Sunderland

If you are looking to travel away to watch your club play against Sunderland you will absolutely love the atmosphere at the Stadium of Light.

Be sure to check out our in depth guide to the Stadium of Light away fans to find out all of the essential information regarding the fastest route to and from the stadium, and also if there are any pubs, restaurants and cafés in the local area that are welcoming to visiting away fans.

Sunderland FC is a professional football club that plays in the Championship which is the second tier of English Football. Managed by Tony Mowbray the side are sitting in the top half of the table and pushing for a spot in the play offs.

In our Sunderland Football Club guide, we showcase all of the information from the squad, upcoming fixtures and results, and also the heritage of Sunderland Football Club.

Sunderland Registered Squad

Here is a list of the registered squad for Sunderland 2024:

Goal Keepers

GoalkeeperPldGYCRC
Ben Alnwick
Mart Poom
Michael Ingham
Anthony Patterson46 (0)010
Thomas Myhre
Nathan Bishop2 (0)000
Jacob Carney
Adam Richardson

Defender

DefenderPldGYCRC
Stephen Wright
George McCartney
Garry Breen
Timothee Pembele3 (5)000
Steven Caldwell
Mason Burstow12 (8)130
Darren Williams
Dennis Cirkin5 (3)030
Neill Collins
Danny Ballard44 (0)3150
Mark Lynch
Jenson Seelt11 (7)020
Trai Hume46 (1)1141
Leo Fuhr Hjelde10 (1)010
Cameron Jessup
Pierre Ekwah38 (4)540
Brandon Taylor
Ajibola Alese6 (3)020
Ben Crompton0 (1)000
Thomas Lavery
Oliver Bainbridge
Patrick Almond
Caden Kelly

Midfielder

MidfielderPldGYCRC
Corry Evans0 (3)000
Carl Robinson
Dean Whitehead
Liam Lawrence
Jeff Whitley
Luke O’Nien44 (0)2130
Romaine Mundle5 (6)110
Abdoullah Ba22 (19)390
Ellis Taylor1 (0)000
Jewison Bennette1 (1)010
Adil Aouchiche10 (17)220
Grant Leadbitter
Sean Thornton
Daniel Neill44 (0)411
Callum Styles10 (2)020
John Oster
Julio Arca
Samuel Wilding
Mason Cotcher
Vinnie Steels
Ethan Kachosa
Harrison Sohna
Bradley Dack6 (11)100
Harrison Jones
Tom Scott
Joseph Ryder
Ben Middlemas
Chris Rigg9 (13)310

Striker

StrikerPldGYCRC
Niall Huggins18 (2)110
Jobe Bellingham44 (3)760
Luís Hemir Silva Semedo4 (19)010
Stephen Elliott
Jermain Defoe
Simon Johnson
Kevin Kyle
Danny Graham
Chris Brown
Isaac Lihadji
Michael Spellman
Jack Clarke40 (2)1560
Marcus Stewart
Cole Kiernan
Tom Watson0 (1)000
Patrick Roberts21 (11)030
Nazariy Rusyn10 (12)210

Current Sunderland Manager

Next ManagerCurrent ClubBV
Will Still3/1
Alex RaeGlasgow Rangers5/1
Paul CookChesterfield10/1
Mike WilliamsonMilton Keynes Dons10/1
Paul Heckingbottom14/1
Nigel Pearson14/1
Nathan JonesCharlton Athletic14/1
Ritchie WellensLeyton Orient20/1
Pete WildBarrow20/1
Gary RowettBirmingham City20/1

