Gary Rowell contributed the most goals in the 1980-1981 Football League Division 1 season netting 10 (0.2 goals per game). With a goalscoring average of 1.2 goals per game the Rokerites netted a total of 32 goals at Roker Park conceding 19 (13), away from home scoring 20 and conceding 34 (-14) with an away goalscoring average of 0.5 and an overall goalscoring average of 1.2 goals per game.
The season finished in 1981 with 14 wins, a win ratio of 33.33%, the Sunderland AFC faithful at Roker Park enjoyed 10 wins and the travelling support saw 4.
Of the 42 games played the Rokerites managed 7 draws by the end of the 1980-1981 season, 4 at Roker Park and 3 away from home.
In total SAFC lost 21 games, 7 games lost at Roker Park (19 goals conceded) and 14 games lost away (34 goals conceded).