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Sunderland
Sunderland F.C. crest
Full name Sunderland Association
Football Club
Nickname(s) The Black Cats, The Mackems
Founded 1879
Ground Stadium of Light
Sunderland
Capacity 49,000
Chairman Niall Quinn
Manager Roy Keane
League The Championship
2005-06 FA Premier League, 20th (Relegated)
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Sunderland Association Football Club (Sunderland AFC or SAFC) is a professional football club, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, North-East England. They are currently nicknamed the 'Black Cats', after being previously known as 'The Rokerites'. They moved to the Stadium of Light in 1997 after 99 years at Roker Park. SAFC crest This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Stadium of Light is a Football stadium, the home of Sunderland A.F.C., in North East England. ... Statistics Population: 177,739 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ395575 Administration District: City of Sunderland Metropolitan county: Tyne and Wear Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Tyne and Wear Historic county: County Durham Services Police force: Northumbria Ambulance service: North East Post... This is a list of major football (soccer) stadia, grouped by country and ordered by capacity. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... Niall John Quinn (Irish: Níall Seán Ó Cuinn) (Honorary) MBE (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... Roy Maurice Keane, (born in Cork, August 10, 1971) is an Irish footballer who currently plays for Celtic. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the FA Premier League. ... The 2005-06 season of the FA Premier League saw Chelsea defend and win a back to back title by defeating Manchester United on 29 April. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in the UK and the Barclays English Premier League internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system (above The Football League), making it Englands primary football competition. ... Image File history File links left arm with red stripes File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links body of kit template - modified to include white stripes File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links right arm with red stripes File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Kit_shorts. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links Kit_shorts. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Stadium of Light is a Football stadium, the home of Sunderland A.F.C., in North East England. ... Statistics Population: 177,739 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ395575 Administration District: City of Sunderland Metropolitan county: Tyne and Wear Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Tyne and Wear Historic county: County Durham Services Police force: Northumbria Ambulance service: North East Post... Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East of England around the mouths of the Rivers Tyne and Wear. ... North East England is one of the regions of England. ... Roker Park was the stadium of Sunderland A.F.C. between 1898 and 1997, when it was replaced by the Stadium of Light. ...


Sunderland's traditional local rivals are Newcastle United. Newcastle United Football Club is an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne, nicknamed the Magpies, who currently play in the FA Premier League. ...


Before the Second World War, Sunderland were league champions six times- in 1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913, and most recently in 1936, when they became the last football club wearing striped shirts to win the English football league. They were elected into the football league in 1890, becoming the first team to join the league after its birth in 1888; and stayed in the top flight of English football until 1958, a record of consecutive seasons which only Arsenal have bettered in 1992. The club won their first F.A. Cup in 1937 with a 3-1 victory over Preston North End.


Their only major trophy post WWII was the club's second F.A Cup, which was secured in 1973 thanks to a shock 1-0 win over Leeds United.

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History

Old club badge, used from 1972 until changed in 1997 at the time of the club's move to the Stadium of Light
Old club badge, used from 1972 until changed in 1997 at the time of the club's move to the Stadium of Light
Sunderland A.F.C. badge before the 1970s
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Main Article: Sunderland A.F.C. History

Sunderland A.F.C. were formed in 1879 by Glaswegian schoolteacher James Allan as 'Sunderland and District Teachers Association Football Club'. In 1881, the club opened its membership to all in order to relax financial troubles, and therefore becoming Sunderland A.F.C. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (776x776, 14 KB) Summary Sunderland A.F.C. club crest (until 1997) Licensing This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (776x776, 14 KB) Summary Sunderland A.F.C. club crest (until 1997) Licensing This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links Sunder. ... Image File history File links Sunder. ... Sunderland Association Football Club is a football club based in Sunderland, North East England. ...


Sunderland were admitted into The Football League for the 1890-91 season, replacing Stoke City. During the late 19th century they were declared as the "Team of All Talents" by William McGregor, the founder of the English Football League, and between 1892 and 1902 the team won the league three times and were runners-up a further three times. The Football League (often referred to as the Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons) is a league competition for English football clubs (though three Welsh clubs also take part) containing three divisions (the Football League Championship, Football League One and Football League Two) that occupy the second, third and... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Stoke City Football Club (known as Stoke Football Club until 1925) is a football club from Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... William McGregor (born 1846, Braco, Perthshire; died 1911, Birmingham) William McGregor founder of the Football League Scottish Draper, Director of Aston Villa and founder of the Football League. ...


In 1913 Sunderland again won the league and lost their first FA Cup Final 1-0 to Aston Villa. It was the closest the club has ever gone to The Double. For more on the FA Cup and trivia about the finals and champions, see the main FA Cup article The FA Cup Final is the last match in the FA Cup, the oldest football tournament in the world. ... The Double is a term in football, meaning to win a countrys top division and its main cup competition in the same season. ...


The club's sixth (and to this day last) league championship came in the 1935-36 season, and the next season the club finally won the F.A. Cup after a 3-1 victory against Preston North End at Wembley Stadium. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Preston North End Football Club (AIM: PNE) is a professional English football team. ... Wembley Stadium is a football stadium located in Wembley, London. ...


