List of Sunderland A.F.C. records and statistics

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This article is about all-time records. For a season-by-season statistical breakdown, see List of Sunderland A.F.C. seasons.

Sunderland Association Football Club are a professional football club based in Sunderland, North East England. They were formed in 1879 as Sunderland & District Teachers Association Football Club. They changed their name to the current form in 1880 and turned professional in 1886. They were elected into The Football League in the 1890–91 season, becoming the first team to join the league since its inauguration in the 1889–90 season, replacing Stoke F.C..

Transfers[edit]

All figures are based on the maximum potential fee and are correct as at 1 September 2013.

In[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee Report
24 August 2012 FW Scotland Steven Fletcher Wolverhampton Wanderers £14 million (£12m up front) http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19256084
31 August 2010 FW Ghana Asamoah Gyan Rennes £13 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/8958346.stm
29 June 2011 FW England Connor Wickham Ipswich Town £12 million (£8m up front) http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/13873800
23 August 2012 MF England Adam Johnson Manchester City £10 million http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19376690
5 August 2009 FW England Darren Bent Tottenham Hotspur £10 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/8178460.stm
8 August 2007 GK Scotland Craig Gordon Heart Of Midlothian £9 million (£7m up front) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/6932931.stm
27 August 2008 DF England Anton Ferdinand West Ham United £8 million (£6.75m up front) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/7580244.stm
30 August 2002 FW Norway Tore Andre Flo Rangers £6.75 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/2225278.stm
16 July 2013 MF Italy Emanuele Giaccherini Juventus £6.5 million http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23331584
30 June 2013 MF United States Jozy Altidore AZ Alkmaar £6 million http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23210189
30 June 2011 MF England Craig Gardner Birmingham City £6 million http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/13941223
29 August 2007 FW Trinidad and Tobago Kenwyne Jones Southampton £6 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/6969418.stm
August 2009 FW England Lee Cattermole Wigan Athletic £6 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/8198227.stm
29 January 2011 FW Benin Stephane Sessegnon P.S.G. £6 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/9381124.stm
1 September 2008 DF Northern Ireland George McCartney West Ham United £5.5 million (£4.5m up front) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/7592110.stm
16 July 2007 MF England Kieran Richardson Manchester United £5.5 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/6901589.stm
31 January 2013 FW England Danny Graham Swansea City £5 million http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2256166/Premier-League-transfers--January-2013.html#axzz2Jjxomw4S
30 July 2008 MF France Steed Malbranque Tottenham Hotspur £5 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/7530274.stm
26 July 2009 MF Albania Lorik Cana Marseille £5 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/8168337.stm
13 July 2007 FW England Michael Chopra Cardiff City £5 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/6291244.stm
7 July 2011 DF Republic of Ireland John O'Shea Manchester United £5 million http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/14059071

Out[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee Report
18 January 2011 FW England Darren Bent Aston Villa £24 million (£18m up front) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/9364092.stm
9 June 2011 MF England Jordan Henderson Liverpool £20 million (£16.25m up front) http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/13685517
25 June 2013 GK Belgium Simon Mignolet Liverpool £11.25 million (£9m up front) http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23011973
12 August 2010 FW Trinidad and Tobago Kenwyne Jones Stoke City £8 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/stoke_city/8905368.stm
31 August 2013 FW Benin Stephane Sessegnon West Bromwich Albion £6.5 million http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23935605
9 July 2012 FW Ghana Asamoah Gyan Al-Ain £6 million (added to £6m loan fee received previously) http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18737632
30 August 2001 MF Scotland Don Hutchison West Ham United £5.25 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/1514594.stm
8 July 2010 MF Albania Lorik Cana Galatasaray £5.1 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/8802185.stm
24 July 2009 MF England Dean Whitehead Stoke City £5 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/stoke_city/8167640.stm
23 July 1999 FW England Michael Bridges Leeds United £5 million http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sport/football/fa_carling_premiership/401923.stm

Honours and achievements[edit]

Sunderland have won a total of six Football League Championships including three in the space of four seasons, along with being runners-up five times. Sunderland have also experienced success in the FA Cup, winning it twice; in 1937 and 1973. They have never won the League Cup but finished as finalists in 1985 and 2014.[1][2][3]

League[edit]

Cup[edit]

Player records[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Competitive matches only. Each column contains appearances in the starting eleven, followed by appearances as substitute in brackets.[5]

# Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Other[6] Total
1 England Montgomery, JimmyJimmy Montgomery 1960–1977 537 (0) 41 (0) 33 (0) 16 (0) 627 (0)
2 England Ashurst, LenLen Ashurst 1957–1971 403 (6) 26 (0) 23 (0) 0 (0) 452 (6)
3 Scotland Doig, NedNed Doig 1890–1904 417 (0) 35 (0) 0 (0) 5 (0) 457 (0)
4 England Anderson, StanStan Anderson 1951–1963 402 (0) 34 (0) 11 (0) 0 (0) 447 (0)
5 England Bennett, GaryGary Bennett 1984–1995 362 (7) 17 (1) 34 (1) 21 (0) 434 (9)
6 Scotland Kerr, BobbyBobby Kerr 1964–1979 355 (13) 29 (1) 14 (0) 21 (0) 419 (14)
7 England Armstrong, GordonGordon Armstrong 1983–1996 331 (18) 19 (0) 25 (4) 18 (1) 393 (23)
8 England Buchan, CharlieCharlie Buchan 1911–1925 379 (0) 32 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 411 (0)
9 England Gray, MichaelMichael Gray 1990–2004 341 (22) 17 (1) 23 (4) 2 (0) 383 (27)
10 Republic of Ireland Hurley, CharlieCharlie Hurley 1957–1969 357 (1) 26 (0) 17 (0) 0 (0) 400 (1)

Goalscorers[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Competitive matches only, appearances including substitutes appear in brackets.[7]

# Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Other[6] Total
1 England Gurney, BobbyBobby Gurney 1925–50 205 (348) 23 (40) 0 (0) 0 (2) 228 (390)
2 England Buchan, CharlieCharlie Buchan 1911–25 209 (379) 13 (32) 0 (0) 0 (0) 222 (411)
3 Scotland Halliday, DaveDave Halliday 1925–29 156 (166) 9 (9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 165 (175)
4 England Holley, GeorgeGeorge Holley 1904–19 151 (281) 9 (34) 0 (0) 0 (0) 160 (315)

Managerial records[edit]

  • First full-time manager: Tom Watson managed the club for 191 matches, from August 1888 to August 1896.[8]
  • Longest serving manager: Bob Kyle managed the club for 817 matches, from August 1905 to May 1928, a total of 23 years.[9]

Club records[edit]

Goals[edit]

Points[edit]

Matches[edit]

Firsts[edit]

  • First match: Sunderland 11–0 Ferryhill, 13 November 1880.[11]
  • First league match: Sunderland 2-3 Burnley, 13 September 1890.[12]
  • First FA Cup match: Redcar 3–1 Sunderland, 8 November 1884.[13]
  • First League Cup match: Brentford 4–3 Sunderland, 26 October 1960.[14]
  • First European match: Vasas Budapest 0–2 Sunderland, 19 September 1973, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup.[15]

Record wins[edit]

  • Record league win: 23-0 (v. Castletown, 20 December 1884) (Friendly Match)
  • Record FA Cup win: 11–1 (v. Fairfield, 2 February 1895).[16]

Record defeats[edit]

Attendances[edit]

Average home attendances since 1891

This section applies to attendances played at home, in all of their grounds since their foundation. Attendance figures from the club's early days are approximate.

  • Highest attendance: 75,118 (v. Derby County, FA Cup, 8 March 1933) (Sunderland 0 - 1 Derby County)
  • Lowest attendance: 880 vs Millwall F.C, Friendly, 28 July 1969 (Sunderland 0 - 1 Millwall)

European statistics[edit]

Record by season[edit]

Below is Sunderland's record in European competitions.[15] They have only appeared once in European competition, during the 1973–74 season where they reached the second round. They qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup after winning the 1973 FA Cup Final over Leeds United.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home result[B] Away result[B] Notes
1973–74 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Hungary Vasas Budepest 2–0 1–0 [C]
2R Portugal Sporting Lisbon 2–1 0–2
Key
  • PR = Preliminary round
  • 1R = First round
  • 2R = Second round
  • 3R = Third round
  • QF = Quarter final
  • SF = Semi final
  • F = Final

Record by competition[edit]

Competition Played Won Drawn Lost Goals
for
Goals
against
European Cup Winners' Cup 4 3 0 1 5 3
Total 4 3 0 1 5 3

Notes[edit]

Footnotes and references[edit]

Footnotes:

  1. ^ "Roll Of Honour". Sunderland A.F.C. Retrieved 21 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "England — List of FA Charity/Community Shield Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 21 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "War Time Cup Finals". Sporting Chronicle. Archived from the original on 23 June 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  4. ^ a b Mason, p 456.
  5. ^ Mason, p 458.
  6. ^ a b The "Other" column constitutes goals and appearances (including those as a substitute) in the FA Charity Shield, the European Cup Winners' Cup, the Football League Trophy, the Anglo-Italian Cup, the Anglo-Scottish Cup, the Texaco Cup and relegation/promotion play-offs.
  7. ^ Mason, p 457.
  8. ^ Mason, p 203.
  9. ^ Mason, p 204.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Sunderland". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 17 September 2008. 
  11. ^ Days, p 10.
  12. ^ Mason, p 224.
  13. ^ Mason, p 444.
  14. ^ Mason, p 346.
  15. ^ a b "European Competitions 1973-74". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 
  16. ^ Mason, p 446.
  17. ^ a b c Mason, p 443.

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