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Past Players (A)

Graeme Aldred Joe Allon Stan Anderson Andrew Appleby
Craig Armstrong David Armstrong George Armstrong Ian Arnold
Neil Aspin Brian Atkinson Billy Ayre

HELEN ALDERSON

  • Monkwearmouth Comprehensive School (Sunderland); DCSFA U16 Girls: 2003-04 & 2004-05
  • Sunderland WFC 2009-2014: Played in the Sunderland team beaten by Arsenal Ladies in the 2009 FA Women's Cup Final.
  • Grindavik, Iceland (loan) 2010 (10 apps)
  • Doncaster Rovers Belles 2011
  • Durham WFC 2015-2017
  • International honours: England Women U17s, U19s and U23s

RICHARD ALDERSON

  • Durham SFA; DCSFA U15s: 1989-90
  • York City 1997 (2 apps, 0 goals)

GRAEME ALDRED

  • Bishop Auckland SFA; DCSFA U15s: ; DCSFA U19s: 1982-83
  • Darlington 1984-1985 (57 apps, 1 goal)

JOE ALLON

  • Chester-le-Street SFA; DCSFA U15s: 1981-82
  • Newcastle United 1984-1987 (10 apps, 2 goals)
  • Swansea City 1987-1988 (40 apps, 13 goals)
  • Hartlepool United 1988-1991 and 1995-1998 (194 apps, 79 goals). Whilst with Pools Joe was voted the North East Player of the Year and the NE Football Writers' Player of the Year.
  • Chelsea 1991-1992 (21 apps, 3 goals)
  • Port Vale (loan)1992 and 1994-1995 (32 apps, 10 goals)
  • Brentford 1992-1994 (56 apps, 28 goals)
  • Southend United (loan) 1993 (3 apps, 0 goals)
  • Lincoln City 1995 (5 apps, 0 goals)
  • International honours: England Youth

STAN ANDERSON

  • East Durham SFA; DCSFA U15s: 1948-49
  • Sunderland 1952-1963 (447 apps, 35 goals)
  • Newcastle United 1963-1965 (84 apps, 14 goals)
  • Middlesbrough 1965-1966 (22 apps, 2 goals)
  • First player to captain Sunderland, Newcastle Utd and Middlesbrough
  • International honours: Played 3 times for ESFA U15s in 1948-49. Capped twice for England in 1962. Also played for England 'B' and U23s
  • Management
  • Midddlesbrough (1966-1973)
  • AEK Athens (1973-1974)
  • Queens Park Rangers (1974)
  • Doncaster Rovers (1975-1978)
  • Bolton Wanderers (1980-1981)

ANDREW APPLEBY

  • Sunderland SFA; DCSFA U15s: 2001-02
  • Hartlepool United 2004-2006 (19 apps, 2 goals)

CRAIG ARMSTRONG

  • Durham SFA; DCSFA U15s: 1989-90; DCSFA U19s: 1990-91
  • Burnley (loan) 1994 (4 apps, 0 goals)
  • Bristol Rovers (loan) 1996 (14 apps, 0 goals)
  • Gillingham (loan) 1996 (13 apps, 0 goals)
  • Watford (loan) 1997 (15 apps, 0 goals)
  • Nottingham Forest 1997-1999 (49 apps, 2 goals)
  • Huddersfield Town 1999-2002 (119 apps, 5 goals)
  • Sheffield Wednesday 2002-2005 (40 apps, 1 goals)
  • Grimsby Town (loan) 2004 (9 apps, 1 goals)
  • Cheltenham Town 2005-2007 and 2008-2009 (118 apps, 3 goals)
  • Gillingham 2007-2008 (16 apps, 1 goal)

DAVID ARMSTRONG

  • Durham SFA; DCSFA U15s: 1969-70
  • Middlesbrough 1971-1981 (431 apps, 77 goals). Made 305 league consecutive appearances and 358 consecutive appearance in all competitions for Boro from March 1972 to August 1980.
  • Southampton 1981-1987 (272 apps, 71 goals) -- Southampton's Player of the Season for 1983-84
  • Bournemouth 1987-1988 (11 apps, 3 goals)
  • International honours: England (3 caps). Also England B

GEORGE ARMSTRONG

  • Jarrow & Hebburn SFA; DCSFA U15s: 1958-59
  • Arsenal 1962-1977 (621 apps, 68 goals) Inter Cities Fairs Cup winner with Arsenal in 1969-70. An ever present in Arsenal's League and FA Cup 'Double-winning' side of 1970-71.
  • Leicester City 1977-1978 (17 apps, 1 goals)
  • Stockport County 1978-1979 (37 apps, 0 goals)
  • International honours: England U23: 5 appearances

IAN ARNOLD

  • Durham SFA; DCSFA U15s: 1986-87; DCSFA U19s: 1987-88
  • Middlesbrough 1990-1992 (4 apps, 0 goals)
  • Carlisle United 1992-1994 (63 apps, 17 goals)

NEIL ASPIN

  • Gateshead SFA; DCSFA U19s: 1980-81
  • Leeds United 1982-1989 (244 apps, 6 goals) -- Leeds Utd Player of the Year in 1985
  • Port Vale 1989-1999 (410 apps, 3 goals) -- Football League Trophy winner in 1993; Port Vale Player of the Year in 1989-90 and 1993-94
  • Darlington 1999-2001 (60 apps, 0 goals)
  • Hartlepool United 2001 (11 apps, 0 goals)

BRIAN ATKINSON

  • Bishop Auckland SFA; DCSFA U15s: 1985-86
  • Sunderland 1989-1995 (169 apps, 6 goals)
  • Carlisle United (loan) 1996 (3 apps, 0 goals)
  • Darlington 1996-2001 (224 apps, 15 goals)
  • International honours: 6 appearances for England U21s in 1990-91 and was member of the squad that won the Toulon Tournament that season.

WILLIAM AYRE

  • DCSFA U19s: 1969-70
  • Hartlepool United 1977-1980 (155 apps, 28 goals)
  • Halifax Town 1981-1982 and 1984-1986 (104 apps, 7 goals)
  • Mansfield Town 1982-84 (75 apps, 8 goals)
  • Management
  • Halifax Town (1986-1990)
  • Blackpool (1990-1994) -- Promoted from Division 4 in 1991-92 through the play-offs
  • Scarborough (1994)
  • Cardiff City (2000)

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