Football Amazing Facts - 151

Football is the world’s most popular game which combines strength, speed, and skills. Even if you are a hardcore fan of Football, there are certainly some things you don’t know about this amazing sport.

1. The FA Cup (Football Association Challenge Cup) is the oldest existing football competition. It is oldest among all tournaments as well as all leagues that still exist today. 

2. The first edition was played in the 1871-1872 season and the FA Cup has been held once a year since then (with exception for interruptions during the first and the second World War). In the beginning, the FA Cup also included Scottish and Welsh clubs. A Welsh club, Cardiff City did win the Cup in 1927. 

3. No Scottish clubs have won the tournament with Queen's Park, reaching the final twice, nearest a victory. The competition should not be confused with semi-professional competition FA Trophy.

4. In total, 43 different clubs have won the cup through its history. Manchester United become the first club claming ten titles after winning in 1999.

5. Arsenal become the first club to reach FA Cup 20 finals in 2017.

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