1931 Bert Johnston (165 apps, no goals) debuts in 3-0 win at West Ham
1959 Don Kichenbrand scores a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Brighton
1979 Lads go top with sensational 6-2 win over Sheffield United
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Peterborough United on 22/4/2019
Matches Played 5,337 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,125
Matches drawn 1,301
Matches lost 1,911
Goals scored 8,210
Goals conceded 7,577
Matches scored in 4,007
Matches not conceded in 1,446
Make an appearance 1,067
Start a match 1,033
Come on as a substitute 431
Be substituted 517
Never appear but be a sub 42
Score a goal 584
Be sent off 129
Last Match
22 April 2019 Sky Bet League 1
PETERBOROUGH UNITED 1
SUNDERLAND 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 1899-00 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1899-00 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 25 April...

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!