Jim Leslie contributed the most goals in the 1897-1898 Football League Division 1 season netting 9 (0.3 goals per game). With a goalscoring average of 1.4 goals per game the Rokerites netted a total of 27 goals at Roker Park conceding 8 (19), away from home scoring 16 and conceding 22 (-6) with an away goalscoring average of 0.5 and an overall goalscoring average of 1.4 goals per game.
The season finished in 1898 with 16 wins, a win ratio of 53.33%, the Sunderland AFC faithful at Roker Park enjoyed 12 wins and the travelling support saw 4.
Of the 30 games played the Rokerites managed 5 draws by the end of the 1897-1898 season, 2 at Roker Park and 3 away from home.
In total SAFC lost 9 games, 1 games lost at Roker Park (8 goals conceded) and 8 games lost away (22 goals conceded).