1940 Joe Baker (44 apps, 12 goals) is born at Liverpool
1997 St. Patrick's Athletic are beaten 4-1 in a friendly in Dublin
2011 Tour of Germany kicks off with a 1-1 draw at Arminia Bielefeld
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Hartlepool United on 14/7/2018
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
14 July 2018 Friendly
HARTLEPOOL UNITED 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 1908-09 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1908-09 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 17 July...

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!