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About the Club

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In Brief

Founded: 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers
Turned Professional: 1886

Current Division: EFL League One
Home Stadium: Stadium of Light
Address: Stadium Way, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR5 1SU

Nickname: The Black Cats
Main Sponsors 2019/20: Children with Cancer UK
Club Mascots: Samson and Delilah


Derby Matches

Newcastle United, Middlesbrough

Official 2019/20 Kits by Adidas

Home

Sunderland AFC - Official 2019/20 Home Kit

Red and white striped shirt with white sleeves and red, white and black trim. Black shorts with red trim and detailing. Red socks with white trim and black detailing.

Away

Sunderland AFC - Official 2019/20 Away Kit

Blue shirt with tonal dotted print, navy and red trim and detailing. Blue shorts and socks with red trim and detailing.

Third

Sunderland AFC - Official 2019/20 Third Kit

Sky blue shirt, shorts and socks with white trim and detailing.


History and Honours

Previous Names

Sunderland and District Teachers (1879-1881)


Stadium History

Stadium of Light (1997-Present) / View Stadium
Roker Park (1897-1997)
Newcastle Road (1886-1897)
Abbs Field (1884-1886)
Horatio Street (1883-1884)
Groves Field (1882-1883)
Blue House Field (1879-1882)


Club Honours

Division 1 Champions: 1891/92, 1892/93, 1894/95, 1901/02, 1912/13, 1935/36
Championship Winners: 2004/05, 2006/07
Division 1 (2nd Tier) Champions: 1995/96, 1998/99
Division 2 Champions: 1975/76
Division 3 Champions: 1987/88
FA Cup Winners: 1936/37, 1972/73
FA Charity Shield Winners: 1935/36
Football World Championship Winners: 1894/95

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1st Team Squad 2019/20

Lee Burge (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
George Dobson (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Elliot Embleton (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Tom Flanagan (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Lynden Gooch (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Will Grigg (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Denver Hume (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Declan John (Defender, On loan from Swansea City) /  Soccerbase  
Kyle Lafferty (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Grant Leadbitter (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Joel Lynch (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Chris Maguire (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Conor McLaughlin (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Jon McLaughlin (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Bali Mumba (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Luke O'Nien (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Alim Ozturk (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Max Power (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Ethan Robson (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Josh Scowen (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Antoine Semenyo (Forward, On loan from Bristol City) /  Soccerbase  
Duncan Watmore (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Jordan Willis (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Bailey Wright (Defender, On loan from Bristol City) /  Soccerbase  
Charlie Wyke (Forward) /  Soccerbase  

Club Staff

Boardroom

Owner & Chairman: Stewart Donald
Directors: Charles Methven, Angela Lowes, Juan Sartori


Management & Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Lee Johnson (Age 39 years) / Appointed 5th December 2020 (1 month, 15 days ago) /  Soccerbase  
Coach: Andrew Taylor
Goalkeeping Coach: Lee Butler

Former Managers

Phil Parkinson (Oct 2019-Nov 2020) /  Soccerbase  
Jack Ross (May 2018-Oct 2019) /  Soccerbase  
Chris Coleman (Nov 2017-Apr 2018) /  Soccerbase  
Simon Grayson (Jun 2017-Oct 2017) /  Soccerbase  
David Moyes (Jul 2016-May 2017) /  Soccerbase  
Sam Allardyce (Oct 2015-Jul 2016) /  Soccerbase  
Dick Advocaat (Mar 2015-Oct 2015) /  Soccerbase  
Gus Poyet (Oct 2013-Mar 2015) /  Soccerbase  
Paolo Di Canio (Mar 2013-Sep 2013) /  Soccerbase  
Martin O'Neill (Dec 2011-Mar 2013) /  Soccerbase  
Steve Bruce (Jun 2009-Nov 2011) /  Soccerbase  
Ricky Sbragia (Dec 2008-May 2009) /  Soccerbase  
Roy Keane (Aug 2006-Dec 2008) /  Soccerbase  
Niall Quinn (Jul 2006-Aug 2006) /  Soccerbase  
Mick McCarthy (Mar 2003-Mar 2006) /  Soccerbase  
Howard Wilkinson (Oct 2002-Mar 2003) /  Soccerbase  
Peter Reid (Mar 1995-Oct 2002) /  Soccerbase  
Mick Buxton (Nov 1993-Mar 1995) /  Soccerbase  
Terry Butcher (Feb 1993-Nov 1993) /  Soccerbase  
Malcolm Crosby (Dec 1991-Feb 1993) /  Soccerbase  
Denis Smith (Jun 1987-Dec 1991) /  Soccerbase  
Lawrie McMenemy (Jun 1985-Apr 1987) /  Soccerbase  
Len Ashurst (Mar 1984-May 1985) /  Soccerbase  
Alan Durban (Jun 1981-Mar 1984) /  Soccerbase  
Ken Knighton (Jun 1979-Apr 1981) /  Soccerbase  
Billy Elliott (Dec 1978-May 1979) /  Soccerbase  
Jimmy Adamson (Dec 1976-Oct 1978) /  Soccerbase  
Bob Stokoe (Nov 1972-Oct 1976) /  Soccerbase  
Alan Brown
Ian McColl
Bill Murray
Johnny Cochrane /  Soccerbase  
Bob Kyle
Alex Mackie
Bob Campbell /  Soccerbase  
Tom Watson

