Gary Rowell contributed the most goals in the 1981-1982 Football League Division 1 season netting 9 (0.2 goals per game). With a goalscoring average of 0.9 goals per game the Rokerites netted a total of 19 goals at Roker Park conceding 26 (-7), away from home scoring 19 and conceding 32 (-13) with an away goalscoring average of 0.5 and an overall goalscoring average of 0.9 goals per game.
The season finished in 1982 with 11 wins, a win ratio of 26.19%, the Sunderland AFC faithful at Roker Park enjoyed 6 wins and the travelling support saw 5.
Of the 42 games played the Rokerites managed 11 draws by the end of the 1981-1982 season, 5 at Roker Park and 6 away from home.
In total SAFC lost 20 games, 10 games lost at Roker Park (26 goals conceded) and 10 games lost away (32 goals conceded).