1905 Harry Shaw (217 apps, 5 goals) is born at Hednesford
1959 Alan Brown (127 apps, 25 goals) is born at Easington
2011 Unlikely 10th place finish achieved with 3-0 win at West Ham
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Wolverhampton Wanderers on 6/5/2018
Matches Played 5,282 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,096
Matches drawn 1,280
Matches lost 1,906
Goals scored 8,114
Goals conceded 7,526
Matches scored in 3,956
Matches not conceded in 1,427
Make an appearance 1,043
Start a match 1,010
Come on as a substitute 411
Be substituted 484
Never appear but be a sub 38
Score a goal 570
Be sent off 124
Last Match
6 May 2018 Sky Bet Championship
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 1908-09 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1908-09 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 22 May...

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!