Win three copies of SAFC calendar celebrating club's biggest characters

While 2020 may be a year we’d all rather forget, you can now make a date with 2021 with our SAFC calendar competition.
David Wright with his 2020 calendarDavid Wright with his 2020 calendar
David Wright with his 2020 calendar

Each year, Sunderland-born caricature artist, graphic designer and illustrator, David Wright, releases a calendar of hand-drawn caricatures of Sunderland players going back to the 1960s, up until the present day.

This year’s, as with the previous one, is Cult Heroes & Crowd Favourites and features 12 players that fans had a real affinity for such as Dick Malone, John Byrne, Dariusz Kubicki, Eric Gates and Mart Poom.

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There is a limited run of 250 available, with around 100 remaining at present, but we have three calendars to give away to readers.

We have three copies of the calendar to give awayWe have three copies of the calendar to give away
We have three copies of the calendar to give away

Originally from Roker, David, who now lives in Darlington with his family, has been an SAFC season ticket holder since he was 11 and usually runs a supporters’ bus from Darlington to all home games.

He said: “I have been working on the calendar since January of this year, each caricature is entirely hand-drawn and they can take around 10-15 hours each to complete - this is in between working on paid projects - and home-schooling for part of this year.”

He added: “I think it makes an ideal Christmas gift for Sunderland fans of all ages and it will perhaps offer supporters a bit of escapism from the current situation at the club and remind them of better days.

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"This is the fifth year that I have produced a Legends calendar and they have always proved popular, and people seem to enjoy them, which I’m hugely grateful for.”

The calendar features SAFC playersThe calendar features SAFC players
The calendar features SAFC players

Calendars are available at David’s website along with a wide range of SAFC related prints, mugs and t-shirts and coasters.


We have three SAFC caricature 2021 calendars to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning, answer this question: which club did Dick Malone join after leaving SAFC?

A:: Hartlepool United

B:: South Shields FC

C:: Morpeth Town

Email your answer, along with your address, to [email protected]. Calendars will be posted out to the winners. Closing date for entries is December 10. Usual JPI Media competition rules apply.

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