Who has won the most FA Cup titles? All Past Winners

Who has won the most FA Cup titles? All Past Winners

Who has won the most FA Cup titles? Clubs, Managers and Players with Most Trophies

The FA Cup, established in the 1871-72 season, holds the distinction of being the oldest national football competition in the world. Traditionally, FA Cup final day was a highlight of the English domestic season, captivating fans and neutrals alike.

While the allure of the Premier League and European competitions has arguably overshadowed the FA Cup in recent years, it remains a coveted trophy for many teams. Reaching Wembley Stadium for the final in May is still a dream for supporters and players.

One of the FA Cup's defining characteristics is the potential for dramatic upsets. Lower-division teams, often considered underdogs, have captured the imagination of fans with unexpected cup runs. However, the last top-flight win came from West Ham in the 1979-80 season, and the last finalist from a lower division was Cardiff City in 2007-08.

Dominant Teams and Managers:

Arsenal: The Gunners reign supreme with the most FA Cup titles, having hoisted the trophy a record 14 times. Their dominance was particularly pronounced between 1998 and 2020, winning eight titles in that span. This period coincided with the legendary reign of manager Arsene Wenger, who masterminded their success.

Manchester United: Following closely behind are the Red Devils with 13 FA Cup triumphs. Their most recent victory came in the 2024 final against Manchester City. Interestingly, they hold the record for most FA Cup final losses (9), with their latest being to City in June 2023.

Arsene Wenger:  Unsurprisingly, the Frenchman, Arsene Wenger, is the most decorated manager in FA Cup history, having led Arsenal to victory seven times. He holds the unique distinction of winning the final at all three Wembley Stadiums (old, new, and Millennium).

George Ramsay:  Following Wenger is the legendary George Ramsay, who masterminded Aston Villa's six FA Cup wins between 1887 and 1920.

Sir Alex Ferguson:  The iconic Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, comes in third with five FA Cup victories during his reign at Old Trafford.

The King of the Cup:

Ashley Cole: The left-back holds the record for most FA Cup wins by a player, having been part of seven triumphant teams. He achieved this feat with two separate clubs: Arsenal (3 wins) and Chelsea (4 wins).

Manchester United's Recent Triumph:

Despite a challenging season, Manchester United capped off the 2023-24 campaign with a memorable FA Cup final win. They outplayed rivals Manchester City 2-1 thanks to goals from teenagers Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo. While City managed a late goal through substitute Jeremy Doku, United held on to secure their 13th FA Cup title.

How many teams have won the FA Cup?

Given the history of the competition, the cup has changed hands many times over the years. In total, 44 teams have won the competition since that first final in 1872.

ClubFA Cups Wins
Manchester United13
Tottenham Hotspur8
Aston Villa7
Manchester City7
Blackburn Rovers6
Newcastle United6
West Bromwich Albion5
Bolton Wanderers4
Sheffield United4
Wolverhampton Wanderers4
Sheffield Wednesday3
West Ham United3
Nottingham Forest2
Old Etonians2
Preston North End2
Blackburn Olympic1
Bradford City1
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

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