When did Sunderland get relegated from Premier League?- Black Cats’ fast decline from Division 1 to League One

When did Sunderland get relegated from Premier League?- Black Cats' fast decline from Division 1 to League One
When did Sunderland get relegated from Premier League?- Black Cats' fast decline from Division 1 to League One. (Image: As found on Football365)

When did Sunderland get relegated from Premier League?- Black Cats’ fast decline from Division 1 to League One

Remember the days of Sebastian Larsson, Darren Bent, and other quality players ripping it up in the Premier League for Sunderland? Or the 2010/11 season when an Asamoah Gyan-led Sunderland finished 10th in the league? Well, those days are long gone and Sunderland are currently in League One.

For those that don’t know what that means, it is the third division of English football. So, when did Sunderland get relegated from Premier League? And can they make a comeback soon?

When did Sunderland get relegated from Premier League?

Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League back in the 2016/17 season. They finished 20th that season, at rack bottom, with 24 points from 38 games. Sunderland managed just 6 wins all season and were a staggering 16 points from safety by the end of gameweek 38.

When did Sunderland get relegated from Premier League?- Black Cats' fast decline from Division 1 to League One. (Sunderland Echo)
When did Sunderland get relegated from Premier League?- Black Cats’ fast decline from Division 1 to League One. (Sunderland Echo)

That season, David Moyes’ Black Cats were really struggling except for one player. Jermain Defoe managed 15 goals in all competitions that season but even that was not enough to save them from the drop. Along with them, Middlesborough and Hull City also got relegated, and neither of the three teams have returned to the top flight ever since.

When did Sunderland get relegated from the Championship?

Going back down to the Championship was a big blow to the club. The likes of Jordan Pickford and Jermain Defoe left the club and it was always going to be up an uphill battle from thereon in. But what followed then was shocking. They were relegated from the Championship in their first back to division 2.

They finished 24th- a dismal record, with just 37 points over the course of the season. The club changed managers thrice during the course of the season, but to no avail. It was a shame seeing them fall so low because one thing we do miss in the PL is the Tyneside derby. They recently made the last 8 of the Carabao Cup but lost 5-1 to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in December 2021.

When did Sunderland get relegated from Premier League?- Black Cats' fast decline from Division 1 to League One
When did Sunderland get relegated from the Championship? (The Guardian)

Lee Johnson’s Sunderland are currently third in League One, and could make their way back to the Championship next season.

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