Sunderland AFC Former Players Association
Sunderland AFC Former Players Association

Alphabetical List of Members - A

Blair Adams

b. South Shields: 8th September 1991

Left back 2010-2013

Reuben Agboola

b. Camden, London : 30 May 1962

Defender 1984-92

Debut vs Southampton (a) 29/1/1985 (initial debut v Liverpool abandoned)

Stan Anderson

b. Horden, Co Durham : 27 February 1934

Right-half 1952-63

Debut vs Portsmouth (h) 4/10/1952

Julio Arca

b. Quilmes, Argentina : 31st January 1981

Midfield 2000-2006

Debut vs West Ham United (a) 5/9/2000 (scored)

Gordon Armstrong

b. Newcastle upon Tyne : 15 July 1967

Midfield 1984-96

Debut vs West Bromwich Albion (a) 24/4/1985

Jackie Ashurst

b. Coatbridge : 12th October 1954

Central Defender 1969-79

Debut vs Millwall (a) 9/9/1972

Len Ashurst

b. Aintree, Liverpool : 10 March 1939

Left-back 1958-70

Debut vs Ipswich Town (h) 20/9/1958

Ian Atkins

b. Sheldon, Birmingham : 16 January 1957

Midfield 1982-84

Debut vs Aston Villa (a) 28/8/1982

Brian Atkinson

b. Darlington : 19 January 1971

Midfield 1988-96

Debut vs Plymouth Argyle (h) 4/4/1989

Paul Atkinson

b. Chester-le-Street : 19 January 1966

Wing-forward 1982-88

Debut vs Norwich City (h) 27/8/1983

B

Kevin Ball

b. Hastings : 12 November 1964

Defender / Midfield 1990-99

Debut vs Tottenham Hotspur (h) 28/8/1990

Colin Beesley

b. Stockton : 6 October 1951

Wing-forward 1968-69

Debut vs Stoke City (h) 1/3/1969

Gary Bennett

b. Manchester : 4 December 1961

Central Defender 1984-95

 Debut vs Southampton (h) 25/8/1984 (scored)

Steve Berry

b. Gosport: 4th April 1963

Midfield 1884-86

Debut vs Southampton (h) 25/8/1984

Keith Bertschin

b. Enfield, Middlesex : 25 August 1956

orward 1986-88

Debut vs Portsmouth (a) 28/3/1987

William (Billy) Bingham

b. Belfast : 5 August 1931

Outside-right 1950-58

Debut vs Stoke City (h) 2/12/1950

Walter Clive Bircham

b. Herrington, Co Durham : 7 September 1939

Outside-right 1958-59

Debut vs Lincoln City (a) 23/8/1958

Johnny Bollands

b. Middlesbrough : 11 July 1935

Goalkeeper 1955-60

Debut vs Birmingham City (h) 18/4/1956

Joe Bolton

b. Birtley : 2 February 1955

Full-back 1971-81

Debut vs Watford (h) 17/4/1972

Paul Bracewell

b. Heswall : 19 July 1962

Midfield 1983-97

Debut vs Norwich City (h) 27/8/1983

Ivan (Ivor) Broadis

b. Isle of Dogs, London : 18 December 1922

Inside-forward 1948-52

 Debut vs Arsenal (a) 5/2/1949

Phil Brumwell

b. 08 August 1975

Midfield

John Byrne

b. Wythenshawe, Cheshire : 1 February 1961

Forward 1991-93

Debut vs Bristol Rovers (h) 26/10/1991

C

Alan Carter

b. 9 November 1937

Inside-forward 1956-59

Brian Chambers

b. Newcastle-upon-Tyne : 31 October 1949

Midfield 1970-73

Debut vs Luton Town (a) 31/10/1970

Fred Chilton

b. Washington : 10 July 1945

Left-back 1956-58

Debut vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 12/9/1956

Henry (Harry) Clark

b. Sunderland : 11 September 1934

Inside-left 1956-57

Debut vs Chelsea (a) 23/3/1957

Jeff Clarke

b. Hemsworth, nr Pontefract : 18 January 1954

Centre-back 1975-82

Debut vs Chelsea (h) 16/8/1976

Norman Clark

b. Ballyloughan : 1 April 1942

Outside-left 1962-63

Debut vs Middlesbrough (h) 18/8/1962

David Corner

b. Sunderland : 15 May 1966

Central Defender 1984-88

Debut vs Nottingham Forest 1/9/1984

John Cornforth

b. Whitley Bay : 7 October 1967

Central Defender 1984-88

Debut vs Ipswich Town (h) 11/5/1985

Robert Crooks

b. tbc

Johnny Crossan

b. Londonderry : 29 November 1938

Inside-left 1962-65

Debut vs Grimsby Town (h) 3/11/1962

Alan Crudace

b. tbc

Stan Cummins

b. Sedgefield, Co Durham : 6 December 1958

Forward / Midfield 1979-85

Debut vs Notts County (h) 17/11/1979 (scored)

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