The FA Cup 2010s Club Rankings

The FACupFactfile 2010s Rankings of the 1,024 clubs who competed in the FA Cup during the last decade.

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Rankings are based on the number of times each club has reached a particular round during the decade from 2009-10 to 2018-19. The further the club went the higher up the rankings it is. Winners are ahead of Finalists. Finalist are ahead of Semi-Finalists. Semi-Finalists are ahead of Quarter Finalists etc etc etc.

So for example a club that has one FA Cup Final appearance and one other Semi-Final appearance would be ahead of another club that had not reached the Final in the last 10 years but had made the Semi-Finals three times in that time.

If two or more clubs have the same number of best FA Cup runs then the number of times they achieved their second best runs will separate them. And if that doesn’t do it, then their third best runs are used. If they have identical records then they will share the same position.

Here’s the list. Do Tweet the position where your club ranks.

Rank Team
1 Chelsea
2 Arsenal
3 Manchester City
4 Manchester United
5 Wigan Athletic
6 Liverpool
7 Aston Villa
8 Watford
9 Stoke City
10 Crystal Palace
11 Hull City
12 Portsmouth
13 Tottenham Hotspur
14 Everton
15 Reading
16 Millwall
17 Brighton and Hove Albion
18 Bolton Wanderers
19 Southampton
20 Sheffield United
21 Wolverhampton Wanderers
22 Leicester City
23 Blackburn Rovers
24 Birmingham City
24 Swansea City
26 West Ham United
27 Sunderland
28 West Bromwich Albion
29 Fulham
30 Middlesbrough
31 Barnsley
32 Charlton Athletic
33 Bradford City
34 Lincoln City
35 Derby County
36 Sheffield Wednesday
37 Huddersfield Town
38 Burnley
39 Cardiff City
39 Leeds United
41 Crawley Town
42 Nottingham Forest
43 Preston North End
44 Notts County
44 Rochdale
46 Bristol City
46 Queens Park Rangers
48 AFC Bournemouth
48 Brentford
50 Milton Keynes Dons
51 Coventry City
52 Stevenage
53 Norwich City
54 Doncaster Rovers
55 Blackpool
56 Oxford United
57 Oldham Athletic
58 Shrewsbury Town
59 Newport County
60 Luton Town
61 AFC Wimbledon
62 Leyton Orient
63 Sutton United
64 Newcastle United
65 Accrington Stanley
66 Peterborough United
67 Yeovil Town
68 Ipswich Town
69 Carlisle United
70 Burton Albion
71 Scunthorpe United
71 Wycombe Wanderers
73 Colchester United
74 Port Vale
75 Gillingham
76 Macclesfield Town
77 Walsall
78 Cambridge United
79 Swindon Town
80 Southend United
81 Torquay United
82 Chesterfield
83 Bury
84 Aldershot Town
85 Barnet
86 Hereford United
87 Kidderminster Harriers
88 Rotherham United
89 Fleetwood Town
90 Tranmere Rovers
91 Plymouth Argyle
92 Cheltenham Town
93 Hartlepool United
94 Wrexham
95 Mansfield Town
96 Grimsby Town
97 Bristol Rovers
97 Exeter City
99 Dover Athletic
100 Barrow
101 Eastleigh
102 Dagenham and Redbridge
103 York City
104 Northampton Town
105 Stourbridge
106 Forest Green Rovers
106 Gateshead
108 Woking
109 Tamworth
110 Southport
111 Salisbury City
112 Blyth Spartans
113 Hastings United
114 Maidstone United
115 Chelmsford City
116 Crewe Alexandra
116 Morecambe
118 FC Halifax Town
119 Stockport County
120 Guiseley
121 Solihull Moors
122 Brackley Town
123 Slough Town
124 Welling United
125 Northwich Victoria
126 Boreham Wood
127 Alfreton Town
127 Braintree Town
127 Dartford
130 Altrincham
131 AFC Telford United
132 Oxford City
133 AFC Fylde
134 Staines Town
135 Bath City
136 Kettering Town
137 FC United of Manchester
138 Worcester City
139 Darlington (1)
140 Whitehawk
141 Salford City
142 Chesham United
143 Rushden and Diamonds
144 Chester
145 Harrogate Town
146 Leatherhead
147 AFC Totton
148 Dorchester Town
149 Warrington Town
150 Droylsden
151 Curzon Ashton
152 Swindon Supermarine
153 Hereford
154 Redbridge
155 Bromley
156 Ebbsfleet United
157 Maidenhead United
158 Nuneaton Borough
158 St Albans City
160 Basingstoke Town
161 Corby Town
162 Gloucester City
163 Havant and Waterlooville
164 Hendon
165 Weston-super-Mare
166 Wealdstone
167 Gainsborough Trinity
168 Chorley
169 East Thurrock United
170 Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC
171 Billericay Town
172 Bishop’s Stortford
173 Metropolitan Police
174 Nantwich Town
175 Harrow Borough
176 Hinckley United
177 Arlesey Town
178 Eastbourne Borough
179 Hampton and Richmond Borough
180 Hemel Hempstead Town
181 Concord Rangers
181 Hayes and Yeading United
183 Stalybridge Celtic
184 Hyde United
185 Barwell
186 Lowestoft Town
187 Didcot Town
188 Spennymoor Town
189 Gosport Borough
190 Heybridge Swifts
191 Vauxhall Motors (Ellesmere Port)
192 Stamford
193 Paulton Rovers
194 Taunton Town
195 Haringey Borough
196 Hednesford Town
197 Truro City
198 Cambridge City
198 Hitchin Town
200 Biggleswade Town
201 Tooting and Mitcham United
202 Eastwood Town
203 Yate Town
204 Daventry Town
205 Shortwood United
206 Hythe Town
207 Merstham
208 Westfields
209 Tipton Town
210 Ilkeston Town (1)
211 Norton United
212 Shaw Lane Association
213 Buxton
213 Workington
215 Chippenham Town
216 Poole Town
217 North Ferriby United
218 Margate
