Ex Men: Southampton


safc.com profiles three players to play for both clubs.

Kenwyne Jones

Trinidad and Tobago international joined Sunderland from Southampton in 2007 after three years with the Hampshire club.

Jones made 80 appearances for the Saints after joining from Caribbean side W Connection and scored 22 goals.

He moved to Wearside ahead of the 2007-08 campaign and he scored in his first game at the Stadium of Light in a 2-1 victory over Reading and went on to bag seven goals in 33 games over the course of the season earning him the club’s Player of the Season award.

In total, Jones made 101 appearances for the Black Cats and scored 28 goals before moving to Stoke City in 2010.

Chris Makin

Chris Makin started his career with Oldham Athletic in 1991 and spent five years with the Latics before joining Marseille in 1996.

The defender spent a year with the French side before returning to England with Sunderland where he made over 120 appearances.

Makin was part of the 1998/99 Division One winning side before leaving the Black Cats for Ipswich Town in 2001.

After three years with the Tractor Boys, Makin spent a season with both Leicester City and Reading before joining Southampton in 2006.

Makin played 27 league games for the Saints before a recurrent hip injury forced him to retire from the professional game in 2008.

Reuben Agboola

Reuben Agboola began his career with Southampton and made 90 league appearances between 1980 and 1985 playing under former Sunderland manager Lawrie McMenemy.

He joined Sunderland for £150,000 with a reputation as a tough competitor who possessed speed and alertness, though he took time to settle in at Roker Park.

Agboola became a regular during the 1987-88 campaign as Denis Smith’s side were runaway winners of Division Three.

A firm favourite by the end of his time at Roker – Agboola racked up 169 appearances for the Black Cats and become the first player to be capped by an African side whilst playing for Sunderland.