Football: FA Cup Champions, by number of titles
ClubNumber of titles
Manchester United12
Tottenham Hotspur8
Manchester City7
Aston Villa7
Newcastle United6
Blackburn Rovers6
West Bromwich Albion5
Wolverhampton Wanderers4
Sheffield United4
Bolton Wanderers4
West Ham United3
Sheffield Wednesday3
Nottingham Forest2
Preston North End2
Old Etonians2
Bradford City1
Blackburn Olympic1
Cardiff City1
Charlton Athletic1
Clapham Rovers1
Coventry City1
Derby County1
Huddersfield Town1
Ipswich Town1
Leeds United1
Leicester City1
Notts County1
Old Carthusians1
Oxford University1
Royal Engineers1
Wigan Athletic1
  • Region: United Kingdom (England)
  • Time period: as of June 5, 2023
  • Published: Jun 2023

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Arsenal leads with the highest number of FA Cup titles

Arsenal stands out as the most successful club in FA Cup history, boasting 14 titles. They surpass their closest competitor, Manchester United, which has 12 titles. This significant achievement highlights Arsenal's dominant presence in the competition over the years.

Only three clubs have reached double-digit FA Cup victories

In the realm of FA Cup glory, only Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool have secured the trophy in double digits, with Liverpool and Chelsea each having 8 titles. This exclusive group underscores the consistent performance and historical significance of these clubs in English football.

A diverse set of winners beyond the top tier

The data reveals a broad distribution of success, with 43 different clubs having won the FA Cup at least once. This diversity includes teams from various levels of English football, indicating that the FA Cup has been a battleground for a wide range of clubs, not just those at the pinnacle of the league.

The old guard versus modern winners

Historical clubs like Wanderers and Old Etonians, each with 5 and 2 titles respectively, represent the early years of the FA Cup, contrasting with modern era winners like Wigan Athletic and Wimbledon, each with 1 title. This contrast illustrates the evolving landscape of English football, where tradition meets contemporary achievement.

Clubs with a single FA Cup victory

A significant portion of the list comprises clubs that have clinched the FA Cup only once, totaling 23 clubs. This single victory for nearly half of the winning clubs emphasizes the competitive nature and the difficulty of securing the prestigious trophy more than once.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which club has the highest number of FA Cup titles?

Arsenal holds the record with a total of 14 FA Cup titles.

How many clubs have gained double-digit victories in the FA Cup?

Only three clubs: Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool have achieved double-digit victories in the FA Cup.

How many different clubs have won the FA Cup at least once?

There have been 43 different clubs that have won the FA Cup at least once.

How many clubs have won the FA Cup only once?

A significant portion of the list, 23 clubs, have won the FA Cup only once.

Terms and Definitions

FA Cup, also known as the Football Association Challenge Cup, is an annual knockout competition in men's domestic English football. It is the oldest national football competition in the world, organised by The Football Association. Club from all levels of English football system can participate.

A football club is a team of players formed to play football matches. These clubs can range from groups of local amateurs to professional teams that compete globally. Each club is generally governed by a set of rules and regulations, has its own following of fans, and participates in various competitions.

In the context of football, a title refers to winning a particular competition or league. A club can win multiple titles across different domestic and international competitions. The club with the most titles in a particular competition is often marked as being historically successful.

A knockout competition, also known as an elimination tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match or stage is immediately eliminated from the competition. The winners progress to the next stage, until there is one winner left.

The English football system, often known as the "football pyramid", is a series of interconnected leagues for men's association football clubs in England. The system has a hierarchical format with promotion and relegation between leagues at different levels.

The Football Association (FA) is the governing body of football in England. It organises major competitions including the FA Cup and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the amateur and professional games in its territory.

In the football league system, promotion is the process where a team moves up to a higher league at the end of a season. This is usually based on the team's position in the league table or their victory in a playoff.

Relegation is the opposite of promotion in football and involves a team being moved down to a lower league at the end of a season. This typically happens to the teams that finish at the bottom of the league table.

A domestic competition in football is a tournament or league that is contested within a single country. This may include professional leagues, cup competitions or regional tournaments. It contrasts with international competitions, which involve clubs or nations from multiple countries.
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