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8 Sunderland quizzes and 110 Sunderland trivia questions.
  Sunderland Association Football Club    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the soccer club from the north east of England, Sunderland AFC.
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Jan 24 23
Dizart gold member
Jan 24 23
55 plays
  AFC Sunderland History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the history of Sunderland Athletic Football Club. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, silverginger, Jun 15 05
silverginger gold member
255 plays
  Sunderland AFC: 2007-08   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on probably the best football team in the Northeast and their 2007-08 season.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Tomaster, Mar 18 09
208 plays
  Sunderland AFC 2006-07   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on probably the best football team in the North-East and their season from 2006-07.
Tough, 10 Qns, Tomaster, Dec 14 07
209 plays
  Sunderland: The Premiership Years    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Quiz about Sunderland's times, both highs and lows in the FA Premier League.
Tough, 15 Qns, minardifan, Jul 11 04
279 plays
  Sunderland AFC Test Your Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz is quite easy about the greatest football team ever, SUNDERLAND!
Average, 20 Qns, safcgurl, Jun 29 17
485 plays
  2002-03 Sunderland AFC    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The 2002-03 was a terrible season, but here is a nice quiz to test your knowledge of the worst team in the Premiership!
Average, 15 Qns, stusafc, Dec 16 06
195 plays
  2003-04 Sunderland AFC    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
It's been a season of highs and lows. How is your Sunderland AFC knowledge of season 2003-04 in the English League Divison One?
Tough, 20 Qns, stusafc, Dec 16 06
255 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Where was the FA Cup semi-final, Sunderland v Millwall, played?

From Quiz "2003-04 Sunderland AFC"

Sunderland Trivia Questions

1. In which year were the club formed?

From Quiz
AFC Sunderland History

Answer: 1879

Sunderland were formed as Sunderland and District Teachers' Association Football Club in 1879, but just a year later changed to Sunderland AFC.

2. Sunderland's first foray into the FA Premier League came in which season?

From Quiz Sunderland: The Premiership Years

Answer: 1996/97

Sunderland's first season in the FA Premier League was a miserable one, ending in their relegation at the end of the season. But after that, they had a taste of the big league, and the Black Cats wanted more.

3. What is Sunderland's nickname?

From Quiz Sunderland AFC

Answer: The Black Cats

Sunderland AFC held a poll to choose their nickname, and the fans chose 'The Black Cats'.

4. Sunderland F.C. were originally founded in 1879 under what name?

From Quiz Sunderland Association Football Club

Answer: Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.

A Scottish schoolmaster called James Allen founded Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C. in 1879. The following year the club's current name was adopted when it became open to players from all walks of life.

5. Where did Sunderland first call their home ground?

From Quiz AFC Sunderland History

Answer: Blue House Field

Sunderland played at Blue House Field between 1879-82, then moved to Grove's Field for one year. Horatio Street were their next home between 1882-84, followed by Abb's Field (1883-86), and Newcastle Road between 1895-98. The club spent 100 years at Roker Park, before moving to the Stadium of Light in 1997.

6. How many times were Sunderland kept scoreless during their first season in the top flight?

From Quiz Sunderland: The Premiership Years

Answer: 17

Sunderland were unable to find the net in 17 out of 38 Premiership games. That's almost half in total. The team only managed 35 goals all season, with only Leeds United and Nottingham Forest having a worst rate of scoring. What didn't help the team were key injuries to their main strikers during the season.

7. Who wore shirt number 9 in the 2000-01 season?

From Quiz Sunderland AFC

Answer: Niall Quinn & Quinn

Niall Quinn is Irish and forms a great partnership with Kevin Phillips.

8. Who was Sunderland's first manager in their history?

From Quiz AFC Sunderland History

Answer: Tom Watson

Watson was Sunderland manager between 1888-96, followed by Campbell until 1899, Mackie (1899-1905), and Kyle (1905-28). Other Sunderland managers include Lawrie McMenemy, Bob Stokoe, Terry Butcher, and Howard Wilkinson.

