George Honeyman

Date of birth
2018 Kit

Hailing from Prudhoe in Northumberland, George is a very highly rated player within Sunderland’s youth set-up.

Having been at the club since he was 10, George is an attack-minded player who can play on either flank, up front and also in the No.10 role.

George broke into the under-18s towards the end of the 2010-11 season, ending the campaign with a total of eight appearances.

He played 21 games at youth level in 2011-12, scoring once, and also made an impressive start to life in the development squad, appearing five times.

Honeyman continued his progress during the 2012-13 campaign as he scored six goals in 20 games for the under-18’s including a fine game as the young Black Cats narrowly lost out 4-3 to Fulham in the semi-finals of the under-18 Premier League.

The midfielder made 17 appearances for the club’s U21s during the 2013-14 season followed by 15 in the 2014-15 campaign, during which he also scored three goals in the league.

The 2014-15 season also saw Honeyman make his first-team debut against Bradford City in the FA Cup, and an impressive cameo saw him named on the bench for the Premier League trip to Stoke City.

Honeyman then went out on loan to National Conference side Gateshead where he scored once in nine appearances.

The 22-year-old made his Premier League debut for Sunderland at Watford in May 2016 before making a further 10 appearances during the 2016-17 campaign. 

However, Honeyman had to wait until August 2017 for his first senior goal in red and white. Honeyman scored the game's only goal as the lads secured their place in Round Two of the Carabao Cup after defeating Bury. 

And a week later, he was on the scoresheet again, this time netting in the Sky Bet Championship against Sheffield Wednesday.

Ahead of the 2018-19 season, Honeyman was named as Sunderland's new captain.

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