Sunderland AFC 1913 FA Cup Final legend Harry Martin well into his 70’s. He sadly passed away

Harry Martin


Welcome to

The aim of the website is to promote the rich and fascinating history of Sunderland AFC. Our motto is “A Legend Never Dies”. was particularly set up as a result of the current re-writing of English footballing history before our very eyes, particularly, in our opinion, by a well known media outlet. You will note that football in England didn’t start in 1992 but has its roots in 19th Century Victorian England, although globalisation means that a love of our club is growing in other parts of the world. For that reason we are pleased to welcome any football fan who cares to join us. We’d particularly like to say hello to all the Sunderland fans from overseas who are looking in.

In this site you will find out all about Sunderland AFC prior to the formation of the Premier League, although with so much to input please bear with us whilst the site is developed further. We’re always adding stories and profiles. We have a concentration on promoting the little known at SAFC be they players, matches, teams or events. Some players for example only played 1 game for us – you’ll find out about some of them on here. If you think that there is something we have missed, or something you would like too see then please e-mail us and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

The emphasis to date has been on the pre war exploits of our club, but we’re fast moving on with the story. Remember that this is not a statistics site. If you are keen on the statistical history of Sunderland AFC then please refer to

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