FA Cup: 8 Clubs With the Most Titles as Manchester United Secures Trophy for the 13th Time

FA Cup: 8 Clubs With the Most Titles as Manchester United Secures Trophy for the 13th Time

Fred Kennedy
May 27, 2024 at 3:15 PM
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  • Arsenal are the most successful club in the FA Cup tournament
  • The north Londoners have won the tournament a record 14 times
  • Arsene Wenger won seven of the 14 titles during his successful reign

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The FA Cup is one of the most prestigious trophies in English football.

The tournament is the oldest national football competition in the world, having been initiated in 1871.

Initially known as the Challenge Cup, the tournament was first won by Wanderers FC in 1872.

Arsenal are the most successful club in the history of the FA Cup. Photo by Catherine Ivill.
Arsenal are the most successful club in the history of the FA Cup. Photo by Catherine Ivill.
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The Cup has evolved over the years and now offers lower-tier sides an opportunity to face off with some of the finest teams in the English topflight.

The 2023/24 season saw Manchester United cart home the trophy after seeing off rivals Man City in an epic final staged at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 25.

United had to survive Coventry in the semis to secure a place in the final against City, who saw off rivals Chelsea in the other semi-final.

This season's final was a repeat of last term's, when the two Manchester clubs also faced off, with the Citizens emerging as the victors.

However, this time, the Red Devils earned the perfect revenge over Pep Guardiola's men to end their underwhelming campaign in style.

Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho were both on target for United, with Jeremy Doku netting City's consolation.

Clubs with the most FA Cups

United's weekend triumph saw them win their 13th FA Cup in the history of the club.

Per Sporting News, only Arsenal have won the trophy the most times, with the Gunners taking it home a record 14 times.

The Premier League runners-up last won the crown during the 2020 campaign, when they defeated rivals Chelsea 2-1 behind closed doors at Wembley.

Incidentally, this was Mikel Arteta's first trophy as the club's manager.

The north Londoners first won the FA Cup in 1930 when they defeated Huddersfield Town 2-0 in the final.

Former manager Arsene Wenger holds the record for the most FA Cup victories by a manager, winning it an impressive seven times.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Liverpool are the other clubs who have won the FA Cup the most times, with the two teams winning the competition eight times each.

Below are the 8 clubs with the most FA Cups, per Opta:

Position

Club

Trophies

1.

Arsenal

14

2.

Manchester United

13

3.

Chelsea

8

4.

Liverpool

8

5.

Tottenham Hotspur

8

6.

Aston Villa

7

7.

Manchester City

7

8.

Blackburn Rovers

6

Arsenal slammed for FA Cup tweet

Earlier, Sports Brief also reported on Arsenal being called out for their embarrassing social media activity shortly after Manchester United won the FA Cup.

The Gunners appeared to aim a subtle dig at Manchester United shortly after their FA Cup triumph.

In a post shared shortly after the match, the north Londoners, who finished second in the league, boasted that they remain the team to have won the FA Cup the most times.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.