1950 A goal glut at Derby sees Sunderland defeated 6-5
1989 Kevin Ball equalises for Portsmouth in a 3-3 draw at Fratton Park
2006 2 goals in the last 10 minutes rescue a point in a 2-2 draw at Burnley
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Wolverhampton Wanderers on 9/12/2017
Matches Played 5,256 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,091
Matches drawn 1,273
Matches lost 1,892
Goals scored 8,088
Goals conceded 7,482
Matches scored in 3,940
Matches not conceded in 1,423
Make an appearance 1,035
Start a match 1,003
Come on as a substitute 403
Be substituted 469
Never appear but be a sub 37
Score a goal 563
Be sent off 121
Last Match
9 December 2017 Sky Bet Championship
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0
SUNDERLAND 0
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 1912-13 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1912-13 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 16 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!