Sunderland A.F.C.Sunderland A.F.C. is a football club from Sunderland, on Wearside in North-East England. For most of the late 1990s, under the management of Peter Reid, they were in the FA Premier league; however, after a dreadful run of results they finished bottom of the league in 2002-2003 and were relegated.
They are known as the "Black Cats"; formerly they were the "Rokermen" after Roker Park, the stadium they played in from 1898 until 1997, when they moved to the newly-built Stadium of Light. They have been the English champions six times, but not since 1936. They have also won the FA Cup twice, most famously as a Second Division club in 1973, when they beat the then-mighty Leeds United of Don Revie, Billy Bremner, et al.
As of March 2003 they are managed by Mick McCarthy.