Category Archives: 1890s

Sunderland AFC 1894/95 World Champions

Heats v Sunderland AFC Painted by renowned artist Tim Fox Godden to celebrate the World Championship match between Heart of Midlothian and Sunderland AFC at Tynecastle, Edinburgh. On 27 April 1895 Sunderland AFC, by now English Champions, travelled to Tynecastle, Edinburgh, home to then Scottish Champions Heart Of Midlothian to contest a match advertised in…
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Everton v Sunderland AFC 1894/95

[caption id="attachment_2573" align="alignnone" width="604"] Everton equalise![/caption] Everton 2 v 2 The World Champions It was 27 October 1894 when Sunderland AFC travelled to Goodison Park on Merseyside to play an Everton team that they would pip to the title. The Sunderland Echo summed the match up thus: “The uncertainty of football was never better shown…
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Roker Park 1898 to 1997

Roker Park 1898 to 1997 It was the Henderson Brothers, one of whom was the Sunderland AFC Chairman who recognised the need for a bigger ground. They negotiated farmland belonging to a Mr Tennant. The agreement was conditional on Sunderland agreeing that house could be built on part of the land that became Fulwell Road;…
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