Sunderland Association Football Club is an English football club, founded in 1879. The club plays its home games at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. This stadium is in use since 1997. Nearly a century before the club played home games at Roker Park.

The club was founded under the name Sunderland & District Teachers Association, but if the name quickly changed to Sunderland Association Football Club. There were also players, which were not a teacher. In 1885 the club became a professional club and in that year also the first Scots arrived at the club.

In 1887 the club split into two clubs, because attracting many paid professional players kept the local heroes from the first team. The local men founded a private team,Sunderland Albion FC. In 1890, one of the two teams admitted to the Football League. A playoff was played and Sunderland AFC won that match. Sunderland Albion continued as an amateur club and disappeared into obscurity.

In the early years of the Football League club Sunderland was the northernmost and they had to often the opponents travel fee. Sunderland lost only one home game In six seasons and they were the first team that had become three times Dutch champion.

In 2005/06 the club relegated to the second division. There seemed to go wrong after the first 4 games were lost. The club continued under the guidance of trainer Roy Keane the way up in. A few games before the end the club was already sure of promotion to the Premier League. On the last day, the title was still won, after point loss by League-leader Birmingham CityLuton Town and the own profit on.


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Competition Number Of Years
English League Championship 6 1891/921892/931894/951901/021912/131935/36
Championship 5 1975/761995/961998/992004/052006/07
League One 1 1987/88
FA Cup 2 19371973
FA Community Shield 1 1936

Sunderland in Europe[Edit]Edit

  • 1R = first round
  • 1/8 = 1/8th final
  • PUC = points UEFA coefficients
Season Competition Round Country Club Score PUC
1973/74 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup 1R [1] Vasas Budapest 2-0, 1-0 6.0
1/8 [2] Sporting Lisbon 2-1, 0-2

Total points for UEFA coefficients: 6.0


See also participants UEFA tournaments England

Selection 2012/2013[Edit]Edit

Name Number Nationality
Jordan Pickford 13 [4]
K Westwood 20 [5]
Phil Bardsley 2 [6]
Danny Rose 3 [7]
Wes Brown 5 [8]
Matthew Kilgallon 12 [9]
John O'Shea 16 [10]
Framework Mangane 18 [11]
Titus Bramble 19 [12]
Carlos Cuéllar 24 [13]
John Egan 42 [14]
Alfred N'Diaye 4 [15]
Lee Cattermole


6 [17]
Sebastian Larsson 7 [18]
Craig Gardner 8 [19]
Jack Colback 14 [20]
David Vaughan 15 [21]
Adam Johnson 21 [22]
James McClean 23 [23]
Danny Graham 9 [24]
Connor Wickham 10 [25]
Steven Fletcher 26 [26]

Notable former players[Edit]Edit



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