There are a whole host of famous faces who count Sunderland AFC as their football team.
From sports stars to TV personalities and musicians to local heroes, the Black Cats have a number of famous fans – including some surprising and international names. Over the years, we have seen many celebrities come out and publicly announce their support of the Wearside club. Here, we take a look at the famous faces who support Sunderland:
33. Brian Clough
Although Clougie was born a Middlesbrough supporter, there's no doubt that Old Big 'Ed had a massive soft spot for Sunderland after playing at Roker Park in the 1950s. Indeed, in 1961, he said: “The happiest time I ever spent in a football club, including when I was manager of league champions was when I played for Sunderland...” Photo: Graham Wood
34. Gary Bennett MBE
Sunderland legend Gary Bennett has definitely become a fan of the club and recently received an MBE Photo: WPA Pool