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Nickname: The Black Cats
Manager: Lee Johnson
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Current league position: 7th
Last season’s finish: 8th
Current top scorer: Charlie Wyke (13 goals in all competitions)
FFV’s one for the future: Jack Diamond
Based in the city of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Sunderland plays in League One, the third tier of English football.
Since its formation in 1879, the club has won six top-flight (First Division, now the Premier League) titles (1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913 and 1936), a total only bettered by five other clubs, and has finished runners-up five times.
The club has also won the FA Cup twice (1937 and 1973) and been runners-up twice (1913 and 1992), as well as winning the FA Charity Shield in 1936 and being finalists the following year. Sunderland have also been Football League Cup finalists in 1985 and 2014.