2004–05 Sunderland A.F.C. season

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Sunderland
2004–05 season
Manager Mick McCarthy
Stadium Stadium of Light
Championship 1st (promoted)
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
All: Marcus Stewart (16)
Average home league attendance 28,820

During the 2004–05 English football season, Sunderland A.F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Summer[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee
1 June 2004 GK Northern Ireland Trevor Carson Sunderland Academy Free
1 June 2004 FW Republic of Ireland Stephen Elliott Manchester City Free
10 June 2004 MF Wales Carl Robinson Portsmouth Free (making a former loan permanent)
21 June 2004 MF England Dean Whitehead Oxford United Free
25 June 2004 MF Republic of Ireland Liam Lawrence Mansfield Town Free
27 June 2004 DF Scotland Steven Caldwell Newcastle United Free
15 July 2004 DF England Mark Lynch Manchester United Free
13 August 2004 DF Scotland Neill Collins Dumbarton £25,000
10 September 2004 MF England Simon Johnson Leeds United Loan (September to November)
16 September 2004 MF England Darren Carter Birmingham City Loan (September to December)
23 September 2004 FW England Michael Bridges Bolton Wanderers Loan until the end of the season
11 October 2004 DF Wales Danny Collins Chester City £140,000
23 November 2004 MF Scotland Andy Welsh Stockport County £35,000
1 December 2004 FW England Michael Bridges Bolton Wanderers Free

January[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee
24 March 2005 FW England Brian Deane Leeds United Free

Out[edit]

Summer[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee
25 June 2004 MF England Tommy Smith Derby County Free
18 June 2004 DF England Simon Ramsden Grimsby Town Free
19 July 2004 MF Republic of Ireland Jason McAteer Tranmere Rovers Free
20 July 2004 FW Republic of Ireland Michael Reddy Grimsby Town Free
21 July 2004 FW Jamaica Darren Byfield Gillingham Free
27 July 2004 MF England Paul Thirlwell Sheffield United Free
5 August 2004 DF Sweden Joachim Bjorklund Wolves Free
31 August 2004 MF Argentina Nicolas Medina Real Murcia Free
10 September 2004 MF Republic of Ireland Thomas Butler Dunfermline Athletic Free
23 September 2004 DF England Darren Williams Cardiff City Loan
22 October 2004 DF England Ben Clark Hartlepool United Free
5 November 2004 MF Wales John Oster Leeds United Loan
10 December 2004 DF England Darren Williams Cardiff City Free

January[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee
29 January 2005 MF Wales John Oster Burnley Free

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Estonia GK Mart Poom
2 England DF Stephen Wright
3 Northern Ireland DF George McCartney
4 Wales MF Carl Robinson
5 Republic of Ireland DF Gary Breen (captain)
6 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell (vice-captain)
7 Republic of Ireland MF Liam Lawrence
8 Northern Ireland MF Jeff Whitley
9 Scotland FW Kevin Kyle
10 England FW Marcus Stewart
11 England MF Simon Johnson
11 Scotland MF Andy Welsh
12 Wales MF John Oster
12 England FW Brian Deane
13 Northern Ireland GK Michael Ingham
14 England MF Dean Whitehead
15 Republic of Ireland MF Sean Thornton
No. Position Player
16 England DF Darren Williams
17 Scotland DF Neill Collins
18 England DF Ben Clark
19 Republic of Ireland FW Stephen Elliott
20 England FW Chris Brown
21 England MF Matt Piper
22 England DF Mark Lynch
23 England MF Grant Leadbitter
25 Republic of Ireland MF Colin Healy
30 England GK Ben Alnwick
32 England MF Darren Carter
33 Argentina MF Julio Arca
38 England FW Michael Bridges
39 Wales DF Danny Collins
41 Norway GK Thomas Myhre
42 Northern Ireland GK Trevor Carson

Results[edit]

Sunderland's score comes first.
Win Draw Loss

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
1st 24 August 2004 Chester City Stadium of Light 3-0 11,450 Hessey (own goal), Kyle, Caldwell
2nd 21 September 2004 Crewe Alexandra Alexandra Stadium 3-3
(lost 2-4 on pens)
3,804 Brown (2), Elliott

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
3rd 8 January 2005 Crystal Palace Stadium of Light 2-1 17,536 Welsh, Stewart (pen)
4th 29 January 2005 Everton Goodison Park 0-3 33,186

Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 2004 Coventry City Highfield Road 0-2 16,460
10 August 2004 Crewe Alexandra Stadium of Light 3-1 22,341 Robinson, Stewart, Elliott
14 August 2004 Queens Park Rangers Stadium of Light 2-2 26,063 Stewart, Caldwell
21 August 2004 Plymouth Argyle Home Park 1-2 16,874 Stewart
28 August 2004 Wigan Athletic Stadium of Light 1-1 26,330 Elliott
31 August 2004 Reading Madjeski Stadium 0-1 15,792
11 September 2004 Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 4-0 8,775 Stewart (3), Elliott
14 September 2004 Nottingham Forest Stadium of Light 2-0 23,540 Arca, Wright
18 September 2004 Preston North End Stadium of Light 3-1 24,264 Elliott (2), Carter
24 September 2004 Leeds United Elland Road 1-0 28,926 Robinson
28 September 2004 Sheffield United Bramall Lane 0-1 17,908
2 October 2004 Derby County Stadium of Light 0-0 29,881
16 October 2004 Millwall Stadium of Light 1-0 23,839 Muscat (own goal)
19 October 2004 Watford Vicarage Road 1-1 13,198 Elliott
25 October 2004 Rotherham United Millmoor 1-0 6,026 Whitehead
30 October 2004 Brighton & Hove Albion Stadium of Light 2-0 25,532 Arca, Lawrence (pen)
2 November 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers Stadium of Light 3-1 23,925 Lawrence (2), Elliott
5 November 2004 Millwall The Den 0-2 10,513
13 November 2004 Leicester City Walkers Stadium 1-0 25,897 Caldwell
21 November 2004 Ipswich Town Stadium of Light 2-0 31,723 Elliott, Brown
27 November 2004 Stoke City Britannia Stadium 1-0 16,980 Bridges
4 December 2004 West Ham United Stadium of Light 0-2 29,510
11 December 2004 Cardiff City Ninian Park 2-0 12,528 Whitehead, Lawrence
18 December 2004 Burnley Stadium of Light 2-1 27,102 Arca, Bridges
26 December 2004 Leeds United Stadium of Light 2-3 43,253 Lawrence (pen), Arca
28 December 2004 Nottingham Forest City Ground 2-1 27,457 Elliott, Stewart
1 January 2005 Preston North End Deepdale 2-3 22,051 Elliott, Thornton
3 January 2005 Gillingham Stadium of Light 1-1 27,147 Brown
16 January 2005 Derby County Pride Park 2-0 22,995 Elliott, Whitehead
22 January 2005 Sheffield United Stadium of Light 1-0 27,337 Stewart
4 February 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers Molineux 1-1 26,968 Elliott
12 February 2005 Watford Stadium of Light 4-2 24,948 Stewart (3, 1 pen), Brown
19 February 2005 Brighton & Hove Albion Withdean Stadium 1-2 6,647 Arca
22 February 2005 Rotherham United Stadium of Light 4-1 22,267 Whitehead, Thornton (2), Breen
26 February 2005 Cardiff City Stadium of Light 2-1 32,788 Breen, Stewart
4 March 2005 Burnley Turf Moor 2-0 12,103 Lawrence, Stewart
12 March 2005 Crewe Alexandra Alexandra Stadium 1-0 7,949 Elliott
15 March 2005 Plymouth Argyle Stadium of Light 5-1 25,258 Whitehead, Arca, Stewart (pen), Caldwell, Thornton
19 March 2005 Coventry City Stadium of Light 1-0 29,424 Brown
2 April 2005 Queens Park Rangers Loftus Road 3-1 18,198 Welsh, Brown, Arca
5 April 2005 Wigan Athletic JJB Stadium 1-0 20,745 Stewart
9 April 2005 Reading Stadium of Light 1-2 34,237 Arca
17 April 2005 Ipswich Town Portman Road 2-2 29,230 Elliott, Robinson
23 April 2005 Leicester City Stadium of Light 2-1 34,815 Stewart, Caldwell
29 April 2005 West Ham United Boleyn Ground 2-1 33,482 Arca, Elliott
8 May 2005 Stoke City Stadium of Light 1-0 47,350 Robinson

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Sunderland 46 29 7 10 76 41 +35 94
P 2 Wigan Athletic 46 25 12 9 79 35 +44 87
  3 Ipswich Town 46 24 13 9 85 56 +29 85
  4 Derby County 46 22 10 14 71 60 +11 76
  5 Preston North End 46 21 12 13 67 58 +9 75
P 6 West Ham United 46 21 10 15 66 56 +10 73
  7 Reading 46 19 13 14 51 44 +7 70
  8 Sheffield United 46 18 13 15 57 56 +1 67
  9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 21 10 72 59 +13 66
  10 Millwall 46 18 12 16 51 45 +6 66
  11 Queens Park Rangers 46 17 11 18 54 58 -4 62
  12 Stoke City 46 17 10 19 36 38 -2 61
  13 Burnley 46 15 15 16 38 39 -1 60
  14 Leeds United 46 14 18 14 49 52 -3 60
  15 Leicester City 46 12 21 13 49 46 +3 57
  16 Cardiff City 46 13 15 18 48 51 -3 54
  17 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 11 21 52 64 -12 53
  18 Watford 46 12 16 18 52 59 -7 52
  19 Coventry City 46 13 13 20 61 73 -12 52
  20 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 12 21 40 65 -25 51
  21 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 14 20 66 86 -20 50
R 22 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 45 66 -21 50
R 23 Nottingham Forest 46 9 17 20 42 66 -24 44
R 24 Rotherham United 46 5 14 27 35 69 -34 29

Topscorers[edit]

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