Following the Second World War, the club suffered a downturn in fortunes, despite breaking a number of transfer records and being labelled 'The Bank of England Club'. In 1957 the club were implicated in a major financial scandal (the second in their history), resulting in an unprescendented fine of £5,000 and the suspension of the club chairman and three directors. In 1958 Sunderland were relegated from the top-flight for the first time in their 68-year league history. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Sunderland won their last major trophy in 1973 courtesy of 1-0 victory over Leeds United in the FA Cup Final. Sunderland, a second division club at the time, won the game thanks to an amazing double save of Jimmy Montgomery to deny Peter Lorimer, described by many as the greatest save at Wembley, and by some even as the greatest save of all time. Leeds United Football Club is the only professional association football club in the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire. ... Jimmy Montgomery (born 9th October 1943 in Sunderland) was a footballer who will be forever remembered as the goalkeeper who pulled off an incredible double save in the 1973 F.A. Cup final, the famous 1:0 victory for Sunderland A.F.C. over Leeds United. ... Peter Lorimer (born Dundee, Scotland, December 14, 1946) was a footballer who formed part of the much-admired and feared Leeds United team of the 1960s and 1970s. ...


In 1985 Sunderland appeared in their first ever League Cup final, losing 1-0 to Norwich City. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Norwich City Football Club is a football club based in Norwich, Norfolk, England, founded in 1902. ...


1987 saw one of the lowest points in Sunderland's history, as they were relegated to the third divsion of the English league for the first and only time. Under new Chairman Bob Murray and new manager Denis Smith the club were promoted as champions the following season. A few seasons later, despite losing the 1990 play off final, Sunderland returned to the top flight. Bob Murray (born 3 August 1946) is chairman of Sunderland A.F.C. An accountant by trade, he made his fortune by selling kitchens. ... Denis Smith (born November 19, 1947) is an English football manager and former player. ...


Sunderland's last outing in a major final came in 1992 when, as a second division club, they returned to the FA Cup Final. There was to be no repeat of the heroics of 1973, with Sunderland losing 2-0 to Liverpool. Liverpool Football Club is a football club based in Merseyside, in the north west of England. ...


The early 1990's was a turbulent period for the club. Between 1990 and 1995 Sunderland had 5 managers. In 1995, they faced the prospect of a return the third-tier of English football. Peter Reid was brought in, and quickly turned things around. Reid's reign had a stabilising effect; he remained manager for seven years, one of the longest tenures in Sunderland's history. Peter Reid (Born June 20, 1956 in Huyton, Merseyside) was one of the most talented football players of the 1980s when he turned out for Bolton, Everton and England. ...


In 1997 Sunderland left Roker Park, their home for 99 years. They moved to the Stadium of Light, a 42,000-seat arena which, at the time, was the biggest new stadium built in England since the war. The move saw a renaissance at the club, as attendances jumped dramatically. The Stadium capacity was later increased to 49,000. Roker Park was the stadium of Sunderland A.F.C. between 1898 and 1997, when it was replaced by the Stadium of Light. ... The Stadium of Light is a Football stadium, the home of Sunderland A.F.C., in North East England. ...


Sunderland returned to the top-flight as champions in 1999 and had two good season in the Premier League, finishing seventh on both occasions. The following two seasons were not as successful and Sunderland were relegated back to the second-tier. Former Ireland manager Mick McCarthy took over at the club. He once again took Sunderland up as champions (the third time in under ten years), but the following season was a disaster; Sunderland finished on a record-low total of 15 points. McCarthy left the club in mid-season and was replaced temporarily by Kevin Ball, a former player. The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays English Premier League for sponsorship reasons) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ... Michael McCarthy (born February 7, 1959) is a former professional football player who moved into club management with Millwall F.C., the Republic of Ireland, Sunderland A.F.C., and currently Wolverhampton Wanderers. ...


Following their relegation, new hope was given to the club by ex-player Niall Quinn who, along with his Drumaville Consortium, successfully launched a bid to buy out former chairman Bob Murray in July 2006. The consortium appointed former Manchester United skipper Roy Keane, a former international team-mate of chairman Niall Quinn, as their new manager. Niall John Quinn (Irish: Níall Seán Ó Cuinn) (Honorary) MBE (b. ... The Drumaville Consortium is a group of eight Irish businessmen lead by former footballer Niall Quinn, involved in the takeover of English football league club Sunderland A.F.C.. The consortium is named after the village of Drumaville in Donegal. ... Bob Murray (born 3 August 1946) is chairman of Sunderland A.F.C. An accountant by trade, he made his fortune by selling kitchens. ... Manchester United Football Club is a world famous English football club. ... Roy Maurice Keane, (born in Cork, August 10, 1971) is an Irish footballer who currently plays for Celtic. ... Niall John Quinn (Irish: Níall Seán Ó Cuinn) (Honorary) MBE (b. ...


Colours

Sunderland began playing in an all-blue kit, but changed to red-and-white stripes in 1887. This is because they had run into financial difficuly and asked for help from their neighbours, fellow North-East side South Bank FC, who donated some red-and-white striped kits, complete with black shorts, and Sunderland have been wearing those colours ever since. [1]


Statistics

Main article: Sunderland A.F.C. Statistics
Current season: 2006-07 Season for Sunderland A.F.C.

Following relegation from the Premier League in the previous season, Sunderland are in their 106th full professional league season in the Football League Championship. In 116 years (76 in the top division) they have played over 4000 league games, of which they have won 41%, drawn 24% and lost 35%. Sunderland have an all-time positive league goal-difference of over 600. Sunderland A.F.C. is a professional football club based in Sunderland, North East England. ... The 2006-07 season is the 106th full season of league football for Sunderland A.F.C. They play in the Football League Championship. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays English Premier League for sponsorship reasons) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ...


