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)

      Sunderland v Sheffield Utd 11 April 1987
      Sunderland v Sheffield Utd 11 April 1987 £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v Leeds Utd 11 January 1986 (centre crease)
      Sunderland v Leeds Utd 11 January 1986 (centre crease) £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v Hull City 12 October 1985
      Sunderland v Hull City 12 October 1985 £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v Plymouth Argyle 14 March 1987
      Sunderland v Plymouth Argyle 14 March 1987 £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v Bristol Rovers 22 August 1987 ( centre crease)
      Sunderland v Bristol Rovers 22 August 1987 ( centre crease) £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v Charlton Athletic 8 March 1986
      Sunderland v Charlton Athletic 8 March 1986 £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v Bristol City 23 April 1988
      Sunderland v Bristol City 23 April 1988 £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v West Ham Utd 27 September 1988
      Sunderland v West Ham Utd 27 September 1988 £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v York City 24 October 1987 (centre crease)
      Sunderland v York City 24 October 1987 (centre crease) £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v Shrewsbury Town 22 November 1986
      Sunderland v Shrewsbury Town 22 November 1986 £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v Fulham 11 December 1971
      Sunderland v Fulham 11 December 1971 £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v Grimsby Town 7 November 1987
      Sunderland v Grimsby Town 7 November 1987 £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v Fulham 5 April 1985
      Sunderland v Fulham 5 April 1985 £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion 8 November 1986
      Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion 8 November 1986 £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75
      Sunderland v Brentford 20th February 1988
      Sunderland v Brentford 20th February 1988 £2.75
      Time Remaining: 32m
      Buy It Now for only: £2.75

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