1905 The spoils are shared with Bolton in a 3-3 draw at Roker Park
1933 Patsy Gallacher scores a hat-trick as Liverpool are beaten 4-1
1996 Middlesbrough's expensive imports are held 2-2 at Roker Park
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Grimsby Town on 8/10/2019
Matches Played 5,358 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,135
Matches drawn 1,307
Matches lost 1,916
Goals scored 8,241
Goals conceded 7,602
Matches scored in 4,025
Matches not conceded in 1,449
Make an appearance 1,075
Start a match 1,041
Come on as a substitute 436
Be substituted 525
Never appear but be a sub 43
Score a goal 587
Be sent off 132
Last Match
8 October 2019 English Football League Trophy (1st Team Entry)
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 1896-97 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1896-97 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 14 October...

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!