There have been 142 FA Cup winners of the Football Association Challenge Cup, as it was commonly known in the early years. A knockout competition in English football, the FA Cup is organized by and named after the Football Association (FA).
To qualify for the tournament, clubs must meet specific stadium requirements at their home stadiums in the top 10 divisions of the English football league system. As the showpiece finale of the English football season, the FA Cup Final is held at the end of the league season (on June 3rd, 2023).
How Old Is The FA Cup
The FA Cup is the oldest football competition in the world. It was first held in 1871-1872.
Who Won The First FA Cup
The first FA Cup final was held in 1872, and the competition was won by Wanderers FC, a team composed mainly of former public school students. The Wanderers beat the Royal Engineers 1-0 in the final, which was held at the Kennington Oval in London.
Where Is The FA Cup Final Played
In most cases, FA Cup Finals have been played in London: most of these have been played at the original Wembley Stadium, which closed in 2000. Kennington Oval, Crystal Palace, Stamford Bridge, and Lillie Bridge were used in London before 1923, as were Goodison Park in Liverpool, Fallowfield Stadium, and Old Trafford in Manchester.
While the new Wembley Stadium was under construction, the final was held at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium for six years (2001-2006). When the final ends in a draw, replays have been played on other grounds to determine the FA Cup winners over the years. Since 2007, the final has been held on the hallowed turf of the new Wembley Stadium.
How Many Teams Have Won The FA Cup
As of 2022, 43 teams have won the FA Cup. They are Wanderers, Oxford University, Royal Engineers, Old Etonians, Clapham Rovers, Old Carthusians, Blackburn Olympic, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Preston North End, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Notts County, The Wednesday (Now knowns as Sheffield Wednesday since 1929), Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Bury, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Everton, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Bradford City, Barnsley, Burnley, Huddersfield Town, Bolton Wanderers, Cardiff City, Arsenal, Sunderland, Portsmouth, Derby County, Charlton Athletic, Blackpool, West Ham United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leeds United, Southampton, Ipswich Town, Coventry City, Wimbledon and Wigan Athletic.
Early History Of The FA Cup Winners
Former London public schoolboys, the Wanderers, were the first FA Cup winners. In its first seven seasons, the Wanderers won the competition five times. Early FA Cup past winners were all wealthy amateur teams from the south of England. However, after defeating Old Etonians in 1883, Blackburn Olympic became the first team from the north to win the cup.
At the same time, professional teams began to dominate the competition, quickly eroding the prominence of amateur teams. The Football League was formed in 1888 by the leading professional clubs. There has been one FA Cup winner among non-league teams since then.
Tottenham Hotspur won the 1901 final, then of the Southern League, over Sheffield United, then of the Football League. Following Sheffield United’s success in the final a year later, the cup remained in the hands of Northern and Midland clubs until Tottenham won it again in 1921.
The only non-English club to win the Football Association Challenge Cup was Cardiff City in 1927, despite playing in the English football league system. In the early years of the competition, Queens Park of Glasgow reached the final twice.
Aside from the 1914–15 season, when it was completed, and the 1939–40 season, abandoned during qualifying rounds, the competition did not occur during the First and Second World Wars.
During 1973-1980, English second-tier teams won unprecedented cups. The most recent cup victory by a team outside the top division was West Ham United’s in 1980, following Sunderland’s 1973 triumph.
The match would be replayed if there was a draw in the final until 1999. There has always been a penalty shootout in the final since then. In the FA Cup finals of 2005, 2006, and 2022, penalty shootouts were only required three times.
The Complete FA Cup Winners List
Here is a complete list of FA Cup winners from 1871-72 to the present day. We break down the FA Cup winners by year.
