Jimmy Montgomery requires no introduction whilst Black Cats fans have also enjoyed watching the likes of Chris Turner and Shay Given over the years.
But who are the best goalkeepers to have graced the banks of Wearside since the Stadium of Light was opened back in 1997?
Here, we take a look! Do you think we’ve left anyone out? And who is your favourite stopper from the list?
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Note: The goalkeepers featured in this list aren’t in any particular order
5. Jon McLaughlin
The Scot joined Sunderland during their maiden campaign in League One and was one of the standout performers over two seasons before moving on to Scottish Premiership champions Rangers under the management of Steven Gerrard.
Photo: Lewis Storey
6. Thomas Sorensen
A regular for Sunderland over five campaigns on Wearside - including two seventh-placed top-flight finishes - the Danish stopper made 197 appearances in red and white.
Photo: Jamie McDonald
7. Thomas Myhre
Myhre returned as first choice goalkeeper at Sunderland following a loan at Crystal Palace after the departure of Sorensen and played 31 league games in the 2004–05 season, as the club won promotion to the Premier League.
Photo: Ker Robertson
8. Mart Poom
Mart Poom joined Sunderland for a fee of £3.19 million in 2003. The stopper is perhaps most famous for his headed 90th-minute equaliser for Sunderland against Derby County at Pride Park.
Photo: Laurence Griffiths