What is the fa cup
The FA Cup is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by the Football Association. It was first contested in 1871–72. The tournament consists of 12 randomly drawn rounds followed by the semi-finals and the final.
Entrants are from clubs in the top four tiers of English football, and from clubs in the Welsh Leagues that play in the English system. The tournament is one of the world’s oldest and is the oldest association football competition in the world.
How many teams take part
The FA Cup is an annual knockout contest open to clubs from the Premier League and Football League and also includes a number of teams from the Welsh league.
From the 2014-15 season onwards, clubs from the fifth tier of English football (National League) also took part in the competition. In all, 737 teams have entered the competition since its inception.
What is the record for most FA Cups won
Arsenal is the most successful club in FA Cup history, having lifted the trophy 12 times. Other winners include Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool with 11 titles each.
The record attendance for a Cup match was set in 1938 when 76,962 watched. Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Grimsby Town 2-1 at Wembley in the third round.
How does it work
The FA Cup is a knockout cup competition. In each round of the competition, teams are paired up against each other, and the team that wins the tie advances to the next round.
If the match is drawn, a replay will be held at a later date. The semi-final matches are played at neutral venues and the winners of those ties advance to the FA Cup final.
How much does the winner get
The winning team in the FA Cup final is presented with the FA Cup trophy and they also receive a financial prize. The amount that the winning team receives varies from year to year,
but it is usually in the region of £1 million. In 2017, Arsenal won the competition and received £1.8 million in prize money.
How much does a player get
The FA Cup winners receive an amount of money that varies from year to year. If the winner is an amateur team then they receive just expenses, but if they are a professional club then it will be a much higher figure. In 2017, Arsenal,
who were the professional FA Cup winners, received £1.8 million in prize money. This was shared between the club’s players and staff.
Who has won the most FA Cups
Arsenal is the most successful club in FA Cup history, having lifted the trophy 12 times. Other multiple winners include Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool with 11 titles each.
Who is the current FA Cup holder
The current FA Cup holder is Arsenal, who won the competition in 2017 by beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final. This was their 13th FA Cup title and they became the first club ever to win the competition three times in a row.
How can I watch the FA Cup?
The FA Cup is shown live on BBC One and BBC One HD in the United Kingdom. In addition, ITV and ITV4 also show live coverage of selected matches throughout the tournament. The final is also shown live on both BBC One and BT Sport.
What is the format of an FA cup draw
The FA Cup finals are played at Wembley Stadium in London, England. The competition begins with a group stage or ‘Proper Round’ consisting of all 772 clubs from Level 9 and below in the English football league system. In other words, every club from the bottom two divisions of the English football league system, and from the top two divisions of the Welsh football league system.
The 64 clubs who progress from the Proper Round then enter into a knockout draw which is divided into eight rounds: six qualifying rounds, four proper rounds, and the semi-finals. The final is contested by the winners of the semi-finals.
How many goals have been scored in FA Cup
A total of 9,028 goals have been scored in FA Cup matches since the competition began in 1871-72. This works out at an average of just over 12 goals per match. The record for most goals scored in a single FA Cup match is 7,
which has been achieved on three occasions: by Sheffield Wednesday against Bristol Rovers in 1930-31, by Portsmouth against Margate in 2008–09, and by Reading against Bradford City in 2013-14.
What are the most goals scored in a single FA Cup match?
The record for most goals scored in an FA Cup match is seven, which was achieved on three occasions: Sheffield Wednesday 7 – Bristol Rovers 0 (1931), Portsmouth 7 – Margate 0 (2009), Reading 7 – Bradford City 0 (2014).
What is the most red cards in FA Cup
The record for most red cards in an FA Cup match is six, which was achieved on two occasions: by Wolverhampton Wanderers against Tottenham Hotspur in 1978-79 and by Manchester United against West Ham United in 1990-91.
How many teams have won the FA Cup more than once
A total of 33 teams have won the FA Cup more than once. The most successful team is Arsenal, who have won the cup 12 times. Other multiple winners include Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool with 11 titles each.
How many teams have never won the FA Cup
A total of 97 teams have never won the FA Cup. The most notable of these are Chelsea, who have reached the final on five occasions but have never lifted the trophy. Other teams to have never won the trophy are Watford, Burnley, Fulham, Millwall, Norwich City, and Bury.
Who has played the most FA Cup games?
Arsenal has played in 110 FA Cup matches since 1872-73. The club has won the trophy on 12 occasions. Only one other club has reached 100 FA Cup appearances – Manchester United with 110.
Is the FA Cup a domestic or international cup
The FA Cup is a ‘domestic’ cup in that it is contested by clubs from the English football league system only. In addition, to win the trophy teams have to play all rounds on home soil, i.e., no away ties are permitted at any stage of the competition.
Why should I care about it?
The FA Cup is the oldest association football competition in the world. It is an open cup tournament that has been contested by 772 teams since it began during the 1871-1872 season. The national cup competition determines who will be named ‘FA Cup Champion’.
Where can I find out more about it
You can find out more about The FA Cup by visiting www.thefa.com where you can find out all the latest news, helpful tips for your club’s chances of winning, and even book tickets to this season’s final.
Who will win this year’s fa cup, and why
Arsenal has won the FA Cup more than any other team. After an impressive performance in this season’s FA Cup semi-finals, they are sure to be out for revenge after last season’s disappointing final that saw them lose 2-1 to Wigan Athletic.
How do I get there?
Wembley Stadium is located at Wembley Park, London, England.
The history of the fa cup
The FA Cup is the oldest association football competition in the world and has been contested by 772 teams since it began during the 1871-1872 season. The national cup competition determines who will be named ‘FA Cup Champion’.
The FA Cup has been won by 33 different teams and Arsenal is the most successful club with 12 titles. Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool have all won the cup on 11 occasions.
97 teams have never won the trophy and Chelsea, Watford, Burnley, Fulham, Millwall, Norwich City, and Bury are among those 97.