9. The last ever League game played at Roker Park, was played on which date and against who?

From Quiz Sunderland: The Premiership Years

Answer: May 3, 1997, against Everton

In an emotional send-off for team and fans, the Black Cats won in emphatic fashion by 3-0, with Paul Stewart, Chris Waddle, and Allan Johnston, scoring goals. However, despite this win in the penultimate match of the season, Sunderland were still relegated after losing 1-0 to Wimbledon in the final game of the season.

10. Where is Julio Arca form?

From Quiz Sunderland AFC

Answer: Argentina

Julio Arca moved to Sunderland from Argentinos Juniors at the start of the 2000-2001 campaign.

11. What was the nickname bestowed upon Sunderland after moving to the Stadium of Light?

From Quiz AFC Sunderland History

Answer: The Black Cats

The club had asked the supporters to provide the nickname and the choice went down to the four listed, plus 'the Sols'. The nickname goes back further than that, derived from a gun battery through to a 'mascot' at Roker Park.

12. How many points did Sunderland gain in the Nationwide League (First Division) in 1998/99 to gain promotion?

From Quiz Sunderland: The Premiership Years

Answer: 105

In a record-breaking season in just their second year at the Stadium of Ligh, Sunderland stormed back into the FA Premiership, after the heartbreak of losing to Charlton Athletic in 1997/98, in the final play-off game.

13. In which year did Peter Reid become manager?

From Quiz Sunderland AFC

Answer: 1995

...and he got sacked in 2002!

14. What have been the colours of Sunderland's first choice shirts since 1887?

From Quiz Sunderland Association Football Club

Answer: Red & White Stripes

Sunderland began wearing shirts of red and white vertical stripes in 1887, and they have worn them in every season since then. For the mast majority of seasons since then, the shirts have been accompanied by black shorts.

15. Where did Sunderland sign Brian Deane from in 2005?

From Quiz AFC Sunderland History

Answer: Leeds United

Deane has played for many a club during his career, including Doncaster Rovers, Sheffield United, Leeds United, Benfica, Middlesbrough, Leicester City, and West Ham United. Of those listed, he played for Leeds and Sheffield United twice.

16. Where did Sunderland finish in the 1999/2000 FA Premiership campaign?

From Quiz Sunderland: The Premiership Years

Answer: 7th

In a superb first season back in the top flight, Sunderland finished 7th, and only just missed out on a European place thanks to a worse goal difference compared to Aston Villa (Villa had +10 compared to only +1 for Sunderland). What was extra sweet for Sunderland players and fans, was that they finished ahead of bitter local rivals Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

17. How many points did Sunderland get in the 1998-1999 season?

From Quiz Sunderland AFC

Answer: 105

Sunderland got this record amount of points and gained promotion to the FA Premier League.

18. Sunderland won their first F.A. Cup in 1937 with victory over which team in the final?

From Quiz Sunderland Association Football Club

Answer: Preston North End

Sunderland didn't have an easy time of it reaching the 1937 F.A. Cup Final. After a narrow away win at Southampton in round three, they needed a replay to see off Luton Town in round four. A comfortable home win over Swansea Town (now Swansea City) in round five, set up a quarter-final clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers, which took three games to resolve. A victory over Millwall in the semi-final at neutral Huddersfield saw Sunderland heading off to Wembley Stadium to face Preston North End. In front of 93,945 fans, Sunderland fought back from a goal down to win 3-1, with goals from Bobby Gurney, Raich Carter and Eddie Burbanks.

19. In which season did Sunderland first win the Football League title?

From Quiz AFC Sunderland History

Answer: 1891-92

In the 1891-92 season, Sunderland finished as champions of the League by winning every home game, and losing only five away from home. They finished five points ahead of Preston North End in second place.

20. Sunderland relied heavily on one man for their goal scoring, Kevin Phillips. How many goals did he score in the Premiership in 1999/2000?

