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Record while in the Football League.

Election to the Football League.

Sunderland results in European competition.

Season

Div

P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup - Round reached  League Cup- Round reached
1890/91 League 22 10 5 7 51 31 23

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7th Table Results Semi -
1891/92 League 26 21 0 5 93 36 42 1st Champs Table Results Semi -
1892/93 Div 1 30 22 4 4 100 36 48 1st Champs Table Results 3rd -
1893/94 Div 1 30 17 4 9 72 44 38 2nd Table Results 2nd -
1894/95 Div 1 30 21 5 4 80 37 47 1st Champs Table Results Semi -
1895/96 Div 1 30 15 7 8 52 41 37 5th Table Results 2nd -
1896/97 Div 1 30 7 9 14 34 47 23 15th Play Off Table Results 2nd -
1897/98 Div 1 30 16 5 9 43 30 37 2nd Table Results 1st -
1898/99 Div 1 34 15 6 13 41 41 36 7th Table Results 2nd -
1899/00 Div 1 34 19 3 12 50 35 41 3rd Table Results 2nd -
1900/01 Div 1 34 15 13 6 57 26 43 2nd Table Results 1st -
1901/02 Div 1 34 19 6 9 50 35 44 1st Champs Table Results 2nd -
1902/03 Div 1 34 16 9 9 51 36 41 3rd Table Results 1st -
1903/04 Div 1 34 17 5 12 63 49 39 6th Table Results 1st -
1904/05 Div 1 34 16 8 10 60 44 40 5th Table Results 1st -
1905/06 Div 1 38 15 5 18 61 70 35 14th Table Results 3rd -
1906/07 Div 1 38 14 9 15 65 66 37 10th Table Results 3rd -
1907/08 Div 1 38 16 3 19 78 75 35 16th Table Results 1st -
1908/09 Div 1 38 21 2 15 78 63 44 3rd Table Results 4th -
1909/10 Div 1 38 18 5 15 66 51 41 8th Table Results 3rd -
1910/11 Div 1 38 15 15 8 67 48 45 3rd Table Results 1st -
1911/12 Div 1 38 14 11 13 58 51 39 8th Table Results 3rd -
1912/13 Div 1 38 25 4 9 86 43 54 1st Champs Table Results Final -
1913/14 Div 1 38 17 6 15 63 52 40 7th Table Results 4th -
1914/15 Div 1 38 18 5 15 81 72 41 8th Table Results 1st -

  1915/16 to 1918/19 Football League suspended due to World War 1

Season

Div

P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup  L Cup
1919/20

Div 1

42 22 4 16 72 59 48 5th Table

Results

3rd -
1920/21 Div 1 42 14 13 15 57 60 41 12th Table Results 1st -
1921/22 Div 1 42 16 8 18 60 62 40 12th Table Results 1st -
1922/23 Div 1 42 22 10 10 72 54 54 2nd Table Results 2nd -
1923/24 Div 1 42 22 9 11 71 54 53 3rd Table Results 1st -
1924/25 Div 1 42 19 10 13 64 51 48 7th Table Results 2nd -
1925/26 Div 1 42 21 6 15 96 80 48 3rd Table Results 5th -
1926/27 Div 1 42 21 7 14 98 70 49 3rd Table Results 3rd -
1927/28 Div 1 42 15 9 18 74 76 39 15th Table Results 4th -
1928/29 Div 1 42 20 7 15 93 75 47 4th Table Results 3rd -
1929/30 Div 1 42 18 7 17 76 80 43 9th Table Results 5th -
1930/31 Div 1 42 16 9 17 89 85 41 11th Table Results Semi -
1931/32 Div 1 42 15 10 17 67 73 40 13th Table Results 4th -
1932/33 Div 1 42 15 10 17 63 80 40 12th Table Results 6th -
1933/34 Div 1 42 16 12 14 81 56 44 6th Table Results 4th -
1934/35 Div 1 42 19 16 7 90 51 54 2nd Table Results 4th -
1935/36 Div 1 42 25 6 11 109 74 56 1st Champs Table Results 3rd -
1936/37 Div 1 42 19 6 17 89 87 44 8th Table Results Winners -
1937/38 Div 1 42 14 16 12 55 57 44 8th Table Results Semi -
1938/39 Div 1 42 13 12 17 54 67 38 16th Table Results 5th -
1939/40 Div 1 3 1 0 2 6 7 2 - Table & Results - -

