1904 Craggs and Hogg each score twice in a 6-0 victory over Bury
1937 Jimmy Gorman (100 apps, 1 goal) debuts in a 3-3 draw at Brentford
1954 A Ted Purdon hat-trick helps towards a 4-1 win at Arsenal
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Hull City on 20/1/2018
Matches Played 5,264 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,094
Matches drawn 1,274
Matches lost 1,896
Goals scored 8,092
Goals conceded 7,493
Matches scored in 3,944
Matches not conceded in 1,426
Make an appearance 1,036
Start a match 1,006
Come on as a substitute 403
Be substituted 471
Never appear but be a sub 38
Score a goal 565
Be sent off 122
Last Match
20 January 2018 Sky Bet Championship
SUNDERLAND 1
HULL CITY 0
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 1912-13 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1912-13 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 23 January...

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!