Sunderland may be in the mix to secure promotion to the Championship this term fans won’t be forgetting that they’ve seen some wonderful players over the years.
It wasn’t that long ago that the club were playing in the Premier League and with that came the profile and financial backing to secure the signings of some of English football’s biggest names.
The Black Cats were a regular feature in the top flight and even reached the League Cup final during the last decade, so there’s no doubt that they were a force to be reckoned with.
Lee Johnson’s current side consists of players who are well on the way to establishing themselves as Sunderland favourites, but much of that will depend on how they fare in the promotion race.
So who features in Sunderland’s best XI of the last decade? We take a look at our 1-11 of top players from the last 10 years.