With the decade rapidly nearing its end, we called on Sunderland AFC supporters to pick their best XI from the last ten years in our online poll.
And you duly answered. While the decade has been a testing one for fans, there have been moments of brilliance with a number of individual players capturing the hearts of the Stadium of Light faithful.
This is YOUR Sunderland AFC team of the decade – scroll down and click through the pages to view it (4-3-3).
1. Sam Allardyce - Manager
Responsible for one of Sunderland’s great escapes and a flurry of brilliant January signings. What could have been if England hadn’t come calling? We’ll never know. Photo: Ian MacNicol
2. Jordan Pickford - GK
Sunderland apps: 31. Despite playing just one full season for his hometown club, Jordan Pickford cemented himself as a fan’s favourite. Transferred to Everton for £30m in 2017 and has cemented himself as England’s number one. Photo: Alex Livesey
3. Phil Bardsley - RB
Sunderland apps: 174. Goals scored: 7. The defender now plays for Burnley after enjoying a 2014 League Cup final whilst on Wearside. Photo: Michael Regan
4. Marcos Alonso - LB
Sunderland apps: 20. Despite playing only have a season on loan from Fiorentina, the Spaniard made a big impression on Wearside. The left-back now stars for Chelsea. Photo: Chris Brunskill