SUNDERLAND

("Black Cats")

Year formed1879
Turned professional1886
Limited company1906
Previous names

Sunderland and District Teacher's AFC: 1879 - 1880

Sunderland: 1880 to date

Ground

Stadium of Light, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR5 1SU

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements115 x 74 yards (105 x 68 metres) 
Ground capacity49,000
Record attendance at present ground

48,353 v Liverpool, Premiership, 13th April 2002 (lost 0-1)

League career

Football League/Division One: 1890 - 1958

Division Two: 1958 - 1964

Division One: 1964 - 1970

Division Two: 1970 - 1976

Division One: 1976 - 1977

Division Two: 1977 - 1980

Division One: 1980 - 1985

Division Two: 1985 - 1987

Division Three: 1987 - 1988

Division Two: 1988 - 1990

Division One: 1990 - 1991

Division Two/One: 1991 - 1996

Premiership: 1996 - 1997

Division One: 1997 - 1999

Premiership: 1999 - 2003

Division One/Championship: 2003 - 2005

Premiership: 2005 - 2006

Championship: 2006 - 2007

Premiership: 2007 - 2017

Championship: 2017 - 2018

League One: 2018 - .

First Football League game13th September 1890 v Burnley, Division One, lost 2-3
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

Division One champions: 1891-92, 1892-93, 1894-95, 1901-02, 1912-13, 1935-36

Division One runners-up: 1893-94, 1897-98, 1900-01, 1922-23, 1934-35

Division Two/One/Championship champions: 1975-76, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2004-05, 2006-07

Division Two runners-up: 1963-64, 1979-80

Division Three champions: 1987-88

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup winners: 1936-37, 1972-73

FA Cup runners-up: 1912-13, 1991-92

Milk Cup runners-up: 1984-85

Charity Shield winners: 1936-37

Charity Shield runners-up: 1937-38

FA Youth Cup winners: 1966-67, 1968-69

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1965-66

Second World War League Cup runners-up: 1940-41

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position

1st, Division Three, 1987-88

Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points 
2 for a win

61, Division Two, 1963-64

3 for a win105, Division One, 1998-99
Fewest League points 
2 for a win23, Division One, 1890-91, 1896-97
3 for a win

15, Premiership, 2005-06

Most League goals scored

109, Division One, 1935-36

Most League goals conceded

97, Division One, 1957-58

Fewest League goals scored

21, Premiership, 2002-03

Fewest League goals conceded26, Division One, 1900-01
Most wins in a League season

31, Division One, 1998-99

Fewest wins in a League season

3, Premiership, 2005-06

Most draws in a League season

18, Division One, 1954-55

18, Division One, 1994-95

Fewest draws in a League season0, Division One, 1891-92
Most losses in a League season

29, Premiership, 2005-06

Fewest losses in a League season

3, Division One, 1994-95

Record League win

9-1 v Newcastle United, Division One, 5th December 1908

Record Cup win

11-1 v Fairfiled, FA Cup 1st round, 2nd February 1895

Record defeat

0-8 v The Wednesday, Division One, 26th December 1911

0-8 v West Ham United, Division One, 19th October 1968

0-8 v Watford, Division One, 25th September 1982

0-8 v Southampton, Premier League, 18 October 2014

  
Highest number of League goals scored 
in a season

43, Dave Halliday, Division One, 1928-29

in total209, Charlie Buchan, 1911-25
  
Most League goals scored in one match

5, Charlie Buchan v Liverpool, Division One, 7th December 1919

5, Bobby Gurney v Bolton Wanderers, Division One, 7th December 1935

5, Dominic Sharkey v Norwich City, Division Two, 20th February 1962

Most League appearances537, Jim Montgomery 1962-77

Most capped player

38, Charlie Hurley for Republic of Ireland

Youngest League playerDerek Forster, 15 years 184 days v Leicester City, 23rd August 1964
Highest transfer fee received£25,000,000 (rising to £30,000,000) for Jordan Pickford to Everton, August 2017
Highest transfer fee paid

£13,600,000 for Didier Ndong from Lorient, August 2016