FA Cup

The FA Cup, likewise known formally as The Football Association Challenge Cup, is an annual knockout footballcompetition in men’s domestic English football. First played amid the 1871– 72 season, it is the oldest national football competition in the world. It is sorted out by and named after The Football Association (The FA). For sponsorship reasons, from 2015 through to 2019 it is additionally known as The Emirates FA Cup. A concurrent women’stournament is additionally held, the FA Women’s Cup.

The challenge is available to any eligible club down to Level 10 of the English football group system – each of the 92 proficient clubs in the Premier League (Level 1) and the English Football League (Levels 2 to 4), and a few hundred “non-class” groups in Steps 1 to 6 of the National League System (Levels 5 to 10).

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A record 763 clubs contended in 2011– 12. The competition comprises of 12 haphazardly drawn rounds pursued by the semi-finals and the last. Participants are not seeded, in spite of the fact that a framework of byes based on alliance level guarantees higher positioned groups enter in later adjusts – the base number of amusements expected to win, contingent upon which cycle a group enters the challenge, ranges from six to fourteen.

The initial six rounds are the Qualifying Competition, from which 32 groups advancement to the first round of the Competition Proper, meeting the first of the 48 proficient groups from Leagues One and Two. The last contestants are the Premier League and Championship clubs, into the draw for the Third Round Proper.

In the advanced period, one and only non group has ever achieved the quarter-finals, and groups underneath Level 2 have never come to the final. As an outcome, critical center is given to those “minnows” (littler groups) who advance uttermost, particularly on the off chance that they accomplish an improbable “goliath executing” triumph.

Victors get the FA Cup trophy, of which there have been two structures and five genuine mugs; the most recent is a 2014 copy of the second plan, presented in 1911. Victors additionally qualify for the Europa League and a spot in the FA Community Shield match. Manchester City are the present holders, having beaten Watford 6– 0 in the 2019 final. Arsenal are the best club with 13 titles. Arsène Wenger is the best director ever of rivalry, having won seven finals as supervisor of Arsenal.

Records and statistics

Football records and insights in England

Final

Team

Generally wins: 13:

Arsenal (1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1979, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2017)

Most sequential wins: 3, joint record:

Wanderers (1876, 1877, 1878)

Blackburn Rovers (1884, 1885, 1886)

Most appearances in a final: 20, joint record:

Arsenal (1927, 1930, 1932, 1936, 1950, 1952, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2017)

Manchester

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United (1909, 1948, 1957, 1958, 1963, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2016, 2018)

Most sequential/continuous years as FA Cup Champions: 7, Portsmouth F.C., (1939– 1946)

Most Final appearances without ever winning: 4, Leicester City (1949, 1961, 1963, 1969)

Most Final appearances without ever losing: 5, Wanderers (1872, 1873, 1876, 1877, 1878)

Most Final appearances without losing (streak): 7, Tottenham Hotspur (1901, 1921, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982)

Longest hole between wins: 69 years, Portsmouth (1939– 2008)

Greatest win: 6 objectives, joint record:

Bury 6– 0 Derby County, (1903)

Manchester City 6– 0 Watford, (2019)

Most objectives in a final: 7:

Blackburn Rovers 6– 1 Sheffield Wednesday (1890)

Blackpool 4– 3 Bolton Wanderers (1953)

Most objectives by a losing side: 3:

Bolton Wanderers: Lost 3– 4 against Blackpool (1953)

West Ham United: Drew 3– 3 yet lost in a punishment shootout against Liverpool (2006)

Most defeats: 8, joint record:

Everton (1893, 1897, 1907, 1968, 1985, 1986, 1989, 2009)

Manchester United (1957, 1958, 1976, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2007, 2018)

Individual

Ian Rush, the previous Liverpool striker and record goalscorer in FA Cup last history

Ashley Cole won a record seven FA Cup Finals

Most successes by player: 7: Ashley Cole (Arsenal) (2002, 2003, 2005) and (Chelsea) (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012)

Most successes by manager: 7, Arsène Wenger (Arsenal) (1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2017),

Most appearances: 9, Arthur Kinnaird (Wanderers) (1872– 73, 1875– 76, 1876– 77, 1877– 78) and (Old Etonians) (1874– 75, 1878– 79, 1880– 81, 1881– 82, 1882– 83)

Most objectives (one final): 3:

Billy Townley (Blackburn Rovers) (1890)

James Logan (Notts County) (1894)

Stan Mortensen (Blackpool) (1953)

Most objectives (all finals): 5, Ian Rush (Liverpool) (2 in 1986, 2 in 1989, 1 in 1992)

Most finals scored in: 4, Didier Drogba (Chelsea) (1 each in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012)