Sunderland last won the league in 1936. Since then, their highest league finish was 3rd in 1950, although they did reach 7th in consecutive seasons at the turn of the 21st century. Since they were first relegated in 1958, Sunderland have not spent longer than 6 years in a division without being promoted or relegated.


Nicknames

In 2000 following a poll on the official SAFC website, Sunderland announced the new club nickname would be "The Black Cats". The alternatives were, "The SOLs", "The Miners" and "the Mackems". The club had been without a nickname since 1997 when it moved away from Roker Park - the nickname "The Rokerites" was no longer relevant. Dorty Mackem is a term describing someone native to the City of Sunderland, North East England. ... Roker Park was the stadium of Sunderland A.F.C. between 1898 and 1997, when it was replaced by the Stadium of Light. ...


There is a long historical link between Black Cats and Sunderland; including the "Black Cat Battery", a battery gun based on the River Wear. This link is reinforced by folklore in which the black cat is said to bring luck. Since the 1960s the emblem of the Sunderland AFC Supporters Association has been a black cat. After 2000, Sunderland's Mascot became "Samson the Cat" and a few years later he was joined by Delilah. Samson was originally named after shirt sponsor at the time (Vaux Samson bitter). Delilah was given her name to create the "Samson and Delilah" pairing; the name of a Biblical couple. The black cat in a fighting stance is a historically important anarchist symbol. ... The River Wear (pronounced Wee-er) is a river in the North East of England. ... Folklore is the body of verbal expressive culture, including tales, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs current among a particular population, comprising the oral tradition of that culture, subculture, or group. ... A four leaf clover is often considered to bestow good luck This article is about fortune. ... Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, Florida. ... Samson and Delilah, by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) Samson, Shimshon (Hebrew: שִׁמְשׁוֹן, Standard Å imÅ¡on Tiberian ; meaning of the sun – perhaps proclaiming he was radiant and mighty, or [One who] Serves [God]) or Shamaun (Arabic) is the third to last of the Judges of the ancient Children of Israel... We dont have an article called Vaux Breweries Start this article Search for Vaux Breweries in. ... Bitter is a British term for a type of beer or pale ale. ... Samson and Dalilah by Tintoretto (1518 - 1594) Delilah or Dlila (דְּלִילָה, Standard Hebrew meaning [One who] weakened or uprooted or impoverished from the root dal meaning weak or poor. Also: Dəlila, Tiberian Hebrew Dəlîlāh; Arabic... Samson and Delilah can refer to: Samson and Delilah, a Biblical couple Samson and Delilah, an opera by Camille Saint-Saëns Samson and Delilah, a painting by Rembrandt Samson and Delilah, a 1949 movie This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... For other uses, see Bible (disambiguation). ...


As well as the "Team of All Talents" at the turn of the 20th century, Sunderland were also known as the "Bank of England club" during the 1950s. This was due to the club's huge spending on the transfer market at the time, which saw the transfer-record broken twice. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Transfer Market and Transfer List are common slang terms for the virtual arena in which football players are available for transfer to clubs. ...


At the beginning of the 2006-07 season, the purchase of the club by the Irish Drumaville consortium, the appointments of Niall Quinn and Roy Keane to their respective roles as chairman and manager, as well as the relatively large number of Irish players on the squad (nine players out of 34) led some fans to jokingly dub the team "Sund-ireland". The 2006-2007 season is the 127th season of competitive football in England. ...


Fanzines

The official club fanzine is called 'Legion of Light', but perhaps the most popular currently is 'A Love Supreme'. Others have included 'It's The Hope I Can't Stand', 'Sex and Chocolate', and 'The Roker Roar' (later 'The Wearside Roar'). A fanzine (see also: zine) is a nonprofessional publication produced by fans of a particular subject for the pleasure of others who share their interest. ...


The most popular medium for opinion regarding the club and its fans is Sunderland Message Board which is the joint venture of A Love Supreme and the online fan site ReadyToGo.net. This page has been deleted, and protected to prevent re-creation. ...


Honours

Honour Times Years
League
First Division Top Flight Champion 6 1891/1892,1892/1893,1894/1895,1901/1902,1912/1913,1935/1936
First Division Top Flight Runners-up 5 1893/1894,1897/1898,1900/1901,1922/1923,1934/1935
Championship Second Flight Champion 1 2004/2005
'New' First Division Second Flight Champion 2 1995/1996,1998/1999
'Old' Second Division Second Flight Champion 1 1975/1976
'Old' Second Division Second Flight Runners-up 1 1963/1964
'Old' Third Division Third Flight Champion 1 1987/1988
Cups
FA Cup Winners 2 1936/1937,1972/1973
FA Cup Runners-up 3 1912/1913,1941/1942,1991/1992
FA Youth Cup 2 1967,1969
League Cup Runners-up 1 1984/1985
War Cup Runners-up 1 1942
Charity Shield Winners 1 1936/1937
Sheriff of London Charity Shield Winners 1 1901/1902
Charity Shield Runners-up 1 1937/1938

The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the FA Premier League. ... From 1889 until 1992, this was the highest division overall of organized football in England. ... From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. ... From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. ... From the 1992-93 to the 2003-04 season, the Football League Third Division was the third-highest division of The Football League and the fourth-highest division in the overall English football league system. ... Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... The Football Association Youth Challenge Cup is an English football competition run by The Football Association for under-18 sides. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The Football League War Cup was an English football tournament held between 1939 and 1942. ... The FA Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy. ... The Sheriff of London Charity Shield was an English football competition played once a year between the best amateur and best professional side in England. ... The FA Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy. ...

