Sunderland AFC's greatest line-up? 17 of the club's best-ever players as chosen by you

If you could bring back one Sunderland player from the past, who would it be?

Thursday, 6th December 2018, 11:49 am
Updated Friday, 7th December 2018, 7:35 am
We asked you to name the greatest Sunderland AFC player of all time. See if your favourite made our photo gallery.

You came in your droves to answer our question, with scores of players making the cut. Some of your suggestions divided opinion, but we've put them together to create the best-ever Sunderland AFC line-up, according to you lot. Look through our photos to see if your favourite made it. Don't forget to visit our nostalgia Facebook group, Wearside Echoes, to contact us about more feature ideas and to share your memories of growing up in Sunderland.

A favourite for many of you, and a football legend.
Ford signed for the Black Cats in 1950.
The only Englishman to win the European Golden Shoe, he scored 30 goals for Sunderland in the 1999-2000 season.

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He made more than 600 appearances in the Football League.
Rowell joined Sunderland as an apprentice in 1972.
Monty was awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to football in June 2015.
Horswill played a role in Sunderland's 197273 FA Cup run, playing in every game.
He moved to Sunderland in 1970, in a deal costing 100,000
Charlie was named Sunderland's "Player of the Century" on the club's centenary in 1979. A true Black Cats legend.
Anderson, who died this year at the age of 84, was remembered as a "magnificent" player by former team-mate Jimmy Montgomery.
Was he your favourite?
Daniel left Arsenal for Sunderland in 1953 for 27,500, then a record fee for a defender.
Baxter is widely regarded as one of Scotland's greatest-ever players.
He may have played at Roker Park, but Bingham also worked as an apprentice at the city's shipyards.
He made his Sunderland debut in 1960 against Scunthorpe United.
Shackleton also played for Bradford and Newcastle United.
Clyde started at Sunderland in 1961, before taking on a coaching role at the club in 1969.