sunderland afc stories

& key events


A club with such a proud history and tradition as Sunderland AFC has had many momentus events that can be recalled. Here are perhaps the most significant, some of which, as we shall see, had wider reverberations beyond the shores of the United Kingdom. At the heart of it were our players, administrators and of course our supporters, the life blood of any football club.

Whether living or now dead they have all added to the rich tapestry that is Sunderland AFC - 129 years and counting.


Alex Prosser


League Trophy

James Allan

Charles Alcock

Red & White Stripes

Team Of All The Talents

Thomas Hemy

Sheriff Of London Shield


Athletic Bilbao

World Champions

Newcastle United 1 v 9 Sunderland

1913 FA Cup Final

European Tour 1913

8 March 1933 - 75,118

Jimmy Thorpe

Charity Shield

1937 FA Cup Final

War Cup Final

Illegal Payments Scandal

1966 World Cup

Vancouver Royal Canadians

The Roker Roar

1973 FA Cup Run

SAFC v The World