Sunderland Former Players Association

SFPA Members / StatCat Database - the 1980's

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Reuben Agboola
b. Camden, London : 30 May 1962
Defender 1984-92
Debut vs Southampton (a) 29/1/1985 (initial debut v Liverpool abandoned)
     
Gordon Armstrong
b. Newcastle upon Tyne : 15 July 1967
Midfield 1984-96
Debut vs West Bromwich Albion (a) 24/4/1985
     
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
     
Gary Bennett
b. Manchester : 4 December 1961
Central Defender 1984-95
Debut vs Southampton (h) 25/8/1984 (scored)
     
Paul Bracewell
b. Heswall : 19 July 1962
Midfield 1983-97
Debut vs Norwich City (h) 27/8/1983
     
Keith Bertschin
b. Enfield, Middlesex : 25 August 1956
Forward 1986-88
Debut vs Portsmouth (a) 28/3/1987
     
David Corner
b. Sunderland : 15 May 1966
Central Defender 1984-88
Debut vs Nottingham Forest 1/9/1984
     
Marco Gabbiadini
b. Nottingham : 20 January 1968
Forward 1987-92
Debut vs Chester City (h) 26/9/1987
     
Ricardo Gabbiadini
b. Newport, Monmouthshire : 11 March 1970
Forward 1989-90
Debut vs Leeds United (a) 14/10/1989
     
Eric Gates
b. Ferryhill : 28 June 1955
Forward / Midfield 1985-90
Debut vs Blackburn Rovers (h) 17/8/1985
     
Warren Hawke
b. Durham : 20 September 1970
Forward 1988-93
Debut vs Portsmouth (a) 8/4/1989
     
Alan Hay
b. Dunfermline : 28 November 1958
Full-back 1988-89
Debut vs Ipswich Town (h) 25/3/1989
     
Joe Hinnigan
b. Liverpool : 3 December 1955
Full-back 1979-83
Debut vs Luton Town (h) 23/2/1980
     
Leighton James
b. Llechwyr, Swansea : 16 February 1953
Winger 1982-84
Debut vs Aston Villa (h) 15/1/1983
     
John Kay
b. Great Lumley, Co Durham : 29 January 1964
Full-back 1987-94
Debut vs Brentford (a) 15/8/1987
     
Alan Kennedy
b. Sunderland : 31 August 1954
Full-back 1985-87
Debut vs Swindown Town (h) 24/9/1985
     
Paul Lemon
b. Middlesbrough : 3 June 1966
Forward / Midfield 1984-90
Debut vs Tottenham Hotspur (h) 4/9/1984
     
John McPhail
b. Dundee : 7 December 1955
Central Defender 1987-91
Debut vs Brentford (a) 15/8/1987
     
Jimmy Nicholl
b. Ontario, Canada : 28 February 1956
Defender 1981-83
Debut vs Arsenal (h) 6/2/1982
     
Tony Norman
b. Mancot, Flintshire : 24 February 1958
Goalkeeper 1988-95
Debut vs Portsmouth (h) 31/12/1988
     
Richard Ord
b. Murton, Co Durham : 3 March 1970
Defender 1987-98
Debut vs Southend United (h) 3/11/1987
     
Gary Owers
b. Newcastle upon Tyne : 3 October 1968
Midfield 1987-94
Debut vs Brentford (a) 15/8/1987
     
Nick Pickering
b. South Shields : 4 August 1963
Midfield 1981-86
Debut vs Ipswich Town (a) 29/8/1981
     
David Rush
b. Sunderland : 15 May 1971
Forward 1989-94
Debut vs Fulham (h) 19/9/1989
     
Nigel Saddington
b. Sunderland : 9 December 1965
Centre-back 1986-87
Debut vs Barnsley (h) 16/9/1986
     
Chris Turner
b. Sheffield : 15 September 1958
Goalkeeper 1979-85
Debut vs Preston North End (h) 29/9/1979
     
Rob Vincent
b. Newcastle upon Tyne : 23 November 1962
Midfield / Defender 1980-81
Debut vs Stoke City (a) 11/4/1981
     
Nigel Walker
b. Gateshead : 7 April 1959
Midfield 1983-84
Debut vs Watford (h) 12/11/83
     
Michael Whitfield
b. Sunderland : 17 October 1962
Central Defender 1982-83
Debut vs Norwich City (a) 16/4/1983
     
     

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