From Quiz Sunderland: The Premiership Years

Answer: 30

In a wonderful first season in the Premiership, Phillips found the back of the net 30 times in 38 games, and was only the third player to achieve the feat at the time. Phillips was awarded Player of the Year award, and finished runner-up in the Professional Footballers' Association award, and Football Writers' Association Player of the Year award.

21. What was Sunderland's name when they were first formed?

From Quiz Sunderland AFC

Answer: Sunderland and District Teachers' AFC

They formed under this name in 1879.

22. Which player, who went on to edit his own monthly football magazine, was Sunderland's leading goalscorer of the 20th century?

From Quiz Sunderland Association Football Club

Answer: Charlie Buchan

Charlie Buchan signed for Sunderland in 1911, and, over the course of the next 14 years, scored 209 league goals for the club in 379 appearances. He moved to Arsenal in 1925, where he scored another 49 league goals before retiring in 1928. After taking up a new career as a journalist, he edited "Charlie Buchan's Football Monthly" from 1951 until his death in 1960.

23. Sunderland defeated Newcastle United by which scoreline at St. James Park on August 25, 1999?

From Quiz Sunderland: The Premiership Years

Answer: 2-1

Derby contests between Sunderland and Newcastle United were always bitter, hard-fought affairs, and this was no different. Newcastle United threw the game away. Dyer put the Magpies ahead 1-0 after 27 minutes, but Sunderland kept fighting, and Quinn leveled the scores in the 64th minute, and then golden boot Kevin Phillips sealed the game for the Wearsiders with 15 minutes to go.

24. From which club was Niall Quinn signed?

From Quiz Sunderland AFC

Answer: Manchester City

Quinn played for Manchester City after he played for Arsenal, and Sunderland signed him from Manchester City.

25. Sunderland are nicknamed the "Black Cats". Although there are conflicting stories as to the origin of this moniker, what is the official one given by the club itself?

From Quiz Sunderland Association Football Club

Answer: A gun battery on the River Wear was nicknamed the Black Cat Battery after a soldier heard a black cat wailing during the night

There has been a long association between the city of Sunderland as well as Sunderland A.F.C. with black cats, with various stories as to the origin, but the one about the gun battery is the one that the club itself swears by. It only became the official nickname of the club after they moved into the Stadium of Light, as their previous nickname referred to their former home ground, and had thus become redundant.

26. When Sunderland won the 1998-99 League Division One title, how many points did they gain?

From Quiz AFC Sunderland History

Answer: 105

Sunderland amassed an incredible 105 points out of a possible 138 that season, losing just three times to win the title, and gain promotion into the Premier League.

27. For season 2000/01, it was situation normal for Sunderland. How many points did they finish with on the league table?

From Quiz Sunderland: The Premiership Years

Answer: 57

Sadly for manager, players, and fans alike, Sunderland again just missed out on European football by finishing in 7th place, four points behind Chelsea in 6th place. The season had started superbly, with Sunderland flying high in third place in December, but once again Sunderland suffered mid-season wobbles and missed out, but the season was still seen as a great success.

28. Which team is generally regarded as Sunderland's bitter rival over the years?

From Quiz Sunderland AFC

Answer: Newcastle United & Newcastle

If you hate Newcastle clap your hands...

29. In 1973, Sunderland provided one of the biggest upsets in F.A. Cup Final history when they defeated Leeds United 1-0. Who scored the only goal of the game to take the cup back to Wearside?

From Quiz Sunderland Association Football Club

Answer: Ian Porterfield

In season 1972-73, Sunderland were in the second division whilst Leeds United, managed by Don Revie, were a major powerhouse in English football, and the holders of the F.A. Cup, having won it in 1972. Sunderland, managed by Bob Stokoe, had upset Arsenal in the semi-finals, but were rank outsiders for the final, played in front of 100,000 fans at Wembley. Ian Porterfield gave the underdogs a shock lead in the 32nd minute, then goalkeeper Jimmy Montgomery performed heroics to keep Leeds at bay, and secure the trophy for Sunderland for only the second time in their history (the first was in 1937).

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