THE ROKER ROAR: Gary Bennett

Name: Gary Bennett
DOB: 4 December 1961
Position: Defender
Appearances: 443
Sunderland career: 1984-95


Born in Manchester, Gary Bennett arrived at Roker Park in 1984 from Cardiff City for £65,000.

He stayed with the Lads for over a decade and was voted Sunderland’s Player of the Season in 1994, making over 400 appearances in total and scoring 26 goals.

Bennett is still a regular on Wearside and he follows the Lads home and away as co-commentator on BBC Radio Newcastle. 

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