1951 Season starts with entertaining 4-3 win at Derby County
1987 Gates scores only goal in LC 1st Leg win over Middlesbrough
2001 A Kevin Phillips penalty ensures 1st day win over Ipswich Town
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Sheffield Wednesday on 16/8/2017
Matches Played 5,236 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,089
Matches drawn 1,266
Matches lost 1,881
Goals scored 8,065
Goals conceded 7,443
Matches scored in 3,926
Matches not conceded in 1,421
Make an appearance 1,029
Start a match 999
Come on as a substitute 394
Be substituted 454
Never appear but be a sub 40
Score a goal 559
Be sent off 120
Last Match
16 August 2017 Sky Bet Championship
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1
SUNDERLAND 1
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 1919-20 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1919-20 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 18 August...

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!