THE FA CUP

 

                     

     The two FA Cup trophies used in the competition. The third version of the current trophy was lifted in the 2013-14 season's final.

 

There have been 5 FA Cup trophies two of the first and 3 of the existing design. The first was in use between 1872 and 1895. Following Aston Villa's win in the competition that season, it was put on display in the shop window of William Shilcock in Birmingham, a football and boot manufacturer. Although a £10 reward was offered to anyone would could recover the cup, it was never seen again.

 

The replica trophy was used between 1895 and 1911 when it was replaced as it had become known that other replicas were in existence and being used for other competitions. This was presented to Lord Kinnaird in 1911 to commemorate his 21st anniversary as president of the Football Association. This particular trophy is now housed at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

 

The third trophy which is that shown on the left was used until the Cup final of 1990-91. It remains at the FA headquarters at Soho Square. The replacement was in exactly the same style and was used from the 1991-92 final to the 2012-13 final.

 

The BBC are currently showing 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the run-up to the 1st round proper for the 2014-15 competition plus a selection of those classic matches recently together with a look back at some old 3rd round ties. The Daily Mail have also taken a look back at some of the iconic replays of the past and a look at the 1963 competition.

 

The Guardian are also taking a trip down memory lane as well.

 

Take a look at information relating to the first ever FA Cup final.

 

Current holders:

 

MANCHESTER CITY

 

 

 

Here's a full list of the FA Cup winners:

 

 ClubNo of winsSeasons in which competition won
Arsenal141929-30, 1935-36, 1949-50, 1970-71, 1978-79, 1992-93, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17, 2019-20

Manchester United121908-09, 1947-58, 1962-63, 1976-77, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1989-90, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04, 2015-16
Tottenham Hotspur81900-01, 1920-21, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1966-67, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1990-91
Chelsea81969-70, 1996-97, 1999-2000, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2017-18

Liverpool81964-65, 1973-74, 1985-86, 1988-89, 1991-92, 2000-01, 2005-06, 2021-22
Aston Villa71886-87, 1894-95, 1896-97, 1904-05, 1912-13, 1919-20, 1956-57
Manchester City71903-04, 1933-34, 1955-56, 1968-69, 2010-11, 2018-19, 2022-23
Blackburn Rovers61883-84, 1884-85, 1885-86, 1889-90, 1890-91, 1927-28
Newcastle United61909-10, 1923-24, 1931-32, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1954-55
Wanderers51871-72, 1872-73, 1875-76, 1876-77, 1877-78
West Bromwich Albion51887-88, 1891-92, 1930-31, 1953-54, 1967-68
Everton51905-06, 1932-33, 1965-66, 1983-84, 1994-95

Sheffield United41898-99, 1901-02, 1914-15, 1924-25
Bolton Wanderers41922-23, 1925-26, 1928-29, 1957-58
Wolverhampton Wanderers41892-93, 1907-08, 1948-49, 1959-60
West Ham United31963-64, 1974-75, 1979-80
Sheffield Wednesday31895-96, 1906-07, 1934-35
Bury21899-1900, 1902-03
Nottingham Forest21897-98, 1958-59
Sunderland21936-37, 1972-73
Portsmouth21938-39, 2007-08
Preston North End21888-89, 1937-38

Blackburn Olympic11882-83
Bradford City11910-11
Old Carthusians11880-81
Ipswich Town11977-78
Coventry City11986-87
Wimbledon11987-88

Wigan Athletic12012-13
Barnsley11911-12
Charlton Athletic11946-47
Clapham Rovers11879-80
Notts County11893-94
Cardiff City11926-27
Burnley11913-14
Blackpool11952-53
Royal Engineers11874-75
Southampton11975-76
Derby County11945-46
Oxford University11873-74
Leeds United11971-72
Huddersfield Town11921-22
Leicester City12020-21

 

For details of the FA Cup final results click here.

For details of each season's results or your club's FA Cup results click here.

For details of FA Cup semi-final appearances click here.

For details of FA Cup quarter-final appearances click here.

 

Records

 

Most wins and final appearances

Ashley Cole

Won 7 times (Arsenal: 2002, 2003, 2005 and Chelsea: 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012).

 

Appeared in 8 finals which includes when he appeared for Arsenal when they lost the 2001 final).

