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Roker Report’s Brainbusters 2019/20 - #2: How much do you know about Sunderland? Test yourself!

We kicked off the 2019-20 season with the return of our weekly Sunday Sunderland quiz - here are this week’s brain-teasers. Best of luck, ladies and gents - let us know how you fare!

Sunderland v Aston Villa - Premier League Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

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

Question 1...

In what year did Sunderland last win the League (top tier) title?

Question 2...

Which manager had the most victories whilst manager of Sunderland?

A. Len Ashurst (1984-1985)

B. Mick Buxton (1993-1995)

C. Gustavo Poyet (2013-2015)

Question 3...

Who scored Sunderland’s first ever penalty in the Premier League?

Soccer - Endsleigh League Division One - Peterborough United v Sunderland - London Road
Mick Buxton
Photo by Paul Marriott/EMPICS via Getty Images

Question 4...

From which club did Sunderland sign David Kelly for a reported £900,000 in 1995?

Question 5...

Which of the following players scored the most goals for Sunderland?

A. Kevin Ball (1990-1999)

B. Gary Bennett (1984-1995)

C. Michael Gray (1992-2003)

Question 6...

Which team did Sunderland defeat 3-0 on aggregate in the 1st Round of the Cup Winners Cup in 1973/74?

A. Csepel SC

B. Ferencváros

C. Vasas Budapest

Soccer - FA Cup - Final - Sunderland v Leeds United
Celebrations following Porterfields goal in 1973.
Photo by PA Images via Getty Images

Question 7...

Who was Sunderland’s top scorer in the League as Sunderland were relegated in the 2017/18 season under Simon Grayson & Chris Coleman?

Question 8...

Who were Sunderland’s opponents for that last ever League Cup game to be staged at Roker Park?

Question 9...

Who were the opponents for Terry Butcher’s first game as player-manager of Sunderland that ended in a 1-0 home defeat as Sunderland missed two penalties in February 1993?

And Finally - Question 10...

On how many occasions have Sunderland reached the semi-final stage of the FA Cup?

A. 4

B. 8

C. 12

Soccer - FA Cup Semi Final - Sunderland v Norwich City
Malcolm Crosby pointing the way to Wembley in 1992.
Photo by Neal Simpson/EMPICS via Getty Images


1) 1936

2) B. Mick Buxton

3) Martin Scott (Sunderland 1 – 2 Newcastle United, 4th September 1996)

4) Wolverhampton Wanderers

5) A. Kevin Ball

6) C. Vasas Budapest

7) Lewis Grabban

8) Watford (Sunderland 1 – 0 Watford, 24th September 1996)

9) Swindon Town (Sunderland 0 – 1 Swindon Town, 6th February 1993)

10) C. 12

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