Denis Smith

On this day...

by Stuart Vose

We look back on this day in SAFC history.

1966 - Sunderland beat Burnley 4-3 at Roker Park with George Mulhall leading the way with a brace of goals.

1947 - 1990 promotion-winning manager Denis Smith (pictured) was born on this day in Stoke.

1910 - Playing in his 99th and final game for Sunderland, goalkeeper Dick Roose broke his wrist in a 1-1 draw at Newcastle.