Most managerial winsArsene Wenger

Won 7 times

(Arsenal: 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015 and 2017)

Most goals scored

Harry Cursham

 

 

Ian Rush

49 goals in 44 appearances for Notts County from 1877 to 1891.

 

44 goals overall in 66 + 9 substitute appearances as follows:

Chester City: 4 goals in 5 appearsances

Liverpool: 39 goals in 55 + 6 substitute appearances

Newcastle Untied: 1 goals in 1 substitute appearance

Most goals scored in one season

W "Doc" Dowden

 

 

Albert Brown

19 goals scored for Wimbledon in 1929-30 season.

 

15 goals scored for Tottenham Hotspur for the rounds "proper" in 1900-01 season.

Last player to score in every round of FA Cup entered inPeter OsgoodFor Chelsea in 1969-70 season. 
Most goals scored in one tieTed MacDougall9 goals scored for AFC Bournemouth versus Margate on 20 November 1971. Final score: 11-0.
First player to score more than once in a finalThomas HughesScored twice in the 1876 final for Wanderers in a replayed final versus Old Etonians.
First played to score in consecutive finalsAlexander BonsorScored in 2 consecutive finals for Old Etonians in 1875 and 1876. Both finals went to replays and Old Etonians lost both.
First substitute to score in a finalEddie KellyScored for Arsenal in the 1971 final versus Liverpool. Arsenal won 2-1 after extra time.
First substitute to score two or more goals in a finalStuart McCallScored twice for Everton in the 1989 final against Liverpool. Everton lost 2-3 after extra time.
First goalkeeper to score in a tieTony RobertsScored for Dagenham & Redbridge versus Baskingstoke Town in a 4th qualifying round tie in 2001.
First player to score in 3 consecutive finalsJimmy BrownScored in all three finals which Blackburn Rovers won in 1884, 1885 and 1886.
First player to score in every round of FA Cup Archie Hunter Scored for Aston Villa in 1886-87 campaign beginning from 2nd round as Aston Villa had a bye for the 1st round.
First player to score in 4 FA Cup finalsDidier DrogbaScored for Chelsea in the finals in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Fastest goals scored in FA Cup finals

Ilkay Gundogan

 

 

 

Louis Saha

 

 

Bob Chatt

 

Scored in 13 seconds for Manchester City in the 2023 final versus Manchester United. City won 2-1.

 

Scored in 25 seconds for Everton in the 2009 final versus Chelsea. Chelsea won 2-1.

 

Scored in 30 seconds for Aston Villa in the 1895 final versus West Bromwich Albion. This was the only goal of the game and Aston Villa won 1-0.

Fastest goal in the FA Cup "proper" rounds

Jimmy Kebe

Scored in 9 seconds for Reading in their tie versus West Bromwich Albion on 13 February 2010 in the 5th round.
Hat-tricks scored in the FA Cup final

William Townley

 

 

 

Jimmy Logan

 

 

 

 

Stan Mortensen

Scored the first hat-trick in an FA Cup final for Blackburn Rovers in the 1890 final versus The Wednesday. Blackburn won 6-1.

 

Scored the second hat-trick in an FA Cup final for Notts County in the 1894 final versus Bolton Wanderers. Notts County won 4-1.

 

Scored the last hat-trick in an FA Cup final for Blackpool in the famous "Matthews" 1953 final versus Bolton Wanderers. Blackpool won 4-3.

First penalty converted in an FA Cup final

Albert Shepherd

Scored the first ever penalty awarded in an FA Cup final in the 1910 final for Newcastle United versus Barnsley in the replay. Newcastle won 2-0.

First penalty misses in an FA Cup final

Charlie Wallace

Missed the first ever penalty in the 1913 final which was awarded for Aston Villa versus Sunderland. Although the penalty was missed, Aston Villa still won 1-0.

Two penalties converted in an FA Cup final

Eric Cantona

Scored two penalties for the first time in the 1994 final for Manchester United against Newcastle United. Manchester United won 4-0.

First penalty saved in an FA Cup final at Wembley Stadum

Dave Beasant

The penalty was saved for Wimbledon in the 1988 final against Liverpool. WImbledon won 1-0.
First goalkeeper to captain an FA Cup winning side

Dave Beasant

Captained Wimbledon to their 1-0 win over Liverpool in 1988.
First own goal scored in an FA Cup final

Lord Kinnaird

Scored an own goal in the 1877 final playing for Wanderers, giving Oxford University a 1-0 lead. Wanderers would go on to win the final 2-1.
Scoring for both sides

Bert Turner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tommy Hutchison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Mabbutt

Scored an own goal whilst playing for Charlton Athletic giving Derby County a 1-0 lead. Bert will score for Charlton 1-minute later. Derby would go on to win the final 4-1 after extra time.

