Len Shackleton

On this Day


A look back on events on this day in the club's history.

2000 – Sunderland legend Len Shackleton passed away at the age of 78. Later that day a minute’s silence was observed by a record home League Cup crowd of 47,543 who then witnessed a 2-1 victory over Manchester United.

1998 – Niall Quinn scored for the sixth successive league game as the Lads convincingly won 4-0 at Sheffield United. Michael Bridges also scored a brace to add to Quinn’s double.

1979 – The Black Cats won the Daily Express’ 5-a-side National Football Championship at Wembley Arena. The squad of Chris Turner, Kevin Arnott, Shaun Elliott, Mick Buckley, Stan Cummins and John Cooke beat Ipswich Town, West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion to take the trophy.

1953 – Welsh international forward Trevor Ford transferred to Cardiff City for £30,000.