A list of all FA Cup Finals, from 1872 to today

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FA Cup Finals – the winners’ list

See all of the winners of the world’s original cup knockout competition from today right back to 1872…
Manchester City win the FA Cup in 2019

2010 – 2019: Arsenal 2 -1 Chelsea

28′ Aubameyang. 5′ Pulisic
67′ Aubameyang

2019: Manchester City 6-0 Watford

2018: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United
The first Final to use a video assistant referee.

2017: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

2016: Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United (AET)

2015: Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa

2014: Arsenal 3-2 Hull City (AET)

2013: Manchester City 0-1 Wigan Athletic

2012: Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool

2011: Manchester City 1-0 Stoke City

2010: Chelsea 1-0 PortsmouthWigan Athletic's matchwinner Ben Watson with manager Roberto Martinez following their shock win over Manchester City in 2013

Wigan Athletic’s matchwinner Ben Watson with manager Roberto Martinez following their shock win over Manchester City in 2013Didier Drogba scores an extra-time winner for Chelsea against Manchester United in the first FA Cup Final at the newly-built Wembley Stadium in 2006

Didier Drogba scores an extra-time winner for Chelsea against Manchester United in the first FA Cup Final at the newly-built Wembley Stadium in 2006

2000 – 2009

2009: Chelsea 2-1 Everton
The fastest goal ever scored in a Final was by Louis Saha, who netted after just 25 seconds against Chelsea.

2008: Cardiff City 0-1 Portsmouth

2007: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United (AET)
Chelsea are the first team to lift the Cup at the new Wembley with Didier Drogba scoring the winner in extra time against Manchester United.

2006: Liverpool 3-3 West Ham United (AET) – Liverpool win 3-1 on penalties

2005: Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United (AET) – Arsenal win 5-4 on penalties
The first time the Cup has been decided via a penalty shootout, as Arsenal beat Manchester United in Cardiff.

2004: Manchester United 3-0 Millwall

2003: Arsenal 1-0 Southampton

2002: Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

2001: Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

2000: Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa

1990 – 1999


1999: Manchester United 2-0 Newcastle United

1998: Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle United

1997: Chelsea 2-0 Middlesbrough

1996: Manchester United 1-0 Liverpool

1995: Everton 1-0 Manchester United

1994: Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea

1993: Arsenal 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (AET)

Replay: Arsenal 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday (AET)

1992: Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland

1991: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Nottingham Forest (AET)

1990: Manchester United 3-3 Crystal Palace (AET)

Replay: Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace

Paul Scholes celebrates his FA Cup Final goal against Newcastle United, which helped Manchester United collect a unique treble in 1999.

1989: Everton 2-3 Liverpool

The Reds sealed their fourth FA Cup title at Wembley after a thrilling extra-time win over their Merseyside rivals. But this Final will always be remembered as it came just five weeks after 96 Liverpool fans tragically lost their lives at Hillsborough, where the Reds were due to face Nottingham Forest in the semi-final.

Liverpool's John Barnes and Ronnie Whelan with the FA Cup in 1989

1980 – 1989

1989: Liverpool 3-2 Everton (AET)

1988: Wimbledon 1-0 Liverpool
Dave Beasant became the first goalkeeper to save a penalty and captain a Cup-winning side.

1987: Coventry City 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur (AET)

1986: Liverpool 3-1 Everton

1985: Manchester United 1-0 Everton (AET)
Despite the competition starting in 1871, it took over 113 years for the first player to be sent off in a Final. That unwelcome record is held by Kevin Moran who saw red playing for Manchester United.

1984: Everton 2-0 Watford

1983: Manchester United 2-2 Brighton and Hove Albion (AET)

Replay: Manchester United 4-0Brighton and Hove Albion

1982: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Queens Park Rangers (AET)

Replay: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

1981: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester City (AET)

Replay: Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Manchester City

1980: West Ham United 1-0 ArsenalCoventry City celebrate their famous win over Spurs in 1987

Coventry City celebrate their famous win over Spurs in 1987Ipswich Town's victory in 1978 was an early achievement in the career of legendary manager Sir Bobby Robson.