Top Flight

Reached the First Division in 1890 and over the next 50 years were league champions six times.


Were relegated from the First Division for the first time in 1958. For nearly 50 years since then, they have struggled to establish themselves back in the top flight.


Reached their first League Cup final in 1985 but lost to Norwich City. They were both relegated from the First Division weeks later.


Played their first Premiership season in 1996-97, which ended in relegation on the final day of the season.


Returned to the Premiership in 1999 and finished seventh in both of their first two seasons back at the highest level.


Were relegated from the Premiership in 2003 with a record low of 4 wins, 21 goals and 19 points.


Returned to the Premiership in 2005 but went down after just one season, breaking their own record by attaining just 3 wins and 15 points.


Second Flight

Have spent most of their time since 1958 bouncing between the top two tiers of the English professional league.


Were Division One champions in 1999 with an English league record of 105 points, which remained unbroken for seven years until Reading topped the same table with 106 points.


Third Flight

Spent one season in the Third Division (1987-88). The managerial expertise of Dennis Smith and frequent goalscoring of Marco Gabbiadini ensured that their stay at this level was a short one and they went straight back up as champions.


Cup Competitions

Achieved a famous 1-0 victory over Leeds United in the 1973 F.A Cup final thanks to an Ian Porterfield goal and a Jim Montgomery wonder save.


Most recent cup final was the 1992 FA Cup final, which was lost to Liverpool.


Club Records

  • Sequences
    • Most back-to-back league wins: 13 (November 14th, 1891 - April 2nd, 1892)
    • Most back-to-back league draws: 6 (March 26th, 1949 - April 19th, 1949)
    • Most back-to-back league losses: 17 (January 18th, 2003 - August 23rd, 2003)
    • Longest run without a league defeat: 19 (May 3rd, 1998 - November 11th, 1998)
    • Longest run without a league win: 22 (December 21st, 2002 - August 23rd, 2003)
  • Points
    • Most points in a season: 105 (Football League Division One, 1998/99) (English league record at the time)
    • Fewest points in season: 15 (Premier League, 2005/06) (English league record since the advent of three-points-for-a-win)

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Current squad

As of October 13, 2006: October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

No. Position Player
1 GK Ben Alnwick
2 DF Stephen Wright
3 DF Lewin Nyatanga (on loan from Derby County)
5 DF Kenny Cunningham
6 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell
7 MF Liam Lawrence
8 MF Dean Whitehead
10 FW Stephen Elliott
11 FW Daryl Murphy
12 DF Nyron Nosworthy
13 GK Darren Ward
14 Scotland MF Tommy Miller
15 DF Danny Collins
16 Sweden MF Tobias Hysén
18 France MF William Mocquet
No. Position Player
19 Spain MF Arnau Riera
20 FW Chris Brown
21 Scotland FW Kevin Smith
23 MF Grant Leadbitter
24 GK Trevor Carson
25 Scotland DF Neill Collins
26 DF Robbie Elliott
27 DF Stanislav Varga
28 MF Graham Kavanagh
29 DF Peter Hartley
30 MF Jake Richardson
31 FW David Connolly
33 Scotland MF Ross Wallace
34 Trinidad and Tobago FW Dwight Yorke
36 MF Liam Miller

Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... A goalkeeper. ... Ben Alnwick (born 1 January 1987) is a football goalkeeper for Sunderland A.F.C.. He made a name for himself in the title run-in, replacing Myhre for Sunderlands last three games. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... The Bolton player in white closest to the camera is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Stephen Wright (born 8 February 1980) is an English professional football player, currently (2005) with Sunderland A.F.C. He was born in Liverpool and joined Liverpool F.C. He had a loan period at Crewe Alexandra F.C., and was signed by Sunderland in 2002. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... The Bolton player in white closest to the camera is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Lewin Nyatanga (born August 18, 1988) is a professional football defender who plays for Wales at international level. ... Derby County Football Club are an English football club based in Derby, currently playing in the Football League Championship. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... The Bolton player in white closest to the camera is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Kenny Cunningham (born June 28, 1971 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland) is an Irish footballer currently looking for a new club after his contract expired with relegated Birmingham City in May 2006, where he was highly respected by the fans and coaching staff for being a very competent defender and... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... The Bolton player in white closest to the camera is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... You may be looking for the fictional Stargate character, Steven Caldwell Steven Caldwell, (born September 12, 1980), is a professional footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... Liam Lawrence (December 14, 1981 in Retford, England) is a football right winger, who currently plays for Sunderland A.F.C. Sunderland signed Lawrence from Mansfield Town F.C. in 2004 and he quickly won the fans over with his determined and committed style of play. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... Dean Whitehead (born January 12, 1982 in Abingdon) is a fast developing football midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Stephen Elliott (born 6 January 1984 in Dublin) is an Irish international football centre forward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Daryl Murphy (born March 15, 1983 in Waterford, Ireland) is an Irish football player who is currently playing for Sunderland as a forward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... The Bolton player in white closest to the camera is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Nyron Nosworthy or The Nose as he is affectionately known amongst fans of his club (born 11 October 1980) is loosely labelled as a defender for Sunderland A.F.C.. He was signed from Gillingham in 2005 and has made the right-back position his own since the long term... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... A goalkeeper. ... A vastly experienced Goalkeeper, 31 year old Darren joined the Canaries in July 2004 from Nottingham Forest,Looking to gain experience in the Premiership. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... Tommmy Miller (born 48 January 1679) is an English/Scottish footballer who plays for Sunderland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... The Bolton player in white closest to the camera is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Danny Collins (born August 6, 1980) is a football defender for Sunderland who can play (whether he can actually play is debatable) at centre half or left full back. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... Tobias Hysén (born March 9, 1982) is a Swedish football player who currently plays for Swedish champions DjurgÃ¥rdens IF. He is the son of former Liverpool player Glenn Hysén. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... William Mocquet (born January 23, 1983) is a French footballer who plays for Sunderland in the English Football League Championship. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... Arnau Caldenteny Riera (who prefers to be called Arnau) (born October 1, 1981) is a Spanish footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Chris Brown (born 11 December 1984) is a football centre forward with Sunderland AFC. In November 2004, he scored his first senior league goal for the club against Ipswich Town in a 2:0 win. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Kevin Smith (born 20 March 1987 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional footballer currently contracted to English Championship club Sunderland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... Grant Leadbitter (born January 7, 1986 in Chester-le-Street) is an English footballer who currently plays for Rotherham on loan from Sunderland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland_(bordered). ... A goalkeeper. ... Trevor Carson (born March 5, 1988 in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish professional footballer currently contracted to English Championship club Sunderland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... The Bolton player in white closest to the camera is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Neill Collins (September 2, 1983 in Scotland) is a football defender, who currently plays for Sunderland_A.F.C. Sunderland signed Collins from Dumbarton_F.C. in August 2004, for a fee of £25,000. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... The Bolton player in white closest to the camera is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Robbie Elliott, (born December 25, 1973 in Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne), is an English football defender currently in his second spell with Newcastle United F.C. of the English Premiership. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia_(bordered). ... The Bolton player in white closest to the camera is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Stanislav Varga (born 8 October 1972 in Lipany, Slovakia) is a professional footballer defender currently playing for Celtic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... Graham Kavanagh (born December 2, 1973 in Dublin) is an Irish international football player for Wigan Athletic, signed March 2005 from Cardiff City, having also played for Home Farm, Middlesbrough and Stoke City. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... The Bolton player in white closest to the camera is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Peter Hartley (born 3 April 1988) is a football defender, recently signed to a professional contract by Sunderland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... Jake Richardson (born 22 October 1987) is a football midfielder, currently contracted to Coca Cola Championship side Sunderland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... David Connolly (born May 6, 1977 in Willesden, England) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... Ross Wallace (born 23 May 1985 in Dundee, Scotland) is a professional footballer currently playing for Sunderland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Dwight Eversley Yorke (born November 3, 1971 in Canaan, Tobago) is a Trinidad and Tobago football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... Liam Miller (born February 13, 1981 in Cork) is an Irish football player whose favoured position is central midfield though he can also play on the right wing. ...

Out on loan

No. Position Player
4 MF Rory Delap (on loan to Stoke City)
9 FW Jonathan Stead (on loan to Derby County)
17 Scotland MF Andy Welsh (on loan to Leicester City)
22 DF Clive Clarke (on loan to Coventry City)

Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... Rory Delap (born 6 July 1976 in Sutton Coldfield) is a professional footballer who plays for Sunderland. ... Stoke City Football Club (known as Stoke Football Club until 1925) is a football club from Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Jonathan Jon Stead (born April 7, 1983 in Huddersfield, England) is an English football player who currently plays for Sunderland A.F.C. as a forward. ... Derby County Football Club are an English football club based in Derby, currently playing in the Football League Championship. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Midfielder is a position in football (soccer), Australian rules football, Gaelic football and International rules football. ... Andy Welsh (born November 24, 1983 in Manchester, England) is a football winger, at Sunderland A.F.C. Sunderland signed Welsh from Stockport County reserves in November 2004, for a fee of £15,000. ... Leicester City Football Club, (also known as the Foxes) are an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... The Bolton player in white closest to the camera is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Clive Richard Luke Clarke (born January 14, 1980 in Dublin) is an Irish professional football player. ... Coventry City Football Club, otherwise known as the Sky Blues owing to the traditional colour of their strip. ...

Grounds

Hendon is an area towards the east end of Sunderland in North East England. ... Ashbrooke is a residential area of Sunderland, England, to the immediate South and South-West of Sunderland City Centre. ... Statistics Population: 4,600 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ370520 Administration District: City of Sunderland Metropolitan county: Tyne and Wear Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Tyne and Wear Historic county: County Durham Services Police force: Northumbria Ambulance service: North East Post... Fulwell is an affluent suburb of Sunderland, England and an individual ward of the City of Sunderland. ... Monkwearmouth is an area of Sunderland located at the mouth of the River Wear as the name suggests. ... Roker Park was the stadium of Sunderland A.F.C. between 1898 and 1997, when it was replaced by the Stadium of Light. ... The Stadium of Light is a Football stadium, the home of Sunderland A.F.C., in North East England. ... Monkwearmouth is an area of Sunderland located at the mouth of the River Wear as the name suggests. ...

