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 (Home club) Millwall (Away) 28/12/93 ROKER Park football programme
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      Sunderland (Home club) Grimsby Town 28/09/93 ROKER Park football programme
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      MATCH football magazine Sunderland DON GOODMAN Vaux home kit picture
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      leeds united v sunderland 2004
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      SHOOT football magazine Sunderland PHIL GRAY Vaux Samson action player picture
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      Football card - FA Cup Final 1992 - LIVERPOOL v SUNDERLAND
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      Football card - FA Cup Final 1937 - SUNDERLAND v PRESTON NORTH END
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      07/08 SIGNED MATCH ATTAX BASE CARD - PAUL McSHANE - SUNDERLAND/READING
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      08/09 SIGNED MATCH ATTAX BASE CARD - KENWYNE JONES - SUNDERLAND
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      08/09 SIGNED MATCH ATTAX BASE CARD - DEAN WHITEHEAD - SUNDERLAND
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      05/06 SIGNED SHOOT OUT FOOTBALL CARD - DEAN WHITEHEAD - SUNDERLAND
      05/06 SIGNED SHOOT OUT FOOTBALL CARD - DEAN WHITEHEAD - SUNDERLAND £2.00
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      PRO SET (Proset) 1990-91 football trade card - Sunderland MARCO GABBIADINI
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      TOPPS AUTHENTICS 2011-12- #AV06-ASTON VILLA-SUNDERLAND-TOTTENHAM-DARREN BENT
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      Daily Star Football Stickers 1980 - SUNDERLAND x 6 b
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      Daily Star Football Stickers 1980 - SUNDERLAND x 6 c
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