Ipswich Town’s victory in 1978 was an early achievement in the career of legendary manager Sir Bobby Robson.

1970 – 1979

1979: Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United

1978: Ipswich Town 1-0 Arsenal

1977: Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool

1976: Southampton 1-0 Manchester United
The last time that the Queen attended a Final and presented the trophy to the winners.

1975: West Ham United 2-0 Fulham

1974: Liverpool 3-0 Newcastle United

1973: Sunderland 1-0 Leeds United

1972: Leeds United 1-0 Arsenal

1971: Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool (AET)

1970: Chelsea 2-2 Leeds United (AET)

Replay: Chelsea 2-0 Leeds United
The Replay attracted a British TV audience of over 28 million, the second highest UK audience for a sports broadcast.

1960 – 1969

1969: Manchester City 1-0 Leicester City

1968: West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Everton (AET)
This was the first Final to be televised live in colour. Strangely, both teams wore their away kits and it was also the first Final in which a substitute was used.

1967: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Chelsea

1966: Everton 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday

1965: Liverpool 2-1 Leeds United (AET)

1964: West Ham United 3-2 Preston North End

1963: Manchester United 3-1 Leicester City

1962: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Burnley

1961: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Leicester City

1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Blackburn RoversThe Everton team take the Cup into the Wembley bath after their victory in 1966 - a magical year for English football.

The Everton team take the Cup into the Wembley bath after their victory in 1966 – a magical year for English football.Bolton Wanderers captain Nat Lofthouse holds the Cup aloft after firing his side to victory over Manchester United in 1958.

Bolton Wanderers captain Nat Lofthouse holds the Cup aloft after helping fire his side to victory over Manchester United in 1958.

1950 – 1959

1959: Nottingham Forest 2-1 Luton Town

1958: Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Manchester United

1957: Aston Villa 2-1 Manchester United

1956: Manchester City 3-1 Birmingham City

1955: Newcastle United 3-1 Manchester City

1954: West Bromwich Albion 3-2 Preston North End

1953: Blackpool 4-3 Bolton Wanderers
Known as the ‘Matthews Final’ after the wizard of the dribble, Stanley Matthews, who orchestrated Blackpool’s comeback from being 3-1 down to winning 4-3.

1952: Newcastle United 1-0 Arsenal

1951: Newcastle United 2-0 Blackpool

1950: Arsenal 2-0 Liverpool

1946 – 1949 (Competition cancelled between 1940 and 1945 due to the Second World War)


1949: Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1Leicester City

1948: Manchester United 4-2 Blackpool

1947: Charlton Athletic 1-0 Burnley (AET)

1946: Derby County 4-1 Charlton Athletic (AET)
Charlton’s Bert Turner scored an own goal and then scored for his own team, thus becoming the first player to score for both sides in a Final

The ball also burst in this game, described as a ‘million-to-one-chance’ by referee E.D Smith, before it happened ion the 1947 Final too!Charlton Athletic's team following their 1947 victory over Burnley at Wembley.

Charlton Athletic’s team following their 1947 victory over Burnley at Wembley.Preston North End beat Huddersfield Town in 1938.

Preston North End beat Huddersfield Town in 1938.

1930 – 1939

1939: Portsmouth 4-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

1938: Preston North End 1-0 Huddersfield Town (AET)
This year’s Final was the first to be televised in its entirety.

1937: Sunderland 3-1 Preston North End

1936: Arsenal 1-0 Sheffield United

1935: Sheffield Wednesday 4-2 West Bromwich Albion

1934: Manchester City 2-1 Portsmouth

1933: Everton 3-0 Manchester City

1932: Newcastle United 2-1 Arsenal

1931: West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Birmingham City

1930: Arsenal 2-0 Huddersfield Town

1920 – 1929


1929: Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Portsmouth

1928: Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Huddersfield Town

1927: Cardiff City 1-0 Arsenal

1926: Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Manchester City

1925: Sheffield United 1-0 Cardiff City

1924: Newcastle United 2-0 Aston Villa

1923: Bolton Wanderers 2-0 West Ham United

1922: Huddersfield Town 1-0 Preston North End

1921: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

1920: Aston Villa 1-0 Huddersfield Town (AET)

An image of the 1927 FA Cup Final, which saw Cardiff City beat Arsenal.The Burnley team who beat Liverpool in 1914 to seal their first FA Cup title.

