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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #4: Are you a fountain of Sunderland knowledge? Test yourself!

A bit of Sunderland related trivia to get your brain moving on this fine Sunday morning. Best of luck, ladies and gents - let us know how you fare!

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The answers are at the bottom - good luck and let us know how you get on...

Question 1...

Who were the opponents for Paolo Di Canio’s first game as Sunderland manager after succeeding Martin O’Neill in April 2013?

Question 2...

Apart from the FA Cup winners medal from 1973 what other cup medal did Jimmy Montgomery receive during his career?

Question 3...

Which Sunderland cult hero was signed by Denis Smith from Wimbledon for £22,500 in the summer of 1987?

Roker Park

Question 4...

For which player was the last testimonial at Roker Park staged for, and who were the opponents?

Question 5...

Which player was cup-tied for Sunderland during the entire FA Cup run ending in defeat to Liverpool in the final in 1992, despite signing for Sunderland for a then record fee before the 3rd Round of the FA Cup?

Question 6...

Which Sunderland defender came through the ranks and, after making his debut in 1997, made 66 appearances for the lads before moving to Wimbledon for a reported £1.2million in the summer of 2000?

Gallery Photo: In Pictures: Sunderland Destroy Newcastle 3-0 In Tyne-Wear Derby

Question 7...

In Sunderland’s 3-0 victory at St James’ Park vs Newcastle United under Paolo Di Canio in his second game in charge April 2013, who were the goalscorers for Sunderland?

Question 8...

Sunderland were relegated to the third tier for the first ever time in 1987 via Relegation/Promotion Play-Offs to Gillingham. Sunderland won the second leg at Roker Park 4-3, but what was the score on aggregate in the tie?

Question 9...

Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the 1996/97 season after a 1-0 defeat to Wimbledon at Selhurst Park, who scored the only goal of the game for Wimbledon?

And Finally - Question 10...

Who was Sunderland’s first signing whose transfer fee was greater than or equal to £1million, and from which club was the player signed from?

Gallery Photo: In Pictures: Sunderland Destroy Newcastle 3-0 In Tyne-Wear Derby


  1. Chelsea [Chelsea 2-1 Sunderland, Apr 2013]
  2. European Cup Winners Medal 1979/80 [On the bench for Nottingham Forest during the 1980 European Cup Final - Nottingham Forest 1-0 Hamburg]
  3. John Kay
  4. Richard Ord – Sunderland 0-1 Steaua Bucharest
  5. Don Goodman
  6. Darren Holloway
  7. Stephane Sessegnon, Adam Johnson & David Vaughan
  8. 6-6 [1st Leg – Gillingham 3-2 Sunderland / 2nd Leg – Sunderland 4-3 Gillingham; Aggregate Score = 6-6; Gillingham won on away goals]
  9. Jason Euell
  10. Alex Rae - £1million from Millwall, July 1996

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