THE ROKER ROAR: Nicky Sharkey

Name: Nicky Sharkey
DOB: 4 May 1943 - 8 February 2015
Position: Centre-forward
Appearances: 117
Goals: 62
Sunderland career: 1959-67


With 62 goals in 117 appearances, Nick Sharkey’s impressive goalscoring ratio of one every other game shows just how prolific he was at Sunderland.

He made his debut on 9 April 1960 against Scunthorpe United in a 1–0 win at Roker Park, before joining Leicester City and then Mansfield Town where he continued his impressive goalscoring form.

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