Find out what happened on this day in the club's history.
2007 – Republic of Ireland under-21 forward Roy Donovan signs from Cork City.
2004 – Stephen Elliott, Dean Whitehead and Liam Lawrence make their debuts in a 2-0 opening day win over Coventry City.
1999 – Sunderland’s unbeaten run of 18 games comes to a halt in their first game back in the Barclays Premier League, losing 4-0 in a defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
1985 – Striker David Swindlehurst signs from West Ham United for £80,000.