219 Weymouth
220 Burgess Hill Town
221 Boston United
222 King’s Lynn Town
223 Histon
223 Leiston
225 AFC Hornchurch
226 Grays Athletic
227 Marine
228 Bognor Regis Town
229 Enfield Town
229 Rushall Olympic
231 Canvey Island
232 Bury Town
233 Shildon
234 Farnborough
235 Witton Albion
236 Kidsgrove Athletic
237 Lincoln United
238 Redditch United
239 Ashton United
240 Needham Market
241 Worthing
242 Lewes
243 Thurrock
244 Tonbridge Angels
245 Colwyn Bay
246 Brentwood Town
246 Kendal Town
246 Leek Town
249 Winchester City
250 AFC Rushden and Diamonds
251 Hartley Wintney
252 North Leigh
253 Ilkeston
254 Bamber Bridge
255 Bedworth United
256 Matlock Town
257 Harlow Town
258 Folkestone Invicta
259 Ossett Town
260 Beaconsfield Town
261 Potters Bar Town
262 Evesham United
263 Blackfield and Langley
264 Ashington
265 Carshalton Athletic
266 St Neots Town
267 Dunston UTS
268 Witham Town
269 Mangotsfield United
270 South Park
271 Scarborough Athletic
272 Ossett Albion
273 Sheffield
274 Chatham Town
275 Bishop Auckland
276 Mossley
277 Willand Rovers
278 Egham Town
279 South Shields
280 Brislington
281 Godalming Town
282 Aylesbury
282 Newcastle Town
284 Greenwich Borough
285 Marske United
286 Southend Manor
287 Hanworth Villa
288 Sporting Khalsa
289 Hebburn Town
290 Chester City
291 Hungerford Town
292 Frickley Athletic
293 AFC Sudbury
293 Lancaster City
295 Mickleover Sports
296 Cirencester Town
297 Aveley
298 Halesowen Town
299 North Greenford United
300 Dulwich Hamlet
301 Kingstonian
301 Leamington
303 Wingate and Finchley
304 Rugby Town
305 Frome Town
306 Grantham Town
306 Horsham
308 Merthyr Town
309 Carlton Town
310 Clevedon Town
311 Whitby Town
312 Banbury United
312 Burscough
314 Cinderford Town
314 Trafford
316 Dunstable Town
317 Hanwell Town
318 Cray Wanderers
319 Radcliffe
320 Ashford Town (Mdx)
321 Chalfont St Peter
322 Bridgwater Town
322 Stratford Town
324 Whitley Bay
325 Walton Casuals
326 Dorking Wanderers
327 AFC Mansfield
328 Coleshill Town
329 Stafford Rangers
330 Coalville Town
331 Sholing
332 Bideford
333 Burnham
334 Chasetown
335 Thamesmead Town
336 Faversham Town
337 Sutton Coldfield Town
338 Bedford Town
338 Chipstead
340 Uxbridge
341 St Ives Town
342 Dereham Town
343 Barton Rovers
343 Maldon and Tiptree
345 Bishop’s Cleeve
345 Bodmin Town
345 Sittingbourne
348 Eastbourne Town
349 Herne Bay
349 Newcastle Benfield
349 Spalding United
352 Farsley Celtic
353 Stocksbridge Park Steels
354 Gresley
355 Bashley
356 Tadcaster Albion
357 Bristol Manor Farm
358 Kempston Rovers
359 Cadbury Heath
360 Coventry Sphinx
360 West Auckland Town
362 Ashton Athletic
363 Northwood
363 Waltham Abbey
365 Aylesbury United
366 Wroxham
367 Ramsgate
368 Basford United
369 Runcorn Linnets
370 Felixstowe and Walton United
371 Alvechurch
372 Flackwell Heath
373 Cleethorpes Town
374 Phoenix Sports
375 Badshot Lea
376 Atherstone Town
377 Handsworth Parramore
378 Folland Sports
379 Worksop Town
380 Tiverton Town
381 Moneyfields
382 Walton and Hersham
383 Guisborough Town
384 Bridport
384 Brockenhurst
386 Runcorn Town
387 Redhill
388 Morpeth Town
389 Brightlingsea Regent
390 Long Buckby
391 Peterborough Sports
392 Leighton Town
393 Boston Town
394 Hadley
395 Hucknall Town
396 Penrith
397 Norton and Stockton Ancients
398 Hoddesdon Town
399 Petersfield Town
400 1874 Northwich
400 Brimscombe and Thrupp
402 Barrow Town
403 Lincoln Moorlands Railway
404 Radcliffe Olympic
405 Coggeshall Town
406 Skelmersdale United
407 AFC Portchester
408 Belper Town
408 VCD Athletic
410 Erith Town
411 Walthamstow
412 Consett
413 Darlington
414 Chertsey Town
415 Kings Langley
416 Deeping Rangers
417 FC Romania
418 Salisbury
419 Romford
420 Romulus
421 Fleet Town
421 Market Drayton Town
423 Tividale
424 Larkhall Athletic
424 Loughborough Dynamo
424 Marlow
427 Royston Town
427 Whitstable Town
429 Thame United
430 AFC Wulfrunians
431 Mildenhall Town
432 Whyteleafe
433 Thatcham Town
434 Newport (IOW)
435 New Mills
436 Cammell Laird 1907
437 Beckenham Town
437 East Preston
439 Congleton Town
440 Staveley Miners Welfare
441 Kidlington
442 AFC Dunstable
442 Harefield United
444 Binfield
444 Oadby Town
446 Jarrow Roofing Boldon CA
447 Horsham YMCA
448 Abingdon United
449 Gillingham Town
450 Blaby and Whetstone Athletic
451 Abbey Hey
452 Kirkley and Pakefield
453 Slimbridge
454 Leverstock Green
455 Bridgnorth Town
456 Tilbury
457 Clitheroe
458 Ramsbottom United
459 Hamworthy United
460 Corinthian-Casuals
460 Wimborne Town
462 Glossop North End
462 Wantage Town
464 Guildford City
464 Hertford Town
466 Dunkirk
467 Berkhamsted
468 Plymouth Parkway
469 Cheshunt
469 Ware
471 Harrogate Railway Athletic
472 Quorn
473 Highworth Town
473 Holbeach United
475 Brighouse Town
476 Brigg Town
476 East Grinstead Town
478 Colne
478 Stanway Rovers
480 Atherton Collieries
481 Bridlington Town
481 Hallen
481 Shepshed Dynamo
484 Brantham Athletic
485 Fareham Town
486 Sherborne Town
487 Colney Heath
488 Sevenoaks Town
488 Tunbridge Wells
490 Great Wakering Rovers
491 Croydon
491 Deal Town
491 Erith and Belvedere
491 Norwich United
