Sunderland A.F.C.

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Sunderland A.F.C.
Full name Sunderland Association Football Club
Nickname(s) Mackems, The Black Cats
Founded 1879
Ground Stadium of Light
Sunderland
Ground Capacity 49,000
Chairman Ellis Short
Manager Chris Coleman
League Championship
2014–15 Premier League, 16th

Sunderland Association Football Club is an English football club. They are from the city of Sunderland.

The club played in the Premier League in the 2005/2006 season, they finished bottom. They played in the Football League Championship in 2006/2007, but were promoted back to the Premiership for 2007/08 under manager Roy Keane.

Sunderland AFC were created in 1879 and joined the Football League in 1891. They have won the league six times. The last time Sunderland won the league was in 1936. Sunderland have won the FA Cup two times, in 1937 and 1973.

For 99 years, Sunderland played their home games at Roker Park. In 1997 they moved, and now play their home games at the Stadium of Light. The stadium holds 49,000 people.

The team's most recent promotion to the English Premier League was in 2007, and they are now, in 2015/16, in their ninth season in a row in this division. They have had three different managers in 2013. Martin O'Neill was fired at the end of March and Paolo Di Canio became manager. He was fired in September after the team had bad results, and Gus Poyet replaced him on October 8th.

League position[change | change source]

Season League Position
2000/01 Premier League 7th
2001/02 Premier League 17th
2002/03 Premier League 20th
2003/04 First Division 3rd
2004/05 League Championship 1st
2005/06 Premier League 20th
2006/07 League Championship 1st
2007/08 Premier League 15th
2008/09 Premier League 16th
2009/10 Premier League 13th
2010/11 Premier League 10th
2011/12 Premier League 13th
2012/13 Premier League 17th
2013/14 Premier League 14th
2014/15 Premier League 16th

Former position[change | change source]


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