1897 A 1-1 draw with Queen's Park is played out in a friendly at Glasgow.
1926 Sunderland top Division 1 after a 3-2 win over Arsenal at Highbury.
1976 2 late goals beat Spurs 2-1, the first home league win of the season.
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Grimsby Town on 8/11/2017
Matches Played 5,251 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,090
Matches drawn 1,271
Matches lost 1,890
Goals scored 8,082
Goals conceded 7,475
Matches scored in 3,936
Matches not conceded in 1,421
Make an appearance 1,034
Start a match 1,003
Come on as a substitute 400
Be substituted 466
Never appear but be a sub 38
Score a goal 562
Be sent off 120
Last Match
8 November 2017 English Football League Trophy
(Sunderland won 7 - 6 on penalties)
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 1913-14 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1913-14 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 20 November...

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!