Sunderland AFC 1887
By 1886/87 Sunderland were still amateur and four years off tasting the Football League. They didnt even have their famous stripes! That would come one season later from this epic Victorian football image. These are some of SAFC's footballing forefathers, the pioneers who worked towards propelling SAFC forward and in the early years they helped the club to become a one of stature. The red and white halved shirts had taken over from the clubs original all blue kit and mighty fine the players look in it.
Back row – Wallace, Kirtley, Potts, Wilkinson, Smart, Dale, Reed
Front row – Lord, Davison, Stewart, Monaghan, McMillan, Gloag