Alex Rae

On this day

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by Oscar Chamberlain

Rae makes Sunderland debut in '96.

1996 – Scottish midfielder Alex Rae made his Sunderland debut in a 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle United.

1974 – Sunderland forward Tom Finney scored after only three minutes of his Northern Ireland debut in Oslo against Norway.

1942 – Birth of 1960’s forward Willie McPheat in Caldercruix, Scotland.

1933 – Len Duns signed for Sunderland from Newcastle West End; his appearances for the Lads were reduced due to WW2 however he would play for the Wearsiders until 1952.