1909 John Thompson gets two in a 4-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield
1971 Jimmy Hamilton gets debut winner from bench in 4-3 over Preston
1982 Statcat witnesses club record equalling 8-0 defeat at Watford
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Everton on 20/9/2017
Matches Played 5,243 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,090
Matches drawn 1,267
Matches lost 1,886
Goals scored 8,069
Goals conceded 7,456
Matches scored in 3,929
Matches not conceded in 1,421
Make an appearance 1,034
Start a match 1,003
Come on as a substitute 398
Be substituted 462
Never appear but be a sub 38
Score a goal 562
Be sent off 120
Last Match
20 September 2017 Football League Cup
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 1915-16 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1915-16 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 25 September...

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!