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On this day

by Stuart Vose

First League captain born, first sub to score and more.

1985 – The club’s only full English international goalkeeper, Albert McInroy, died at the age of 83.

1967 – George Herd became the first ever Sunderland substitute to score a goal when he found the net in a 1-1 at Blackpool.

1862 – Sunderland’s first captain in the League, John Auld, was born in Lugar, Scotland.