THE ROKER ROAR: Ernest England

Name: Ernest England
DOB: 3 February 1901 – 22 February 1982
Position: Left back
Appearances: 351
Sunderland career: 1919-30


A no-nonsense full-back straight from the ‘take no prisoners’ mould of that era, Ernie England gave Sunderland a decade of devoted and consistent service.

He also developed a formidable – and noted – right-legged sliding tackle that was perfectly timed and thwarted opponents on a weekly basis.

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