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Sunderland Previous Results

DateMatchResultScoreCompetition
06 Aug 2023Sunderland v Ipswich TownL1-2League Championship
08 Aug 2023Sunderland v Crewe AlexandraL1-1 (3-5)League Cup
12 Aug 2023Preston North End v SunderlandL2-1League Championship
19 Aug 2023Sunderland v Rotherham UnitedW2-1League Championship
26 Aug 2023Coventry City v SunderlandD0-0League Championship
02 Sep 2023Sunderland v SouthamptonW5-0League Championship
16 Sep 2023Queens Park Rangers v SunderlandW1-3League Championship
20 Sep 2023Blackburn Rovers v SunderlandW1-3League Championship
24 Sep 2023Sunderland v Cardiff CityL0-1League Championship
29 Sep 2023Sheffield Wednesday v SunderlandW0-3League Championship
04 Oct 2023Sunderland v WatfordW2-0League Championship
07 Oct 2023Sunderland v MiddlesbroughL0-4League Championship
21 Oct 2023Stoke City v SunderlandL2-1League Championship
24 Oct 2023Leicester City v SunderlandL1-0League Championship
28 Oct 2023Sunderland v Norwich CityW3-1League Championship
04 Nov 2023Swansea City v SunderlandD0-0League Championship
11 Nov 2023Sunderland v Birmingham CityW3-1League Championship
25 Nov 2023Plymouth Argyle v SunderlandL2-0League Championship
29 Nov 2023Sunderland v Huddersfield TownL1-2League Championship
02 Dec 2023Millwall v SunderlandD1-1League Championship
09 Dec 2023Sunderland v West Bromwich AlbionW2-1League Championship
12 Dec 2023Sunderland v Leeds UnitedW1-0League Championship
16 Dec 2023Bristol City v SunderlandL1-0League Championship
23 Dec 2023Sunderland v Coventry CityL0-3League Championship
26 Dec 2023Hull City v SunderlandW0-1League Championship
29 Dec 2023Rotherham United v SunderlandD1-1League Championship
01 Jan 2024Sunderland v Preston North EndW2-0League Championship
06 Jan 2024Sunderland v Newcastle UnitedL0-3FA Cup
13 Jan 2024Ipswich Town v SunderlandL2-1League Championship
19 Jan 2024Sunderland v Hull CityL0-1League Championship
27 Jan 2024Sunderland v Stoke CityW3-1League Championship
04 Feb 2024Middlesbrough v SunderlandD1-1League Championship
10 Feb 2024Sunderland v Plymouth ArgyleW3-1League Championship
14 Feb 2024Huddersfield Town v SunderlandL1-0League Championship
17 Feb 2024Birmingham City v SunderlandL2-1League Championship
24 Feb 2024Sunderland v Swansea CityL1-2League Championship
02 Mar 2024Norwich City v SunderlandL1-0League Championship
05 Mar 2024Sunderland v Leicester CityL0-1League Championship
09 Mar 2024Southampton v SunderlandL4-2League Championship
16 Mar 2024Sunderland v Queens Park RangersD0-0League Championship
29 Mar 2024Cardiff City v SunderlandW0-2League Championship
01 Apr 2024Sunderland v Blackburn RoversL1-5League Championship
06 Apr 2024Sunderland v Bristol CityD0-0League Championship
09 Apr 2024Leeds United v SunderlandD0-0League Championship
13 Apr 2024West Bromwich Albion v SunderlandW0-1League Championship
20 Apr 2024Sunderland v MillwallL0-1League Championship
27 Apr 2024Watford v SunderlandL1-0League Championship
04 May 2024Sunderland v Sheffield WednesdayL0-2League Championship

