OF LIGHT KIT STORY
After moving to the Stadium of Light in 1997, Sunderland AFC have used over 100 different home, change and goalkeeper strips. ‘Kit Cats’ documents these different looks and how the Lads have fared in each season since then, as well as focusing on the outfits worn during each one of their senior cup final and Wembley appearances.
Although SAFC may forever be associated with red and white stripes, Black Cats kit enthusiast Andrew Smithson and Sunderland’s official club historian Rob Mason have also detailed some of the less familiar combinations seen over the years and have compiled a comprehensive breakdown of how the use of colours and styles has developed since the team’s early days of wearing all blue.
With a foreword by Lee Cattermole, who wore 23 different kits in his time at SAFC, and including scores of superb photographs, supporters should love kitting themselves out with this book.