Sunderland AFC

Sunderland AFC has been a member of the Football League since 1890. They have won the league six times and the FA Cup two times. They have also been runners-up in the Football League Cup a final once. The club is also known under a few nicknames, The Black Cats are one of them.

Basic facts

Founded: 1879
Country: England
City: Sunderland

Home grounds

Anfield Road (1892-)

Main Trophies

First Division/Premier League: 6
FA Cup: 2

Prominent players

Ned Doig, Charlie Buchan, Bobby Gurney, Charlie Hurley, Bobby Kerr, Niall Quinn, Darren Bent, Asamoah Gyan

painting with football players
An old painting depicting Sunderland playing against Aston Villa in 1895.

History

Sunderland was established in 1879. The “AFC” stands for Association Football Club.

Together with Preston and Aston Villa, Sunderland were among the dominant football clubs in England during the 1890s, winning the First Division in 1891–92, 1892–93 and 1894–95. Their team were reinforced by imported Scottish players and they also played a passing game which for the time was typical Scottish opposed to the dribbling game that otherwise was an English trademark.

Premier League record

Season Position Points
2015-16 19 34
2014-15 16 38
2013-14 14 38
2012-13 17 39
2011-12 13 45
2010-11 10 47
2009-10 13 44
2008-09 16 36
2007-08 15 39
2006-07 - -
2005-06 20 15
2004-05 - -
2003-04 - -
2002-03 20 19
2001-02 17 40
2000-01 7 57
1999-00 7 58
1998-99 - -
1997-98 - -
1996-97 18 40
1995-96 - -
1994-95 - -
1993-94 - -
1992-93 - -

Premier League - facts, stats and history

References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunderland_A.F.C.

Image sources:
Thomas MM Hemy's painting "Sunderland v. Aston Villa 1895"