Sunderland Association Football Club is an English professional football club based in the North East city of Sunderland in the larger metropolitan area of Tyne and Wear. The club is currently playing in the Premier League, the top league of English football. Since its formation in 1879, the club has won six top-flight First Division titles, a total only bettered by five other clubs, and has finished runners-up five times. The club has also won the FA Cup twice and been runners-up twice, as well as winning the FA Community Shield in 1936 and being finalists the following year. Sunderland have also been Football League Cup finalists in 1985 and 2014.