Category Archives: 1880s

Sunderland AFC v Ferryhill 1880

Sunderland AFC's First Game Painted by Marvel Comics and Dr Who Artist Russ Leach the painting shows the Sunderland AFC Founder, Scotsman, James Allan, in a striking pose as he runs at the heart of the Ferryhill defence. Ferryhill were Sunderland AFC's very first recorded opponents in a march described by the local Sunderland Daily…
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Sunderland AFC 1887

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…
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