FA Cup winners: Most successful clubs in football’s oldest competition

Current holders Arsenal are the FA Cup’s most successful team with 14 wins (Image: Getty Images)

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Fiercely contested since 1871, the FA Cup is the oldest national football competition in the world.

It has provided some of the most iconic moments English football has ever seen, from Wimbledon’s ‘Crazy Gang’ toppling Liverpool ’s ‘Culture Club’ to Ryan Giggs’ remarkable solo effort en route to Manchester United ’s historic treble in 1999.

The current holders, Arsenal, are also the competitions most successful side.

The Gunners have lifted the trophy 14 times, with former manager Arsene Wenger guiding them to victory for seven of those occasions; making the Frenchman the most decorated manager in FA Cup history.

The third round is this weekend, marking the entry point for the tournaments big boys.

Arsenal begin the defence of their status as cup holders at home to Newcastle, where Steve Bruce’s side will aim to hand Mikel Arteta his first taste of FA Cup defeat as Arsenal boss.

Gunners defender Hector Bellerin is also yet to lose an FA Cup tie in Arsenal colours, despite playing first team football for the club for five years.

As well as Arsenal's record-breaking 14 wins, last season's Premier League top four – Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea – have lifted the trophy 33 times between them.

FA Cup winners

The list of most decorated winners contains some huge names, as well as some clubs you might have forgotten about.

Arsenal – 14: 1929-30, 1935-36, 1949-50, 1970-71, 1978-79, 1992-93, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17, 2019-20

Manchester United's most recent FA Cup triumph came in 2016
(Image: PA)

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Manchester United – 12: 1908-09, 1947-48, 1962-63, 1976-77, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1989-90, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04, 2015-16

Tottenham Hotspur – 8: 1900-01, 1920-21, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1966-67, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1990-91

Chelsea – 8: 1969-70, 1996-97, 1999-2000, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2017–18

Aston Villa – 7: 1886-87, 1894-95, 1896-97, 1904-05, 1912-13, 1919-20, 1956-57

Liverpool – 7: 1964-65, 1973-74, 1985-86, 1988-89, 1991-92, 2000-01, 2005-06

Blackburn Rovers – 6: 1883-84, 1884-85, 1885-86, 1889-90, 1890-91, 1927-28

Manchester City – 6: 1903-04, 1933-34, 1955-56, 1968-69, 2010-11, 2018-19

Newcastle United – 6: 1909-10, 1923-24, 1931-32, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1954-55

West Bromwich Albion – 5: – 1887-88, 1891-92, 1930-31, 1953-54, 1967-68

Everton – 5: 1905-06, 1932-33, 1965-66, 1983-84, 1994-95

Everton's FA Cup triumph in 1995 remains their last major trophy win

Wolves – 4: 1892-93, 1907-08, 1948-49, 1959-60

Sheffield United – 4: 1898-1899, 1901-02, 1914-15, 1925-25

Bolton Wanderers – 4: 1922-23, 1925-26, 1928-29, 1957-58

Sheffield Wednesday – 3: 1895-96, 1906-07, 1934-35

West Ham -3: 1963-64, 1974-75, 1979-80

Old Etonians – 2: 1878-1879, 1881-1882

Preston North End – 2: 1888-89, 1937-38

Nottingham Forest – 2: 1897-1898, 1958-59

Bury – 2: 1899-1900, 1902-1903

Sunderland – 2: 1936-37, 1972-73

Portsmouth – 2: 1938-39, 2007-08

Oxford University – 1: 1873-74

Royal Engineers – 1: 1874-75

Clapham Rovers – 1: 1879-1880

Old Carthusians – 1: 1880-1881

Blackburn Olympic – 1: 1882-1883

Notts County – 1: 1893-94

Bradford City – 1: 1910-11

Barnsley – 1: 1911-12

Burnley – 1: 1913-14

Huddersfield Town – 1: 1921-22

Cardiff City – 1: 1926-27

Derby County – 1: 1945-46

Charlton Athletic – 1: 1946-47

Blackpool – 1: 1952-1953

Leeds United – 1: 1971-72

Southampton – 1: 1975-76

Ipswich Town – 1: 1977-78

Coventry City – 1: 1986-87

Wimbledon – 1: 1987-88

Wigan Athletic – 1: 2012-13

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