|Season||FA Cup Winners||FA Cup Runners Up||Match Venue||Official Attendance|
|1871-72||Wanderers 1||Royal Engineers 0||Kennington Oval||2,000|
|1872–73||Wanders 2||Oxford University 0||Lillie Bridge||3,000|
|1873–74||Oxford University 2||Royal Engineers 0||Kennington Oval||2,000|
|1874-75||Royal Engineers 1||Old Etonians 1||Kennington Oval||2,000|
|1874-75 (Replay)||Royal Engineers 3||Old Etonians 0||Kennington Oval||3,000|
|1875-76||Wanderers 1||Old Etonians 1||Kennington Oval||3,500|
|1875-76 (Replay)||Wanderers 3||Old Etonians 0||Kennington Oval||1,500|
|1876-77||Wanderers 2||Oxford University 1||Kennington Oval||3,000|
|1877-78||Wanderers 3||Royal Engineers 1||Kennington Oval||4,500|
|1878-79||Old Etonians 1||Clapham Rovers 0||Kennington Oval||5,000|
|1879-80||Clapham Rovers 1||Oxford University 0||Kennington Oval||6,000|
|1880-81||Old Carthusians 3||Old Etonians 0||Kennington Oval||4,000|
|1881-82||Old Etonians 1||Blackburn Rovers 0||Kennington Oval||6,500|
|1882-83||Blackburn Olympic 2||Old Etonians 1||Kennington Oval||8,000|
|1883-84||Blackburn Rovers 2||Queens Park 1||Kennington Oval||4,000|
|1884-85||Blackburn Rovers 2||Queens Park 0||Kennington Oval||12,5000|
|1885-86||Blackburn Rovers 0||West Bromwich Albion 0||Kennington Oval||15,000|
|1885-86 (Replay)||Blackburn Rovers 2||West Bromwich Albion 0||Racecourse Ground||12,000|
|1886-87||Aston Villa 2||West Bromwich Albion 0||Kennington Oval||15,500|
|1887-88||West Bromwich Albion 2||Preston North End 1||Kennington Oval||19,000|
|1888-89||Preston North End 3||Wolverhamption Wanderers 0||Kennington Oval||22,000|
|1889-90||Blackburn Rovers 6||The Wednesday 1||Kennington Oval||20,000|
|1890-91||Blackburn Rovers 3||Notts County 0||Kennington Oval||23,000|
|1891-92||West Bromwich Albion 3||Aston Villa 0||Kennington Oval||32,810
|1892-93||Wolverhamption Wanderers 1||Everton 0||Fallowfield Stadium||45,000|
|1893-94||Notts County 4||Bolton Wanderers 1||Goodison Park||37,000|
|1894-95||Aston Villa 1||West Bromwich Albion 0||Crystal Palace||42,560
|1895-96||The Wednesday 2||Wolverhampton Wanderers 1||Crystal Palace||48,836
|1896-97||Aston Villa 3||Everton 2||Crystal Palace||65,891
|1897-98||Nottingham Forest 3||Derby County 1||Crystal Palace||62,017
|1898-99||Sheffield United 4||Derby County 1||Crystal Palace||73,833
|1899-1900||Bery 4||Southampton 0||Crystal Palace||68,945
|1900-01||Tottenham Hotspur 2||Sheffield United 2||Crystal Palace||1110,820|
|1900-01 (Replay)||Tottenham Hotspur 3||Sheffield United 1||Burnden Park||20,470|
|1901-02||Sheffield United 1||Southampton 1||Crystal Palace||76,914|
|1901-02 (Replay)||Sheffield United 2||Southampton 1||Crystal Palace||33,068|
|1902-03||Bury 6||Derby County 0||Crystal Palace||63,102|
|1903-04||Manchester City 1||Bolton Wanderers 0||Crystal Palace||61,374|
|1904-05||Aston Villa 2||Newcastle United 0||Crystal Palace||101,117
|1905-06||Everton 1||Newcastle United 0||Crystal Palace||75,609
|1906-07||The Wednesday 2||Everton 1||Crystal Palace||84,594|
|1907-08||Wolverhampton Wanderers 3||Newcastle United 1||Crystal Palace||74,697
|1908-09||Manchester United 1||Bristol City 0||Crystal Palace||71,401|
|1909-10||Newcastle United 1||Barnsley 1||Crystal Palace||77,747|
|1909-10 (Replay)||Newcastle United 2||Barnsley 0||Goodison Patk||69,000|
|1910-11||Bradford City 0||Newcastle United 0||Crystal Palace||69,068
|1910-11 (Replay)||Bradford City 1||Newcastle United 0||Old Trafford||58,000|
|1911-12||Barnsley 0||West Bromwich Albion 0||Crystal Palace||54,556
|1911-12 (Replay)||Barnsley 1||West Bromwich Albion 0||Bramall Lane||38,555|
|1912-13||Aston Villa 1||Sunderland 0||Crystal Palace||121,919
|1913-14||Burnley 1||Liverpool 0||Crystal Palace||72,778
|1914-15||Sheffield United 3||Chelsea 0||Old Trafford||49,557
|1919-20||Aston Villa 1||Huddersfield Town 0||Stamford Bridge||50,018
|1920-21||Tottenham Hotspur 1||Wolverhampton Wanderers 0||Stamford Bridge||72,805|
|1921-22||Huddersfield Town 1||Preston North End 0||Stamford Bridge||53,000|
|1922-23||Bolton Wanderers 2||West Ham United 0||Old Wembley Stadium||126,047