 

Scored for Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur in the 1981 final, giving City a 1-0 lead. He would go on and score an own goal in the 79th minute, so that Tottenham Hotspur drew level. The final would go on to a replay, which Spurs won 3-2.

 

Scored for Tottenham Hotspur against Coventry City in the 1987 final, giving Spurs a 2-1 lead. He would go on and score an own goal in extra time in the 95th minute, giving Coventry a 3-2 lead and this would be the winning goal.

Oldest player in an FA Cup final

Billy Hampson

Was 41 years and 257 days old when playing for Newcastle United in the 1924 final against Aston Villa. Newcastle won 2-0.
Youngest player in an FA Cup final

Norman Whiteside

Was 18 years and 18 days old when playing for Manchester United in the 1983 final against Brighton & Hove Albion. The match would end 2-2 after extra time and would go to a replay.
Youngest ever goalscored in an FA Cup tie

Evander Grubb

Was 16 years and 54 days old when playing for Bristol Manor Farm and scored two goals in their 5-1 win over Cadbury Heath on 12 September 2020 in the preliminary round. 
Youngest ever player in an FA Cup final

Curtis Weston

Was 17 years and 119 days old when playing for Millwall against Manchester United. Manchester United won 4-0.
First player to be sent-off in an FA Cup final

Kevin Moran

Whilst playing for Manchester United in the 1985 FA Cup final against Everton. Manchester United won 1-0 after extra time.
First person from outside England to win the FA Cup

Edward Ernest Bowen

The first Irishman to win the FA Cup. Played for Wanderers in the 1872 final against Royal Engineers. Wanderers won 1-0.
First person from outside the UK to win the FA Cup

Julian Sturgis

The first American to win the FA Cup. Played for Wanderers in the 1873 final against Oxford University. Wanderers won 2-0.
First overseas-born captain of an FA Cup winning team

Edward Haggarty

Was born in Canada and captained and scored for Old Carthusians in the 1881 final against Old Etonians. Old Carthusians won 3-0.
First overseas manager to win the FA Cup

Ruud Gullitt

Was the manager of Chelsea in 1997 final against Middlesbrough. Chelsea won 2-0.
Player who did not play a League game for their club but won the FA Cup with them

Arthur Turner

Played for Charlton Athletic in the 1946 final against Derby County.
First goalkeeper to be substituted

Antti Niemi

Played for Southampton and was replaced by Paul Jones due to injury in the 66th minute in the 2003 final against Arsenal. Arsenal won 1-0.
Most goals scored in the FA Cup 

Kettering Town

Have scored 912 goals so far in all ties.
Longest period retaining the FA Cup

Portsmouth

Held the trophy for 6 years and 364 days due to the Second World War.
Longest FA Cup tie

Oxford City and Alvechurch

The tie lasted 6 ties and a total of 660 minutes in 1971. Alvechurch won the final tie 1-0 in the FA Cup 4th qualifying round.
Quickest winners

Manchester United

The club played the first tie in the 3rd round proper on 4th March after 12 postponements and won the final on 25th May - 82 days later.
Highest amount of ties played by one club in one season

Bideford

Played 13 ties over 5 rounds in the 1973-74 competition:

1st qualifying round: 1 match

2nd qualifying round: 2 matches

3rd qualifying round: 5 matches

4th qualifying round: 4 matches

1st round proper: 1 match

Highest number of rounds played

New Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blyth Spartans

 

 

 

 

 

Harlow Town

Played in 9 rounds in the 1956-57 competition starting in the preliminary round, progresed through 4 qualifying rounds to the 4th round proper where they eventually lost to Burnley. They had just one replay in their first round tie against Stockport County.

 

Equalled the 9 rounds in the 1977-78 competition starting in the 1st qualifying round and progressed to the 5th round proper. The games for the 2nd qualifying round and 5th round proper went to replays.

 

Equalled the 9 rounds in the 1979-80 competition starting in the preliminary round to the 4th round proper where they lost to Watford. The matches in the 2nd and 3rd rounds proper were replayed.

Largest number of matches in competition proper

173

This occurred in the 1976-77 season.

 

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