Raich Carter receives the FA Cup

Roll of Honour

A look at Sunderland's achievements over the years.

From FA cups to league championships, we document Sunderland's achievements over the years in our roll of honour list.

Honour Date
Top flight champions 1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913 and 1936
Top flight runners up 1894, 1898, 1901, 1923 and 1935
Championship winners 1976, 1996, 1999, 2005 and 2007
Championship runners up 1964 and 1980
League 1 winners 1988
FA Cup Winners 1937 and 1973
FA cup finalists 1913 and 1992
FA cup semi-finalists 1891, 1892, 1895, 1931, 1938, 1955, 1956, 2004
League cup finalists 1985
League cup semi-finalists 1963, 1999


With the changing names of leagues in 1992 and 2004 we refer to the levels of the Football League by their current names, for example Sunderland won the equivalent of what is now 'The Championship' in 1976 when back then it was called The Second Division.


Club Records
Transfer fee paid: £13m - Asamoah Gyan (from Rennes 31/08/10)
Transfer fee received: £24m - Darren Bent (to Aston Villa - January 2011)
Highest ever attendance 75,118: vs Derby County (FA Cup 6th round 08/03/1933)
Biggest league win: 9 - 1: vs Newcastle United (Division 1 - 05/12/1908)
Biggest league defeat: 0 - 8: vs West Ham United (Division 1 - 19/10/1968)
Biggest cup win: 11 - 1: vs Fairfield (FA Cup R1 - 02/02/1895)
Most capped player: Charlie Hurley: capped 36 times for Republic of Ireland
Most SAFC appearances: Jimmy Montgomery: 627 (1962-1977)
Most league goals: Charlie Buchan, 209 (1911-1925)
Most goals in a season: Dave Halliday, 43 (Division 1 -1928/29)
Most SAFC goals: Bobby Gurney, 228 (1925-1950)