491 Rainworth Miners Welfare
496 Ardley United
496 Bitton
496 Bowers and Pitsea
496 Haverhill Rovers
500 Royal Wootton Bassett Town
501 Alton Town
501 Cray Valley Paper Mills
503 Buckland Athletic
503 Oxhey Jets
505 Armthorpe Welfare
506 Ipswich Wanderers
507 Albion Sports
507 Wells City
509 Thackley
510 Bradford Town
511 Highgate United
511 Tavistock
513 Bedlington Terriers
513 London Tigers
513 Washington
516 Gornal Athletic
516 Knaphill
518 Hinckley AFC
519 Haughmond
520 Almondsbury Town
520 City Of Liverpool
520 Windsor and Eton
523 Kirby Muxloe
524 Alresford Town
524 Cogenhoe United
524 FC Clacton
524 Raynes Park Vale
528 Barking
529 Bournemouth (Ams)
529 Colliers Wood United
529 Hullbridge Sports
532 Wakefield
533 Lancing
533 Lymington Town
535 Guernsey
536 Sunderland Ryhope Community Association
537 Newton Aycliffe
538 Northampton Spencer
538 Nuneaton Griff
540 Baldock Town
541 Crowborough Athletic
541 Enfield (1893)
543 Pegasus Juniors
543 Selsey
543 Whitchurch United
546 Hatfield Town
546 Irlam
548 Penistone Church
548 Witney Town
550 Wednesfield
551 Knaresborough Town
551 Leigh Genesis
553 Bardon Hill
554 Stewarts and Lloyds (Corby)
555 Anstey Nomads
556 AFC Uckfield Town
556 Glebe
556 Hook Norton
556 Old Woodstock Town
560 Ellistown and Ibstock United
560 Horden Colliery Welfare
562 Bourne Town
562 Farsley Celtic (1)
562 Merthyr Tydfil
565 Pagham
566 Horndean
567 Wisbech Town
568 Prescot Cables
568 Soham Town Rangers
570 Shoreham
570 Stourport Swifts
572 Biggleswade United
573 Garforth Town
573 London Colney
573 Maine Road
576 Littlehampton Town
577 Squires Gate
578 Basildon United
578 Cockfosters
578 St Margaretsbury
581 Peacehaven and Telscombe
582 Barnstaple Town
582 Street
584 Saffron Walden Town
585 Durham City
585 Eastbourne United Association
587 Bemerton Heath Harlequins
587 Gorleston
587 Maltby Main
587 Parkgate
591 Retford United
592 Bottesford Town
593 Boldmere St Michaels
594 Lingfield
595 Stockport Sports
596 Huntingdon Town
597 AFC Hayes
597 Godmanchester Rovers
597 Horley Town
600 Epsom and Ewell
600 Loughborough University
600 Molesey
600 Newport Pagnell Town
604 Bracknell Town
604 Chessington and Hook United
606 Bootle
606 Camberley Town
606 Hadleigh United
606 Newmarket Town
606 Padiham
606 Wembley
612 Ashford United
613 Burnham Ramblers
613 Crawley Down Gatwick
613 Long Eaton United
613 Yaxley
617 Brocton
618 Totton and Eling
619 Heanor Town
619 Sleaford Town
619 Stotfold
622 Walsall Wood
623 Banstead Athletic
623 Leicester Nirvana
625 Halstead Town
625 Welwyn Garden City
627 Clipstone
627 Holbrook Sports
629 Ely City
629 Melksham Town
631 Takeley
632 Saltash United
633 Bewdley Town
634 Winterton Rangers
635 Almondsbury UWE (University of West England)
636 Andover Town
637 Brading Town
637 Croydon Athletic
639 Hassocks
640 Holwell Sports
641 Bedfont and Feltham
641 Haverhill Borough
641 Tuffley Rovers
644 Grimsby Borough
645 Rossendale United
646 Goole
647 Three Bridges
648 Barton Town
648 Ilford
650 Odd Down
651 Crawley Green
651 Desborough Town
651 Farnham Town
651 Tring Athletic
655 Tower Hamlets
656 Arundel
656 Billingham Synthonia
656 Longwell Green Sports
656 Pickering Town
656 Pontefract Collieries
656 Rocester
662 Ascot United
662 Corinthian
664 Long Melford
665 Barkingside
665 Great Yarmouth Town
665 Wellingborough Town
668 Shirebrook Town
669 Cove
669 Northallerton Town
671 Bishop Sutton
671 Windsor
673 Causeway United
673 Holker Old Boys
673 Reading City
676 Dudley Town
676 Northampton Sileby Rangers
676 Woodford United
679 Atherton Laburnum Rovers
680 Clapton
680 Liversedge
680 Stansted
680 Winsford United
684 AFC Liverpool
684 West Allotment Celtic
684 Westfield
687 Crook Town
687 Peterborough Northern Star
687 Shrivenham
687 Wolverhampton Casuals
691 Cheadle Town
691 Chester-le-Street Town
691 Milton United
694 Cobham
694 Eynesbury Rovers
696 Greenhouse London
696 Spelthorne Sports
696 Staines Lammas
699 Andover
699 CB Hounslow United
699 Cheltenham Saracens
699 Leicester Road
699 Thrapston Town
704 Christchurch
705 Alsager Town
706 Bacup Borough
706 Barnoldswick Town
706 Sporting Bengal United
709 Hallam
709 St Helens Town
711 AFC Blackpool
711 Arnold Town
711 Corsham Town
711 Cradley Town
711 Lydney Town
711 Team Northumbria
717 Blackstones
717 Ringwood Town
719 Eccleshall
719 Haywards Heath Town
719 Stone Dominoes
722 Bugbrooke St Michaels
722 Castle Vale
722 Daventry United
722 Dudley Sports
722 London Lions
722 Pilkington XXX
722 Portishead Town
722 Shaftesbury
722 Torpoint Athletic
722 Westbury United
732 Ashford Town (Kent)
732 Bromsgrove Rovers
732 Chipping Sodbury Town
732 Glapwell
732 Witheridge
737 Sawbridgeworth Town
737 Woodbridge Town
739 FC Broxbourne Borough
740 AFC Croydon Athletic
740 Ash United
742 Eccleshill United
742 Potton United
744 Rochester United
745 Bartley Green
745 Coventry United
745 Louth Town
745 Ryton and Crawcrook Albion
745 Sun Sports
745 Woodstock Sports
751 Wokingham and Emmbrook
752 AFC Stoneham
752 Ashby Ivanhoe
752 Bedfont
752 Dosthill Colts
752 King’s Lynn
752 Newcastle Blue Star
