Sunderland Association Football Club Current Players
15 David Vaughan@davidovaughan
- Join Date:08/07/2011
David is a creative midfielder who often plays in a deep-lying role.
The Welshman, who hails from Abergele, enjoys pulling the strings and is a neat and tidy ball player who has adjusted well to life in the Premier League.
He came through the youth ranks at Crewe, quickly becoming a central figure for the Alex and playing more than 200 games over the course of almost eight years.
A short spell in Spain at Real Sociedad was followed by a move to Blackpool, where he won promotion to the top flight via the play-offs.
And David acquitted himself brilliantly for Pool in the Premier League in 2010-11, catching the eye with two brilliant performances against Sunderland.
His displays earned him the club’s player of the year award, ahead of Charlie Adam who later made a big-money move to Liverpool.
After more than 100 appearances for the Lancashire club – who were relegated on the final day of the season – Vaughan opted to move north to join the Black Cats on a free transfer.
His first goal for the club was a big one – a booming long-distance strike to pull Sunderland level late on against Blackburn in Martin O’Neill’s first game in charge.
They would go on to win the game, getting the O’Neill era off to a fantastic start.
David featured 27 times in his first season at the Stadium of Light, scoring another cracking goal against Wigan as well as his effort against Rovers.
He is a proud Welsh international and has featured regularly since making his debut in 2003.
David is one of the quieter members of the squad but does have a Twitter account – you can follow him at www.twitter.com/davidovaughan.
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