Managerial History

(c) - Caretaker Manager Tom Watson (1857-1915) managed Sunderland A.F.C. and Liverpool F.C. He was in charge at Sunderland for six seasons from 1889-96. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... George Hardwick (February 2, 1920 - April 19, 2004) was an English football (soccer) player and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... William Henry Elliott (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Bob Stokoe (1930 - February 1, 2004) was a footballer and a manager who managed, almost uniquely, to transcend the traditional North-East rivalry between the regions footballing giants, Newcastle United and Sunderland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Jimmy Adamson was a English footballer and football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... David Merrington is a former football manager in England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... William Henry Elliott (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Ken Knighton (born in 1944) is a former football manager, most notably at Sunderland A.F.C. Already at the club as a coach, he succeeded caretaker Billy Elliott as manager in the summer of 1979. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Mick Docherty is a former footballer and football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Alan Durban was a Welsh Football manager between the 1970s and 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... Bryan Stanley Robson, better known as Pop Robson, was born in Glasgow on November 11, 1945. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Len Ashurst (born: Liverpool, March 10, 1939) is a former footballer, manager and football administrator in England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Lawrie McMenemy MBE (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Bob Stokoe (1930 - February 1, 2004) was a footballer and a manager who managed, almost uniquely, to transcend the traditional North-East rivalry between the regions footballing giants, Newcastle United and Sunderland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Denis Smith (born November 19, 1947) is an English football manager and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Malcolm Crosby (born: South Shields, July 4, 1954) is a former footballer and manager in England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... In Englands white, Råsunda Stadium 1989 Terence Ian (Terry) Butcher (born December 28, 1958 in Singapore) is the current manager of Motherwell and former professional footballer who made his name as an uncompromising defender with Ipswich Town, Rangers and England in the 1980s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Mick Buxton is a former football manager in England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Peter Reid (Born June 20, 1956 in Huyton, Merseyside) was one of the most talented football players of the 1980s when he turned out for Bolton, Everton and England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Howard Wilkinson (born 13 November 1943 in Sheffield) is an English football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Michael McCarthy (born February 7, 1959) is a former professional football player who moved into club management with Millwall F.C., the Republic of Ireland, Sunderland A.F.C., and currently Wolverhampton Wanderers. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Kevin Ball (born Hastings, United Kingdom, 12 November 1964) is a former professional footballer and since 6 March 2006 has been acting as caretaker manager at Sunderland A.F.C. for the rest of the season, where he had previously been Assistant Academy Manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Niall John Quinn (Irish: Níall Seán Ó Cuinn) (Honorary) MBE (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Roy Maurice Keane, (born in Cork, August 10, 1971) is an Irish footballer who currently plays for Celtic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ...


Notable Sunderland players

See Sunderland A.F.C. Players

Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Alf Common (died April 3, 1946 in Darlington) was an English footballer, most famous for being the first player to be transferred for £1000. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... Leigh Richmond Roose (November 27, 1877 - October 7, 1916) was a Welsh international footballer who kept goal for a number of professional clubs in the Football League between 1901 and 1912. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Charles Murray Buchan (September 22, 1891 – 25 June 1960) was an English football player and reporter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Bobby Gurney (born October 13, 1907_April 14, 1994) was arguably the greatest football forward of his era, and a fine ambassador for his sport. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... One of the greatest English footballers of the pre-war era, Raich Carter was born in the Hendon area of Sunderland in 1914. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... William Willie Watson, born March 7, 1920 and died April 23, 2004, was a cricketer who played for Yorkshire, Leicestershire and England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Len Shackleton, born on 3 May 1922 in Bradford, was a great British footballer of the post-war period. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... Trevor Ford (born Swansea, October 1, 1923) was a welsh international center forward who played for Cardiff City and Sunderland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland_(bordered). ... William Laurence Bingham (born Belfast 5 August 1931) was a Northern Irish footballer and football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Len Ashurst (born: Liverpool, March 10, 1939) is a former footballer, manager and football administrator in England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Don Revie, OBE, (10 July 1927 - 26 May 1989), was a football player for Leicester City, Hull City, Sunderland, Manchester City and Leeds United as a deep lying centre-forward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Charie Hurley (born 4th October 1936) was a centre back, voted as Sunderland A.F.C.s Player of the Century by their fans on the occasion of the clubs centenary in 1979. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Brian Howard Clough, OBE (21 March 1935 – 20 September 2004) was a successful footballer and subsequently football manager, most notable for his success with Derby County and Nottingham Forest. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... James Curran Baxter, (September 29, 1939 – April 14, 2001), was a Scottish football (soccer) player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Ian Porterfield (born in Dunfermline, Scotland on 11th February 1946) is an experienced football coach who has worked at both club and international level in the past 25 years. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Dave Watson (born October 5, 1946 in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire) was a centre half who was part of the Sunderland team that won the FA Cup in 1973. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Gary Rowell, {born June 6, 1957), is a football comentator for Metro Radio and a former football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... George Burley George Burley (born June 3, 1956 in the Scottish town of Cumnock in Ayrshire) is an ex-footballer and is currently manager of Scottish Premier League team Hearts. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Jimmy Montgomery (born 9th October 1943 in Sunderland) was a footballer who will be forever remembered as the goalkeeper who pulled off an incredible double save in the 1973 F.A. Cup final, the famous 1:0 victory for Sunderland A.F.C. over Leeds United. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Barry Venison (born August 16, 1964 in Consett, England) was a footballer with a distinguished record at the top of the game in the 1980s and 1990s, who later became one of the sports top pundits. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Sam Allardyce (born in Dudley, West Midlands, England on October 19, 1954), sometimes affectionately known as Big Sam, is a former professional football player and the current manager of Bolton Wanderers of the FA Premier League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Alistair (Ally) Murdoch McCoist (born September 24, 1962) is a former professional football player who played as a striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Marco Gabbiadini (born 20 January 1968 in Nottingham, England) is a former English football player whose career lasted 18 years from 1985 to 2003. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Stefan Schwarz (born Malmö, 18 April 1969) is a former Swedish footballer, who played as a midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Niall John Quinn (Irish: Níall Seán Ó Cuinn) (Honorary) MBE (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Christopher Roland Waddle (born December 14, 1960 in Heworth, Gateshead) is an English former footballer of the 1980s and 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Kevin Humphrey Phillips (born 25 July 1973 in Hitchin) is an English footballer who currently plays for Aston Villa F.C. He holds the Sunderland A.F.C. record for most post-war goals, breaking a record previously set by Gary Rowell. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Thomas Løvendahl Sørensen (born June 12, 1976 in Fredericia, Denmark) is a Danish professional football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Aston Villa in the English Premiership. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Julio Arca (born 31st January, 1981 in Quilmes, Argentina) is an Argentinian footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Claudio Reyna (born July 20, 1973 in Livingston, New Jersey), is an American soccer player who is currently the captain of the US national team, and frequently recognized as one of the most skillful ever to play for the United States. ...

