On this day

by Oscar Chamberlain

Swedish international arrives.

2000 – Portuguese TV show live coverage of a pre-season friendly between FC Porto vs Sunderland. The match was used by the Portuguese giants as a warm up for their upcoming UEFA Champions League qualifying games, and they emerged victorious winning 1-0.

1999 – Swedish international Stefan Schwarz joins Sunderland from Valencia, signing for a club record fee of £3.75m. 

1994 – Bobby Robson’s FC Porto come to town for Gordon Armstrong’s testimonial at Roker Park.