752 Racing Club Warwick
752 Worksop Parramore
760 Whitton United
761 AFC Emley
762 Bedfont Sports
763 Borrowash Victoria
763 Harborough Town
765 Bromsgrove Sporting
766 Lordswood
767 Holmesdale
767 North Shields
767 Thetford Town
770 Ringmer
771 Studley
771 West Didsbury and Chorlton
773 Cowes Sports
774 Silsden
775 Eton Manor
775 Heath Hayes
775 Malvern Town
775 Rothwell Corinthians
779 Hemsworth Miners Welfare
779 Lye Town
781 Canterbury City
782 Continental Star
782 Formby
782 Selby Town
785 Loxwood
785 South Normanton Athletic
785 Whitehaven
788 Bedfont Town
788 Longlevens
788 Newhaven
791 Chichester City
792 Sutton Common Rovers
793 Holmer Green
793 Seaham Red Star
793 Shawbury United
793 Verwood Town
793 Worthing United
798 Billingham Town
798 Hengrove Athletic
798 Reading Town
798 Romsey Town
798 Shepton Mallet
803 Amesbury Town
803 Fisher
803 Frimley Green
803 Ilfracombe Town
803 Radstock Town
803 Swaffham Town
803 Wellington (Herefordshire)
810 Abingdon Town
810 AFC St Austell
810 Chadderton
810 Heather St Johns
810 London APSA
815 Hanley Town
815 Heaton Stannington
815 Laverstock and Ford
815 March Town United
815 St Blazey
820 Harpenden Town
820 Hollands and Blair
820 Kentish Town
820 Rothwell Town
820 United Services Portsmouth
825 Kimberley Miners Welfare
825 Lichfield City
825 Portland United
825 Rye United
825 West Essex
830 Walsham-le-Willows
831 Fairford Town
832 Ellesmere Rangers
832 Nostell Miners Welfare
832 St Andrew’s
832 St Francis Rangers
832 Wivenhoe Town
837 Fakenham Town
837 Hillingdon Borough
839 Ampthill Town
839 Downton
839 Glasshoughton Welfare
839 Hall Road Rangers
839 Mile Oak
839 Raunds Town
839 Team Solent
839 Whickham
839 Wick
848 Athersley Recreation
848 Bolehall Swifts
848 Calne Town
848 Cribbs
848 Nelson
848 New Milton Town
848 Pewsey Vale
848 Radford
848 Sidley United
848 Tadley Calleva
848 Wellington (Somerset)
859 AFC Darwen
859 Cadbury Athletic
859 Esh Winning
859 Harrowby United
859 Newbury
859 Rossington Main
859 Stokesley Sports Club
859 Stowmarket Town
859 Willenhall Town
859 Winterbourne United
869 Birtley Town
869 Chard Town
869 Cheddar
869 Codicote
869 Dawlish Town
869 Edgware Town
869 Falmouth Town
869 Friar Lane and Epworth
869 Gedling Miners Welfare
869 Northampton ON Chenecks
869 Sheppey United
869 Team Bury
881 AFC Bridgnorth
881 Aylestone Park
881 Bearsted
881 Biddulph Victoria
881 Biggleswade
881 Black Country Rangers
881 Brackley Town Saints
881 Brandon United
881 Celtic Nation
881 Charnock Richard
881 East Cowes Victoria Athletic
881 Flixton
881 Framlingham Town
881 Hackney Wick
881 Launceston
881 Leyton Athletic
881 Litherland REMYCA
881 Oldland Abbotonians
881 Risborough Rangers
881 Rusthall
881 Saltdean United
881 Southall
881 Southwick (Sussex)
881 Sporting Club Thamesmead
881 Stafford Town
881 Warminster Town
881 Whitchurch Alport
908 AC London
908 Andover New Street
908 Baffins Milton Rovers
908 Balham
908 Bexhill United
908 Birstall United
908 Blyth
908 Brimsdown Rovers
908 Broadfields United
908 Castle Vale JKS
908 Easington Sports
908 Ellistown (1)
908 Hamble
908 Lutterworth Town
908 Ossett United
908 Prestwich Heys
908 Shrewton United
908 Steyning Town
908 Tiptree United
908 Wincanton Town
908 Wootton Blue Cross
929 Hailsham Town
930 Diss Town
931 Holyport
931 Welton Rovers
933 Bedford
933 Fawley
933 Sandhurst Town
933 Southam United
937 Dorking
937 Keynsham Town
937 Langford
937 Teversal
937 Tow Law Town
937 Wigan Robin Park
943 AFC Uckfield
943 Dinnington Town
943 Hayling United
943 Shifnal Town
943 Sunderland Ryhope Colliery Welfare
943 Wellingborough Whitworths
949 Abbey Rangers
949 Barnton
949 Bicester Town
949 Bookham
949 Carterton
949 Debenham Leisure Centre
949 Elmore
949 Greenwood Meadows
949 Irchester United
949 Oakwood
949 Rushden and Higham United
949 Wodson Park
949 Wolverhampton Sporting Community
962 Ashton and Backwell United
962 Ashton Town
962 Bloxwich United
962 Broadbridge Heath
962 Buckingham Town
962 Chinnor
962 Clanfield 85
962 Cranfield United
962 Daisy Hill
962 Darlington Railway Athletic
962 Devizes Town
962 Earlswood Town
962 Epsom Athletic
962 Fleet Spurs
962 Gedling Town
962 Graham Street Prims
962 Hinckley
962 Hythe and Dibden
962 Leeds Carnegie
962 Leek County School Old Boys
962 Little Common
962 London Bari
962 Stockton Town
962 Thornaby
962 Warlingham
962 Widnes
962 Woodley United
962 Yorkshire Amateur
990 Askern Villa
990 Belper United
990 Bridon Ropes
990 Bromyard Town
990 Bustleholme
990 Clevedon United
990 Cornard United
990 Cullompton Rangers
990 Easington Colliery
990 Eversley and California
990 Exmouth Town
990 Feltham
990 Goodrich
990 Gravesham Borough
990 Harrow Hill
990 Harwich and Parkeston
990 Henley Town
990 K Sports
990 Langney Wanderers
990 Ledbury Town
990 Marlow United
990 Meir KA
990 Oldham Boro
990 Pelsall Villa
990 Pershore Town (88)
990 Pinchbeck United
990 Rochdale Town
990 Roman Glass St George
990 Sandbach United
990 Slade Green
990 Stapenhill
990 Tokyngton Manor
990 West Bridgford
990 Wick and Barnham United
990 Winslow United

