Quinn plays pivotal World Cup role.
2003 – Goalkeeper Jurgen Macho joined Chelsea on a free transfer.
2002 – Substitute Niall Quinn set up a late equaliser for the Republic of Ireland, who drew 1-1 with Germany in the World Cup Finals in Japan.
1999 – Michael Gray became the first Sunderland player to appear for England at Wembley since 1976 as he came on for the second half of a goalless draw with Sweden.
1955 – Sunderland’s post-season tour of the United States came to an end with a 2-2 draw against Huddersfield in Detroit.
Facts taken from the All The Dates book by Mike Gibson, still available from all club stores.