Johnny Campbell contributed the most goals in the 1890-1891 Football League season netting 19 (0.86 goals per game). With a goalscoring average of 0.43 goals per game the Black Cats netted a total of 31 goals at Newcastle Road conceding 13 (18), away from home scoring 20 and conceding 18 (2) with an away goalscoring average of 1.10 and an overall goalscoring average of 0.43 goals per game.
The season finished in 1891 with 10 wins, a win ratio of 45.45%, the Sunderland AFC faithful at Newcastle Road enjoyed 7 wins and the travelling support saw 3.
Of the 22 games played the Black Cats managed 5 draws by the end of the 1890-1891 season, 2 at Newcastle Road and 3 away from home.
In total SAFC lost 7 games, 2 games lost at Newcastle Road (13 goals conceded) and 5 games lost away (18 goals conceded).