FA Cup Winners

FA Cup Winners

The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, organised by and named after The Football Association (the FA). It is the oldest existing football competition in the world, having commenced in the 1871–72 season. The tournament is open to all clubs in the top ten levels of the English football league system, although a club's home stadium must meet certain requirements before the club can enter the tournament. The competition culminates in May with the FA Cup Final, which has traditionally been regarded as the showpiece finale of the English football season.

The final was played at the original Wembley Stadium from 1923 until the stadium closed in 2000, and at the new stadium of the same name since 2007. Other venues used for the final include Kennington Oval, Crystal Palace, Stamford Bridge and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, which hosted the final while the new Wembley was being built. As of 2012, the record for the most wins is held by Manchester United with 11 victories, followed by Arsenal with 10 and Tottenham Hotspur with 8. The cup has been won by the same team in two or more consecutive years on eight occasions, and three teams have won consecutive finals more than once: Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur. The cup has been won by a non-English team once. The cup is currently held by Chelsea, who defeated Liverpool in the 2012 final.

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