1950 Tommy Wright hat-trick as Everton are beaten 4-2 at Roker Park
1961 George Hird (318 apps, 55 goals) debuts in 1-1 draw with Liverpool
1986 Gates and Proctor earn vital 2-0 victory over Shrewsbury
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. Middlesbrough on 26/4/2017
Matches Played 5,227 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,086
Matches drawn 1,264
Matches lost 1,877
Goals scored 8,056
Goals conceded 7,430
Matches scored in 3,920
Matches not conceded in 1,419
Make an appearance 1,023
Start a match 992
Come on as a substitute 393
Be substituted 430
Never appear but be a sub 39
Score a goal 555
Be sent off 120
Last Match
26 April 2017 Premier League
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 1930-31 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1930-31 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 29 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!