|1923-24||Newcastle United 2||Aston Villa 0||Old Wembley Stadium||91,695|
|1924-25||Sheffield United 1||Cardiff City 0||Old Wembley Stadium||91,763|
|1925-26||Bolton Wanderers 1||Manchester City 0||Old Wembley Stadium||91,447|
|1926-27||Cardiff City 1||Arsenal 0||Old Wembley Stadium||91,206|
|1927-28||Blackburn Rovers 3||Huddersfield Town 1||Old Wembley Stadium||92,041|
|1928-29||Bolton Wanderers 2||Portsmouth 0||Old Wembley Stadium||92,576|
|1929-30||Arsenal 2||Huddersfield Town 0||Old Wembley Stadium||92,488|
|1930-31||West Bromwich Albion 2||Birmingham 1||Old Wembley Stadium||92,406|
|1931-32||Newcastle United 2||Arsenal 1||Old Wembley Stadium||92,298|
|1932-33||Everton 3||Manchester City 0||Old Wembley Stadium||92,950|
|1933-34||Manchester City 2||Portsmouth 1||Old Wembley Stadium||93,258|
|1934-35||Sheffield United 4||West Bromwich Albion 2||Old Wembley Stadium||93,204|
|1935-36||Arsenal 1||Sheffield United 0||Old Wembley Stadium||93,384|
|1936-37||Sunderland 3||Preston North End 1||Old Wembley Stadium||93,495|
|1937-38||Preston North End 1||Huddersfield Town 0||Old Wembley Stadium||93,497|
|1938-39||Portsmouth 4||Wolverhampton Wanderers 1||Old Wembley Stadium||99,370|
|1945-46||Derby County 4||Charlton Athletic 1||Old Wembley Stadium||98,000
|1946-47||Charlton Athletic 1||Burnley 0||Old Wembley Stadium||99,000
|1947-48||Manchester United 4||Blackpool 2||Old Wembley Stadium||99,000|
|1948-49||Wolverhampton Wanderers 3||Leicester City 1||Old Wembley Stadium||99,500|
|1949-50||Arsenal 2||Liverpool 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1950-51||Newcastle United 2||Blackpool 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1951-52||Newcastle United 1||Arsenal 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1952-53||Blackpool 4||Bolton Wanderers 3||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1953-54||West Bromwich Albion 3||Preston North End 2||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1954-55||Newcastle United 3||Manchester City 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1955-56||Manchester City 3||Birmingham City 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1956-57||Aston Villa 2||Manchester United 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1957-58||Bolton Wanderers 2||Manchester United 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1958 -59||Nottingham Forest 2||Luton Town 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1959-60||Wolverhampton Wanderers 3||Blackburn Rovers 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1960-61||Tottenham Hotspur 2||Leicester City 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1961-62||Tottenham Hotspur 3||Burnley 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1962-63||Manchester United 3||Leicester City 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1963-64||West Ham United 2||Leeds United 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1964-65||Liverpool 2||Leeds United 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1965-66||Everton 3||Sheffield Wednesday 2||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1966-67||Tottenham Hotspur 2||Chelsea 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1967-68||West Bromwich Albion 1||Everton 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1968-69||Manchester City 1||Leicester City 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1969-70||Chelsea 2||Leeds United 2||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1969-70 (Replay)||Chelsea 2||Leeds United 1||Old Trafford||62,078|
|1970-71||Arsenal 2||Liverpool 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1971-72||Leeds United 1||Arsenal 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1972-73||Sunderland 1||Leeds United 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1973-74||Liverpool 3||Newcastle United 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1974-75||West Ham United 2||Fulham 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1975-76||Southampton 1||Manchester United 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1976-77||Manchester United 2||Liverpool 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1977-78||Ipswich Town 1||Arsenal 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1978-79||Arsenal 3||Manchester United 2||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1979-80||West Ham United 1||Arsenal 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1980-81||Tottenham Hotspur 1||Manchester City 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1980-81 (Replay)||Tottenham Hotspur 3||Manchester City 2||Old Wembley Stadium||92,000|
