Current Champion: Manchester City
The English FA Cup, also known as Football Association Challenge Cup, is the premier English annual knockout football competition in England. In relation to the major football/futbol leagues, the FA Cup is the oldest. Above that, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious domestic cup competitions in the world. The tournament is organized by the Football Association (FA), which is the governing body of football in England. The FA Cup was first held in the 1871-1872 season. It involves teams from various levels of English football, from the top-tier Premier League to non-league teams. Over 700 clubs enter the competition each year.
The tournament follows a knockout format, where teams are paired in a series of single-elimination rounds. Matches are typically played on the home grounds of the participating teams, except for the semi-finals and the final, which are held at neutral venues (Wembley).
The winner of the FA Cup earns the trophy and the title of FA Cup champions. Additionally, the champion qualifies for the following season's UEFA Europa League, unless they have already secured a place in the UEFA Champions League through their league position. The FA Cup is known for its rich history, memorable moments, and giant-killing upsets, where lower-ranked teams defeat higher-ranked opponents. It is often regarded as a showcase of the diversity and competitiveness of English football. To read more about the competition and statistics of champions, please do so.
We will table the clubs with a minimum of Six FA Cup wins or more:
Since its establishment, the FA Cup has been won by 44 different teams: