Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

OFFICIAL: McFadden pens short-term deal

OFFICIAL: McFadden pens short-term deal

Sunderland have this morning (Friday), signed James McFadden on a short-term deal.

The 29 year-old left Everton at the end of his contract and has been a free agent since, spending several weeks training with the Black Cats & turning out for the U21 side.

The length of the deal is undisclosed however.

McFadden, born in Glasgow, moved south of the border for the first time in 2003, leaving Motherwell to join the Toffees.

The winger-cum-forward spent five years at Goodison Park, making over 100 league appearances before being sold to Birmingham City in 2008.

A succession of knee injuries hampered McFadden's time with the Blues, but he still managed 82 appearances in three years before leaving the club on a bosman in 2011 following relegation.

After failing to find a club ahead of last season despite trials at Wolves and Celtic, McFadden re-signed for Everton in mid-October.

David Moyes only used the Scot sparingly, as McFadden made a further seven appearances for the Toffees over the course of the season.

McFadden has won 48 caps for Scotland, scoring 15 goals including a screamer against France in September 2007 to help Scotland come agonizingly close to Euro 2008 qualification.

He has been handed the squad number 11.

Welcome to Sunderland, James.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:safc123
Date:Friday October 26 2012
Time: 10:33AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Grayson Impressed But No Ruiter Deal Yet

Having trained with the club last week the free agent, having left Utrecht, was given a chance in a game situation as Ruiter featured in the pre-season friendly win over Bradford.

Matthews' First Team Hopes

Matthews has featured in all games so far, including a full 90 against St Johnstone and the best part of the meeting against Hartlepool with a cameo outing at Bradford on Saturday.

Grayson Pleased Following Bradford

Manager Simon Grayson has said he was content with more progress being shown by Sunderland following our friendly victory over Bradford.

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019

Changes to the African Cup of Nations have provided Premier League teams with a boost from the season of 2018/19.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Sunderland
Write For Vital Sunderland
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:
Pickford64%
Jones0%
O Shea7%
Lescott2%
Manquillo2%
Larsson5%
Cattermole2%
Rodwell2%
Oviedo2%
Januzaj0%
Borini2%
Sub - Gooch5%
Sub - Gibson7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Results (view all)

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment