In January 2015, Sunderland signed Jermain Defoe from Toronto FC as part of a player exchange deal, with Jozy Altidore heading the other way.

The striker made 87 appearances for the Black Cats and bagged 37 goals, including an iconic volley in the Wear-Tyne derby to write his name in Sunderland folklore.

His performances also earned him the club’s Player of the Year award in consecutive seasons between 2015 and 2017, as well as being awarded the North East Football Writers’ Player of the Year in 2016.

His form for the Lads in 2017 saw him earn a call-up to the England side after a three-year absence, where he memorably led out Bradley Lowery at Wembley and scored on his return.

Watch some of Defoe’s best goals in red and white by clicking play on the panel above.

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