  1939/40 to 1945/46 Football League suspended due to World War 2

Season

Div

P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup  L Cup
1945/46

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5th -
1946/47 Div 1 42 18 8 16 65 66 44 9th Table Results 3rd -
1947/48 Div 1 42 13 10 19 56 67 36 20th Table Results 3rd -
1948/49 Div 1 42 13 17 12 49 58 43 8th Table Results 4th -
1949/50 Div 1 42 21 10 11 83 62 52 3rd Table Results 4th -
1950/51 Div 1 42 12 16 14 63 73 40 12th Table Results 6th -
1951/52 Div 1 42 15 12 15 70 61 42 12th Table Results 3rd -
1952/53 Div 1 42 15 13 14 68 82 43 9th Table Results 4th -
1953/54 Div 1 42 14 8 20 81 89 36 18th Table Results 3rd -
1954/55 Div 1 42 15 18 9 64 54 48 4th Table Results Semi -
1955/56 Div 1 42 17 9 16 80 95 43 9th Table Results Semi -
1956/57 Div 1 42 12 8 22 67 88 32 20th Table Results 4th -
1957/58 Div 1 42 10 12 20 54 97 32 21st Relegated Table Results 3rd -
1958/59 Div 2 42 16 8 18 64 75 40 15th Table Results 3rd -
1959/60 Div 2 42 12 12 18 52 65 36 16th Table Results 3rd -
1960/61 Div 2 42 17 13 12 75 60 47 6th Table Results 6th 2nd
1961/62 Div 2 42 22 9 11 85 50 53 3rd Table Results 4th 5th
1962/63 Div 2 42 20 12 10 84 55 52 3rd Table Results 5th Semi
1963/64 Div 2 42 25 11 6 81 37 61 2nd Promoted Table Results 6th 2nd
1964/65 Div 1 42 14 9 19 64 74 37 15th Table Results 4th 4th
1965/66 Div 1 42 14 8 20 51 72 36 19th Table Results 3rd 3rd
1966/67 Div 1 42 14 8 20 58 72 36 17th Table Results 5th 2nd
1967/68 Div 1 42 13 11 18 51 61 37 15th Table Results 3rd 4th
1968/69 Div 1 42 11 12 19 43 67 34 17th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1969/70 Div 1 42 6 14 22 30 68 26 21st Relegated Table Results 3rd 2nd
1970/71 Div 2 42 15 12 15 52 54 42 13th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1971/72 Div 2 42 17 16 9 67 57 50 5th Table Results 4th 2nd
1972/73 Div 2 42 17 12 13 59 49 46 6th Table Results Winners 2nd
1973/74 Div 2 42 19 9 14 58 44 47 6th European Competition Table Results 3rd 3rd
1974/75 Div 2 42 19 13 10 65 35 51 4th Table Results 4th 2nd
1975/76 Div 2 42 24 8 10 67 36 56 1st Promoted Table Results 6th 2nd
1976/77 Div 1 42 11 12 19 46 54 34 20th Relegated Table Results 3rd 3rd
1977/78 Div 2 42 14 16 12 67 59 44 6th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1978/79 Div 2 42 22 11 9 70 44 55 4th Table Results 4th 2nd
1979/80 Div 2 42 21 12 9 69 42 54 2nd Promoted Table Results 3rd 4th
1980/81 Div 1 42 14 7 21 52 53 35 17th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1981/82 Div 1 42 11 11 20 38 58 44 19th Table Results 4th 3rd
1982/83 Div 1 42 12 14 16 48 61 50 16th Table Results 3rd 3rd
1983/84 Div 1 42 13 13 16 42 53 52 13th Table Results 4th 3rd
1984/85 Div 1 42 10 10 22 40 62 40 21st Relegated Table Results 3rd Final
1985/86 Div 2 42 13 11 18 47 61 50 18th Table Results 4th 2nd
