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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #17: Can you get full marks in our Sunderland-themed quiz?!

Do you think that you’re an expert on all things Sunderland AFC?! Take our quiz and test your knowledge! Best of luck, and let us know how you get on...

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

Answers are at the bottom...good luck and let us know how you fare!

Question 1...

1. Only taking into account final results after 90 minutes - how many cup games have ended in defeat this season for Sunderland?

Question 2...

2. Which striker was the only Sunderland player making his debut for the club during our first league game at the Stadium of Light that ended in a 3-1 victory over Manchester City?

Question 3...

3. Complete this Sunderland starting XI from August 1997 for Sunderland’s first ever league game at the Stadium of Light that ended in a 3-1 victory against Manchester City...

Gk - ?

RB - Chris Makin

CB - Andy Melville

CB - ?

LB - Michael Gray

RM - ?

CM - Lee Clark

CM - Kevin Ball

LM - ?

ST - Niall Quinn

ST - ?

Soccer - Nationwide League Division One - Sunderland v Middlesbrough
Lee Clark
Photo by Matthew Ashton/EMPICS via Getty Images

Question 4...

4. From which club did Denis Smith sign Anton Rogan for Sunderland in 1991 in a deal worth a reported £350,000?

Question 5...

5. What was Sunderland’s final league position when reaching the Play-Offs under Denis Smith in the 1989-90 season?

Question 6...

6. Which of the following players scored the most goals for Sunderland?

A. Aiden McGeady (2017-present)

B. Ian Porterfield (1967-1977)

C. Stephane Sessegnon (2011-2013)

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sunderland v Chelsea - Stadium of Light
Stephane Sessegnon
Photo by John Walton - PA Images via Getty Images

Question 7...

7. Which on-loan french full-back scored the opening goal against Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light in April 2001 in a game that ended 1-1?

Question 8...

8. Which former Sunderland player had the following playing career?

2002-2006 - Celtic

2006-2009 - Sunderland

2008-2009 - Preston North End (loan)

2009-2010 - Preston North End

2010-2015 - Burnley

2015-2018 - Sheffield Wednesday

2018-2019 - Fleetwood Town

Question 9...

9. Which player did Sunderland have on a season long loan deal from Manchester City during the 2016-17 season, as Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League under David Moyes?

Finally... Question 10...

10. Which of the following players made the most appearances for Sunderland?

A. Jack Colback (2008-2014)

B. Gavin McCann (1998-2003)

C. Colin Pascoe (1988-1992)

Soccer - Barclays League Division One - Derby County v Sunderland
Colin Pascoe looking on as Paul Hardyman lies injured at the Baseball Ground in 1991
Photo by Neal Simpson/EMPICS via Getty Images


1. Two

2. Kevin Phillips

3. Gk - Lionel Perez, CB - Richard Ord, RM - Steve Agnew, RM - Chris Byrne, ST - Kevin Phillips

4. Celtic

5. 6th

6. A. Aiden McGeady

7. Patrice Carteron

8. Ross Wallace

9. Jason Denayer

10. C. Colin Pascoe

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