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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 England Lee Johnson
Current League League One 
2020–21 League One, 4th
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.

Players

First team squad

As of 31 March 2018
No. Position Player
3 Flag of Costa Rica DF Bryan Oviedo
5 Flag of Senegal DF Papy Djilobodji
6 Flag of England MF Lee Cattermole (captain)
10 Flag of Tunisia MF Wahbi Khazri
13 Flag of England MF Callum McManaman
14 Flag of England FW Duncan Watmore
17 Flag of Gabon MF Didier Ndong
19 Flag of Republic Ireland MF Aiden McGeady
20 Flag of England FW Josh Maja
21 Flag of Wales DF Adam Matthews
22 Flag of Scotland DF Donald Love
23 Flag of Ivory Coast DF Lamine Koné
25 Flag of Netherlands GK Robbin Ruiter
No. Position Player
26 Flag of England MF George Honeyman
27 Flag of United States MF Lynden Gooch
28 Flag of England MF Ethan Robson
29 Flag of Sweden FW Joel Asoro
32 Flag of Poland GK Max Stryjek
40 Flag of England MF Elliot Embleton
Flag of Scotland GK Jon McLaughlin
Flag of Turkey DF Alim Öztürk
Flag of Northern Ireland DF Tom Flanagan
Flag of Scotland FW Chris Maguire
Flag of Scotland MF Dylan McGeouch
Flag of England DF Reece James

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 - 2021–22

1 Mannone · 2 Jones · 3 Oviedo · 5 Djilobodji · 6 Cattermole · 8 Rodwell · 10 Khazri · 12 Mika · 14 Watmore · 16 O'Shea (c) · 17 N'Dong · 19 McNair · 22 Love · 23 Koné · 24 Gibson · 29 Asoro · 39 Honeyman · 46 Gooch ·  Matthews ·  Lens ·

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–)

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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 •

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 League One 2020–21

Accrington Stanley · AFC Wimbledon · Blackpool · Bristol Rovers · Burton Albion · Charlton Athletic · Crewe Alexandra · Doncaster Rovers · Fleetwood Town · Gillingham · Hull City · Ipswich Town · Lincoln City · Milton Keynes Dons · Northampton Town · Oxford United · Peterborough United · Plymouth Argyle · Portsmouth · Rochdale · Shrewsbury Town · Swindon Town · Sunderland · Wigan Athletic

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