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Written by the same team who compiled, ‘Sunderland: The Complete Record’ - official club historian Rob Mason and SAFC experts Mike Gibson and Barry Jackson - and with forewords by Niall Quinn and Brendan O’Donnell, the great great grandson of club founder James Allan, this new large-format A4 book is the most comprehensive record of Sunderland AFC, ever produced.

A 400 page hardback publication, it is ‘the Absolute Record’ on all things Red and White. Including the discovery of a new player who no-one ever knew had played in the league for Sunderland over a century ago and that all-time record league scorer Charlie Buchan should have been credited with an extra goal.



Sunderland AFC: The Absolute Record will make the perfect gift for any Red and White fan.

Anyone who orders from this website will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a print signed by all of the 1973 cup-winning team with the exception of the sadly missed Ian Porterfield and Bob Stokoe. 

Anyone who has already ordered will also be entered into the draw. The winner will be drawn on Friday 11th December and the prize delivered before Christmas.

Amongst other things, the Absolute Record includes:


  • Two pages on every one of the club’s seasons since entering the Football League in 1890. Line-ups, captains, scorers, attendances, debuts, final appearances etc all on one page, with the facing page including a team picture, the story of the season, the game of the year, league table and list of major signings and debutants from the ranks.

  • Top Tens, including, tallest, smallest, heaviest, lightest, youngest, oldest players, youngest and oldest scorers, oldest debutants, shortest careers, highest appearances, most appearances in a season, consecutive appearances, goal-scorers, hat-tricks, best strike-rate, clean sheets, most red cards.

  • A comprehensive list of every player to play a league or cup game, together with career statistics.

  • Sunderland’s Head to Head record with every club ever faced, complete with a list of every player to represent both clubs.

  • Hall of Fame.

  • Record transfer signings and sales.

  • Players of the Year.

  • Abandoned games.

  • Replacement goalkeepers.

  • Record of all sending-offs in club history.

  • Win ratio for managers.

  • Sunderland’s record against teams managed by former Sunderland managers.

  • Penalties: history, best scoring and saving rates, most penalties in a season for and against, players to take two penalties in one game and penalty shoot-out record. 

  • Substitutes: history, milestones, most-used, most-unused, most replaced, highest scoring subs, subbed subs etc.

  • Overseas tours, together with the listing of all known friendly and minor game results in the club’s history.

  • FA Youth Cup - every game and scorer.

  • Every international player’s details of caps won while with Sunderland.

  • World Cup Wearside.

  • Quirky stats & facts.

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