Which team has won the FA Cup most often?
In the history of the FA Cup, which dates back to the 1871/72 season, a total of 23 teams have won the hallowed trophy more than once. Arsenal currently lead the way with 14 wins, the most recent of which came in 2020, courtesy of a 2-1 win over Chelsea in the final, which was delayed until August, and played behind closed doors, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Gunners first won the FA Cup in 1929/30, having lost to Cardiff City on their first appearance in the final three seasons earlier. However, since the turn of twenty-first century they have won the FA Cup seven times, including back-to-back victories in 2001/02 and 2002/03, both at the Millenium Stadium, and in 2013/14 and 2014/15, both at the new Wembley Stadium.
Next best on the all-time list comes Manchester United, with a total of 12 wins between 1908/09 and 2015/16. Indeed, the Red Devils first won the FA Cup at Crystal Palace, 14 years before the first FA Cup final at the old Wembley Stadium in 1923. Their most recent victory came courtesy of a 2-1 win, after extra time, against Crystal Palace at the new Wembley Stadium. Days later, José Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal as United manager.