SAFC 1897-1898 Football League Division 1 Season Review

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Finished
30 16 5 9 43 30 Runners-up

By Season End

Sunderland AFC finished Runners-up at the end of the 1897-1898 season scoring 43 goals, conceding 30 with a goal difference of 13.

The Goals

Jim Leslie contributed the most goals in the 1897-1898 Football League Division 1 season, netting 9 (0.3 goals per game). With a goalscoring average of 0.7 goals per game the Rokerites netted a total of 27 goals at Roker Park conceding 8 (19), away from home scoring 16 and conceding 22 (-6) with an away goalscoring average of 1.88 and an overall goalscoring average of 0.7 goals per game.

The Wins

The season finished in 1898 with 16 wins, a win ratio of 53.33%, the Sunderland AFC faithful at Roker Park enjoyed 12 wins and the travelling support saw 4 games won.

The Draws

Of the 30 games played the Rokerites managed 5 draws by the end of the 1897-1898 season, 2 draws at Roker Park and 3 away from home.

The Losses

In total SAFC lost 9 games, 1 games lost at Roker Park (8 goals conceded) and 8 games lost away (22 goals conceded).

Latest SAFC Blog Posts

The Fanzines

I felt compelled to write a piece on the fanzines covering our club. I’m just a fan like you. My say is as valid as yours is. I genuinely believe most of the writers, podcasters and contributors to the fanzines think the same. I struggle to see why they get so much criticism. I have ... Read more

Sunderland…. it’s a tough place to play

Ah…. Sunderland it’s a tough place to play. We’ve all heard it before, the myth, the legend. The absolute load of rubbish. It’s always rolled out by a player who got found out by the crowd, or the lazy pundit who has seen a few highlights from their comfy seat in the studio. I want ... Read more

Short term pain. Long term gain.

I don’t currently know what to think, it’s a strange time for us Sunderland fans. I want us to win every game we play, however I’m aware that a win buys the manager more time in the job. I can’t see the owner spending money in the transfer window and perhaps that’s a good thing. ... Read more

Stewart Donald: Salesman or Messiah?

What has Stewart Donald done? This is a question I’ve been asked many times. So a small background on me; I was born in Sunderland and I am a lifelong lads fan… however I live in Portsmouth so have to deal with Pompey fans on a daily basis. As they aren’t privy/interested in Sunderland news ... Read more