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FA CUP WINNERS 2000-2020


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2000s
Chelsea
Liverpool
Arsenal
Arsenal
Manchester United
Arsenal
Liverpool
Chelsea
Portsmouth
Chelsea
2000s

2010s
Chelsea
Manchester City
Chelsea
Wigan Athletic
Arsenal
Arsenal
Manchester United
Arsenal
Chelsea
Manchester City
2010s

2010s
Arsenal
2010s

As the oldest national football competition in the world, it's fair to say that the FA Cup is not just the daddy, but the granddaddy of cup competitions. It dates right back to the 1871-72 season, when the Wanderers claimed the first trophy after defeating the Royal Engineers.

Taking its name from the Football Association (its full title is actually the Football Association Challenge Cup), it's open to all clubs from the Premier League right down to the tenth level of the English football league system.

Whilst it's still a prestigious trophy to win, the FA Cup was particularly huge in the 20th century, and the final itself was a proper must-see event. The build-up from lunchtime onwards was fantastic: the team's leaving their bases, the scenes down Wembley Way, the team buses arriving at Wembley, the players inspecting the pitch in their suits, the singing of Abide with me etc. It was an exciting, nail-biting affair even if your team hadn't made the final!

Winning the FA Cup not only gave you bragging rights over your mates for a good six months, it also opened the door to another couple of competitions - the Charity/Community Shield (the annual season opener, between the FA Cup winners and the English league winners) and the Cup Winners' Cup (sadly no more, but UEFA's competition for winners of the domestic cups across Europe).

Arsenal are the kings of the FA Cup, the Gunners having appeared in 21 finals and won 14 of them, followed closely by Manchester Utd, who've lifted the trophy 12 times in 20 final appearances.

Above is our winners graphic, and below the full list of winners/runners-up and a table of how many times each team has won the FA Cup...



