A brief history of Sunderland

November 12, 2010
By Rob Smyth
Formed: 1879
Previous names: Sunderland and District Teachers
Admitted to Football League:1890
First Division: 6
Second Division: 5
Third Division: 1
FA Cup: 2

Sunderland were one of the first powerhouses of the Football League. They won three titles in four years in the 1890s, and two more by 1913.

They have won only three major trophies since then: the most of those, in the 1973 FA Cup, is one of English football's most romantic stories.
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