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Sunderland
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Full name Sunderland Association Football Club
Nickname(s) The Black Cats
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Short name SAFC
Founded 1879
Ground Stadium of Light, Sunderland
(Capacity: 49,000)
Owner Flag of France Kyril Louis-Dreyfus
Chairman Flag of France Kyril Louis-Dreyfus
Manager Flag of Scotland Alex Neil
Current League EFL Championship 
2021–22 League One
5th (promoted, via playoffs)
Website Club home page
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Sunderland Association Football Club is an English professional football club based in the North East city of Sunderland in the larger metropolitan area of Tyne and Wear. The club currently plays in League One, the third tier of English football. Since its formation in 1879, the club has won six top-flight First Division (now the Premier League) titles (1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913, and 1936), a total only bettered by six other clubs, and has finished runners-up five times. The club has also won the FA Cup twice (1937 and 1973) and been runners-up twice (1913 and 1992), as well as winning the FA Community Shield in 1936 and being finalists the following year. Sunderland have also been Football League Cup finalists in 1985 and 2014.

Sunderland won their first FA Cup in 1937 with a 3–1 victory over Preston North End, and remained in the top league for 68 successive seasons until they were relegated for the first time in 1958. Sunderland's most notable trophy after the Second World War was their second FA Cup in 1973, when the club secured a 1–0 victory over Leeds United. The team has won the second tier title five times in that period and the third tier title once.

Sunderland play their home games at the 49,000-capacity all-seater Stadium of Light having moved from Roker Park in 1997. The original ground capacity was 42,000 which was increased to 49,000 following expansion in 2000. Sunderland have a long-standing rivalry with their neighbouring club Newcastle United, with whom they have contested the Tyne–Wear derby since 1898. Since their most recent promotion to the Premier League in 2007, Sunderland have become one of the world's wealthiest football brands, being valued at USD $93 million in 2014, 31st in the world overall.

Reserves and academy

Main article: Sunderland A.F.C. Reserves and Academy

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: Sunderland A.F.C. players

Managers

Main article: Sunderland A.F.C. managers

Honours

Domestic

Leagues

1891–92, 1892–93, 1894–95, 1901–02, 1912–13, 1935–36
1975–76, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2004–05, 2006–07
Runners-up (2): 1963–64, 1979–80
Promotion (1): 1989–90
  • Third Division: 1 (level 3)
1987–88

Cups

1937, 1973
1936
  • Sheriff of London Charity Shield: 1
1903

European

Other

  • BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award: 1
1973
  • Football World Championship: 1
1895

External links

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History: Seasons

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Sunderland A.F.C. squad - 2022–23

1 Burge · 2 Huggins · 3 Flanagan · 4 Evans · 5 Alves · 6 Doyle · 7 Dajaku · 8 Embleton · 9 Broadhead · 10 O'Brien · 11 Gooch · 13 O'Nien · 14 Stewart · 15 Winchester · 16 Willis · 17 Cirkin · 18 Taylor · 19 Xhemajli · 20 Patterson · 21 Pritchard · 24 Neil · 25 Younger · 26 Wright · 28 McGeady · 33 Hume · 37 Harris · 39 Hoffmann ·

Sunderland Football Club - Managers

Watson (1888–96) • Campbell (1896–99) • Mackie (1899–1905) • Kyle (1905–28) • Cochrane (1928–39) • Murray (1939–57) • Brown (1957–64) • Hardwick (1964–65c) • McColl (1965–68) • Brown (1968–72) • Elliott (1972c) • Stokoe (1972–76) • MacFarlane (1976c) • Adamson (1976–78) • Merrington (1978c) • Elliott (1978–79) • Knighton (1979–81) • Docherty (1981c) • Durban (1981–84) • Robson (1984c) • Ashurst (1984–85) • McMenemy (1985–87) • Stokoe (1987c) • Smith (1987–91) • Crosby (1991–93) • Butcher (1993) • Buxton (1993–95) • Reid (1995–2002) • Wilkinson (2002–03) • McCarthy (2003–06) • Ball (2006c) • Quinn (2006) • Keane (2006–08) • Sbragia (2008–09) • Bruce (2009–11) • Black (2011c) • O'Neill (2011–13) • Di Canio (2013) • Ball (2013c) • Poyet (2013–15) • Advocaat (2015) • Allardyce (2015–16) • Moyes (2016–17) • Grayson (2017) • Stockdalec (17) • Coleman (2018–2018) • Stockdalec (2018) • Ross (2018–19) • Fowler c (2019) • Parkinson (2019–20) • Taylor c (2020) • Johnson (2020–22) • Neil (2022–)

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Sunderland A.F.C. squad seasons

1972-73 · 1973-74 · 1974-75 · 1975-76 · 1976-77 · 1977-78 · 1978-79 · 1979-80 · 1980-81 · 1981-82 · 1982-83 · 1983-84 · 1984-85 · 1985-86 · 1986-87 · 1987-88 · 1988-89 · 1989-90 · 1990-91 · 1991-92 · 1992-93 · 1993-94 · 1994-95 · 1995-96 · 1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-00 · 2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