|1981-82||Tottenham Hotspur 1||Queens Park Rangers 1||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1981-82 (Replay)||Tottenham Hotspur 1||Queens Park Rangers 0||Old Wembley Stadium||90,000|
|1982-83||Manchester United 2||Brighton & Hove Albion 2||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1982-83 (Replay)||Manchester United 4||Brighton & Hove Albion 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1983-84||Everton 2||Watford 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1984-85||Manchester United 1||Everton 0||Old Wembley Stadium||100,000|
|1985-86||Liverpool 3||Everton 1||Old Wembley Stadium||98,000|
|1986-87||Coventry City 3||Tottenham Hotspur 2||Old Wembley Stadium||98,000|
|1987-88||Wimbledon 1||Liverpool||Old Wembley Stadium||98,203|
|1988-89||Liverpool 3||Everton 2||Old Wembley Stadium||82,500|
|1989-90||Manchester United 3||Crystal Palace 3||Old Wembley Stadium||80,000|
|1989-90 (Replay)||Manchester United 1||Crystal Palace 0||Old Wembley Stadium||80,000|
|1990-91||Tottenham Hotspur 2||Nottingham Forest 1||Old Wembley Stadium||80,000|
|1991-92||Liverpool 2||Sunderland 0||Old Wembley Stadium||80,000|
|1992-93||Arsenal 1||Sheffield Wednesday 1||Old Wembley Stadium||79,347|
|1992-93 (Replay)||Arsenal 2||Sheffield Wednesday 1||Old Wembley Stadium||62,267|
|1993-94||Manchester United 4||Chelsea 0||Old Wembley Stadium||79,634|
|1994-95||Everton 1||Manchester United 0||Old Wembley Stadium||79,592|
|1995-96||Manchester United 2||Liverpool 0||Old Wembley Stadium||79,007|
|1996-97||Chelsea 2||Middlesborough 0||Old Wembley Stadium||79,160|
|1997-98||Arsenal 2||Newcastle United 0||Old Wembley Stadium||79,183|
|1998-99||Manchester United 2||Newcastle United 0||Old Wembley Stadium||79,101|
|1999-2000||Chelsea||Aston Villa||Old Wembley Stadium||78,217|
|2000-01||Liverpool 2||Arsenal 1||Millennium Stadium||72,500|
|2001-02||Arsenal 2||Chelsea 0||Millennium Stadium||73,963|
|2002-03||Arsenal 1||Southampton 0||Millennium Stadium||73,726|
|2003-04||Manchester United 3||Millwall 0||Millennium Stadium||71.350|
|2004-05||Arsenal 0 (5) pen||Manchester United 0 (4)||Millennium Stadium||71,876|
|2005-06||Liverpool 3 (3) pen||West Ham 3 (1)||Millennium Stadium||71,140|
|2006-07||Chelsea 1||Manchester United 0||New Wembley Stadium||89,826|
|2007-08||Portsmouth 1||Cardiff City 0||New Wembley Stadium||89,874|
|2008-09||Chelsea 2||Everton 1||New Wembley Stadium||89,391|
|2009-10||Chelsea 1||Stoke city||New Wembley Stadium||88,643|
|2010-11||Manchester City 1||Stoke City 0||New Wembley Stadium||89,041|
|2011-12||Chelsea 2||Liverpool 1||New Wembley Stadium||86,254|
|2012-13||Wigan Athletic 1||Manchester City 0||New Wembley Stadium||89,345|
|2013-14||Arsenal 3||Hull city 2||New Wembley Stadium||89,283|
|2014-15||Arsenal 4||Aston Villa 0||New Wembley Stadium||88,619|
|2015-16||Manchester United 2||Crystal Palace 1||New Wembley Stadium||89,472|
|2016-17||Arsenal 2||Chelsea 1||New Wembley Stadium||89,472|
|2017-18||Chelsea 1||Manchester United 0||New Wembley Stadium||87,647|
|2018-19||Manchester City 6||Watford 0||New Wembley Stadium||85,854|
|2019-20||Arsenal 2||Chelsea 1||New Wembley Stadium||0|
|2020-21||Leicester City 1||Chelsea 0||New Wembley Stadium||20,000|
|2021-22||Liverpool 0 (6) pen||Chelsea 0 (5)||New Wembley Stadium||84,807|
|2022-23||Manchester City 2||Manchester United 1||New Wembley Stadium||83,179|
Who Has The Most FA Cup Wins
Arsenal Football Club currently leads the way with 14 FA Cup titles to its name, the most recent win having come in 2020. They have appeared in 21 finals.
