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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #6: Are you a fountain of Sunderland knowledge? Test yourself!

Here’s some 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 midfield general joined Blackpool after representing the club for 12 years between 1966-1978, making well over 400 appearances and lifting the FA Cup?

Question 2...

Which player has made more appearances for Sunderland?

A. Paul Bracewell (1983-1984, 1989-1992 & 1995-1997)

B. Lee Cattermole (2009-2019)

C. John O’Shea (2011-2018)

Question 3...

Which member of Sunderland’s 1973 cup winning side returned to Roker Park as manager of Chelsea when Sunderland were victorious in the 1992 FA Cup Quarter Final via a replay?

Question 4...

How many full England internationals have been hosted by Sunderland at the Stadium of light?

Paul Bracewell Getty Images

Question 5...

Who became the first ever goalkeeper to score for Sunderland when he headed home an injury time winner at Pride Park, Derby County v Sunderland in September 2003?

Question 6...

In what year did Sunderland first use squad numbers?

A. 1991

B. 1993

C. 1995

Question 7...

Jermain Defoe finished the 2016/17 season as Sunderland’s top goalscorer as we crashed out of the Premier League under David Moyes. How many league goals did Jermain Defoe score during that season?

A. 9

B. 12

C. 15

West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland - Premier League Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Question 8...

From which French club did Sunderland sign Stéphane Sessègnon in January 2011 for a reported fee of £6 million?

Question 9...

In the summer of 2002, who became Sunderland’s first ever signing that broke the £5 million mark, and which club was he signed from?

And Finally - Question 10...

Between 2007-2016, Sunderland and Newcastle United were in the Premier League together for eight seasons - how many of those seasons saw Sunderland win both league games, home and away, to complete the double over Newcastle United?



1) Bobby Kerr

2) A. [Paul Bracewell – 270 appearances, Lee Cattermole – 247 & John O’Shea – 256]

3) Ian Porterfield

4) 3 [England 2-1 Belgium, October 1999 / England 2-0 Turkey, April 2002 / England 2-1 Australia, May 2016]

5) Mart Poom

6) B. – 1993

7) C. – 15

8) Paris Saint-Germain

9) Tore Andre Flo - £6.75 million, Glasgow Rangers

10) Twice – 2013/14 & 2014/15

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