1894 Johnny Campbell gets 2 in a 4-1 win over Sheffield United
1928 Tommy Wright (180 apps, 54 goals) is born in Clackmannan, Scotland
1968 Marco Gabbiadini (185 apps, 87 goals, 1987-91) is born in Nottingham
Record in 1st Class Competitions
Up to and including match v. AFC Wimbledon on 16/1/2021
Matches Played 5,415 Number of... Number of different players to...
Matches won 2,158
Matches drawn 1,326
Matches lost 1,931
Goals scored 8,321
Goals conceded 7,651
Matches scored in 4,067
Matches not conceded in 1,471
Make an appearance 1,093
Start a match 1,055
Come on as a substitute 454
Be substituted 544
Never appear but be a sub 45
Score a goal 595
Be sent off 134
Last Match
16 January 2021 Sky Bet League 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 1887-88 to date Goal Sequences and Times 1887-88 to date Grounds and Attendances All seasons
On 20 January...

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!