Ted Purdon

On this day...

by Stuart Vose

What happened on this day in the club's history?

1985 - Sunderland signed a player - Ian Wallace - from a French club (FC Brest) for the first time.

1957 - Former player Ian Atkins was born in Sheldon, Birmingham.

1954 - South African forward Ted Purdon (pictured) scored twice on his debut - a 5-0 win over Cardiff City.

1900 - Sunderland signed left-back James Watson from Scottish club Clyde.