Darren Bent of Sunderland watches as his shot goes between Glen Johnson and Pepe Reina of Liverpool and into the goal off of a beachball

From beach balls to dirty knees: The 'most popular' Sunderland archive photos from seasons gone by

Sunderland have been involved in some iconic moments over the years.

Sunday, 18th July 2021, 3:21 pm

There have been beachballs, derby day wins, great goals with plenty of drama and heartache along the way.

But which classic photos of Sunderland in action are the most used on the internet?

Ahead of the new season, we’ve compiled 17 of the best from seasons gone by.

Here, we take a look at the ‘most popular’ photos involving Sunderland from Getty – simply scroll down to take a look:

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