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Sunderland AFC
Logo Sunderland.svg
Full nameSunderland Association Football Club
Nickname(s)"The Black Cats"[1]
Short nameSAFC
Foondit1879; 142 years ago (1879)
(as Sunderland and District Teachers)
GroundStadium of Light
Ground Capacity49,000[2]
AwnerEllis Short
ChairmanEllis Short
ManagerSam Allardyce
LeagueLeague One
2018–19League One, 5t o 24
WabsteidClub wabsteid

Sunderland Association Football Club (pronounced /ˈsʊndərlənd/ (deprecatit template)) is an Inglis association fitbaw club based in Sunderland, Tyne an Wear that competes in the Premier League. Syne its formation in 1879, the club haes wan sax First Division titles—in 1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913, an 1936 an the FA Cup twice, in 1937 an 1973 (see Sunderland A.F.C. saisons). The club wis foondit bi schoolteacher James Allan an wis elected intae The Fitbaa League in 1890 whaur the team performed well in the league, earnin plaudits sic as a "wonderfully fine team".

The Sunderland team wan thair first FA Cup in 1937 wi a 3–1 victory ower Preston North End, an remained in the tap league for 68 successive seasons, losin the record tae Arsenal when thay wur relegated in 1958. Sunderland's maist notable trophy win efter the Seicont Warld War wis thair seicont FA Cup in 1973, when the club secured a 1–0 victory ower Leeds United. The team haes wan the seicont tier title 5 times in that period an the third tier title ance.

Sunderland play thair hame gemmes at the 49,000 capacity aw-seater Stadium of Light haein muivit frae Roker Park in 1997. The oreeginal grund capacity wis 42,000 which wis increased tae 49,000 follaein redevelopment in 2000. Sunderland hae a lang-staundin rivalry wi thair neebouring 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 foundation in 1879.[3][4][5]

League[eedit | eedit soorce]

1891–92, 1892–93, 1894–95, 1901–02, 1912–13, 1935–36
Runners-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. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. "Roll Of Honour". Sunderland A.F.C. Retrieved 21 December 2008.
  4. "England — List of FA Charity/Community Shield Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 21 December 2008.
  5. "Football and the Second World War". Spartacus. Archived frae the original on 25 Februar 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2010.