Most youthful FA Cup finalist: Curtis Weston (Millwall), 17 years and 119 days (2004)

Most youthful player to score in a FA Cup Final: Norman Whiteside (Manchester United), 18 years and 19 days (1983)

Most seasoned player: Billy Hampson (Newcastle United), 41 years and 257 days (1924)

All rounds

Greatest win: Preston North End 26– 0 Hyde (First Round, 15 October 1887)

Greatest away win: Clapton 0– 14 Nottingham Forest (First Round, 17 January 1891)

Most astounding participation at Wembley: 126,047 (official) up to 300,000 (gauge) at the “White Horse Final” (Bolton Wanderers v. West Ham United, 28 April 1923)

Most clubs going after trophy in a season: 763 (2011– 12)

Longest tie: 660 minutes (6 coordinates in total), Oxford City v. Alvechurch (Fourth Qualifying Round, November 6/9/15/17/20/22 1971; Alvechurch won the 6th match 1– 0)

Longest punishment shootout: 20 punishments each, Tunbridge Wells v. Littlehampton Town (Preliminary Round Replay, 31 August 2005; Tunbridge Wells won 16– 15)

Most adjusts played in a season: 9, for:

Brighton and Hove Albion (1932– 33: 1st– fourth Qualifying Rounds, 1st– fifth Rounds)

New Brighton (1956– 57: Preliminary, 1st– fourth Qualifying Rounds, 1st– fourth Rounds)

Blyth Spartans (1977– 78: 1st– fourth Qualifying Rounds, 1st– fifth Rounds)

Harlow Town (1979– 80: Preliminary, 1st– fourth Qualifying Rounds, 1st– fourth Rounds)

Most recreations played in a season: 13, Bideford (1973– 74: one First Qualifying, two Second Qualifying, five Third Qualifying, four Fourth Qualifying and one First Round)

Quickest goal: 4 seconds, Gareth Morris (for Ashton United v. Skelmersdale United, 1st Qualifying Round, 17 September 2001)

Most sequential recreations without defeat: 22, Blackburn Rovers (First Round, 1884 through Second round, replay, 1886. Won two FA Cups.)

Most sequential recreations without defeat: (Excluding rout by punishment shoot-out) 29, Chelsea (Third Round Proper, 2009 through Fourth Round Proper, replay, 2013. Won three FA Cups.)

Quickest cap trick: 2 min 20 sec, Andy Locke (for Nantwich Town v. Droylsden, Preliminary Round, August 1995)

Most vocation goals: 49, Harry Cursham (for Notts County in 12 competitions from 1877– 78 to 1888– 89).

Most objectives by a player in a solitary FA Cup season: 19, Jimmy Ross (for Preston North End, 1887– 88. Preston outscored adversaries 50– 5 more than 7 matches, including “Greatest win” appeared

Most objectives by a player in a solitary FA Cup game: 9, Ted MacDougall (for AFC Bournemouth in 11– 0 rout of Margate, First Round Proper, 20 November 1971)

Player who scored in each round in a solitary FA Cup season: Peter Osgood, Chelsea, 1969-70.

Scoreline: Two instances of groups scoring 7 objectives and not winning –  Dulwich Hamlet 8– 7 St Albans City (Fourth Qualifying Round Replay, 22 November 1922), and Dulwich Hamlet 7– 7 Wealdstone (Fourth Qualifying Round, 16 November 1929).

Most youthful player: Andy Awford, 15 years and 88 days (for Worcester City v. Boreham Wood, 3rd Qualifying Round, 10 October 1987),

Most youthful goalscorer: Sean Cato, 16 years and 25 days (for Barrow Town v. Rothwell Town, Preliminary Round, 3 September 2011)

Most youthful goalscorer (legitimate rounds): George Williams, 16 years and 66 days (for Milton Keynes Dons v. Nantwich Town, First Round Proper, 12 November 2011)

Glass runs and mammoth killings

The likelihood of far-fetched triumphs in the before rounds of the challenge, where lower positioned groups beat higher put restriction in what is known as a “mammoth murdering”, is tremendously foreseen by people in general. Such bombshells are viewed as a necessary piece of the convention and eminence of the challenge, and the consideration picked up by mammoth slaughtering groups can be as incredible as that for champs of the cup.

Almost each club in the League Pyramid has an affectionately recollected monster executing act in its history. It is viewed as especially newsworthy when a top Premier League team endures a furious annihilation, or where the goliath executioner is a non-association club, for example from outside the expert dimensions of The Football League.

One examination of four years of FA Cup results demonstrated that it was 99.85 percent likely that at any rate one group would beat one from its next higher division in a given year. The likelihood drops to 48.8 percent for a two-division hole, and 39.28 percent for a three-division gap.