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Sunderland AFC
Full nameSunderland Association Football Club
Nickname(s)"The Black Cats"[1]
Short nameSAFC
Foondit1879; 145 years ago (1879)
(as Sunderland and District Teachers)
GroundStadium of Light
Ground Capacity49,000[2]
AwnerKyril Louis-Dreyfus
ChairmanKyril Louis-Dreyfus
ManagerTony Mowbray
LeagueChampionship
2022–23Championship, 6t o 24
WabsteidClub wabsteid

Sunderland Association Football Club (pronounced /ˈsʊndərlənd/ (deprecatit template)) is an Inglis professional fitba club in Sunderland, Tyne an Wear that plays in the EFL Championship, efter promuivin fae EFL League One. Syne its formation in 1879, the club haes won sax First Division titles—in 1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913, an 1936 an the FA Cup twa time, in 1937 an 1973 (see Sunderland A.F.C. saisons). The club wis foondit bi schuilteacher James Allan an wis electit intae The Fitba League in 1890 whaur the team wud perform well, earnin plaudits tae refer thaim as a "wonderfully fine team". Sunderland wud gang professional in 1886.[3]

Sunderland's first gemme wis a 1-0 loss against Ferryhill Athletic.[4] The Sunderland team won thair first FA Cup in 1937 wi a 3–1 victory ower Preston North End, an remained in the First Division fur 68 saisons, losin the record til Arsenal when thay wur relegatit in 1958. Sunderland's maist notable trophy win efter the Seicont Warld War wis thair seicont FA Cup in 1973, whan the club secured a 1–0 victory ower Leeds United. The team haed won the seicont tier title 5 time in that period an the third tier title ainly ance. In 21 Mey 2022, Sunderland won against Wycombe Wanderers in the EFL League One play-off final.

Sunderland play thair hame gemmes at the 49,000 capacity aw-seater Stadium of Light haein muivit fae Roker Park in 1997. The oreeginal ground capacity wis 42,000 whan it wis increased til 49,000 follaein redevelopment in 2000. Sunderland hae a lang-staundin rivalry wi thair neeburin club Newcastle United, wi whom thay hae contestit the Tyne–Wear derby syne 1898.

Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

The follaein are the honours Sunderland hae achieved syne thair foondation in 1879.[5][6][7]

League[eedit | eedit soorce]

1891–92, 1892–93, 1894–95, 1901–02, 1912–13, 1935–36
Rinners-up (5): 1893–94, 1897–98, 1900–01, 1922–23, 1934–35
1975–76, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2004–05, 2006–07
Runners-up (2): 1963–64, 1979–80
Promotion (1): 1989–90
1987–88

Cup[eedit | eedit soorce]

1937, 1973
Runners-up (2): 1913, 1992
Semi-Finalists (8): 1891, 1892, 1895, 1931, 1938, 1955, 1956, 2004
Runners-up (1): 1985
Semi-finalists (2): 1963, 1999
1936
Runners-up (1): 1937
1903
Runners-up (1): 1942

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Black Cats Nickname". SAFC. 17 Julie 2012. Retrieved 19 Apryle 2014.
  2. "Premier League Handbook Season 2013/14" (PDF). Premier League. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 31 Januar 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack (2007). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2006-2007 (in Inglis). Headline Publishing Group. p. 368. ISBN 978-0-7553-1664-9.
  4. Woodhouse, Robert (2 Februar 2015). Sunderland in 100 Dates (in Inglis). The History Press. p. 1881. ISBN 978-0-7509-6324-4.
  5. "Roll Of Honour". Sunderland A.F.C. Retrieved 21 December 2008.
  6. "England — List of FA Charity/Community Shield Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 21 December 2008.
  7. "Football and the Second World War". Spartacus. Archived frae the original on 25 Februar 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2010.