FA Cup winners

1872: Wanderers • 1873: Wanderers • 1874: Oxford University • 1875: Royal Engineers • 1876: Wanderers • 1877: Wanderers • 1878: Wanderers • 1879: Old Etonians • 1880: Clapham Rovers • 1881: Old Carthusians • 1882: Old Etonians • 1883: Blackburn Olympic • 1884: Blackburn Rovers • 1885: Blackburn Rovers • 1886: Blackburn Rovers • 1887: Aston Villa • 1888: West Bromwich Albion • 1889: Preston North End • 1890: Blackburn Rovers • 1891: Blackburn Rovers • 1892: West Bromwich Albion • 1893: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1894: Notts County • 1895: Aston Villa • 1896: The Wednesday • 1897: Aston Villa • 1898: Nottingham Forest • 1899: Sheffield United • 1900: Bury • 1901: Tottenham Hotspur • 1902: Sheffield United • 1903: Bury • 1904: Manchester City • 1905: Aston Villa • 1906: Everton • 1907: The Wednesday • 1908: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1909: Manchester United • 1910: Newcastle United • 1911: Bradford City • 1912: Barnsley • 1913: Aston Villa • 1914: Burnley • 1915: Sheffield United • 1920: Aston Villa • 1921: Tottenham Hotspur • 1922: Huddersfield Town • 1923: Bolton Wanderers • 1924: Newcastle United • 1925: Sheffield United • 1926: Bolton Wanderers • 1927: Cardiff City • 1928: Blackburn Rovers • 1929: Bolton Wanderers • 1930: Arsenal • 1931: West Bromwich Albion • 1932: Newcastle United • 1933: Everton • 1934: Manchester City • 1935: Sheffield Wednesday • 1936: Arsenal • 1937: Sunderland • 1938: Preston North End • 1939: Portsmouth • 1946: Derby County • 1947: Charlton Athletic • 1948: Manchester United • 1949: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1950: Arsenal • 1951: Newcastle United • 1952: Newcastle United • 1953: Blackpool • 1954: West Bromwich Albion • 1955: Newcastle United • 1956: Manchester City • 1957: Aston Villa • 1958: Bolton Wanderers • 1959: Nottingham Forest • 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1961: Tottenham Hotspur • 1962: Tottenham Hotspur • 1963: Manchester United • 1964: West Ham United • 1965: Liverpool • 1966: Everton • 1967: Tottenham Hotspur • 1968: West Bromwich Albion • 1969: Manchester City • 1970: Chelsea • 1971: Arsenal • 1972: Leeds United • 1973: Sunderland • 1974: Liverpool • 1975: West Ham United • 1976: Southampton • 1977: Manchester United • 1978: Ipswich Town • 1979: Arsenal • 1980: West Ham United • 1981: Tottenham Hotspur • 1982: Tottenham Hotspur • 1983: Manchester United • 1984: Everton • 1985: Manchester United • 1986: Liverpool • 1987: Coventry City • 1988: Wimbledon • 1989: Liverpool • 1990: Tottenham Hotspur • 1991: Liverpool • 1992: Arsenal • 1993: Arsenal • 1994: Manchester United • 1995: Everton • 1996: Manchester United • 1997: Chelsea • 1998: Arsenal • 1999: Manchester United • 2000: Chelsea • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Arsenal • 2003: Arsenal • 2004: Manchester United • 2005: Arsenal • 2006: Liverpool • 2007: Chelsea • 2008: Portsmouth • 2009: Chelsea • 2010: Chelsea • 2011: Manchester City • 2012: Chelsea • 2013: Wigan Athletic • 2014: Arsenal • 2015: Arsenal • 2016: Manchester United • 2017: Arsenal • 2018: Chelsea • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Arsenal • 2021: Leicester City • 2022: TBD •

Football League Cup winners

1961: Aston Villa • 1962: Norwich City • 1963: Birmingham City • 1964: Leicester City • 1965: Chelsea • 1966: West Bromwich Albion • 1967: Queens Park Rangers • 1968: Leeds United • 1969: Swindon Town • 1970: Manchester City • 1971: Manchester City • 1972: Stoke City • 1973: Tottenham Hotspur • 1974: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1975: Aston Villa • 1976: Manchester City • 1977: Aston Villa • 1978: Nottingham Forest • 1979: Nottingham Forest • 1980: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1981: Liverpool • 1982: Liverpool • 1983: Liverpool • 1984: Liverpool • 1985: Norwich City • 1986: Oxford United • 1987: Arsenal • 1988: Luton Town • 1989: Nottingham Forest • 1990: Nottingham Forest • 1991: Sheffield Wednesday • 1992: Manchester United • 1993: Arsenal • 1994: Aston Villa • 1995: Liverpool • 1996: Aston Villa • 1997: Leicester City • 1998: Chelsea • 1999: Tottenham Hotspur • 2000: Leicester City • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Blackburn Rovers • 2003: Liverpool • 2004: Middlesbrough • 2005: Chelsea • 2006: Manchester United • 2007: Chelsea • 2008: Tottenham Hotspur • 2009: Manchester United • 2010: Manchester United • 2011: Birmingham City • 2012: Liverpool • 2013: Swansea City • 2014: Manchester City • 2015: Chelsea • 2016: Manchester City • 2017: Manchester United • 2018: Manchester City • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Manchester City • 2021: Manchester City • 2022: TBD

EFL Championship 2022-23

Birmingham City · Blackburn Rovers · Blackpool · Bristol City · Burnley · Cardiff City · Coventry City · Huddersfield Town · Hull City · Luton Town · Middlesbrough · Millwall · Norwich City · Preston North End · Queens Park Rangers · Reading · Rotherham United · Sheffield United · Stoke City · Sunderland · Swansea City · Watford · Wigan Athletic · West Bromwich Albion

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