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Useful Contacts

Switchboard:  / Phone: 0871 911 1200  / Fax: 0191 551 5123  / Email:  
Ticket Office:  / Phone: 0871 911 1973  / Fax: 0191 551 5150  / Email:  
Club Shop:  / Phone: 0191 551 5375  / Email:  
Customer Service:  / Phone: 0333 300 1505  / Email:  
Hospitality:  / Phone: 0871 911 1555  / Email:  
Conference & Events:  / Phone: 0871 911 1555  / Email:  
Advertising & Sponsorship:  / Phone: 0871 911 1555  / Email:  
Stadium Tours:  / Phone: 0871 911 1224  / Email:  
Media & Communications:  / Phone: 0871 911 1225 
Junior Black Cats:  / Phone: 0871 911 1247  / Email:  
Foundation of Light:  / Phone: 0191 551 5191  / Email:  

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Club Media

Official Websites

/ Website: safc.com
/ Online Store: safcstore.com
/ Ticket Information: safc.com/tickets/latest-availability
/ Buy Tickets: websales.safc.com/events
/ SAFSEE Video: safc.com/video
/ Disabled Access Guide: safc.com/tickets/accessibility
/ Stadium Guide: safc.com/club/stadium-of-light
/ Travel Guide: safc.com/club/how-to-find-us
/ Stadium Tours: safc.com/tickets/stadium-tours
/ Club Foundation: foundationoflight.co.uk


Official Social Media

Sunderland AFC - Official Facebook  / Facebook: facebook.com/sunderlandafc
Sunderland AFC - Official Instagram  / Instagram: instagram.com/sunderlandafcofficial
Sunderland AFC - Official Twitter  / Twitter: twitter.com/sunderlandafc
Sunderland AFC - Official YouTube  / YouTube: youtube.com/sunderlandafc


Local Radio Stations

/ BBC Newcastle: (95.4, 96.0, 103.7 & 104.4 FM / 1458 MW / 11C (220.352MHz) DAB)

Club Trivia

Famous Supporters

Kate Adie: (Journalist and news correspondent)  / Website: kateadie.co.uk 
Phil Brown: (Former professional footballer) 
George Clarke: (TV presenter and architect)  / Website: georgeclarke.com  / Twitter: @mrgeorgeclarke
Paul Collingwood: (Durham and England cricketer)  / Twitter: @Colly622
Steve Cram: (Retired Olympic athlete)  / Website: extramileme.com  / Twitter: @jarrowarrow
Bryan Ferry: (Roxy Music singer-songwriter)  / Website: bryanferry.com  / Twitter: @bryanferry
David Jones: (Sports broadcaster)  / Twitter: @DavidJonesSky
Lauren Laverne: (Radio DJ, TV presenter and musician)  / Twitter: @laurenlaverne
Kevin Maguire: (Political journalist)  / Twitter: @Kevin_Maguire
Brian Marwood: (Former professional footballer)  / Twitter: @BrianMarwood_

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