Ahead of today’s National Mackem Day celebrations, we asked you - the readers - for the most inspirational people you can think of from Sunderland.
You came in your dozens to give us some great choices - and now we’ve come up with a shortlist so you can vote for your Mackem hero!
Does Denise Robertson get your vote? Or would it be one of SAFC’s most famous, Jimmy Montgomery or Charlie Hurley? How about the great Joseph Swan?
Let us know your favourites as we celebrate today.