FA CUP WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP

Season FA Cup Winner FA Cup Runner-up Score
2019-20 Arsenal Chelsea 2:1
2018-19 Manchester City Watford 6:0
2017-18 Chelsea Manchester Utd 1:0
2016-17 Arsenal Chelsea 2:1
2015-16 Manchester Utd Crystal Palace 2:1 (aet)
2014-15 Arsenal Aston Villa 4:0
2013-14 Arsenal Hull City 3:2 (aet)
2012-13 Wigan Athletic Manchester City 1:0
2011-12 Chelsea Liverpool 2:1
2010-11 Manchester City Stoke City 1:0
2009-10 Chelsea Portsmouth 1:0
2008-09 Chelsea Everton 2:1
2007-08 Portsmouth Cardiff City 1:0
2006-07 Chelsea Manchester Utd 1:0
2005-06 Liverpool West Ham Utd 3:3 (aet) (3:1 pens)
2004-05 Arsenal Manchester Utd 0:0 (aet) (5:4 pens)
2003-04 Manchester Utd Millwall 3:0
2002-03 Arsenal Southampton 1:0
2001-02 Arsenal Chelsea 2:0
2000-01 Liverpool Arsenal 2:1
1999-00 Chelsea Aston Villa 1:0
1998-99 Manchester Utd Newcastle Utd 2:0
1997-98 Arsenal Newcastle Utd 2:0
1996-97 Chelsea Middlesbrough 2:0
1995-96 Manchester Utd Liverpool 1:0
1994-95 Everton Manchester Utd 1:0
1993-94 Manchester Utd Chelsea 4:0
1992-93 (R) Arsenal Sheffield Wednesday 2:1 (aet)
1992-93 Arsenal Sheffield Wednesday 1:1 (aet)
1991-92 Liverpool Sunderland 2:0
1990-91 Tottenham Hotspur Nottingham Forest 2:1 (aet)
1989-90 (R) Manchester Utd Crystal Palace 1:0
1989-90 Manchester Utd Crystal Palace 3:3 (aet)
1988-89 Liverpool Everton 3:2 (aet)
1987-88 Wimbledon Liverpool 1:0
1986-87 Coventry City Tottenham Hotspur 3:2 (aet)
1985-86 Liverpool Everton 3:1
1984-85 Manchester Utd Everton 1:0 (aet)
1983-84 Everton Watford 2:0
1982-83 (R) Manchester Utd Brighton and Hove Albion 4:0
1982-83 Manchester Utd Brighton and Hove Albion 2:2 (aet)
1981-82 (R) Tottenham Hotspur Queens Park Rangers 1:0
1981-82 Tottenham Hotspur Queens Park Rangers 1:1 (aet)
1980-81 (R) Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City 3:2
1980-81 Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City 1:1 (aet)
1979-80 West Ham Utd Arsenal 1:0
1978-79 Arsenal Manchester Utd 3:2
1977-78 Ipswich Town Arsenal 1:0
1976-77 Manchester Utd Liverpool 2:1
1975-76 Southampton Manchester Utd 1:0
1974-75 West Ham Utd Fulham 2:0
1973-74 Liverpool Newcastle Utd 3:0
1972-73 Sunderland Leeds Utd 1:0
1971-72 Leeds Utd Arsenal 1:0
1970-71 Arsenal Liverpool 2:1 (aet)
1969-70 (R) Chelsea Leeds Utd 2:1
1969-70 Chelsea Leeds Utd 2:2 (aet)
1968-69 Manchester City Leicester City 1:0
1967-68 West Bromwich Albion Everton 1:0 (aet)
1966-67 Tottenham Hotspur Chelsea 2:1
1965-66 Everton Sheffield Wednesday 3:2
1964-65 Liverpool Leeds Utd 2:1 (aet)
1963-64 West Ham Utd Preston North End 3:2
1962-63 Manchester Utd Leicester City 3:1
1961-62 Tottenham Hotspur Burnley 3:1
1960-61 Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City 2:0
1959-60 Wolverhampton Wanderers Blackburn Rovers 3:0
1958-59 Nottingham Forest Luton Town 2:1
1957-58 Bolton Wanderers Manchester Utd 2:0
1956-57 Aston Villa Manchester Utd 2:1
1955-56 Manchester City Birmingham City 3:1
1954-55 Newcastle Utd Manchester City 3:1
1953-54 West Bromwich Albion Preston North End 3:2
1952-53 Blackpool Bolton Wanderers 4:3
1951-52 Newcastle Utd Arsenal 1:0
1950-51 Newcastle Utd Blackpool 2:0
1949-50 Arsenal Liverpool 2:0
1948-49 Wolverhampton Wanderers Leicester City 3:1
1947-48 Manchester Utd Blackpool 4:2
1946-47 Charlton Athletic Burnley 1:0 (aet)
1945-46 Derby County Charlton Athletic 4:1 (aet)
1938-39 Portsmouth Wolverhampton Wanderers 4:1
1937-38 Preston North End Huddersfield Town 1:0 (aet)
1936-37 Sunderland Preston North End 3:1
1935-36 Arsenal Sheffield Utd 1:0
1934-35 Sheffield Wednesday West Bromwich Albion 4:2
1933-34 Manchester City Portsmouth 2:1
1932-33 Everton Manchester City 3:0
1931-32 Newcastle Utd Arsenal 2:1
1930-31 West Bromwich Albion Birmingham City 2:1
1929-30 Arsenal Huddersfield Town 2:0
1928-29 Bolton Wanderers Portsmouth 2:0
1927-28 Blackburn Rovers Huddersfield Town 3:1
1926-27 Cardiff City Arsenal 1:0
1925-26 Bolton Wanderers Manchester City 1:0
1924-25 Sheffield Utd Cardiff City 1:0
1923-24 Newcastle Utd Aston Villa 2:0
1922-23 Bolton Wanderers West Ham Utd 2:0
1921-22 Huddersfield Town Preston North End 1:0
1920-21 Tottenham Hotspur Wolverhampton Wanderers 1:0
1915-20 Aston Villa Huddersfield Town 1:0 (aet)
1914-15 Sheffield Utd Chelsea 3:0
1913-14 Burnley Liverpool 1:0
1912-13 Aston Villa Sunderland 1:0
1911-12 (R) Barnsley West Bromwich Albion 1:0
1911-12 Barnsley West Bromwich Albion 0:0
1910-11 (R) Bradford City Newcastle Utd 1:0
1910-11 Bradford City Newcastle Utd 0:0
1909-10 (R) Newcastle Utd Barnsley 2:0
1909-10 Newcastle Utd Barnsley 1:1
1908-09 Manchester Utd Bristol City 1:0
1907-08 Wolverhampton Wanderers Newcastle Utd 3:1
1906-07 Sheffield Wednesday Everton 2:1
1905-06 Everton Newcastle Utd 1:0
1904-05 Aston Villa Newcastle Utd 2:0
1903-04 Manchester City Bolton Wanderers 1:0
1902-03 Bury Derby County 6:0
1901-02 (R) Sheffield Utd Southampton 2:1
1901-02 Sheffield Utd Southampton 1:1
1900-01 (R) Tottenham Hotspur Sheffield Utd 3:1
1900-01 Tottenham Hotspur Sheffield Utd 2:2
1899-00 Bury Southampton 4:0
1898-99 Sheffield Utd Derby County 4:1
1897-98 Nottingham Forest Derby County 3:1
1896-97 Aston Villa Everton 3:2
1895-96 Sheffield Wednesday Wolverhampton Wanderers 2:1
1894-95 Aston Villa West Bromwich Albion 1:0
1893-94 Notts County Bolton Wanderers 4:1
1892-93 Wolverhampton Wanderers Everton 1:0
1891-92 West Bromwich Albion Aston Villa 3:0
1890-91 Blackburn Rovers Notts County 3:1
1889-90 Blackburn Rovers Sheffield Wednesday 6:1
1888-89 Preston North End Wolverhampton Wanderers 3:0
1887-88 West Bromwich Albion Preston North End 2:1
1886-87 Aston Villa West Bromwich Albion 2:0
1885-86 (R) Blackburn Rovers West Bromwich Albion 2:0
1885-86 Blackburn Rovers West Bromwich Albion 0:0
1884-85 Blackburn Rovers Queens Park, Glasgow 2:0
1883-84 Blackburn Rovers Queens Park, Glasgow 2:1
1882-83 Blackburn Olympic Old Etonians 2:1 (aet)
1881-82 Old Etonians Blackburn Rovers 1:0
1880-81 Old Carthusians Old Etonians 3:0
1879-80 Clapham Rovers Oxford University 1:0
1878-79 Old Etonians Clapham Rovers 1:0
1877-78 Wanderers Royal Engineers 3:1
1876-77 Wanderers Oxford University 2:1 (aet)
1875-76 (R) Wanderers Old Etonians 3:0
1875-76 Wanderers Old Etonians 1:1 (aet)
1874-75 (R) Royal Engineers Old Etonians 2:0
1974-75 Royal Engineers Old Etonians 1:1 (aet)
1873-74 Oxford University Royal Engineers 2:0
1872-73 Wanderers Oxford University 2:0
1871-72 Wanderers Royal Engineers 1:0