Notable Sunderland supporters

  • Robert Clarke (b. 1987, Peterborough) Estate Agent And Former AFC Wimbledon Goal Keeper
  • Kate Adie (b. 1945, Northumberland) journalist and news reporter
  • Tasmin Archer (b. 1963, Bradford, West Yorkshire) singer/songwriter
  • The Rt. Hon. Hilary Armstrong MP (b. 1945, Sunderland) Labour Party politician and former Cabinet Chief Whip
  • Frank Bough (b. 1933, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire) television broadcaster and journalist
  • Paul Collingwood (b. 1976, Shotley Bridge, Durham) Durham and England cricketer
  • Chris Cowey (b. 1957, Sunderland) former executive producer of 'Top of the Pops'
  • Steve Cram (b. 1960, Gateshead) middle-distance athlete turned sports journalist and presenter
  • Jared Deacon (b. 1975, South Shields) 400m athlete
  • Terry Deary (b. 1946, Sunderland) author of childrens books, including the 'Horrible Histories' series
  • Lesley Douglas (b. 1963, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Controller of BBC Radio 2
  • Melanie Hill (b. 1962, Sunderland) television actress
  • David Jones (b. 1979, North Yorkshire) journalist and presenter on the 'Sky Sports News' channel
  • Alex Kapranos (b. 1972, Almondsbury) lead singer and guitarist with the band 'Franz Ferdinand'
  • Khalid Khannouchi (b. 1971, Meknes, Morocco) marathon runner
  • Olga Korbut (b. 1955, Hrodna, Belarus) four-times Olympic champion in gymnastics
  • Gina McKee (b. 1961, Peterlee, County Durham) film and television actress, and narrator of the docusoap chronicling the club, 'Premier Passions'²
  • Martin O'Neill (b. 1952, Kilrea, Northern Ireland) footballer and manager³
  • Sonia O'Sullivan (b. 1969, Cobh, Cork, Republic of Ireland) former 5000m World Champion athlete
  • David Parfitt (b. 1945, Sunderland) Academy Award-winning film producer (1998 - for 'Shakespeare in Love')
  • Lyn Paul (b. 1949, Manchester) 'The New Seekers' singer, and West End and television actress
  • Alan Price (b. 1942, Fatfield, County Durham) musician and songwriter¹
  • David Puttnam (b. 1941, London) Academy Award-winning film producer (1982 - for 'Chariots of Fire') and life peer
  • Tim Rice (b. 1944, Amersham, Buckinghamshire) lyricist, author and broadcaster
  • Denise Robertson (b. 1934, Sunderland) writer and agony aunt on television magazine 'This Morning'
  • Barry Venison (b. 1964, Consett, County Durham) footballer and sports pundit
  • Chris Waddle (b. 1960, Heworth, Gateshead) footballer

