1924 Jack Stelling (272 apps, 8 goals) is born at Washington
1930 Harry Kirtley (101 apps, 18 goals) is born at Washington
1942 Stubbins & Carter score in 2-2 War Cup Final 1st leg draw with Wolves
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Wycombe Wanderers on 21/5/2022
Matches Played 5,505 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,204
Matches drawn 1,350
Matches lost 1,951
Goals scored 8,467
Goals conceded 7,749
Matches scored in 4,143
Matches not conceded in 1,502
Make an appearance 1,122
Start a match 1,084
Come on as a substitute 477
Be substituted 565
Never appear but be a sub 49
Score a goal 613
Be sent off 137
Last Match
21 May 2022 League Promotion Play-Offs
SUNDERLAND 2
WYCOMBE WANDERERS 0
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 1882-83 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1882-83 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
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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!