British soccer teams with multiple FA Cup titles 2019

Arsenal FC currently leads the way with 13 FA Cup titles to the club’s name, the most recent win having come in 2017. Hot on Arsenal’s heels is Manchester United, whose 2016 victory marked their 12th victory in the oldest club competition in the world.

A cup for the underdogs?

There is often talk about the “Magic of the FA Cup” and how the competition brings up surprising results, with lower league teams beating higher placed ones. Indeed, the FA Cup has been won 10 times by teams outside the top division, most recently in 1980 with West Ham United’s victory over Arsenal.

The rise of Chelsea FC

The 2018 edition of the FA Cup was won by Chelsea, who beat Manchester City 1-0 in the final. This title marked Chelsea’s eighth success in the competition, drawing them level with Tottenham Hotspur on the overall number of titles. Six of Chelsea’s eight titles have come since the turn of the millennium, which can partly be attributed to the takeover of the club by Roman Abramovich in 2003. The billionaire owner has injected significant amounts of cash into the club, meaning that the club’s brand value has increased from 314 million U.S. dollars in 2011 to almost 1.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. This made Chelsea the third most valuable brand in the Premier League, just behind the two Manchester clubs. With this money comes the ability to attract superstars to the club and, in the 2018/19 season, the annual first-team player salary at Chelsea stood at over 5 million pounds.  

Winners of multiple* FA Cup titles from 1872 to 2019

Number of titles
Arsenal FC13
Manchester United12
Chelsea FC8
Tottenham Hotspur8
Aston Villa7
Liverpool FC7
Blackburn Rovers6
Newcastle United6
Manchester City6
Everton FC5
The Wanderers5
West Bromwich Albion5
Bolton Wanderers4
Sheffield United4
Wolverhampton Wanderers4
Sheffield Wednesday3
West Ham United3
Bury FC2
Nottingham Forest2
Old Etonians2
Portsmouth FC2
Preston North End2
Sunderland AFC2
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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1872 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* A total of 20 teams have won the FA Cup on one occasion.

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