Sunderland AFC

Sunderland AFC was formed in 1879 by school teacher James Allan as Sunderland District and Teachers Association Football Club. The 'District and Teachers' bit was dropped soon afterwards in order to allow other professional people to join the club.

By 1888 Allan had moved away to form a short lived rival club - Sunderland Albion, upset at SAFC's recruitment of professional players. After Allan's departure, the way was clear for Sunderland to apply to join the newly formed Football League, which they did in 1890 in time for season 1890-91.

In only their second season they became Champions of the Football League, a feat which they repeated the following season to become Champions of Division One in the new two division structure into which the league had expanded.

A third successive title was denied the club in 1893-94 as Aston Villa won the league but Sunderland won it again in 1894-95.  A more than promising start, but one which the club could not live up to in the longer term.  The club's history, though, is not without its high points, as can be seen by its list of honours.

Honours Sunderland AFC

Football League / First Division Champions (The best team in England)(6 times)

    FA Cup Winners (twice)

      26/10/1968 Sunderland v Coventry City (Slight Creased). No obvious faults, unle
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      MANCHESTER UNITED HOME PROGRAMMES 1976-1977
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      MANCHESTER UNITED HOME PROGRAMMES 1976-1977
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      MANCHESTER UNITED HOME PROGRAMMES 1976-1977
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      Sunderland v Swindon town 22 October 1988
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      Retro Sunderland Home shirt 02-04 Reg Vardy Adults L Nike
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      Retro Sunderland Home shirt 04-04 Reg Vardy Adults L Diadora
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      TOP TRUMPS Mini 2010-11 football game card Sunderland TITUS BRAMBLE
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      14/03/1977 Charlton Athletic v Sunderland & Goalkeepers XI v All-Star Team [Grah
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      24/09/1991 Sunderland v Huddersfield Town [Football League Cup] . No obvious fau
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      Ogdens - Football Club Captains 1936 # 14 Hastings - Sunderland
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      03/01/1981 Birmingham City v Sunderland [FA Cup] (Folded, Team Changes). No obvi
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      Oldham Athletic (Home club) Sunderland 11/10/86 Boundary Park football programme
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      SUNDERLAND BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP LTD EDTION POSTCARD 2010-11 feat DARREN BENT
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      CHELSEA V SUNDERLAND PREMIER LEAGUE 14/11/2010
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