Their first win was in the 1929-30 season. Since then, they have won the FA Cup in 1935–36, 1949–50, 1970–71, 1978–79, 1992–93, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17, and 2019–20.
Manchester United has appeared in 20 FA Cup finals and raised the cup 12 times. Tottenham Hotspur has the best record, with eight wins from 9 FA Cup final appearances.
In 2022, Liverpool (15 appearances) joined Chelsea (16 appearances) and Tottenham Hotspurs on eight wins. Aston Villa has won the FA Cup seven times. Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, and Manchester City have lifted the cup six times each.
The Wanderers appeared in 5 FA Cup finals and won the cup on each occasion. Everton and West Bromwich are also on five victories.
The Yorkshire teams have done well over the years. Sheffield United has four FA Cup final wins, and Sheffield Wednesday has three victories. Huddersfield Town, Bradford City, Barnsley, and Leeds United have won the cup once.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bolton Wanderers have 4 cups. West Ham has three. Bury, Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth, Preston North End, Sunderland, and the non-existent Old Etonians have won the FA Cup final twice.
Leicester City, Ipswich Town, Notts County, Oxford University, Southampton, Clapham Rovers, Blackburn Olympic, Wigan Athletic, Coventry City, Royal Engineers, Wimbledon, Derby County, Burnley, Old Carthusians, Charlton Athletic, Blackpool, and Cardiff City have won the FA Cup final once.
Queens Park Rangers and Watford have played in two FA Cup finals each and have yet to win.
Clubs From Outside The Top Division To Win
Outside the top division winners:
Notts County – 1894 – Taking the trophy away from first division opposition, The Magpies became the first winners of the FA Cup outside the top flight to do so. When the semi-final draw was made, Notts were outsiders, but they surprised the odds by beating Blackburn in the last four and Bolton in the final.
Tottenham Hotspur – 1901 – The Southern League champions thrashed West Bromwich Albion 4-0 in the semi-final, with Sandy Brown scoring all the goals. After a replay with Sheffield United in the final, Tottenham became the first and only non-league side to win the FA Cup.
Wolverhampton Wanderers – 1908 – After finishing ninth in the second division of the Football League, they became the lowest-ranked club in the Football League to win the FA Cup trophy in the final.
Barnsley – 1912 – Despite playing 12 fixtures and three extra-time matches to win the FA Cup trophy, Barnsley conceded just three goals. Barnsley Football Club was in the second division when they won the FA Cup and added their name to the FA Cup finals list.
West Bromwich Albion – 1931 – In the FA Cup final, West Bromwich Albion of the Football League Second Division beat local rivals Birmingham 2–1. As a result, the Baggies became the first and only club to win the cup and gain promotion simultaneously.
Sunderland – 1973 – Since West Bromwich Albion lifted the cup in 1931, they became the first Division Two team to become FA Cup champions. One of the biggest sporting shocks in English history is that Sunderland was the FA Cup winners, defeating the famous Leeds United team.
Southampton – 1976 – After being relegated the season before, Southampton won 1–0 thanks to Bobby Stokes’ 83rd-minute goal. It was Southampton’s first major trophy victory and the Queen’s last visit to a FA Cup final trophy presentation.
West Ham United – 1980 – The last team from outside the top flight to win the FA Cup is West Ham United. After finishing fourth in the First Division and having been in the previous two finals, Arsenal were overwhelming favorites before Trevor Brooking headed the ball home for a famous 1-0 victory..
What Do FA Cup Winners Qualify For?
This seems to change each year. In 2022, The rules were:
- Champions League group stages are reserved for the top four teams in the Premier League.
- The fifth-place finisher and the FA Cup winner qualify for the Europa League group stage.
- Winners of the Carabao Cup qualify for the Europa Conference League playoffs.
In light of Liverpool’s FA Cup victory (but they finished second, so they qualified for the Champions League before the FA Cup final), their Europa League qualifying spot will be handed over to the Premier League team who comes in second without qualifying.
