Who won the most FA Cup?

Arsenal FC has won the most FA Cup titles, with 14 wins. Manchester United comes second with 12 FA Cup titles.

History of the FA Cup

The FA Cup is the oldest football competition in the world. It was established in 1871 by the Football Association in England. It is an annual knockout tournament open to any men’s football club in England and Wales. Over 700 clubs compete for the trophy each season.

Most FA Cup Wins by Club

Club FA Cup Wins
Arsenal FC 14
Manchester United 12
Chelsea FC 8
Tottenham Hotspur FC 8
Liverpool FC 7

As the table shows, Arsenal FC has won the FA Cup the most number of times with 14 wins. Manchester United comes second with 12 FA Cup title wins.

Arsenal’s FA Cup Wins

Here is a list of all 14 FA Cup titles won by Arsenal FC over the years:

  • 1929–30
  • 1935–36
  • 1949–50
  • 1970–71
  • 1978–79
  • 1992–93
  • 1997–98
  • 2001–02
  • 2002–03
  • 2004–05
  • 2013–14
  • 2014–15
  • 2016–17
  • 2019–20

Arsenal won their first FA Cup in 1930 by defeating Huddersfield Town 2–0 in the final. Their most recent win came in 2020, when they beat Chelsea 2-1. Arsenal’s manager during most of their FA Cup successes was Arsène Wenger, who led them to 7 FA Cup wins between 1998 and 2017.

Manchester United’s FA Cup Wins

Manchester United have the second highest number of FA Cup titles with 12 wins. Their first FA Cup win was in 1909 when they defeated Bristol City 1-0 in the final. Their last FA Cup title came in 2016 when they beat Crystal Palace 2-1 after extra time.

Here is the list of Manchester United’s 12 FA Cup title wins over the years:

  • 1908-09
  • 1947-48
  • 1962-63
  • 1976-77
  • 1982-83
  • 1984-85
  • 1989-90
  • 1993-94
  • 1995-96
  • 1998-99
  • 2003-04
  • 2015-16

Sir Alex Ferguson was the manager for 5 of Manchester United’s FA Cup wins in the 1990s and 2000s.


In conclusion, Arsenal FC holds the record for the most FA Cup titles with 14 wins so far. Manchester United comes second with 12 FA Cup wins. The FA Cup is the oldest football competition in the world, having started in 1871. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious domestic cups to win in English football. Both Arsenal and Manchester United have rich histories and traditions in the FA Cup over the decades. However, Arsenal is ahead currently with the most number of FA Cups in their trophy cabinet.

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