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. Accrington Stanley on 15/1/2022
Matches Played 5,483 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,193
Matches drawn 1,343
Matches lost 1,947
Goals scored 8,436
Goals conceded 7,728
Matches scored in 4,125
Matches not conceded in 1,492
Make an appearance 1,117
Start a match 1,079
Come on as a substitute 473
Be substituted 560
Never appear but be a sub 50
Score a goal 609
Be sent off 137
Last Match
15 January 2022 Sky Bet League 1
ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1
SUNDERLAND 1
Club Formation

Sunderland AFC formed on October 1879, at the British School in Norfolk Street, Sunderland. This is a given for all Sunderland fans and the club itself. Yet there is no factual evidence to support it. To believe it is to believe error-strewn anecdotes and stories published many years later.

There is now a substantial collection of primary source evidence, reported in newspapers from 1879 to 1883, that simply does not support the 1879 date. Furthermore, it provides a consistent set of facts from which the only logical conclusion is that Sunderland AFC formed on 25th September 1880 at Rectory Park School, Sunderland.

All the evidence we have concerning the formation is available on this website for anyone with an interest to examine. In our view, 25th September 1880 is the formation date of SAFC and should be celebrated.

Match Data Status
Basic Match Details All seasons Sunderland Team, Manager and Scorers All seasons Opposition Team, Manager and Scorers 1884-85 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1884-85 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
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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!