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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #9: Are you a Sunderland stat boffin? Have a go at our weekly quiz!

It’s that time of the week again! 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!

Sunderland v Blackpool - Premier League Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images

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

Question 1...

Which Northern Irish manager was in charge of Wycombe Wanderers between 1990-1995 and went on to manage Sunderland between 2011-2013?

Question 2...

Which team did Sunderland defeat in the quarter-final of the FA Cup to set up a semi-final against Millwall at Old Trafford in the 2003-04 season?

Question 3...

Who was the first ever goalkeeper to score for Sunderland when in 2003 he scored a dramatic goal as described by the commentator below?

The best goal ever scored by a goalkeeper in the 90th minute on his first match against his former club!

Eric Gates
Eric Gates - did he score more than Niall Quinn & Dennis Tueart?
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Question 4...

Name Terry Butcher’s four new signings in the summer of 1993 who were involved in a car crash during their journey home from a pre-season friendly at Middlesbrough within days of signing for Sunderland?

Question 5...

Which of the following players has scored more goals for Sunderland?

A. Eric Gates (1985-1990)

B. Niall Quinn (1996-2002)

C. Dennis Tueart (1967-1974)

Question 6...

From which French club did Sunderland sign Asamoah Gyan in August 2010 for a record fee of £13 million?

Simon Grayson - who were the opponents for his last game in charge?

Question 7...

Who were the opponents and what was the score in Sunderland’s first ever game in the Premier League?

Question 8...

Who were the opponents for Simon Grayson’s last game in charge of Sunderland in the 2017-18 season?

Question 9...

In the ten seasons Sunderland were in the Premier League between 2007 and 2017 six players scored ten or more league goals in a single season, can you name them?

And Finally - Question 10...

Which Portuguese club knocked Sunderland out of the 1973/74 European Cup Winners Cup?



1) Martin O’Neill

2) Sheffield United

3) Mart Poom

4) Derek Ferguson, Phil Gray, Andy Melville & Ian Rodgerson

5) B. – Niall Quinn, 69 goals in 220 appearances

[Eric Gates – 55 goals in 220 appearances & Dennis Tueart 56 goals in 218 appearances]

6) Stade Rennais F.C [Rennes]

7) Sunderland 0 – 0 Leicester City, 17th August 1996

8) Bolton Wanderers

9) Kenwynne Jones (2008-09), Dijbril Cisse (2008-09), Darren Bent (2009-10), Asamoah Gyan (2010-11), Steven Fletcher (2012-13) & Jermain Defoe (2015-16 & 2016-17)

10) Sporting Lisbon

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