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1871–72 FA Cup

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1871-1872. FA Cup

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FIRST FA CUP 1871 72

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Brand new FA Cup being made

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How are the FA Cup medals are produced?

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Winner's of FA Cups (1872 - Present)

The 1871–72 Football Association Challenge Cup was the first staging of the Football Association Challenge Cup, usually known in the modern era as the FA Cup, the oldest association football competition in the world. Fifteen of the association's fifty member clubs entered the first competition, although three withdrew without playing a game. In the final, held at Kennington Oval in London on 16 March 1872, Wanderers beat the Royal Engineers by a single goal, scored by Morton Betts, who was playing under the pseudonym A.H. Chequer.
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    • Background 

    • Rules 

    • Format 

    • Results 

    • First round 

    • Third round 

    • Final