Sandy McAllister

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Sandy McAllister (c. 1878 – 31 January 1918) was a Scottish footballer who played for Sunderland as a central defender. Before playing football, McAllister was a coal miner in Scotland.[1]

Club career

He made his debut for Sunderland against Stoke City on 20 February 1897 in a 4–1 win. at Newcastle Road.[2] He won the English Football League Championship with Sunderland in 1902.[3][4] He died in January 1918, while at war in Italy with the Northumberland Fusiliers after catching Food Poisoning.[1][5] He had made 211 appearances and scored 5 goals in his Sunderland career.[6]


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  2. ^ "Sunderland 4–1 Stoke". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 30 July 2008.
  3. ^ "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  4. ^ "McAllister Sandy Image 1 Sunderland 1899". Vintage Footballers. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Alexander McAllister | Service Record". Football and the First World War. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Sandy McAllister". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 31 August 2006. Retrieved 30 July 2008.
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