The List of FA Cup winners contains the club that has recorded most success in football’s oldest competition. The FA Cup was first played in the 1871/1872 Season and covers club teams from the region of England and Wales. Over 700 teams participated in the competition in 2018/2019 with Manchester City emerging as champions. The tournament is now known as the Emirates FA Cup due to sponsorship.
The winners of the FA Cup get to lay in the Europa League and the community shield but that is not what this exciting tourney is known for. The FA Cup is popularly known for the weaker teams taking the scalp of the big boys. The most recent is the elimination of Tottenham Hotspur by League Two’s Colchester United.
As the 2019/2020 FA Cup has reached the quarterfinal stage, we have put together for our readers the best teams on the list of FA Cup winners.
#1. Arsenal (13 titles)
Arsenal sit atop the list of FA Cup winners with 13 titles to their name. The North London side won the trophy seven times under Arsene Wenger to add to the six they had before the Frenchman was assigned manager. The most memorable of their triumphs must be the 3-2 win over Hull City in 2013/2014. It was the end of a lengthy trophyless drought for the Gunners which began after their invincible season in 2003/2004
#2. Manchester United (12 titles)
Alex Ferguson is the most successful manager in Manchester United’s rich history. The Scot led Manchester United to glory in the FA Cup 5 times with their last trophy coming in 2004. They last appeared in the final in 2018 which they lost to Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.
#3. Chelsea (8 titles)
The Blues are the second most successful London-based team on the list of FA Cup winners. Chelsea were led to their 8th trophy by Antonio Conte in their 13th final appearance in 2018. The Stamford Bridge side first won the trophy in 1970 with different managers leading them to glory since then.
#4. Tottenham Hotspur (8 TITLES)
Spurs are tied with London rivals Chelsea on the list of FA Cup winners. Tottenham fans have no fresh memory of glory in the FA Cup as they last won the tournament in almost three decades ago in 1991. They have an impressive record of 8 wins in 9 final appearances.
#5. Liverpool (7 titles)
The Reds are past their transition period and are now a dominant football force again. They end the top half of the list of FA Cup winners with 7 titles from 14 appearances in the final. Liverpool first won the FA Cup in 1965 under Bill Shankly and last reached the final in 2012
#6. Aston Villa (7 titles)
Villa recently lost the League Cup to Manchester City but they did put up a good showing. They were one of the earliest winners with their first trophy coming in 1887 and the last one coming in 1957. Aston Villa has reached the final of the FA Cup 11 times.
#7. Newcastle United (6 titles)
The Magpies rank seventh on the list of FA Cup winners. They were led to glory for the first time by Frank Watt in 1910. They have reached the final 12 more times since then amassing five FA Cup trophies along the way. They last reached the final in 1999.
#8. Manchester City (6 titles)
Manchester City are sure to rise on this list if they can keep up their dominant display in the coming years. Till then however, they will have to make do with their present rank on the list of FA Cup winners as the 8th most successful team. They are currently the defending champions.
#9. Blackburn Rovers (6 titles)
The glory days are long gone for the first champions of England in the Premier League era but they do have a decent record in the FA Cup. They have won six of their 8 appearances in the final with their last triumph coming way back in 1928.
#10. Everton (5 titles)
The blue half of Merseyside ends our list of FA Cup winners. Everton first won the final of the FA Cup in 1906 and winning the last of their five titles in 1995. Their most recent final was in 2009 against Chelsea.
Conclusion on the best FA Cup Winners
The 2019/2020 FA Cup is bound to have some cracking fixtures at the latter stages with big guns such as Arsenal, Manchester United, Leicester City, Chelsea, and Manchester City still in the fray. Norwich are the latest giant killers as they eliminated Tottenham Hotspur after a penalty shootout. The 2019/2020 FA Cup might be the most competitive edition of the tournament we have seen in years.
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