Kevin Phillips contributed the most goals in the 1997-1998 Nationwide Football League Division 1 season netting 31 (0.67 goals per game). With a goalscoring average of 0.53 goals per game the Black Cats netted a total of 49 goals at the Stadium of Light conceding 22 (27), away from home scoring 37 and conceding 28 (9) with an away goalscoring average of 1.24 and an overall goalscoring average of 0.53 goals per game.
The season finished in 1998 with 26 wins, a win ratio of 56.52%, the Sunderland AFC faithful at the Stadium of Light enjoyed 14 wins and the travelling support saw 12.
Of the 46 games played the Black Cats managed 12 draws by the end of the 1997-1998 season, 7 at the Stadium of Light and 5 away from home.
In total SAFC lost 8 games, 2 games lost at the Stadium of Light (22 goals conceded) and 6 games lost away (28 goals conceded).