendly with rock band Status Quo providing the pre-match entertainment.
1981 – Scottish left-back Iain Munro signed from Stoke City for £150,000.
1957 – Alan Brown began the first of his two stints in charge of Sunderland.