Sunderland Association Football Club Current Players

Mikael Mandron*

Mikael signed for Sunderland in summer 2011.

The 6'3" striker impressed during a trial with the club and was handed a two-year scholarship.

The Frenchman, who qualifies internationally for England and Scotland, had been playing in his homeland with Bolougne.

He made 24 appearances for the young Black Cats in 2011-12, scoring six goals.

Mandron made a real impact in 2012-13 with 12 goals in 13 under-18 appearances earning him a promotion to the development squad.

Whilst with the second string Mandron played 16 times, scoring his only goal in a 2-2 draw with Everton at Eppleton CW.

And he made the step up to the first team in March 2013, making the bench as an unused substitute against Manchester United in Martin O'Neill's final game in charge.

He made his debut as a late substitute during Sunderland's 6-1 defeat to Aston Villa the following month.

Mandron added to his first-team appearances with a late run-out as a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the season.

Mikael joined League Two side Fleetwood Town on loan in January 2014.