¹Feature 'Football fan Alan returns to his roots' from The 'Sunderland Echo', 7 June 2005 [2]
²Interview given to 'The Observer' newspaper, 27 August 2000 [3]
³Article from 'The Independent' newspaper, 12 February 2006 [4] Kate Adie (born September 19, 1945) is a British journalist. ... Tasmin Archer is an English soul/pop/rock singer, known for her soulful voice. ... The Rt Hon. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the main democratic socialist [1] political party in the United Kingdom. ... Frank Bough (IPA pronunciation of his last name: ) (born Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, England, January 15th 1933) is a British television presenter who specialised in sports programmes. ... Paul David Collingwood MBE (born 26 May 1976, Shotley Bridge, Durham), colloquially known as Colly, is an English cricketer who plays for Durham and England. ... Top of the Pops was a long-running British music chart television programme and indeed the longest-running music show in the world shown each week on BBC and now licensed for national versions around the world. ... Steve Cram MBE (born October 14, 1960) was a British athlete who vied with fellow British athletes Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett during their domination of middle distance running in the 1980s. ... Terry Deary (born 3 January 1946, Sunderland) is a childrens author now living in Burnhope, County Durham, England. ... Horrible Histories is a series of illustrated books published in the United Kingdom by Scholastic. ... Lesley Douglas is the current Controller, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music. ... BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and is the most popular station in the UK. It broadcasts throughout the UK on FM radio between 88 and 91 MHz from its studios in Western House, adjacent to Broadcasting House in central London. ... Melanie Hill is an English actress born January 11, 1962 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. ... David Jones is a common name, particularly in Wales, and there have been several well-known individuals with this name. ... Sky Sports News (SSN) is a 24-hour sports news channel in the United Kingdom. ... Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley (born March 20, 1972 in Almondsbury, England) is the guitarist and lead singer of the British band Franz Ferdinand. ... Franz Ferdinand is the name of: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the presumptive heir to the throne of Austria. ... Khalid Khannouchi (born December 22, 1971 in Meknes, Morocco) is a marathon athlete who now represents the United States of America. ... Olga Valentinovna Korbut (Belarusian: Вольга Валянцінаўна Корбут, Volha Valyantsinawna Korbut; Russian: Ольга Валентиновна Корбут) (b. ... Gina McKee as Mary in the 1979 segment of Our Friends in the North. ... Martin Hugh Michael ONeill, OBE, born 1 March 1952, in Kilrea, Northern Ireland, is a former Northern Ireland national football team captain and football manager. ... Sonia OSullivan (born November 28, 1969) is an Irish runner from Cobh, County Cork. ... David Parfitt is a movie producer, originally from Sunderland. ... Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 motion picture. ... Lyn Paul is a pop singer, who was born Lynda Susan Belcher on 16 February 1949, in Manchester, England and made her name when she joined the New Seekers in 1970. ... The New Seekers was a British pop group formed in 1969 by Keith Potger after the break-up of his group, The Seekers. ... Alan Price (born April 19, 1941 in Fairfield, Washington, Tyne and Wear, England) is a musician, songwriter, and actor. ... David Puttnam receiving his BAFTA Fellowship, 19 February 2006 David Terence Puttnam, Baron Puttnam of Queensgate, CBE is a film producer and politician. ... Chariots of Fire is a British film released in 1981. ... Sir Tim Rice & Andrew Llyod Webber in the 70s. ... Denise Robertson (born June 1934, in Sunderland, England) is a British Agony aunt, on british television. ... This Morning has been the name of several noted programs on television and radio: This Morning (television program), British breakfast television show, This Morning (radio program), Canadian radio show on CBC Radio One from 1997 to 2002. ... Barry Venison (born August 16, 1964 in Consett, England) was a footballer with a distinguished record at the top of the game in the 1980s and 1990s, who later became one of the sports top pundits. ... Christopher Roland Waddle (born December 14, 1960 in Heworth, Gateshead) is an English former footballer of the 1980s and 1990s. ...


Trivia

  • Sunderland received the first 4-figure transfer-fee in football history; £1,002 was paid by Middlesbrough for Alf Common.
  • Arsenal's highest ever attendance at Highbury was against Sunderland; a crowd of 73,295 watched a First Division game on March 9, 1935. The record attendance of Arsenal's local rivals Tottenham Hotspur was also against Sunderland - On March 5, 1938 75,038 fans watched the game at White Hart Lane.
  • Sunderland were also the visitors for record attendances of Leeds United (57,892 at Elland Road on March 15, 1967), Watford (all-seater record, 21,590 at Vicarage Road on November 27, 1999), Bristol Rovers (record at the Memorial Ground, 11,433 on October 31, 2000) and Yeovil Town in one of the most embarrassing moments in Sunderland's history, when they lost 2-1 to the then non-league club at Huish Park on January 29, 1949 in the FA Cup 4th Round.
  • Sunderland's record attendance of 75,118 at Roker Park is the 6th highest record attendance of all league clubs - behind Manchester City (84,569), Chelsea (82,905), Everton (78,299), Aston Villa (76,588) and Manchester United (75,664).
  • Sunderland have broken the British football transfer record on at least five different occasions, and they have been the selling club on at least three occasions.
  • In 1895, after winning the English league for the third time, Scottish champions Hearts challenged Sunderland to an exhibition match, billed as the 'Championship of the World'. Sunderland won the game 5-3.
  • In 1903, Sunderland fans - disgruntled following a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday - stoned the referee and the Wednesday team bus. The FA banned Sunderland from playing their next game at Roker Park; instead they had to play it at St. James' Park in Newcastle.
  • Sunderland's record win, 9-1 at Newcastle United is still a record away win in England's top division.
  • Between 2003 and 2006, Sunderland held two very distinct English professional league records; both the highest number of points in a season (105 in First Division, now known as the Championship, in 1998-99) and also the lowest number of points in a season (19 in the Premiership in 2002-03). In 2006, Reading broke the record for the highest number of points with 106, and in the same season, Sunderland broke the record for the lowest number of points with 15 in the Premiership, based on three points for a win this is the lowest ever total by an English top flight club and the worst by any club for over seventy years.
  • The club's Latin motto, "Consectatio Excellentiae", means "In pursuit of excellence".

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