In this case, it was the other FA Cup finalist Chelsea. However, they had also pre-qualified for next season’s Champions League finishing third in the Premier League. The Europa League group stage spot ends up going to Manchester United, who finished 6th in the league at the end of the season.
Who Receives A FA Cup Winners Medal?
Back in the day, only the players starting the match and on the bench would receive a FA Cup winners medal. The manager would also receive a medal. In 2022, the FA provided 40 medals to the winning team to distribute between the players used throughout the tournament and the coaching staff.
Ashley Cole (7 times) holds the record for winning the FA Cup most often, with Arsenal in 2002, 2003, and 2005, and Chelsea in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012. Charles Wollaston (Wanderers), Arthur Kinnaird (Wanderers & Old Etonians), and Jimmy Forrest (Blackburn Rovers) all won 5 FA Cup winners medals
As a manager, Arsène Wenger (7 times) holds the record for most FA Cup wins with Arsenal (in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015, and 2017).
How Much Money Do FA Cup Winners Get?
In 2022, the winner, Liverpool Football Club, received £3,412,000.
The breakdown is as follows:
- Third Round Victory: £82,000
- Fourth Round Victory: £90,000
- Fifth Round Victory: £180,000
- Quarter Final Victory: £360,000
- Semi-Final Victory: £900,000
- FA Cup Final winners: £1,800,000
As runners-up, Chelsea would receive £2,512,000 as they only receive £900,000 for long the final. This does not include the gate receipts and tv revenue the clubs would have received in the third, fourth, and fifth rounds and quarter-finals.
Father And Son FA Cup Duos
David Herd and his father, Alec, were the first father-son duo to win the FA Cup.
Ian Wright and Shaun Wright-Phillips were the second father-son duo to win the FA Cup.
Peter and Kasper Schmeichel became the third father-son duo and the first soccer goalies to win the FA Cup.
FA Youth Cup Winners
Under-18 English football teams compete in The Football Association Youth Challenge Cup. To qualify, a player must be 15 to 18 years old on 31 August of the current season. Following the success of The FA County Youth Cup developed seven years earlier, The FA Youth Cup was established in 1952.
An idea for a youth cup was conceived by Sir Joe Richards, the late Football League President. When he first presented the idea to the league clubs, they weren’t enthusiastic; Richards took his vision to the Football Association, which liked it, and the competition was created.
The FA Youth Cup has been won by Manchester United 11 times, with the last win coming in 2022. Chelsea has won the FA Cup nine times, seven of them in the 2010s. Arsenal’s youth team has won seven trophies.
Several top British players have used the tournament as a stepping stone to the pro game. Some of the most notable FA Youth Cup winners players include Jack Wilshere, Daniel Sturridge, Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale, Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard, Gary Neville, John Barnes, Michael Owen, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and George Best.
2022/23 FA Cup Schedule
Now that the FA Cup has officially kicked off for the 2022/23 season, hundreds of football clubs throughout the UK will dream of money-spinner ties against Premier League giants. Liverpool Football Club is the current FA Cup holders.
In the earliest preliminary round at the start of August, the FA Cup officially began on the same weekend as the Premier League pitting non-league teams against each other.
In the first round proper at the start of November, teams from the bottom two league divisions in England – League One and League Two – compete against non-league minnows after playing six qualifying rounds.
Although the greatest giant killings occur at the start of January, there are always memorable upsets at that stage. Twenty Premier League teams and 24 Championship clubs begin their FA Cup campaigns in January 2023.
The final day of the English domestic season, June 3, is traditionally considered a showpiece. To find the best betting offers to claim during this season’s FA Cup competition, visit bettingbonus.com/uk.
|Round||Date (weekend of)
|Extra Preliminary Round||Aug. 6, 2022|
|Preliminary Round||Aug. 20, 2022
|First Round Qualifying||Sept. 3, 2022
|Second Round Qualifying||Sept. 17, 2022
|Third Round Qualifying||Oct. 1, 2022
|Fourth Round Qualifying||Oct. 15, 2022
|First Round Proper||Nov. 5, 2022
|Second Round||Nov. 26, 2022
|Third Round||Jan. 7, 2023
|Fourth Round||Jan. 28, 2023
|Fifth Round||Mar. 1, 2023
|Quarter Finals||Mar. 18, 2023
|Semi Finals||Apr. 22, 2023
|FA Cup Final||Jun. 3, 2023