Roker Park

On this day

by Stuart Vose

Pieces of history auctioned off in 1997.

2004 - Midfielder Dean Whitehead signed for the Black Cats from Oxford United for an appearance-based fee that increased to £325,000.

2002 – Claudio Reyna’s appearance at the World Cup Finals in South Korea and Japan was ended as the USA lost 1-0 to Germany in Ulsan.

1997 – International asset consultants, Henry Butcher & Co. Ltd, staged an auction of Roker Park artefacts at the ground as part of Sunderland’s preparation for the move to their new stadium.