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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #16: Can you get 10 out of 10 in today’s Sunderland quiz?

There’s no better way to wake up on a Sunday than with a bit of Sunderland Trivia! Best of luck, ladies and gents - let us know how you fare (and if you can get 10/10...)

Alex Rae and Jason Euell
Alex Rae - was he the last Sunderland player to be sent off at Roker Park?
Getty Images

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

Question 1...

Who were the opponents and what was the score when Sunderland won their first Premier League game at the Stadium of Light?

Question 2...

So far, Josh Maja is still Sunderland’s top League goalscorer during this season in League One with 15 goals, who is Sunderland’s current next top League goalscorer this season?

Question 3...

Which two teams contested the 1966 World Cup quarter-final that was hosted at Roker Park?

A. Italy vs Chile

B. Portugal vs North Korea

C. Soviet Union vs Hungary

Russia V Hungary
World Cup quarter-final action at Roker Park in 1966
Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Question 4...

Which of the following players scored more goals for Sunderland in all competitions?

A. Fabio Borini (2013-14 & 2015-2018)

B. Allan Johnston (1997-1999)

C. Stéphane Sessègnon (2011-2013)

Question 5...

For how many successive seasons was Marco Gabbiadini top League goalscorer for Sunderland?

Question 6...

During the reign of Peter Reid (1996-2002), how many times did Sunderland suffer defeat to Newcastle United at St James Park over the five games he took charge there?

A. Zero

B. Once

C. Twice

Chelsea v Sunderland - Premier League
Fabio Borini - did he score more goals for Sunderland than Johnston & Sessegnon?
Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Question 7...

Which Sunderland player went in the opposite direction in part-exchange, as part of the deal that saw Nicky Summerbee sign for Sunderland in 1997?

Question 8...

Which Danish international, who was a £1.5 million signing from Lyngby BK in the summer of 1999, would make his only League appearance for Sunderland after coming on as a substitute during a 4-0 defeat at Chelsea on the opening day of the 1999-00 season?

Question 9...

From which club did Dick Advocaat sign Jermaine Lens for Sunderland during the summer of 2015?

And Finally - Question 10...

Who was the last Sunderland player to receive a red card at Roker Park during a 2-2 draw against Middlesbrough in October 1996?

A. Kevin Ball

B. Richard Ord

C. Alex Rae

Sunderland v Middlesbrough - Premier League
Jermaine Lens against Middlesbrough in 2016 - but which club did Sunderland sign him from?
Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images


1) Sunderland 2-0 Watford, 10th August 1999.

2) Aiden McGeady

3) C. Soviet Union vs Hungary – Soviet Union 2-1 Hungary, 23rd July 1966.

4) C. Allan Johnston (1997-1999) – 20 goals

[Fabio Borini (2013-2018) – 17 goals & Stéphane Sessègnon (2011-2013) – 18 goals]

5) Four [1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 & 1990-91]

6) B. Once – Newcastle United 2-0 Sunderland, 21st September 2002.

7) Craig Russell

8) Carsten Fredgaard

9) Dynamo Kiev

10) B. Richard Ord – Sunderland 2-2 Middlesbrough, 14th October 1997.

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