1958 Billy Bingham (227 apps, 47 goals) moves to Luton for £20,000
2009 Dean Whitehead (200 apps, 14 goals) moves to Stoke for £3m
2013 Spurs are beaten 3-1 in Asian Cup semi-final in Hong Kong
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. CD Eldense on 21/7/2024
Matches Played 5,605 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,240
Matches drawn 1,375
Matches lost 1,990
Goals scored 8,595
Goals conceded 7,872
Matches scored in 4,215
Matches not conceded in 1,529
Make an appearance 1,152
Start a match 1,110
Come on as a substitute 506
Be substituted 590
Never appear but be a sub 54
Score a goal 632
Be sent off 140
Last Match
21 July 2024 Friendly
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
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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!