FA Women’s Cup Facts and Figures 1971 To 2013

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FA Women’s Cup Facts and Figures 1971 To 2013

The Football Association Women’s Challenge Cup Competition, was commonly referred to as the FA Women’s Cup, it’s the top cup competition for women’s football clubs in England. The competition began in 1970–71 and was called the Mitre Challenge Trophy, it was  organised by the Women’s Football Association. There were 71 entrants, including teams from Scotland and Wales. Since 1993 the Football Association (FA) had taken control over the English women’s football.

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Southampton won the first tournament in 1971 beating Stewarton & Thistle 4 – 1,the game was played at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Arsenal have won the cup the most times with 12 wins. The highest match attendance was the game between Arsenal and Leeds United in 2008 bringing in a crowd of 24,582,played at the City Ground ,Nottingham.

Television coverage for the final started in the late 80′s and was first shown on Channel 4 and in 2009 it was moved to ITV1,SKY Sports secured a three year deal for the 2010/11/12 season, in 2013 the final was shown on BBC2 in which Arsenal won the Final beating Bristol Academy in front of 4,988. The 1989 FA Cup Final screened on Channel 4 attracting an audiences of almost two million. The three highest match Attendances for the FA cup were 24,582 City Ground, Nottingham. 24,529 City Ground,Nottingham. 23,291 Pride Park Stadium,Derby

Club Winners from 1970 to 2013

Arsenal 
12 wins
1992–93, 1994–95, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
Southampton
8 wins
1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1980–81
Doncaster Belles
6 wins
1982–83, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1993–94
Everton (previously Leasowe Pacific)
2 wins
1988–89, 2009–10
Millwall
2 wins
1990–91, 1996–97
Croydon
2 wins
1995–96, 1999–2000
Fulham
2 wins
2001–02, 2002–03
Fodens
1 win
1973–74
Queens Park Rangers
1 win
1976–77
St Helens
1 win
1979–80
Lowestoft
1 win
1981–82
Howbury Grange
1 win
1983–84
Friends of Fulham
1 win
1984–85
Norwich
1 win
1985–86
Charlton Athletic
1 win
2004–05
Birmingham City
1 win
2011–12

The English Womens FA Cup Final, Teams, Grounds, Attendances

1971

Southampton 4–1 Stewarton & Thistle (Scottish)

Southampton: Davies (3), Cassell

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

1972

Southampton 3–2 Lee’s Ladies (Scottish)

Southampton: Judd (2), Lopez

Eton Park,Burton upon Trent
Attendance: 1,500
1973

Southampton 2–0 Westthorn United (Scottish)

Hale Bedford Town FC,Bedford
Attendance: 3,000
1974

Fodens 2–1 Southampton

Bedford Town FC, Bedford
1975

Southampton 4–2 Warminster

Dunstable Town FC,Bedfordshire
1976

Southampton 2–1 a.e.t. Queens Park Rangers

Bedford Town FC, Bedford
Attendance: 1,500
1977

QPR 1–0 Southampton

Staley Champion Hill,London
Attendance: 3,000
1978

Southampton 8–2 Queens Park Rangers

Slough Town FC
1979

Southampton 1–0 Lowestoft

Waterlooville FC,Hampshire
Attendance: 1,200
1980

St Helens 1–0 Preston North End
1981

Southampton 4–2 St Helens

Knowsley Road,Merseyside
1982

Lowestoft 2–0 Cleveland Spartans

Loftus Road,London
1983

Doncaster Belles 3–2 St Helens

Sincil Bank,Lincoln
1984

Howbury Grange 4–2 Doncaster Belles

Sincil Bank,Lincoln
1985

Friends of Fulham 2–0 Doncaster Belles

Craven Cottage,London
1986

Norwich 4–3 Doncaster Belles
1987

Doncaster Belles 2–0 St Helens

City Ground,Nottingham
1988

Doncaster Belles 3–1 Leasowe Pacific
1989

Leasowe Pacific 3–2 Friends of Fulham

Old Trafford,Manchester
Attendance: 941

The 1989 FA Cup Final screened on Channel 4 attracting an audiences of almost two million.

