FA Cup

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FA Cup
Founded1871; 150 years ago (1871)
RegionEngland
Wales
Number of teams736 (2018–19)
Qualifier forUEFA Europa League
Domestic cup(s)FA Community Shield
Current championsArsenal (14th title)
Most successful club(s)Arsenal (14 titles)
Television broadcastersBBC
BT Sport
List of international broadcasters
WebsiteFA Cup
2020–21 FA Cup

The FA Cup (known as The Emirates FA Cup for sponsorship reasons) is a national football competition. It is played between teams in the English league system. It is organized by the Football Association. The winner of the FA Cup qualifies for the next season's UEFA Europa League. If the winner of the FA Cup has already qualified for a European competition, then the Europa League place goes to the runner-up. If the runner-up has also qualified for a European competition, then the Europa League place goes to 6th or 7th place, depending on who won the Football League Cup. The FA Cup semi-finals and final is held at Wembley Stadium. The FA Cup is the oldest football competition in the world and first took place in 1871.

The current holders are Arsenal, who have won the FA Cup 14 times.

Winners and finalists[change | change source]

Results by team[change | change source]

Since its establishment, the FA Cup has been won by 43 different teams. Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence. Additionally, Queen's Park ceased to be eligible to enter the FA Cup after a Scottish Football Association ruling in 1887.[1]

Results by team
Club Wins First final won Last final won Runners-up Last final lost Total final
appearances
Arsenal 14 1930 2020 7 2001 21
Manchester United 12 1909 2016 8 2018 20
Chelsea 8 1970 2018 6 2020 14
Tottenham Hotspur 8 1901 1991 1 1987 9
Liverpool 7 1965 2006 7 2012 14
Aston Villa 7 1887 1957 4 2015 11
Newcastle United 6 1910 1955 7 1999 13
Manchester City 6 1904 2019 5 2013 11
Blackburn Rovers 6 1884 1928 2 1960 8
Everton 5 1906 1995 8 2009 13
West Bromwich Albion 5 1888 1968 5 1935 10
Wanderers[upper-alpha 1] 5 1872 1878 0 5
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 1893 1960 4 1939 8
Bolton Wanderers 4 1923 1958 3 1953 7
Sheffield United 4 1899 1925 2 1936 6
Sheffield Wednesday[upper-alpha 2] 3 1896 1935 3 1993 6
West Ham United 3 1964 1980 2 2006 5
Preston North End 2 1889 1938 5 1964 7
Old Etonians 2 1879 1882 4 1883 6
Portsmouth 2 1939 2008 3 2010 5
Sunderland 2 1937 1973 2 1992 4
Nottingham Forest 2 1898 1959 1 1991 3
Bury 2 1900 1903 0 2
Huddersfield Town 1 1922 1922 4 1938 5
Oxford University 1 1874 1874 3 1880 4
Royal Engineers 1 1875 1875 3 1878 4
Derby County 1 1946 1946 3 1903 4
Leeds United 1 1972 1972 3 1973 4
Southampton 1 1976 1976 3 2003 4
Burnley 1 1914 1914 2 1962 3
Cardiff City 1 1927 1927 2 2008 3
Blackpool 1 1953 1953 2 1951 3
Clapham Rovers 1 1880 1880 1 1879 2
Notts County 1 1894 1894 1 1891 2
Barnsley 1 1912 1912 1 1910 2
Charlton Athletic 1 1947 1947 1 1946 2
Old Carthusians 1 1881 1881 0 1
Blackburn Olympic 1 1883 1883 0 1
Bradford City 1 1911 1911 0 1
Ipswich Town 1 1978 1978 0 1
Coventry City 1 1987 1987 0 1
Wimbledon[upper-alpha 3] 1 1988 1988 0 1
Wigan Athletic 1 2013 2013 0 1
Leicester City 0 4 1969 4
Queen's Park 0 2 1885 2
Birmingham City 0 2 1956 2
Crystal Palace 0 2 2016 2
Watford 0 2 2019 2
Bristol City 0 1 1909 1
Luton Town 0 1 1959 1
Fulham 0 1 1975 1
Queens Park Rangers 0 1 1982 1
Brighton & Hove Albion 0 1 1983 1
Middlesbrough 0 1 1997 1
Millwall 0 1 2004 1
Stoke City 0 1 2011 1
Hull City 0 1 2014 1
  1. The original Wanderers FC folded in 1887, however, a new incarnation claiming the club's history reformed in 2009.
  2. Sheffield Wednesday's total includes two wins and one defeat under the earlier name of The Wednesday.
  3. Wimbledon had their league place transferred to a new franchise located in Milton Keynes in 2002 who re-branded in 2004 to Milton Keynes Dons, but they do not lay claim to the history or honours (including the FA Cup win) of Wimbledon.[2] Instead the history of Wimbledon F.C. belongs to a club (AFC Wimbledon) set up by the original supporters in 2002 in response to the franchising.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ask Albert – Number 5". BBC Sport. 19 February 2001. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  2. "Merton to be given Dons trophies". BBC Sport. 2 August 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2014.

Other Websites[change | change source]