M'Boma joins on this day on '02.
2002 – Patrick M'Boma joined on loan from Parma – the first Cameroon-born player to sign for the club.
1985 – Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-0 in the semi-final first leg of the Milk Cup, with Colin West scoring both goals.
1981 – Former Sunderland midfielder Liam Miller was born in Cork, Ireland.
1946 – Cyril Brown played his sixth and final game for the club, all in the FA Cup – the most games played by a Sunderland player without making a league appearance.