Manager History

PeriodManagerCountryborn
19/02/2024 – 30/06/2024Mike DoddsEngland03/06/1986
18/12/2023 – 19/02/2024Michael BealeEngland04/09/1980
04/12/2023 – 17/12/2023Mike DoddsEngland03/06/1986
30/08/2022 – 04/12/2023Tony MowbrayEngland22/11/1963
11/02/2022 – 27/08/2022Alex NeilScotland09/06/1981
02/02/2022 – 10/02/2022Mike DoddsEngland03/06/1986
01/12/2020 – 30/01/2022Lee JohnsonEngland07/06/1981
09/10/2019 – 16/10/2019James FowlerScotland26/10/1980
09/10/2019 – 29/11/2020Phil ParkinsonEngland01/12/1967
01/07/2018 – 08/10/2019Jack RossScotland05/06/1976
01/05/2018 – 30/06/2018Robbie StockdaleScotland30/11/1979
19/11/2017 – 29/04/2018Chris ColemanWales10/06/1970
01/11/2017 – 12/11/2017Billy McKinlayScotland22/04/1969
01/11/2017 – 18/11/2017Robbie StockdaleScotland30/11/1979
01/07/2017 – 01/11/2017Simon GraysonEngland16/12/1969
23/07/2016 – 30/06/2017David MoyesScotland25/04/1963
09/10/2015 – 21/07/2016Sam AllardyceEngland19/10/1954
17/03/2015 – 04/10/2015Dick AdvocaatNetherlands27/09/1947
08/10/2013 – 15/03/2015Gustavo PoyetUruguay15/11/1967
23/09/2013 – 07/10/2013Kevin BallEngland12/11/1964
01/04/2013 – 22/09/2013Paolo Di CanioItaly09/07/1968
02/12/2011 – 30/03/2013Martin O’NeillNorthern Ireland01/03/1952
01/07/2009 – 30/11/2011Steve BruceEngland31/12/1960
05/12/2008 – 24/05/2009Ricky SbragiaScotland26/05/1956
29/08/2006 – 04/12/2008Roy KeaneIreland10/08/1971
25/07/2006 – 28/08/2006Niall QuinnIreland06/10/1966
06/03/2006 – 30/06/2006Kevin BallEngland12/11/1964
12/03/2003 – 05/03/2006Mick McCarthyIreland07/02/1959
10/10/2002 – 10/03/2003Howard WilkinsonEngland13/11/1943
29/03/1995 – 07/10/2002Peter ReidEngland20/06/1956
26/11/1993 – 28/03/1995Mick BuxtonEngland29/05/1943
29/01/1993 – 25/11/1993Terry ButcherEngland28/12/1958
30/12/1991 – 28/01/1993Malcolm CrosbyEngland04/07/1954
01/07/1987 – 30/12/1991Denis SmithEngland19/11/1947
01/07/1985 – 31/03/1987Lawrie McMenemyEngland26/07/1936
01/03/1984 – 30/06/1985Len AshurstEngland10/03/1939
01/07/1981 – 26/02/1984Alan DurbanWales07/07/1941
02/04/1981 – 30/06/1981Mick DochertyEngland29/10/1950
01/07/1979 – 01/04/1981Ken KnightonEngland20/02/1944
13/12/1978 – 24/05/1979Billy ElliottEngland20/03/1925
16/11/1976 – 15/11/1978Jimmy AdamsonEngland04/04/1929
22/10/1976 – 28/11/1976Ian MacFarlaneScotland26/01/1933
01/11/1972 – 23/11/1972Billy ElliottEngland20/03/1925
29/09/1972 – 17/10/1976Bob StokoeEngland21/09/1930
01/02/1968 – 30/11/1972Alan BrownEngland26/08/1914
01/07/1965 – 31/01/1968Ian McCollScotland07/06/1927
01/07/1964 – 30/06/1965George HardwickEngland02/02/1920
01/07/1957 – 30/06/1964Alan BrownEngland26/08/1914
24/03/1939 – 30/06/1957Bill MurrayScotland10/03/1901
01/07/1928 – 03/03/1939Johnny CochraneScotland
01/07/1905 – 30/06/1928Bob KyleNorthern Ireland00/00/1870
01/07/1899 – 30/06/1905Alex MackieScotland00/00/1870
01/08/1896 – 30/06/1899Robert CampbellScotland
01/07/1889 – 31/07/1896Tom WatsonEngland09/04/1859

Sunderland Trophies

HonourPositionYear
League Division OneChampion1891-92
League Division OneChampion1892-93
League Division OneRunner-up1893-94
League Division OneChampion1894-95
League Division OneRunner-up1897-98
League Division OneRunner-up1900-01
League Division OneChampion1901-02
League Division OneChampion1912-13
FA CupRunner-up1912-13
League Division OneRunner-up1922-23
League Division OneRunner-up1934-35
League Division OneChampion1935-36
FA Charity ShieldWinner1936
FA CupWinner1936-37
League Division TwoRunner-up1963-64
FA CupWinner1972-73
League Division TwoChampion1975-76
League Division TwoRunner-up1979-80
Football League CupRunner-up1984-85
League Division ThreeChampion1987-88
FA CupRunner-up1991-92
League Division 1Champion1995-96
League Division 1Champion1998-99
League ChampionshipChampion2004-05
League ChampionshipChampion2006-07
Football League CupRunner-up2013-14
Football League TrophyRunner-up2018-19
Football League TrophyWinner2020-21

Summary

Sunderland Football Club is a professional football club based in Sunderland, England. The club was founded in 1879 and has a rich history, including winning the English league championship six times and the FA Cup twice.

Sunderland FC is known for playing a physical, direct style of football, with a focus on winning the ball back quickly and playing long balls forward to their strikers. The club places a strong emphasis on defensive solidity and physicality, and has a reputation for being a tough team to beat. Sunderland’s playing style is often described as “no-nonsense” and “workmanlike”, with a focus on out-muscling opponents and grinding out results.

The home stadium of Sunderland FC is the Stadium of Light, which has been the club’s home since 1997. The stadium has a capacity of 49,000 spectators and is known for its modern facilities and excellent atmosphere.

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