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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #13: Weekly dose of Sunderland trivia - can you get 10/10?

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!

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

Question 1...

Who was the first opposition goalscorer at the Stadium of Light?

Question 2...

Which two other clubs were relegated along with Sunderland from the Championship at the end of the 2017-18 season?

Question 3...

As Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League under Peter Reid in 1996-97, how many players were named in Sunderland’s match day squads (including unused substitutes) during that season that had international caps for England at the time?

Charlton v Sunderland X

Question 4...

Which of the following players made more appearances for Sunderland in all competitions?

A. Julio Arca (2000-2006)

B. Phil Bardsley (2008-2014)

C. Jody Craddock (1997-2003)

Question 5...

From which club did Sunderland sign Djibril Cissé on loan for the 2008-09 season?

Question 6...

Sunderland won two of their last eighteen league games of the 2017-18 season that ended in relegation from the championship, can you name the opposition and the results?

Question 7...

Who was Sunderland top league goalscorer as we won the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League under Roy Keane during the 2006-07 season?

Sunderland v Reading - Sky Bet Championship
John O’Shea in action for Sunderland last season - but did he make more appearances than George Honeyman or Jack Rodwell?
Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images,

Question 8...

Who were the opponents when Mick McCarthy’s Sunderland suffered defeat in the Play-Off semi-finals on penalties (after drawing 4-4 on aggregate over two legs) in 2004?

Question 9...

Which Sunderland player ended 2017-18 with the most League appearances (including as substitute) that ended in Sunderland being relegated from the Championship?

A. George Honeyman

B. John O’Shea

C. Jack Rodwell

And Finally - Question 10...

How many League goals did Kevin Phillips finish with at the end of the 2000-01 season as Sunderland finished 7th in the Premier League for the second year in a row?

A. 14

B. 24

C. 34

Kevin Phillips


1) Georgiou Kinkladze – Sunderland 3-1 Manchester City, 15th August 1997.

2) Barnsley & Burton Albion

3) 4 – Paul Bracewell, Paul Stewart, Chris Waddle & Chris Woods

4) B. Phil Bardsley (2008-2014) 200 appearances

[Julio Arca (2000-2006) – 177 apps & Jody Craddock (1997-2003) 168 apps]

5) Marseille

6) Derby County 1-4 Sunderland, 30th March 2018 & Sunderland 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers, 6th May 2018

7) David Connolly

8) Crystal Palace

9) A. George Honeyman

10) A. 14

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