Name: Ernest England
DOB: 3 February 1901 – 22 February 1982
Position: Left back
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.