• Sunderland AFC:
    Sunderland AFC:
    "The Stadium of Light"
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  • Sunderland AFC:
    Sunderland AFC:
    "The Black Cats"
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  • Sunderland AFC:
    Sunderland AFC:
    "Pride of Wearside"
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HUGE 3 points today! Especially impressed with Catts and @anton_ferdinand..Ha'way the lads
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Sunderland AFC manager Jack Ross is waiting for injury updates on some key players, including Lee Cattermole, Aiden McGeady and Chris Maguire. Who's absence will affect us the most?

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Football Club Background and History

Football Club and Management: Sunderland AFC

Club Contact Details: The Sunderland Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU.
Telephone: 0871 911 1200

Club Nicknames: Sunderland’s nicknames include ‘Lads,’ 'Mackems' - a traditional name given to people from Sunderland - and ‘The Rokerites, ‘Roker Men’ or ‘Rokermen’ after their former Roker Park ground. They are also known as ‘Coal Cats’ and, more pertinently, ‘The Black Cats.’

The link between the club and the black cat stems from a gun battery in 1805 on the River Wear, renamed the ‘Black Cat’ battery after soldiers heard the sound of a wailing black cat. The nickname was sealed when a black kitten owned by twelve-year-old Billy Morris was believed to bring Sunderland luck as it sat in his pocket at Wembley Stadium throughout the 1937 FA Cup Final which Sunderland went on to win.

Honours

Honours Sunderland A.F.C.

What have they won?
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Ground
Stadium of Light
Capacity
49,000
Chairman
Ellis Short, Niall Quinn
Manager
Chris Coleman
League
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Location: The club is based in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear in the North-East of England.

Football League: Sunderland AFC

Sunderland currently play in the Premier League in England

History of Football: Sunderland AFC

Origins: Sunderland Association Football Club was founded in 1879 by a graduate of Glasgow University – James Allan – who had begun teaching at Hendon Board School. Its original name was Sunderland and District Teachers’ Association Football Club and changed to Sunderland A.F.C. a year later.

The club played its first matches at the Blue House Field in Hendon before moving to Ashbrooke and then The Cedars before moving north of the Wear to fields in Roker and Fulwell. They then settled at Newcastle Road in 1886 before moving to Roker Park where they stayed for 99 years> They moved once more to the purpose-built Sunderland Stadium of Light in 1997.

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