Just hours after Sunderland qualified for the play-offs, we asked the 5,660 members and they came up with an array of answers from the 1930s onwards.
From Shackleton to Sharkey, Kerr to Clough, there are names from the past galore. But which one would you love to see in action again?
1. Kevin Phillips
Super Kev won the European Golden Shoe Award in the 1999-2000 season when he was the top scorer in the Premier League while playing for Sunderland. His Wearside Echoes fans include Carole Butler, Matt Smith, Colin Stanness, Mark Ransom, Jeff Rostron, Gerard O'Brien and Brenda O'Neill.
Alex Lee said: "Best player I have seen in a Sunderland shirt."
2. Niall Quinn
The other half of the deadly duo. Niall Quinn was a legend at the club. Steve Martin would love him back.
3. Kevin Ball
Kevin Ball twists to volley home the winner at West Brom in 1998. He played 340 games for the Black Cats and became a caretaker manager and an ambassador for the club. Anthony Rand believes Kevin would be the ideal man to 'drag them to promotion'.
Photo: Sunderland Echo
4. Jermain Defoe
A Black Cats hero, especially after his wonder goal against Newcastle. Ian Donaldson and Stephen Stokoe would love to see him in a Sunderland shirt again.