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FA Cup
16 March 1892

image: fa cupThe First FA Cup final was played on Saturday 16 March 1892 at The Oval.

The final score was:

Wanderers 1 Royal Engineers 0

 

What is the FA Cup?

The FA Cup, The Football Association 'Challenge Cup', is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after The Football Association. The FA Cup is the oldest association football competition in the world.

When was the Football Asociation formed?

image: footballThe Football Association' was formed in 1863

Where has the FA Cup final been played?

The Cup Final has had three historic homes:

  1. Kennington Oval from 1872 to 1892
    (1873 Lillie Bridge)
  2. Crystal Palace from 1893 to 1914
  3. Wembley from 1923 to present

Who started the FA Cup?

C. W. Alcock, Secretary of the F.A. from 1870 to 1895 who came up with the idea of the Cup.

 

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