1990

Doncaster Belles 1–0 Friends of Fulham

Coultard 61′

Baseball Ground,Derby
Attendance: 3,000
1991

Millwall 1–0 Doncaster Belles

Baldeo 65′

Prenton Park,Birkenhead
Attendance:4,000
1992

Doncaster Belles 4–0 Red Star Southampton

Prenton Park,Birkenhead
1993

Arsenal 3–0 Doncaster Belles

Curley 45′, Ball 45′, Bampton 80′

Manor Ground, Oxford
Attendance: 3,547
1994

Doncaster Belles 1–0 Knowsley United

Walker 38′

Glanford Park,Scunthorpe
Attendance: 1,674
1995

Arsenal 3–2 Liverpool

Prenton Park,Birkenhead
1996

Croydon 1–1 a.e.t. (3–2 pen.) Liverpool

Liverpool: Burke 22′
Croydon: Powell 38′

The New Den,London
Attendance: 2,110
1997

Millwall 1–0 Wembley

Waller 51′

Upton Park,London
Attendance: 3,015
1998

Arsenal 3–2 Croydon

Arsenal: Spacey 17′, Yankey 52′, Few 90+3
Croydon: Broadhurst (pen) 10′, Powell 55′

The Valley,London
1999

Arsenal 2–0 Southampton Saints

Hayes (o.g) 14′, Wheatley 41′

The Valley,London
Attendance: 6,450
2000

Croydon 2–1 Doncaster Belles

Croydon: C.Walker 40′, G.Hunt 67′
Doncaster: Exley 40′

Bramall Lane,Sheffield
Attendance: 3,434
2001

Arsenal 1–0 Fulham

Banks 52′

Selhurst Park,London
Attendance: 13,824
2002

Fulham 2–1 Doncaster Belles

Fulham: Yankey 55′, Chapman 56′
Doncaster: Handley 58′

Selhurst Park,London
Attendance: 10,124
2003

Fulham 3–0 Charlton Athletic

Moore 18′, Hills (o.g) 36′, Williams (o.g) 61′

Selhurst Park,London
Attendance: 10,389
2004

Arsenal 3–0 Charlton Athletic

Fleeting  23′, 25′, 83′

Loftus Road,London
Attendance: 12,244
2005

Charlton Athletic 1–0 Everton

Aluko 58′

Upton Park,London
Attendance: 8,567
2006

Arsenal 5–0 Leeds United

Ward (o.g) 3′, Fleeting 34′, Yankey 35′, Smith (pen) 73′, Sanderson 77′

The New Den,London
Attendance: 13,452
2007

Arsenal 4–1 Charlton Athletic

Charlton: Holtham 2′
Arsenal: Smith 7′, 80′, Ludlow 15′, 45′

City Ground,Nottingham
Attendance: 24,529

City Ground,Nottingham
2008

Arsenal 4–1 Leeds United

Arsenal: Smith 54′, 83′, Ludlow 58′, Sanderson 60′
Leeds: Clarke 68′

City Ground,Nottingham
Attendance: 24,582
2009

Arsenal 2–1 Sunderland

Arsenal: Chapman 32′, Little 90′
Sunderland: McDougall 90′

Pride Park Stadium,Derby
Attendance: 23,291

Pride Park Stadium,Derby
2010

Everton 3–2 a.e.t. Arsenal

Arsenal: Little (pen) 43′, Fleeting 54′
Everton: Dowie 16′, 119′, White (o.g.) 45′+2′

City Ground,Nottingham
Attendance: 17,505

City Ground,Nottingham
2011

Arsenal 2–0 Bristol Academy

Little 19′, Fleeting 32′

Ricoh Arena,Coventry
Attendance: 13,885

Ricoh Arena,Coventry
2012

Birmingham City 2–2 a.e.t. (3–2 pen.) Chelsea

Birmingham City: Williams 90′, Carney 111′
Chelsea: Lander 69′ Longhurst 101′

Ashton Gate,Bristol
Attendance: 8,723

Ashton Gate,Bristol
2013

Arsenal 3–0 Bristol Academy

Houghton 2′ Nobbs 72′ White 90′

Keepmoat Stadium,Doncaster
Attendance: 4,988

Keepmoat Stadium,Doncaster

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