FA CUP WINS BY TEAM

Wins Club
14 Arsenal
12 Manchester Utd
8 Chelsea
8 Tottenham Hotspur
7 Aston Villa
7 Liverpool
6 Blackburn Rovers
6 Newcastle Utd
6 Manchester City
5 Everton
5 The Wanderers
5 West Bromwich Albion
4 Bolton Wanderers
4 Sheffield Utd
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers
3 Sheffield Wednesday
3 West Ham Utd
2 Bury
2 Nottingham Forest
2 Old Etonians
2 Portsmouth
2 Preston North End
2 Sunderland
1 Barnsley
1 Blackburn Olympic
1 Blackpool
1 Bradford City
1 Burnley
1 Cardiff City
1 Charlton Athletic
1 Clapham Rovers
1 Coventry City
1 Derby County
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Ipswich Town
1 Leeds Utd
1 Notts County
1 Old Carthusians
1 Oxford University
1 Royal Engineers
1 Southampton
1 Wimbledon
1 Wigan Athletic

FA CUP FINAL APPEARANCES BY TEAM

Appearances Club
21 Arsenal
20 Manchester Utd
14 Chelsea
14 Liverpool
13 Everton
13 Newcastle Utd
11 Aston Villa
11 Manchester City
10 West Bromwich Albion
9 Tottenham Hotspur
8 Blackburn Rovers
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers
7 Bolton Wanderers
7 Preston North End
6 Old Etonians
6 Sheffield Utd
6 Sheffield Wednesday
5 Huddersfield Town
5 Portsmouth
5 The Wanderers
5 West Ham Utd
4 Leeds Utd
4 Leicester City
4 Oxford University
4 Royal Engineers
4 Sunderland
4 Derby County
4 Southampton
3 Nottingham Forest
3 Burnley
3 Blackpool
3 Cardiff City
2 Birmingham City
2 Bury
2 Barnsley
2 Charlton Athletic
2 Clapham Rovers
2 Crystal Palace
2 Notts County
2 Queen's Park (Glasgow)
2 Watford
1 Blackburn Olympic
1 Bradford City
1 Brighton & HA
1 Bristol City
1 Coventry City
1 Fulham
1 Hull City
1 Ipswich Town
1 Luton Town
1 Middlesbrough
1 Millwall
1 Old Carthusians
1 Queen's Park Rangers
1 Stoke City
1 Wimbledon
1 Wigan Athletic