The Burnley team who beat Liverpool in 1914 to seal their first FA Cup title.

1910 – 1915 (Competition cancelled until 1920 due to the First World War)1915: Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea

1914: Burnley 1-0 Liverpool

1913: Aston Villa 1-0 Sunderland

1912: Barnsley 0-0 West Bromwich Albion

Replay: Barnsley 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

1911: Bradford City 0-0 Newcastle United

Replay: Bradford City 1-0 Newcastle United
Bradford City won their first, and to date only, FA Cup. The trophy they were presented with was the first of the current design, replacing the original that was used from 1872 to 1910.

1910: Newcastle United 1-1 Barnsley

Replay: Newcastle United 2-0 Barnsley

1900 – 1909

1909: Manchester United 1-0 Bristol City

1908: Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Newcastle United

1907: Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Everton

1906: Everton 1-0 Newcastle United

1905: Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United

1904: Manchester City 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

1903: Bury 6-0 Derby County
Bury’s win over Derby County stood as the biggest win in a Final until Manchester City equalled it in 2019.

1902: Sheffield United 1-1 Southampton

Replay: Sheffield United 2-1 Southampton

1901: Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Sheffield United

Replay: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Sheffield United

1900: Bury 4-0 Southampton

The Manchester United team who won the FA Cup in 1909.The Blackburn Rovers team of 1891, who retained the FA Cup with a 3-1 victory over Notts County

The Blackburn Rovers team of 1891, who retained the FA Cup with a 3-1 victory over Notts County

1890 – 1899

1899: Sheffield United 4-1 Derby County

1898: Nottingham Forest 3-1 Derby County

1897: Aston Villa 3-2 Everton

1896: Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

1895: Aston Villa 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

1894: Notts County 4-1 Bolton Wanderers

1893: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Everton

1892: West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Aston Villa

1891: Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Notts County

1890: Blackburn Rovers 6-1 Sheffield Wednesday

1880 – 1889

1889: Preston North End 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

1888: West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Preston North End

1887: Aston Villa 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

1886: Blackburn Rovers 0-0 West Bromwich Albion

Replay: Blackburn Rovers 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

1885: Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Queens Park, Glasgow

1884: Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Queens Park, Glasgow

1883: Blackburn Olympic 2-1 Old Etonians (AET)
Arthur Kinnaird plays in his ninth Final – three for Wanderers and six for Old Etonians – which remains a record.

1882: Old Etonians 1-0 Blackburn Rovers

1881: Old Carthusians 3-0 Old Etonians

1880: Clapham Rovers 1-0 Oxford UniversityWest Bromwich Albion, one of the founder members of the Football League, lifted the Cup in 1888.

West Bromwich Albion, one of the founder members of the Football League, lifted the Cup in 1888.

They might have ended up on the losing side of the first FA Cup Final, but this is the Royal Engineers group who played Wanderers.

1872 – 1879

1879: Old Etonians 1-0 Clapham Rovers

1878: Wanderers 3-1 Royal Engineers*

1877: Wanderers 2-1 Oxford University (AET)

1876: Wanderers 1-1 Old Etonians (AET)

Replay: Wanderers 3-0 Old Etonians

1875: Royal Engineers 1-1 Old Etonians (AET)

Replay: Royal Engineers 2-0 Old Etonians

1874: Oxford University 2-0 Royal Engineers

1873: Wanderers 2-0 Oxford University

1872: Wanderers 1-0 Royal Engineers
Wanderers are the first FA Cup winners, beating Royal Enginerrs by 1-0 at the Kennington Oval in London.

* The Cup won outright but restored to the Association.

NB: This article was extracted from the FA Cup website.

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