1912 Jimmy Richardson nets 2 in a 4-0 victory at Everton
1963 Promotion drive continues with a 3-2 win over Huddersfield at Roker
1973 Allan Johnston (101 apps, 20 goals) is born in Glasgow
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Walsall on 11/12/2018
Matches Played 5,309 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,111
Matches drawn 1,289
Matches lost 1,909
Goals scored 8,162
Goals conceded 7,550
Matches scored in 3,980
Matches not conceded in 1,435
Make an appearance 1,063
Start a match 1,030
Come on as a substitute 427
Be substituted 507
Never appear but be a sub 42
Score a goal 579
Be sent off 126
Last Match
11 December 2018 Football Association Challenge Cup
SUNDERLAND 0
WALSALL 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 1905-06 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1905-06 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 14 December...

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!