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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #2: Are you a Sunderland AFC fact nerd? Test your knowledge!

A bit of Sunderland related trivia to get your brain moving on this fine Sunday morning. Best of luck, ladies and gents - let us know how you fare!

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The answers are at the bottom - good luck and let us know how you get on...

Question 1...

Which Sunderland player won a League Cup winner’s medal whilst on loan to Liverpool in 1995?

Question 2...

Which player joined Sunderland on loan from Everton in 1991 and went on to play almost 200 games for Scunthorpe United between 2001 & 2006?

Question 3...

Who did Sunderland defeat away from home in Roy Keane’s first official game in charge?

Question 4...

On the way to Sunderland winning the old Third Division in 1987/88, John MacPhail scored 16 league goals from defence, how many of those goals were penalties?

A. 8

B. 11

C. 14

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Question 5...

Which member of the 1973 FA Cup winning team was recalled from loan at Arsenal without playing a senior game there, to play in the 5th round against Manchester City and went on to play every cup game up to and including the final as Sunderland won the FA Cup?

Question 6...

Which ex-Sunderland goalkeeper joined Scunthorpe United on loan from Newcastle United in 1999?

Question 7...

Who scored Sunderland’s first ever Premier League goal?

Question 8...

Who were the opponents in Sunderland’s last victory at Roker Park in the FA Cup?

Question 9...

As Sunderland were collecting a record total of points on their winning the league during the 1998/99 season, who defeated Sunderland in the semi-final of the League Cup and went on to win the competition?

Last One - Question 10...

In the 10 years Sunderland spent in the Premier League between achieving promotion under Roy Keane in 2006/07 and suffering relegation under David Moyes in 2016/17, how many times did Sunderland end a season on more than the standard relegation avoiding target of 40 points?

A. 3

B. 5

C. 7



1) Alec Chamberlain

2) Peter Beagrie

3) Derby County

4) B. = 11

5) Richie Pitt

6) Lionel Perez

7) Michael Gray – Nottingham Forest 1-4 Sunderland, 21st August 1996

8) 2-1 vs Chelsea, Quarter Final, March 1992

9) Leicester City

10) A. = 3 – 2009/10 (44), 2010/11 (47) & 2011/12 (45)

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