Sunderland news and latest news about Sunderland AFC!
Sunderland (Association Football Club) commonly referred to as The Black Cats or simply known as Sunderland is a English football club.
The club was founded in 1879 and are is currently competing in the Championship, the second tier of English football.
Black Cats are soon to be playing League One after being relegated from the Championship.
The team has been playing its home matches at the Stadium of Light since 1997, having previously played at Roker Park.
The original capacity of Stadium of Light was 42,000 which was increased to 49,000 following expansion in 2000.
Black Cats share intense rivalry with Newcastle United, it is a long-standing rivalry. This famous fixture is called “Tyne-Wear Derby”.
At first the Black Cats have played in an all blue strip from their formation until 1884.
Since 1908, the club wore red and white halved strip, which led to the club being nicknamed as “The Black Cats”.
In 1977, a new badge was introduced which included the ship, football and the background of red and white stripes.
This badge was used until the relocation from Roker Park to the Stadium of Light.
However, since 1997 another crest was introduced which contains two lions, the black cats of Sunderland.
Fun fact: Sunderland has more league titles than Manchester City.
The team was among the dominant football clubs in England during the 1890s, winning the First Division in 1891–92, 1892–93 and 1894–95.
Domestically, the club has won:
First Division/Premier League: 6
Second Division/Championship titles: 5
Third Division/League One titles: 1
FA Cup: 2
FA Charity Shield: 1
In international club football, the club was:
Football World Championship winners in 1895.
Sunderland transfer news
Players transfer news has always been active. The highest transfer fee that the club has paid for a player is £17 million for Didier Ndong in 2016 from French side FC Lorient.
The following year the clubs academy product ‘Jordan Pickford’ became the most expensive player sold by the club when he joined Everton for £30 million.
In recent transfer window the club has brought in 15 players. In which 8 players were loaned in and few from from Premier League clubs like Chelsea, Everton and Liverpool.
Sunderland transfer rumours
There is always some news and rumours when it comes to The Mackems.
They have so many young talented players in the club but were heading in the wrong during David Moyes’ and Simon Grayson’s tenure.
There are various English as well as English sites and newspapers with the transfer rumours.
The teams famous fixtures are called “Tyne-Wear Derby” is said to be one of the most intensives derbies across the world.
Newcastle are Sunderland’s fiercest rivals, with the Tyne-Wear derby often marred by rebellious atmosphere.
There are many fans who want to be a part of the team spirit and see Sunderland stream and follow the club every week.
Sunderland live stream online free is something that interests many. There are many different streaming sites, gaming companies and betting pages with live stream. You can watch all TV broadcasts from the English League and the various domestic cups the club takes part in.
Fixtures Sunderland? The Championship is determined after the end of 46 gameweeks.
This means that the club will be playing 46 matches per season in the league.
Then, they also play in the various domestic cups and in Europe if only they qualify.
This makes it more or less than 50-60 matches in a season.
That’s why Sunderland‘s schedule is generally hectic. It should not come as a surprise that the club plays two matches in a week sometimes.
When it comes to Sunderland fixtures and schedule, it’s possible to see when the team is playing their next match in Championship’s game schedule.
Sunderland match today?
It’s easy to find when the club is playing their next match. They often play on Saturdays when it comes to league games and to be absolutely sure we have collected all the matches in one and the same place.
Sunderland Champions League
As mentioned above, the club was among the dominant football clubs in England during the 1890s, winning the First Division in 1891–92, 1892–93 and 1894–95.
Their team were reinforced by imported Scottish players and they also played a passing game which for the time was typical Scottish opposed to the dribbling game that otherwise was an English trademark.
But they didn’t taste much success in European stages.
Sunderland’s next game
When do Sunderland play next? There are many who want to see the team play because of various reasons. They are a young team having many talented players.
They disappointingly finished bottom of the table in the Premier League last year, and are looking unlikely to secure Premier League promotion this season or any time soon.
Sunderland starting lineup
The Black Cats manager is Chris Coleman. Looking at Sunderland players and the squad, they have many quality young players.
It is a young squad that has the potential to return to the top flight in the future.
In past they have produced numerous top class players. The recent generation’s highly rated English players include Jordan Pickford, Jermaine Defoe and Jordan Henderson.
Sometimes we notice the news surrounding the English club. They are looking to challeng some of the biggest clubs in the England.
If we look at the clubs payroll, they do not pay some of the highest in Europe or even in England. But the promotion to top flight football could help their future star players earn more.
Sunderland latest news
Sunderland news is often about the game but there are other interesting things to look at. Like, tickets, shirts and match kits. There are many who are looking for a logo or wallpaper to have on their mobile or desktop.
Check out the twitter and official website to find out more about the club.