The Record Breaking FA Cup Final

History Made

Most of the headlines from Manchester City winning 6-0 against Watford in Saturday’s FA Cup Final at Wembley will focus on the domestic treble being achieved for the first time and the fact that the record highest margin of victory in an FA Cup Final was achieved.

Yes, those two records have been achieved by Manchester City, who won a sixth FA Cup title this season, to go with their sixth ever League Cup title and their sixth ever League Championship they won this season, by scoring six goals without reply.

That record 6-0 victory had been set by Bury in the 1903 FA Cup Final when thrashing Derby County that year. However, the Shakers victory did also complete an FA Cup run of not conceding a goal, so they still have bragging rights about that.

Goal-scoring Feats

But those two records are not the only FA Cup benchmarks that were beaten, equalled or set by Manchester City. By scoring those six goals in the Final it meant they had hit the back of the net 26 times en route to lifting the Trophy. That is the highest number of goals scored by any FA Cup winning team since the current competition structure was put in place in the 1925-26 season.

Now there is always a caveat with that ‘record’ as obviously it’s not the most goals scored by any club winning the Trophy (that’s the 40 goals scored by Aston Villa in 1886-87 season), but it also isn’t actually the highest tally since 1925-26, either.

That’s because Derby County scored 37 goals in total when lifting the FA Cup in the 1945-46 season. So why is the Rams’ tally disregarded as the highest total, then? Well, the reason is that during the first post-war FA Cup season there was no formally organised League football, so the FA decided in order to give clubs more games that all FA Cup rounds from the 1st Round to the Quarter Finals that year would be played over two legs. As a result Derby County played almost twice as many games as the six that most clubs now need to play to win the Cup.

However, if goals per game are analysed for the FA Cup winners, Manchester City set another modern day benchmark. When Newcastle United in 1932 and Chelsea in 1970 scored their total of 25 goals they did so having had to play two or three replays on their way to Wembley (and beyond in Chelsea’s case). Manchester City made it to this year’s Final without the need of a replay and so their 4.33 goals scored per game is the highest return since 1925-26, and was only last bettered by Blackburn Rovers 134 years ago.

A Brace of Braces

Manchester City’s second goal against Watford eventually went to the debatable goals committee to determine who had scored it. Originally it was believed that Raheem Sterling got the final touch, and as he then went on to score twice more in the match late on, it was widely believed that he had scored the first FA Cup Final hat-trick since Stan Mortensen in the 1953 ‘Stanley Matthews’ Final.

However, Stan Mortensen can rest easy, as the review panel decided the ball had already crossed the line before Sterling got his foot to it, and so the goal was awarded to Gabriel Jesus instead. This meant that both Jesus and Sterling scored two goals apiece, the first time ever two players from the same side scored a brace in the FA Cup Final.

Win One, Lose One

Manchester City’s victory was a culmination of a peculiar set of results in the competition that started way back in the Extra Preliminary Round in August. The sequence saw the winning team in one round then get knocked out in the very next round and this continued to happen throughout all 14 rounds of the FA Cup this year, a more than 8,000/1 likely occurrence.

Bizarrely, the last time this rare sequence happened was in the 2012-13 season when Manchester City were on the wrong end of the chain of events when losing to Wigan Athletic.

Double Zero

Watford’s defeat means that the Hornets become unwanted members of an exclusive club, that of teams who have appeared in more than one FA Cup Final but have so far failed to lift the Trophy. Only Queen’s Park, Birmingham City, Leicester City and Crystal Palace are fellow members of this club, the only difference being that each of those four sides have at least managed to score an FA Cup Final goal.

Ten Out Of Ten

Watford’s defeat also meant that every single runner-up in the FA Cup in the last decade, the 2010s, has been a different club. Portsmouth, Stoke City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Hull City, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Manchester United and now Watford have all tasted defeat in the Final over the last ten years. It is the first time ever that all 10 losing finalists in a decade have been 10 different clubs.

How Many’s A Crowd?

Finally, an unwanted record for this year’s FA Cup Final is that the attendance of 85,854 is the lowest Cup Final attendance since the showpiece game returned to be played at Wembley.

FA Cup Final 2019 Preview

Seven hundred and thirty-six clubs entered this year’s FA Cup with half of them kicking off on the first weekend of August. And from the pack has emerged Manchester City and Watford to contest the 2019 FA Cup Final.

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This is the 138th FA Cup Final, the 11th that Manchester City have reached, and just the second appearance for Watford. It is the first time the two clubs have met in an FA Cup Final and becomes the 116th different pairing of teams in FA Cup Final history.

By virtue of reaching the FA Cup Final this year Manchester City become the 10th best club in the competition’s history, replacing West Bromwich Albion. A victory in the Final would be their 6th in total and would move the club up to 8th in the all-time rankings, leapfrogging Blackburn Rovers and Everton.

Watford will be looking to become the 44th different name to be etched on the famous trophy. Victory for the Hornets would move the club up to 33rd in the overall rankings, but defeat would mean they join an exclusive group of four other clubs who have appeared in multiple FA Cup Finals but failed to lift the Trophy. Queen’s Park, Birmingham City and Crystal Palace all have two FA Cup Final appearances, but Leicester City have appeared in four Finals and are yet to win the Cup.

It is 35 years since Watford last appeared in an FA Cup Final. Only five clubs have had to wait longer between their first and second appearance in a Cup Final, and some big names are on that list. There was a 36 year gap for Liverpool, 39 years for Manchester United, a gap of 41 years for West Ham United, and 52 years for Chelsea between their respective first and second FA Cup Finals. But the longest wait a club has had between their first two FA Cup Final appearances is the 61 years between 1898 and 1959 that Nottingham Forest had to endure. Forest then had to wait another 32 years for their 3rd Cup Final appearance.

Manchester City have scored twice as many goals as Watford in reaching the FA Cup Final, 20 versus ten. The last club to score 20 goals and lift the Trophy was Chelsea back in 2012. Chelsea, along with Newcastle United, also hold the record for most goals scored (25) en route to lifting the Trophy since the current FA Cup structure was put in place in 1925-26 season. This excludes the 37 scored by Derby County in 1945-46 when for one season only all ties before the Semi-Finals were played over two legs.

