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£18m-rated star in, PL man out: The best Sunderland XI from the last five years – Agreed?



It’s been another tough year for Sunderland this season and you have to feel some sympathy for their fans who have had little to shout about in recent years.

The men from Wearside still pack into the Stadium of Light every other week and follow their men across the country, too, but they’ve not seen them be successful for a number of years.

Indeed, they’re embroiled in another relegation fight this campaign and the hope will be that they avoid the drop and then start building something brighter.

For sure, the club has had some good players in only recent memory and the aim will be to get similar calibre stars back to the club to get them back into the top flight.

So, with that in mind, we’re offering Sunderland fans a respite and taking a look at perhaps the best XI the club could have put together in the last five years…