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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #3: Are you a fountain of Sunderland knowledge? Test yourself!

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!

Sunderland v Norwich City - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

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

Question 1...

How many Sunderland players have score over 20 league goals in a single season since last time we played in the third tier back in 1987/88 and can you name them?

Question 2...

Which Sunderland cult hero cruelly missed out on the 1992 FA Cup final through injury after playing in every round up to the final?

Anton Rogan and Gary Bennett of Sunderland and Ray Houghton of Liverpool Getty Images

Question 3...

Which teams did Sunderland play in each round, up to and including the final, of the League Cup in 2014?

Question 4...

Who was Sunderland’s only named substitute in the 1973 FA Cup Final?

Question 5...

Which ex-Sunderland striker took on the role of caretaker manager after the sacking of Alan Durban in 1984?

Manchester City v Sunderland - Capital One Final Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Question 6...

Who scored the first ever goal in a competitive game at the Stadium of Light?

Question 7...

What was the significance of Sunderland’s relegation from the top tier in the 1957/58 season?

Question 8...

In Martin O’Neill’s first game in charge at home to Blackburn Rovers, who scored a last minute winner for Sunderland to win 2-1?

Sunderland v Hull City - Premier League Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Question 9...

How many goals, in all competitions, did Jozy Altidore score for Sunderland?

A. 1

B. 3

C. 5

And finally, Question 10...

From which club did Sunderland sign Chris Waddle on deadline day in 1997?



1) 3 – Marco Gabbiadini, Kevin Phillips & Darren Bent

2) John Kay

3) 2nd Round – MK Dons

3rd Round – Peterborough United

4th Round - Southampton

5th Round – Chelsea

Semi-Final – Manchester United

Final – Manchester City

4) David Young

5) Bryan ‘Pop’ Robson

6) Niall Quinn, Sunderland 3-1 Manchester City, 15th August 1997

7) It was the first time Sunderland were relegated from the top tier of English football

8) Sebastian Larsson

9) B. – 3 (1 in Premier League + 2 in League Cup)

10) Bradford City

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