If Manchester City are to match the current record of 25 goals they would need to post the second biggest number of goals scored by one side in an FA Cup Final. Blackburn Rovers and Bury both hit their respective opponents for six, but no club has actually scored a total of exactly five goals in a Cup Final. If Manchester City do achieve it by scoring at least five goals then they would do so by posting the best goals per game of any Cup winning side since the 1925-26 re-structure. They’d need to hit 10 goals, though, to beat the overall highest goals per game set by Blackburn Olympic in 1883, who scored 34 goals in their seven matches.

When Manchester City lost to Wigan Athletic in the 2013 FA Cup Final it was the culmination of a rare sequence of events in that year’s competition which is potentially set to be repeated this season. In the 2012-13 campaign there was just one Extra Preliminary Round tie where the winners of that tie subsequently lost in the Preliminary Round and their victors went on to lose in the 1st Qualifying Round, and their victors lost in the 2nd Qualifying Round, and on and on up to the Final itself.

The odds on that happening starting from the Extra Preliminary Round across all 14 rounds of the FA Cup are over 8,000/1. However, the same sequence is amazingly happening again this season, but whereas Manchester City were on the wrong end of the sequence in 2013, they would be the beneficiaries from it should it happen again this year.

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EP Continental Star beat Causeway United  Biggleswade beat Northampton ON Chenecks

PR Stourport Swifts beat Continental Star   Soham Town Rangers beat Biggleswade

Q1 Stafford Rangers beat Stourport Swifts  FC Romania beat Soham Town Rangers

Q2 Gresley beat Stafford Rangers                   Beaconsfield Town beat FC Romania

Q3 Ilkeston beat Gresley                                   Concord Rangers beat Beaconsfield Town

Q4 AFC Fylde beat Ilkeston                              Dover Athletic beat Concord Rangers

R1 Accrington Stanley beat AFC Fylde         Bury beat Dover Athletic

R2 Oxford United beat Accrington Stanley  Luton Town beat Bury

R3 Sheffield United beat Oxford United       Sheffield Wednesday beat Luton Town

R4 Reading beat Sheffield United                   Chelsea beat Sheffield Wednesday

R5 Manchester United beat Reading            Manchester United beat Chelsea

R6 Chelsea beat Manchester United              Wolves beat Manchester United

SF Manchester City beat Chelsea                  Watford beat Wolves

Fin Wigan Athletic beat Manchester City   Manchester City to beat Watford?


That win by Wigan Athletic in the 2013 FA Cup Final was also the last time a new club had their name etched on the plinth of the famous trophy. In fact the last two clubs to be added to the roll of honour both begin with the letter ‘W’ (Wimbledon in 1988 was the other one) and so maybe there is something in the stars that says that Watford can lift the trophy for the first time this year?

Watford and Manchester City have faced each other six times in the FA Cup in the past. In the 1985-86 Fourth Round it took three ties to separate them with Watford eventually winning 3-1 in the second replay. Since then Manchester City have won all three meetings at the first time of asking, the most recent in the 4th Round in 2013-14 by four goals to two.

The overall FA Cup head-to-head record:

Played 6, Watford 1 win, Manchester City 3 wins, and 2 draws. Watford 7 goals, Manchester City 12 goals

FA Cup 2018-19 Semi Finals Stats and Facts Preview

And so we are down to four, and who would have predicted the four that we have? Between them Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester City, Watford and Brighton and Hove Albion have appeared in the FA Cup Semi-Finals a total of 38 times. That is the lowest cumulative amount since 2008, when Portsmouth were the only Premier League side of the four teams in the Semi-Finals that year.

This season, though, all four clubs in the Semi Finals are Premier League sides but only Manchester City and Wolves have actually lifted the Trophy in the past. Watford and Brighton have just one FA Cup Final appearance each in their respective histories, both losing in successive seasons in the 1980s.

Wolves actually have the most FA Cup Semi-Final appearances of the four who have made it this far this year. This will be their 15th last four appearance but their first of this millennium. Wolves have actually won more Semi-Finals than they have lost, but you have to go all the way back to 1960 for their last victory.

By contrast, their Semi-Final opponents, Watford, are appearing in their fourth FA Cup Semi-Final this century and their seventh in total. The Hornets will be looking to win only their second last four tie having only ever beaten Plymouth Argyle at this stage in 1984.

The two clubs are drawn together for the sixth time in FA Cup history with Watford having won just one of their previous five. In fact, Wolves have triumphed 4-1 in both of their last two FA Cup meetings and Watford’s record defeat in the competition is a 10-0 reverse at the hands of Wolves in a 1911-12 1st Round replay.


The two clubs are leading the best of the rest in the Premier League and so it would appear this tie could be a hard one to call. FA Cup head-to-head history suggests a Wolves victory, but a bizarre trend in this season’s competition points to Watford making it to the Final.

Wolves’ victory over Manchester United in the Quarter Finals continued a sequence that had started way back at the beginning of the competition in the Extra Preliminary Round at the start of August. One of the 184 ties that weekend saw Biggleswade defeat Northampton ON Chenecks by two goals to nil. However, Biggleswade’s FA Cup run was short-lived as they then lost 5-3 at home to Soham Town Rangers in the Preliminary Round.

The same losing fate then happened to Soham in the 1st Qualifying Round and this sequence of the winner of the tie in one round going on to lose in the next round has continued through 12 rounds of the competition, culminating so far with Wolves’ 2-1 win over Man Utd in the Quarter Finals. The odds on that happening are over 4,000 to one, but does it suggest the trend may continue to the Final itself?

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Bill Edgar from The Times newspaper got in touch to say he had determined that the last time it happened all the way through to the FA Cup Winners was in the 2012-13 competition. That sequence started with Continental Star beating Causeway United at the start of August, and culminated in Wigan Athletic’s last minute winner over Manchester City at Wembley in May.

By a strange quirk of fate Manchester City could be the beneficiaries of the sequence happening again this year, as if they win their Semi-Final they would then be on track to defeat Watford in the Final.

Man City are appearing in their 14th FA Cup Semi Final and their fourth this century, the last time just two seasons ago when defeated by Arsenal in extra time. That was only the third defeat for Man City at this stage of the competition, and they have the best win to lose ratio of all clubs to have appeared in 10 or more Semi-Finals.

