Which team has won the FA Cup the most

Which team has won the FA Cup the most

Liverpool and Arsenal will shortly face off in the FA Cup 3rd Round.  Both teams have a great history in the competition, but which team has won the FA Cup the most?

The FA Cup has a unique place in English football.  Aside from being the oldest club competition in the world, there is a romanticism attached to the cup, which thrills and excites fans every year.  Whilst many overseas players and managers may fail to fully grasp the importance of the FA Cup, for many English players, the cup is the one trophy they really want to win in their career.

It also offers smaller teams the chance to shine on the grandest stage, with 'giant killings' and 'cupsets' part of the fabric of the competition. Liverpool know this only too well, with the 1988 Cup Final against Wimbledon, serving as stark reminder that even the greatest teams can be humbled by the cup.

But which team has won the FA Cup the most?

Currently, Arsenal have the most FA Cup wins - with 14.  Next come Manchester United with 12, then Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham all have 8 FA Cup's to their name.  Check out the full list below :

  1. Arsenal - 14 Cup wins (last win in 2020)
  2. Manchester United - 12 Cup wins (last win in 2016)
  3. Liverpool - 8 Cup win (last win in 2022)
  4. Chelsea - 8 Cup wins (last win in 2018)
  5. Tottenham - 8 Cup wins (last win in 1991)
  6. Manchester City - 7 Cup wins (last win in 2023)
  7. Aston Villa - 7 Cup wins (last win in 1957)
  8. Newcastle United - 6 Cup wins (last win in 1955)
  9. Blackburn Rovers - 6 Cup wins (last win in 1928)

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FA Cup Stats and Facts

  • The first FA Cup Final was played in 1872, and won by Wanderers FC
  • Qualifying rounds were added to the FA Cup in the 1888 - 89 season
  • Arsenal and Manchester United hold the record for the most FA Cup Final appearances, with 21 each
  • Chelsea hold the record for the most consecutive loses in the Final, in 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Manchester United have lost the most FA Cup Finals, with 9 losses
  • The most goals scored in a Final is seven.
  • The player with the most FA Cup winners medals is Ashley Cole, who won 7 times
  • The manager with the most FA Cup winners medals is Arsene Wenger, who won the competition 7 times
  • The player with the most Final appearances is Arthur Kinnaird, who appeared in 9 finals in the last 1800's
  • Ian Rush holds the record for the most goals scored in FA Cup Finals, with 5
  • The highest attendance for an FA Cup Final was at Wembley in 1923, when 126,047 watched Bolton Wanderers against West Ham United

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