Name: Joe Bolton
DOB: 2 February 1955
Sunderland career: 1971-81
A local lad, Joe Bolton made his debut for Sunderland in 1972 at home to Watford and impressed as the Lads won 5-0.
Bolton proved himself as a tenacious tough-tackler during his early days and he soon established himself as the first choice left-back, helping the Lads secure promotion to the First Division after a six-year absence in the 1975-76 season.