1941 Martin Harvey (358 apps, 5 goals) is born at Belfast
1973 European debut sees 2-0 first leg away win at Vasas Budapest
1998 Reserve strikers Dichio & Bridges help dismantle Oxford 7-0
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Burton Albion on 15/9/2018
Matches Played 5,292 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,100
Matches drawn 1,284
Matches lost 1,908
Goals scored 8,129
Goals conceded 7,536
Matches scored in 3,964
Matches not conceded in 1,429
Make an appearance 1,056
Start a match 1,025
Come on as a substitute 421
Be substituted 501
Never appear but be a sub 40
Score a goal 574
Be sent off 125
Last Match
15 September 2018 Sky Bet League 1
BURTON ALBION 2
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 19 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!