1986/87 Div 2 42 12 12 18 49 59 48 20th Relegated Table Results 3rd 1st
1987/88 Div 3 46 27 12 7 92 48 93 1st Promoted Table Results 2nd 1st
1988/89 Div 2 46 16 15 15 60 60 63 11th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1989/90 Div 2 46 20 14 12 70 64 74 6th Promoted Table Results 3rd 5th
1990/91 Div 1 38 8 10 20 38 60 34 19th Relegated Table Results 3rd 3rd
1991/92 Div 2 46 14 11 21 61 65 53 18th Table Results Final 2nd
1992/93 Div 1 46 13 11 22 50 64 50 21st Table Results 4th 1st
1993/94 Div 1 46 19 8 19 54 57 65 12th Table Results 4th 3rd
1994/95 Div 1 46 12 18 16 41 45 54 20th Table Results 4th 2nd
1995/96 Div 1 46 22 17 7 59 33 83 1st Promoted Table Results 3rd 2nd
1996/97 Prem 38 10 10 18 35 53 40 18th Relegated Table Results 3rd 3rd
1997/98 Div 1 46 26 12 8 86 50 90 3rd Play Off Table Results 4th 3rd
1998/99 Div 1 46 31 12 3 91 28 105 1st Promoted Table Results 4th Semi
1999/00 Prem 38 16 10 12 57 56 58 7th Table Results 4th 3rd
2000/01 Prem 38 15 12 11 46 41 57 7th Table Results 5th 5th
2001/02 Prem 38 10 10 18 29 51 40 17th Table Results 3rd 2nd
2002/03 Prem 38 4 7 27 21 65 19 20th Relegated Table Results 5th 4th
2003/04 Div 1 46 22 13 11 62 45 79 3rd Play Off Table Results Semi 2nd
2004/05 Champ 46 29 7 10 76 41 94 1st Promoted Table Results 4th 2nd
2005/06 Prem 38 3 6 29 26 69 15 20th Relegated Table Results 4th 3rd
2006/07 Champ 46 27 7 12 76 47 88 1st Promoted Table Results 3rd 1st
2007/08 Prem 38 11 6 21 36 59 39 15th Table Results 3rd 2nd
2008/09 Prem 38 9 9 20 34 54 36 16th Table Results 4th 4th
2009/10 Prem 38 11 11 16 48 56 44 13th Table Results 4th 4th
2010/11 Prem 38 12 11 15 45 56 47 10th Table Results 3rd 3rd
2011/12 Prem 38 11 12 15 45 46 45 13th Table Results 6th 2nd
2012/13 Prem 38 9 12 17 41 54 39 17th Table Results 3rd 4th
2013/14 Prem 38 10 8 20 41 60 38 14th Table Results 6th Final
2014/15 Prem 38 7 17 14 31 53 38 16th Table Results 5th 3rd
2015/16 Prem 38 9 12 17 48 62 39 17th Table Results 3rd 3rd
2016/17 Prem 38 6 6 26 29 69 24 20th Relegated Table Results 3rd 4th
2017/18 Champ 46 7 16 23 52 80 37 24th Relegated Table Results 3rd 3rd
2018/19 Lea 1 46 22 19 5 80 47 85 5th Play Off Table Results 2nd 1st
2019/20 Lea 1 **36 16 11 9 48 32 59 8th

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Table Results 1st 4th
2020/21 Lea 1 Results 1st 1st
 
* Sunderland had 2 points deducted in the 1890/91 season for fielding an ineligible player - full details.

** The 2019/20 season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic with the last League 1 matches being played on Tuesday March 10th. At that time Sunderland were 7th in the table using the traditional points system but when it was decided that an average points per game (PPG) system would be used to decide the final placings Sunderland dropped to 8th. Click on table for full details.

 

 

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