The Football Association Challenge Cup, more commonly known as the FA Cup, is an annual knockout football competition in men's domestic English football.

First played during the 1871–72 season, it is the oldest national football competition in the world

It is organised by and named after The Football Association (The FA). Since 2015

it has been known as The Emirates FA Cup after its headline sponsor. A concurrent women's tournament is also held, the Women's FA Cup.

Organising body : The Football Association

Founded : 1871;  151 years ago

Region England Wales

Number of teams 736 (2020–21)

Most successful club(s) :  Arsenal (14 titles)

Current champions : Leicester City (1st title)

Qualifier for : UEFA Europa League

Domestic cup(s) : FA Community Shield

Television broadcasters : BBC ITV Sport (from the 2021–22 season)