On this day

by Stuart Vose

Phillips nets award on this day in 2000.

2000 - Kevin Phillips was named the Carling Player of the Year after finishing top of the Premier League's scoring charts.

1999 - Sunderland manager Peter Reid appointed England U21 coach in addition to his role on Wearside.

1957 - Gary Rowell born in Seaham.

1908 - Arthur Bridgett became the first Sunderland player to score for England, netting in a 6-1 win over Austria.

Facts taken from the All The Dates book by Mike Gibson, still available from all club stores.