Johnny Campbell contributed the most goals in the 1895-1896 Football League Division 1 season netting 16 (0.53 goals per game). With a goalscoring average of 0.58 goals per game the Black Cats netted a total of 36 goals at Newcastle Road conceding 14 (22), away from home scoring 16 and conceding 27 (-11) with an away goalscoring average of 1.88 and an overall goalscoring average of 0.58 goals per game.
The season finished in 1896 with 15 wins, a win ratio of 50.00%, the Sunderland AFC faithful at Newcastle Road enjoyed 10 wins and the travelling support saw 5.
Of the 30 games played the Black Cats managed 7 draws by the end of the 1895-1896 season, 5 at Newcastle Road and 2 away from home.
In total SAFC lost 8 games, 0 games lost at Newcastle Road (14 goals conceded) and 8 games lost away (27 goals conceded).