Manchester City are now the joint top scorers in this season’s competition with 19 goals, putting them equal with Northern Premier League Division One East side Cleethorpes Town, who scored the same number in their qualifying round ties.

Since the FA Cup was re-formatted into its current structure in 1925, whereby the top two divisions are exempted until the 3rd Round, the most number of goals scored by the winning side in one campaign in total is 25 (this excludes Derby County in 1945-46 who scored 37 goals en route to lifting the Trophy, but for that season only each round before the Semi-Finals was played over two legs).

Only two clubs have scored as many as 25 goals in one campaign and gone on to lift the Trophy in those almost 90 seasons, Newcastle United in 1932 and Chelsea in 1970. If Manchester City emulate or better that feat this season theirs will have been achieved without the benefit of the extra games required through replays.

FA Cup history suggests that their potential to add considerably to their 19 goal tally this season is high, especially given their accumulated goals scored in all competitions so far. In their two previous FA Cup encounters with their Semi-Final opponents this year, Brighton and Hove Albion, the tie has been won each time by a four-goal margin.

A word of caution for Manchester City, though, is that the two clubs have enjoyed one win each in those two previous ties, and when Brighton won 4-0 in 1983 they went all the way to their one and only FA Cup Final to date, and to their only previous FA Cup Semi-Final appearance. And as the only one of the four Semi-Finalists this year with a 100% record at this stage of the competition, who’s to say it won’t be Brighton benefiting from that winner-losing quirk in this year’s competition?


If Brighton and Hove Albion do win their Semi-Final, and Wolverhampton Wanderers actually manage to break that ‘winner losing’ sequence, then a different kind of history will be made in the FA Cup Final. With a total of 43 letters in their two names it would become the longest combined total of any two FA Cup Finalists, the current record being the 38 letters of 1921 when Wolves appeared as well, but then they lost to Tottenham Hotspur.

As a footnote, some argue that the 1897 FA Cup final between Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton Wanderers is the one with the current longest combined names at 41 letters, but at the time of that Final the South Yorkshire club were known simply as The Wednesday, making a total of just 34 letters.

Whatever happens in the Semi-Finals it will be a first time meeting in the Final whichever two teams make it there. And if it is Brighton and Hove Albion versus Watford it will be the first FA Cup Final to be contested by two clubs who have never lifted the Trophy since Chelsea versus Leeds United in 1970.

European Apathy

There was a time when I used to support the English based clubs in European competitions even though they were bitter rivals of the club I supported. But not any more.

Back in the late 70s and early 80s, clubs from England dominated the European Cup with six successive seasons seeing the famous giant trophy paraded through the streets of an English city.

Liverpool, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa all triumphed in a succession of Finals and I cheered each and every one of them on all the way.

I also supported Arsenal in their failed attempt to lift the European Cup Winners Cup in 1980, and revelled in the glory of Ipswich Town and Tottenham Hotspur as they won their respective UEFA Cup Final ties. Why, I even urged on Aberdeen as they beat Real Madrid in the Cup Winners Cup Final.

These English based clubs seemed to represent English football against the rest of Europe, and their victories were victories not just for the clubs involved but also for English football as a whole. But that is no longer the case.

Manchester United and Liverpool both produced terrific comeback victories in Champions League Finals either side of the turn of the 21st century and I still felt a tinge of pride in them having done so, especially because of the dramatic nature of their victories. But I hadn’t really been urging them on to win.

That was because the profit maximising obsessed nature of the clubs competing in the Champions League has meant that these victories actually were victories that will benefit the clubs only and will not be for the benefit of English football any more.

And the recently announced overseas Premier League TV deal, which will see the top 6 English based clubs get a bigger share of the funds from the deal, reinforces that greed and mirrors that their European success is all about benefitting themselves financially and has nothing to do with benefitting English football as a whole.

Why should I now care if Manchester City or United, Arsenal, Spurs or Chelsea, or Liverpool are successful in Europe when all it means is that they will continue to open up the wealth gap between themselves and the rest of football clubs in England?

How can I cheer on any one of these so called ‘big six’ when I know that their victory will actually be detrimental to the future of my own club and the future of every other one of the thousands of clubs that make up the English pyramid?

What I do care about is the long term future of the game in England and I am saddened by this ever increasing concentration of wealth amongst ever fewer clubs. Over the last six or seven years 5% of all Saturday men’s clubs have disappeared. That’s 5% every single year, mostly all for the want of funding levels that wouldn’t even be noticed by the wealthy clubs if they lost that much down the back of the sofa.

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It is time that the mainstream media woke up to the fact that English based teams winning in Europe is not good for the game in England. Instead of just glorifying their achievements and spouting how fantastic it is for the English game they should focus on the damage being done to the health of the game in this country by these club’s avaricious tendencies, where no matter how much money they earn it will never be enough.

A word of caution to those clubs in the ‘big six’. From the 1st World War to the early 1990s football in England was for all 92 clubs in the Football League. Then came the Premier League and suddenly football in England was all about the 20 clubs fortunate enough to be part of it.

Then, due to the Champions League meaning finishing in Top 4 became the goal of clubs, football in England has become all about the ‘big six’. However, it is only a matter of time when that group of six gets whittled down to two, three or four clubs.

I for one will not shed a tear for those two or three of them that are left by the wayside.

FA Cup 2018-19 Quarter Finals Stats & Facts Preview

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Just eight clubs remain from the 736 that entered this year’s FA Cup as we reach the Quarter Final of the competition, officially known as the Sixth Round ‘Proper’.

Within the mix are six Premier League clubs and two Championship sides. There are just three former winners remaining, four other clubs who’ve appeared in the Final in the past but have yet to lift the Trophy, and Swansea City who are the only one of the last eight clubs yet to appear in an FA Cup Final.

Given there are fewer FA Cup winners than non-winners remaining in this year’s competition could there be a new name etched on the Trophy this year? There is, after all, a lower level of FA Cup pedigree amongst the last eight clubs, too.

Between them, the eight Quarter Finalists have reached this stage of the competition a total of 139 times, the lowest combined amount since the eight clubs who reached this stage in the 1996-97 season, 22 years ago. Interestingly, this is the first season since 1994-95 that neither Chelsea nor Arsenal have made the last eight of the FA Cup.

