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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #7: Are you a Sunderland stat boffin? Take part in our quiz!

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!

Nottingham Forest Manager Brian Clough

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

Question 1...

Which ex-Sheffield United striker became Sunderland’s oldest ever debutant at the age of 37 years and 58 days v Reading at the Stadium of Light in April 2005?

Question 2...

Which ex-Sunderland striker, who played for the lads between 2002-2005 scoring 39 goals in 119 appearances, started his career at Bristol Rovers scoring over 50 goals between 1991-1996?

Question 3...

From which club did Sunderland sign Emanuele Giaccherini in a reported £6 million deal in the summer of 2013?

Question 4...

Paolo Di Canio and Kevin Ball have held either the position of caretaker manager or manager of Sunderland for the same amount of games (13), who has won more games?

Brian Clough casually reading the programme in the Roker Park changing room ahead of scoring some goals.

Question 5...

Brian Clough made 74 appearances for Sunderland between 1961 & 1965, how many goals did he score in this time?

A. 43

B. 53

C. 63

Question 6...

Which manager gave Grant Leadbitter his Sunderland debut at the age of 17, bringing him off the bench replacing John Oster in a League Cup defeat away to Huddersfield Town?

Question 7...

Who scored the only goal of the game when Sunderland defeated Liverpool in the ‘Farewell to Roker Park’ friendly that was the final game to be played at Roker Park?

Question 8...

Who were the opponents when Sunderland suffered their first ever defeat at the Stadium of Light in only the second league game of it’s inaugural season?

Question 9...

Which ex-Sunderland defender, who played 129 games for Sunderland between 1989-1992, left the club to sign for Bristol Rovers weeks after appearing as substitute for Sunderland in the 1992 FA Cup Final v Liverpool?

And Finally - Question 10...

Who became the youngest captain at a Wembley cup final when, aged 20 years and 220 days, he captained Sunderland in the 1985 League Cup final v Norwich City?



1) Brian Deane

2) Marcus Stewart

3) Juventus

4) Paolo Di Canio – Pld: 13 W: 3 D: 3 L: 7 [Kevin Ball – Pld: 13 W: 2 D: 2 L: 9]

5) C. 63

6) Mick McCarthy

7) John Mullin

8) Norwich City - Sunderland 0-1 Norwich City, 30th August 1997

9) Paul Hardyman

10) Barry Venison

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