1895 Johnny Campbell scores 2 in a 5-2 win at Stoke
1946 Bury are beaten 3-1 in an FA Cup 4th Round, 1st Leg tie at Roker
1957 Shaun Elliott (368 apps, 11 goals, 1976-86) is born at Haydon Bridge
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Milton Keynes Dons on 18/1/2020
Matches Played 5,377 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,141
Matches drawn 1,313
Matches lost 1,923
Goals scored 8,264
Goals conceded 7,620
Matches scored in 4,038
Matches not conceded in 1,454
Make an appearance 1,076
Start a match 1,041
Come on as a substitute 441
Be substituted 533
Never appear but be a sub 43
Score a goal 588
Be sent off 133
Last Match
18 January 2020 Sky Bet League 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 1893-94 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1893-94 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 26 January...

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!