Sunderland A.F.C.

Sunderland Association Football Club is an English professional football club based in the North East city of Sunderland in the larger metropolitan area of Tyne and Wear.

Sunderland won their first FA Cup in 1937 with a 3–1 victory over Preston North End, and remained in the top league for 68 successive seasons until they were relegated for the first time in 1958. Sunderland’s most notable trophy after the Second World War was their second FA Cup in 1973, when the club secured a 1–0 victory over Leeds United. The team has won the second tier title five times in that period and the third tier title once.