Signed from Bishop Auckland in May 1925, Bobby Gurney would go on to become Sunderland's all-time record goalscorer with an incredible 228 goals in 390 appearances.

Born in Silksworth, Gurney scored nine times on his first appearance at Roker Park for Sunderland reserves and went on to top-score alongside Raich Carter in the 1936 Championship-winning season (31 goals apiece). He was top scorer for six successive years in the Thirties.

Gurney scored Sunderland's first-ever goal at Wembley to help win the FA Cup for the first time in 1937 and showed his battling nature throughout his 22 years with the club, twice coming back from broken legs.

His goal tally could have been even higher had six of those 22 years not been lost to the Second World War.

After retiring in May 1946, he managed Peterborough, Darlington and Hartlepool and served Leeds as a scout.

Gurney's eye for goal won him a single international cap, for England against Scotland in 1935.