Football Scarf in the colours of
- Premium football scarf in the colours of Sunderland
- No logos, no badges, no branding - 100% unofficial
- Made in Great Britain of pure Saxony wool
- In stock - usually despatched within 24hrs
- Length: 72 inches (183 cm)
- Width: 10 inches (25 cm)
- Recorded delivery worldwide
- UK: 2 - 4 working days
- Europe: 5 - 7 working days
- Rest of the World: 5 - 10 working days
Nickname: The Black Cats
Ground: The Stadium of Light
- English League Champions: (6) 1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913, 1936
- FA Cup Winners: (2) 1937, 1973
- English Second Tier Champions: (5) 1976, 1996, 1999, 2005, 2007
Sunderland were once the most successful and richest team in England â€“ probably the world. Founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers AFC, they joined the Football League in 1890 and in the next fifty years were champions six times and runners-up on five occasions.
After those heady days Sunderland had more bad times than good but the Black Cats experienced a truly great moment in 1973 when (as a second division side) they won the FA Cup, beating Don Revieâ€™s mighty Leeds United in the Wembley final. The win was masterminded by manager Bob Stoke who is immortalised in a giant bronze statue outside Sunderlandâ€™s magnificent and noisy Stadium of Light.
Noisy? Yes the noisiest supporters in Britain apparently; in research carried out in 2007 Sunderland fans were recorded at 129.2 decibels â€“ about the same as an RAF fighter jet.
For a while in the 2000s the club was taken over by an Irish consortium who installed Sunderland and Ireland legend (and thoroughly good-chap) Niall Quinn as Chairman and former Manchester United and Ireland captain Roy Keane as manager. Regrettably the consortium went the way of the Irish economy and Sunderland was soon sold to US billionaire Ellis Short.
In 2011, Ellis Short secured the services of the much sought-after manager Martin O'Neill; a passionate footballing man who has supported Sunderland all his life. Quite a coup for the Black Cats and an indicator of the ambition Short has for the club.
Famous Sunderland fans include BBC war reporter Kate Adie (great Lady) who was allegedly once spotted in a Sunderland scarf in Libya or Iraq or somewhere...