1967 Keeper Sandy McLauglan (46 apps) returns to Kilmarnock for £2,500
2007 Russell Anderson (2 apps) arrives from Aberdeen for £1 million
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Chelsea on 21/5/2017
Matches Played 5,232 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,087
Matches drawn 1,264
Matches lost 1,881
Goals scored 8,059
Goals conceded 7,440
Matches scored in 3,922
Matches not conceded in 1,420
Make an appearance 1,023
Start a match 993
Come on as a substitute 393
Be substituted 437
Never appear but be a sub 39
Score a goal 556
Be sent off 120
Last Match
21 May 2017 Premier League
CHELSEA 5
SUNDERLAND 1
In The Beginning...

Sunderland Association Football Club formed in October 1879, at a meeting at the "British School" in Norfolk Street, Sunderland. This has been the conventional wisdom for decades.

New information has come to light that indicates that the club actually formed on 25th September 1880 at Rectory Park School.

We have been aware of the new information since June 2014. Whilst it is very significant, we don't believe the old date can simply be replaced with the new one. Rather, the story of the club's formation is more complicated than has previously been told.

We've collected all the evidence we have concerning the club's formation so that anyone with an interest can examine it and reach their own conclusions. We've also set down our own thoughts on how the formation story now looks, but the absolute truth will probably always remain elusive.

Match Data Status
Basic Match Details All seasons Sunderland Team, Manager and Scorers All seasons Opposition Team, Manager and Scorers 1924-25 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1924-25 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 27 June...

TheStatCat aims to be the most accurate and up-to-date archive of Sunderland AFC statistics available.

It has been active since July 2005, but this latest version is considerably extended to cover ALL first team games and gradually accommodate full details of the opposition; the latest status of the match data can be seen to the left.

Hopefully it will bring back many memories and help to resolve the occasional argument!