Sunderland AFC calendar competition: Win copy of calendar which celebrates fan favourite SAFC players past and present

Black Cats who became crowd favourites and cult heroes will feature in a calendar which celebrates players past and present.

Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 2:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 1:20 pm
Dave Wright with his 2020 calendar.

Jim Baxter, Joe Bolton, Vic Halom, John Kay, Alex Rae and more all feature in the calendar by caricature artist Dave Wright who has hand-painted 12 players from the 1960s up to the present year.

This is the fourth year 39-year-old Dave, who has been a season ticket holder since he was 11, has created a calendar in honour of SAFC and he says it’s a real labour of love.

He juggles illustrating and designing the calendar across the year in between paid projects as a freelance caricature artist, Graphic designer and illustrator.

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Steed Malbranque features in the calendar

The artist, who grew up in Roker, said: “The theme this year is Cult Heroes & Crowd Favourites. It features players who were proper characters, who fans had a real affinity for.

“I think it would make an ideal Christmas gift for Sunderland fans of all ages - and it will perhaps offer supporters a bit of escapism from the current situation at the club - and remind them of better days!”

There is a limited run of 300 calendars available, and usually half of that amount have gone in the first 10 days of being on sale.

*The calendars, priced £8.99, as well as SAFC related prints, mugs and t-shirts, are available at The calendars are also on sale at Sunderland AFC Supporters Association.

The Cult Heroes and Crowd Favourites edition


*We’ve got three copies of the calendar to give away. To be in with a chance of winning one, answer this question: which international team did Jim Baxter play for?

A:: Scotland

B:: Botswana

John Kay has also been drawn for the calendar

C:: China

Email your answer, along with your name and postal address, to [email protected] by November 25. Usual JPI Media competition rules apply.