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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #23: Can you get full marks in our Sunderland quiz?

Do you think that you’re an expert on all things Sunderland?! Take our quiz and test your knowledge! Best of luck, and let us know how you get on...

Richard Ord

Answers are at the bottom...good luck and let us know how you fare!

Question 1...

1. Which manager signed Charlie Hurley for Sunderland?

Question 2...

2. During Sunderland’s record breaking promotion season under Peter Reid in 1998-99, who were the only side to defeat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the league?

Question 3...

3. Complete the Sunderland starting XI who defeated Watford 2-0 in the first ever Premier League game at the Stadium of Light in August 1999...

Gk - Thomas Sorensen

RB - Chris Makin

CB - ?

CB - Paul Butler

LB - ?

RM - Nicky Summerbee

MID - ?

MID - Stefan Schwarz

LM - ?

ST - Kevin Phillips

ST - ?

Soccer - English League - Chelsea v Sunderland
Charlie Hurley
Photo by Don Morley/EMPICS via Getty Images

Question 4...

4. Who was Sunderland’s first signing for £100,000 or more?

Question 5...

5. In which year was Lee Cattermole named North-East Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year?

A. 2010

B. 2012

C. 2014

Question 6...

6. Which club did Richard Ord sign for when he left Sunderland after more than ten years with the club in 1998?

Keegan & Michael Gray
Michael Gray on international duty with England in 2000
Photo by Rebecca Naden - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images

Question 7...

7. How many times was Michael Gray capped by England?

Question 8...

8. Which international side does Stephane Sessegnon play for?

Question 9...

9. When Sunderland won the league title in 1936 how many clubs had won it on more occasions?

Finally... Question 10...

10. Which other South American made his Sunderland debut in the same game as Julio Arca made his debut for the club in September 2000?


1. Alan Brown

2. Barnsley

3. CB - Steve Bould, LB - Michael Gray, CM - Alex Rae, LM - John Oster & ST - Niall Quinn

4. Dave Watson (signed for £100,000 from Rotherham United in 1970)

5. C. 2014

6. Queens Park Rangers

7. Three

8. Benin

9. None

10. Emerson Thome

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