Personalised Sunderland Football Books - Gift Details

Get a group of football fans together and they’d spend half the time reminiscing over former glories or not-so-good football feats. That being the case, personalised football books should be right up their street.

Produced thanks to a huge archive of newspapers owned by the same company, our Sunderland Football Book is a tabloid-sized hardback focussing entirely on the chosen club. Inside, it’s full of reprints of original reports from the Daily Mirror, kicking off in the early part of the 20th century and concluding at the end of last season.

From 1905 through to the end of last season, this Sunderland Football Book tracks the Black Cats’ fortunes, from FA Cups wins to the club’s recent yo-yoing in and out of the Premier League.

This book picks things up with Sunderland already having won four First Division titles. It does, however, go on to cover their two additional league titles in 1913 and 1936, as well as the FA Cup triumphs in 1937 and ’73. All are featured in depth using reprints of original newspaper reports, along with all the club’s other memorable moments. As you’d hope, the recent yo-yoing in and out of the Premier League is also in there, while the opportunity to recount the exploits of club greats like Len Shackleton, Stan Anderson, Len Ashurst, Jimmy Montgomery and Kevin Ball should keep any Black Cats’ fan happy for hours.

All the articles are printed on luxury paper and independently cut and bound in a hardback book.

Now available with colour print option for coverage from 2006 onwards.

Your Gift Personalised

Personalise the Sunderland Football Book by featuring the recipient’s Name and a Message on the certificate on the title page. The recipient’s Name can also be gold embossed on the front cover.

General Information

This personalised Football Book is 'Tabloid' size 38 x 31cm, and you can pick from a selection of smart, high-quality covers (see below). All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror. Choose to have black and white pages in your book or, for an extra £5 only, you can even choose to have colour pages included in your football book. What's more, you can have their Name embossed on the cover in gold lettering for a small extra charge. Here's what you can choose from:

  • Brown Leatherette Cover – A stylish brown cover with black and white pages. The book title is beautifully embossed and also features a “Decorus Venatus” emblem, Latin for the ‘beautiful game’. Emboss the cover with the recipient’s Name for just £5
  • Brown Leatherette Cover with Colour – For an extra £5 only, you can have all of the above, but with the addition of colour pages (from 2006 onwards).
  • Luxury Leather Cover – Available in three vibrant colours; Red, Black and Blue, so you can choose a cover that best suits your team and tastes, making your gift really special and personal. Includes colour content for post-2006 coverage and free embossing of the recipient’s name.
  • Our Personalised Sunderland Football Book contains a minimum of 27% colour pages.

Delivery Details

UK Delivery Carrier Cost
Standard Royal Mail £3.99 1 - 3 Days 1-3 days
Urgent Courier £6.99 1 - 2 Days Next Day
Working Days

We operate Monday to Friday only, so weekends and holidays do not count in the production or postage timescales quoted. Orders placed before 12 midday begin production that day, while orders received after this time begin the following day. Orders placed on a Friday afternoon or over a weekend will begin production on Monday.

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International Delivery Leadtimes (where available)
European delivery is available on this gift
Delivery outside Europe (worldwide) is available on this gift
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  • Europe: 3 - 5 days
  • Rest of the World: 5 - 7 days
Urgent Lead Time from production (Fedex courier):
  • Europe: 1 -3 days
  • North America: 1 - 2 days
  • Rest of the World: 3 - 5 days
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Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Black Cats

Sunderland AFC was formed in 1879 by local school teacher, James Allan. Allan would later leave the club to form a break-away team called Sunderland Albion FC. The Black Cats won the First Division title in 1892, despite it being only their second professional season. Sunderland won five further First Division Championships before the outbreak of the Second World War and finished as league runners-up on five occasions. The club also lifted the FA Cup trophy in 1937. The Black Cats received much critical acclaim during this spell of success and Sunderland managed to stay in the top flight for an unbroken spell of sixty-eight seasons – a record only bettered by Arsenal. Sunderland was relegated for the first time in 1958, following a financial scandal that resulted in the Black Cats being heavily fined. Sunderland’s results would become more inconsistent over the following decades, but highlights included winning the FA Cup in 1973, reaching the League Cup final in 1985 and contesting another FA Cup final in 1992.

Personalised Sunderland Football Books - Inspired Gifts

A Sunderland Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Black Cats. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Sunderland Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Sunderland memorabilia collection.

Sunderland Football Book Coverage

This Sunderland Football Book opens with a 3-1 win over Newcastle United in 1905. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many entertaining reports from the present era.

Early highlights in the Sunderland Football Book include dramatic, high-scoring games, such as the 9-1 victory over Newcastle United in 1908 and the 7-0 trouncing of Liverpool in 1912. The Gift Book features Sunderland winning the last match of the season against Burnley to become League Champions in 1913. It also covers Sunderland’s FA Cup final against Aston Villa from the same year and the 7-2 thrashing of Birmingham City to win the league again in 1936. The Sunderland Books revisit the Black Cats’ 3-1 win over Preston North End to secure the FA Cup in 1937 and the epic victory against Leeds United to win the Cup again in 1973. Read about the 1985 Milk Cup Final against Norwich City and the 1992 FA Cup Final against Liverpool. The Gift Books incorporate articles on the opening of the Stadium of Light in 1997, promotion to Division One in 1976 and 1980, plus promotion to the Premiership in 1999. More recent coverage includes the appointment of Roy Keane as Manager in 2006. Keane led Sunderland back to the Premiership in his first season in charge.

Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into the Black Cats’ history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Sunderland memorabilia.

Sunderland Memorabilia

If you are a collector of Sunderland memorabilia or looking for other Sunderland gifts, why not consider our Sunderland Calendar or Sunderland Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Black Cats’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Sunderland fans. Other Sunderland presents include Framed Newspaper Reprint and unique Sunderland T-Shirts.

Finally – Did You Know?

  • James Allan formed a rival club in 1881, as he did not want Sunderland to turn professional. The disbanding of Sunderland Albion coincided with Sunderland FC’s first title win in 1892.
  • Sunderland was known as the "Team of All Talents" at the beginning of the twentieth century. The club was then nicknamed "The Bank of England" in the 1950s.
  • Sunderland was found guilty of paying their players too much money in 1957. The club was issued with a heavy fine as punishment.
  • The Black Cats play home matches at the "Stadium of Light". FC Benfica’s ground is called "Estádio da Luz", which means the same thing when translated into English. This is a coincidence, as there is no connection or relationship between the two clubs.
  • The Sunderland fans were found to be the noisiest supporters in the Premiership during the 2007-2008 season.
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Personalised Sunderland Football Books

from £ 39.99
  • The history of Sunderland over the last century
  • Filled with news reports written at the time
  • Beautifully bound hardback book (38cm x 31cm) with new range of covers
  • Now available with colour print option - colour from 2006
  • Updated to include the 2016/2017 season
  • Luxury gift box available to complete this perfect gift
£ 39.99
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