Manchester United leads the way with this season being their 44th appearance in the last eight of the FA Cup, now clear second highest with just one appearance fewer than Everton. A win for the Red Devils would also take the club to a record 30th FA Cup Semi-Final.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are their opponents who are into the last eight for the 31st time, the second highest of this year’s Quarter Finalists. However, Wolves will be looking to reach the Semi-Finals for the first time this Century and their tie with Manchester United is the most common FA Cup match-up of the quartet of ties.

This is the seventh time the two clubs have been drawn together in the FA Cup with Manchester United ahead by four wins to two. Whilst past FA Cup head-to-heads might suggest a Manchester United victory, another peculiar statistic hints at Wolverhampton Wanderers winning through this time.

Back at the beginning of August, 184 FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round ties were played. Anyone interested in undertaking the ‘Road to Wembley’ would have selected one of those matches from which to start their campaign.

Taking the ‘Road to Wembley’ means sticking with the winners of each round all the way through to the Final itself. Of those 184 Extra Preliminary Round ties only one has gone on to witness a different club be victorious in every round, namely ‘Biggleswade 2-0 Northampton ON Chenecks’.

In the Preliminary Round Biggleswade were beaten 5-3 by Soham Town Rangers who then lost 4-0 at FC Romania in the 1st Qualifying Round. FC Romania themselves were then beaten 2-0 at home by Beaconsfield Town in the 2nd Qualifying Round who then were defeated 2-1 at Concord Rangers in the 3rd Qualifying Round.

Then, in the 4th Qualifying Round Concord Rangers went down 1-0 at home to Dover Athletic who themselves were then well beaten 5-0 at Bury in the 1st Round ‘Proper’.

Bury then lost their 2nd Round tie 1-0 at home to Luton Town who lost by the same scoreline at Sheffield Wednesday in their 3rd Round replay, after a goal-less draw. Sheffield Wednesday then went down 3-0 at FA Cup holders Chelsea in the 4th Round who themselves lost 2-0 at home to Manchester United in the Fifth Round.

And now Manchester United face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Quarter Finals. Will the different winner sequence continue? Wolves fans will definitely be hoping so, for this round at least.

That Wolves versus Man. United tie is the only one of the four Quarter Final ties to pit two former winners against each other. Actually, the only other former FA Cup winner in the Quarter Finals are Manchester City, appearing at this stage of the competition for the 25th time (the third highest of the last eight clubs) and for the fifth time in the past nine seasons.

Manchester City are the top scorers of clubs who remain in this year’s FA Cup with 16 goals scored so far, and their opponents are the second highest scorers of those who’ve reached the last eight, Swansea City (with 11). Nil-nil draw, anybody?

This will be the first ever FA Cup meeting between Swansea City and Manchester City and the Swans will be wary not only of the fact that they face the current Premier League Champions, but also that their opponent’s record against Welsh clubs in the FA Cup is played 12, lost just once. However, a different kind of history may well be on the Welsh club’s side.

Swansea City are appearing in the FA Cup Quarter Finals for just the fifth time, but also in successive seasons, something they’ve only done once before back in 1925/26 and 1926/27 seasons. The last of their two Semi-Final appearances happened 55 years ago. On that occasion, as was also true in 1926, the Swans were a second tier club who won through their Quarter Final tie 2-1 against a title challenging top flight side (Liverpool finished 1st in 1964 and Arsenal finished 2nd in 1926).

So will history repeat itself as the Swans find themselves once again a second tier side in the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup facing a top-flight club vying for the title?

The Swans are one of only two Championship clubs to reach the last eight in this year’s FA Cup representing the second tier alongside Millwall. In what is the Lions’ 122nd FA Cup campaign they have reached the Quarter Finals for the 11th time, serendipitously making it this far on average every 11 campaigns.

What’s unique about Millwall’s 11 appearances in the FA Cup Quarter Finals is that they have all occurred whilst the club have been competing below the top tier (well the club has only had two seasons as a top flight side, after all). Eleven Quarter Final appearances, all as a non-top flight side, is still a competition record, nonetheless.

The Lions’ opponents in this year’s Quarter Finals are Brighton and Hove Albion who are making just their fourth visit to the FA Cup last eight, the fewest amount of all this season’s clubs. The Seagulls made only their third appearance at this stage last season and so this is the first time in their 108 FA Cup campaigns that they have posted back-to-back Quarter Final appearances.

Millwall and Brighton and Hove Albion are drawn together in the FA Cup for just the second time. The last occurrence was a 1956-57 1st Round tie that Millwall eventually won 3-1 in a replay. One other FA Cup connection for the two sides is that both the Lions and the Seagulls have appeared in just one  Cup Final in the past, both unfortunately being on the wrong end of heavy defeats by Manchester United.

The last of this year’s four Quarter Final ties sees two other clubs whose best FA Cup runs are as beaten Finalists, as Watford host Premier League rivals Crystal Palace. It is the sixth time the two sides have been drawn together in the FA Cup with the Hornets ahead of the Eagles by three wins to two. Palace do have the most recent victory, though, a 2-1 Semi-Final win just three years ago.

That Semi-Final was the third time this Century that Watford have made it that far, and both they and Crystal Palace have won their last three FA Cup Quarter Final ties. And with both clubs the only two of the eight remaining yet to concede a goal in this year’s FA Cup, something has to give this time.

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FA Cup 2018-19 5th Round ‘Proper’ Top-line Stats & Facts

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Stats of the Round

Millwall have made the FA Cup Quarter Finals for the 11th time, and every time as a club playing outside of the top flight – an FA Cup record

Brighton and Hove Albion reach back-to-back FA Cup Quarter Finals for the first time in their 108 campaigns

Swansea City are the only Quarter Finalist who have never played in an FA Cup Final in the past


Lowest ranked club definitely in QF Round



First time in QF Round in a while

16 years – Wolverhampton Wanderers


Into QF Round and a while since last KO as early as the 5th Rd

5 years – Manchester United


First time KO as early as 5th Rd for a while

4 years – Chelsea


KO in 5th Rd but Equalled Best Run

Doncaster Rovers – (5th time in 120 campaigns)


KO in 5th Rd but Set Best Run

Newport County (27th campaign)

AFC Wimbledon (15th campaign)


KO in 5th Rd and a while since last progressed to QF Round

45 years – Bristol City

30 years – Brentford

24 years – Queens Park Rangers

20 years – Derby County


Biggest Wins of the 5th Rd

Newport County 1-4 Manchester City

Swansea City 4-1 Brentford