1937 Swansea are beaten 3-0 en-route to a first FA Cup trophy
1944 Promotion winning manager Ken Knighton is born at Darton
1999 Niall Quinn seals a 2-1 victory over Wolves in the last minute
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Accrington Stanley on 15/2/2019
Matches Played 5,323 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,117
Matches drawn 1,296
Matches lost 1,910
Goals scored 8,182
Goals conceded 7,563
Matches scored in 3,994
Matches not conceded in 1,440
Make an appearance 1,067
Start a match 1,033
Come on as a substitute 430
Be substituted 513
Never appear but be a sub 42
Score a goal 580
Be sent off 128
Last Match
15 February 2019 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 1902-03 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1902-03 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 20 February...

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!