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 Charlton Athletic 04/11/97 RED WHITE Review football programme (GR1)
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      FA YOUTH CUP FINAL 1969 Sunderland v West Brom
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      FA YOUTH CUP SEMI FINAL 1967 Sunderland v Scunthorpe
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      TOP TRUMPS Single Card Arsenal Football Club 70s - 80s ALAN SUNDERLAND
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      Match Attax Topps Football Cards-2015/2016-Yedlin-Sunderland-No:U53
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      Match Attax Topps Football-2015/2016-Man Of Match-Yann M'Vila-Sunderland-No:404
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      Match Attax Topps Football Card-2015/2016- Mannone-Sunderland-No:U52
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      Football Vintage Topps Gum Trading Cards- Sunderland - 1977/1978 x 8
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      Sunderland FC enamel pin badge plus Daily Mirror squad card 1970s.
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      2007/08 PREMIER LEAGUE - TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v SUNDERLAND
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      19/09/1989 Sunderland v Fulham [Football League Cup] (Slight Creased). No obviou
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      23/10/1996 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland [Football League Cup] . No obvious fau
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      signed programme southend v sunderland 28/11/92 10 auto's
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      FANZINE (Football) Sunderland Supporters Magazine ALS A LOVE SUPREME Issue 073
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      2000/01 PREMIERSHIP - SUNDERLAND v LEEDS UNITED
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