Press release from Sunderland AFC
Sunderland defender Jody Craddock has completed a £1.75 million move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 28-year old defender travelled to Wolves yesterday to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical and following the successful completion of both has signed to the Molineux club.
Chairman Bob Murray commented: ” I have spoken to Jody personally as this was a very tough decision to make. He is an impeccable professional who has always done his best for the club.
” Jody has been with us for 6 years and has given his all during that time but is moving closer to his home town, which will give him and his family a fresh start.
” Everyone at the club is very sorry to see Jody go but wishes him and his wife every happiness and success in the future.”
Craddock moved to Sunderland from Cambridge United in July 1997, on the same day as the Stadium of Light opened, for a fee of £350,000.
DOB: 25 July 1975
Christchurch 1.8.92 to 13.8.93
Cambridge Utd 13.8.93 to 1.8.97: 156 apps, 5 goals
Sunderland 1.8.97 to 31.7.03: 158 apps, 2 goals
(loan: Sheff Utd 27.8.99 to 26.10.99: 10 apps, 0 goals)