1895 Sunderland fill in a blank day with a 4-0 friendly win at Newcastle.
1974 An epic 3-2 defeat at Manchester United in top of Division 2 clash.
1996 Michael Bridges gets two late goals in a 3-1 win at Everton.
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Plymouth Argyle on 25/11/2023
Matches Played 5,575 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,232
Matches drawn 1,369
Matches lost 1,974
Goals scored 8,570
Goals conceded 7,834
Matches scored in 4,198
Matches not conceded in 1,521
Make an appearance 1,148
Start a match 1,104
Come on as a substitute 501
Be substituted 581
Never appear but be a sub 51
Score a goal 629
Be sent off 140
Last Match
25 November 2023 Sky Bet Championship
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 All seasons Goal Sequences and Times All seasons Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 30 November...
More info about today...

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!