November: Sunderland play their first competitive game when Ferryhill, from County Durham, are the visitors in the Northumberland and District Challenge Cup. The match is played at Sunderland's first ground Blue House Field. Sunderland wear blue.
Sunderland move their home to Groves Field in Ashbrooke. They only played four games there. Click here for more.
Sunderland move north, across the River Wear to 'the Dolly Field'.
Sunderland move home again, this time to Abbs Field in Fulwell, close to what would become Roker Park.Click here for more.
Sunderland change their colours to red and white … but their famous stripes would not appear for another two years.
Sunderland are crowned champions of the Football League, and reach the FA Cup semi-finals. They become known as 'The Team of all the Talents'.
Sunderland retain their League title, becoming the first ever winners of the First Division after the League splits into two tiers. They also become the first team to score 100 League goals in a season. Click here for more.
Sunderland are crowned champions for a third time in four seasons.
Sunderland move to their new home - Roker Park, where they stayed for 99 years.
Liverpool are the first visitors to Roker Park, a game which Sunderland won 1-0 in front of a crowd of 30,000.
Sunderland, now managed by Alex Mackie and renowned for having a mean defence, are crowned League champions for a fourth time.
1905 - 1930
Robert Kyle becomes the club's manager and his 23-year reign as boss set a record as Sunderland's longest-serving manager. Click here for more.
Dec - Sunderland beat their rivals Newcastle 9-1 at St. James' Park. It remains the Wearsiders' biggest ever away win. Click here for more.
Sunderland bring the Championship title back to Roker Park, winning the League title for a fifth time. They also reach the FA Cup final for the first time, losing 1-0 to Aston Villa.
Johnny Cochrane takes over as Sunderland's manager.
A new main stand opens at Roker Park, featuring the famous criss-cross latticework on the front, still seen at Ibrox and Goodison Park. It is on display outside the Stadium of Light today.
1931 - 1956
Horatio 'Raich' Stratton Carter signs for Sunderland. He is arguably the best ever player to wear the red and white stripes. Click here for more.
A club record crowd of 75,118 crams into Roker Park to see an FA Cup quarter-final replay between Sunderland and Derby.
Sunderland become champions for a sixth time, scoring 109 goals en route to winning the league.