Ex Men: Newcastle United

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by Oscar Chamberlain

safc.com profiles three men to play for both Sunderland and Newcastle.

Stan Anderson

Sunderland legend Stan Anderson is fourth in the list of record appearance holders for the Black Cats with a remarkable 447 games under his belt for his local side.

After suffering relegation from the top flight in his sixth season for the club, Anderson spent the second half of his 12 years with the Black Cats in Division Two prior to promotion in his final campaign on Wearside.

Anderson signed for Newcastle in November 1963 for £19,000 and went on to win the Second Division title with the Magpies.

Stan finished his playing career with Middlesbrough, making him one of a distinguished quartet to assist all of the north east’s ‘big three’ clubs.

Steven Caldwell

Steven Caldwell began his career with Newcastle United in 1998 and spent six years as a Newcastle player, though he went on four different loan spells during that time.

The Scotland international made a total of 37 appearances for the Magpies before moving to Sunderland in 2004.

He captained the Black Cats’ promotion-winning side in 2005-06 and made a total of 81 appearances on Wearside before his departure in 2007.

Len Shackleton

Inside forward Len Shackleton made 348 appearances for Sunderland after joining from Newcastle United in February 1948.

Signed by Newcastle as one of the hottest properties in the game, ‘Shack’ scored six goals on his Magpies debut in a 13-0 win over Newport County.

His stay on Tyneside lasted just 16 months, though, and Sunderland paid £20,000 for his services.

Len scored 101 goals in his successful decade with the Black Cats but retired due to a long-term ankle injury in 1958 – a year that coincided with Sunderland’s first ever relegation.