The FA Cup Final in Numbers

May 15, 2019


Manchester City take on Watford in this weekend’s FA Cup Final, with the sky blues hoping to become the first team ever to win a domestic treble of trophies.

With City already claiming this year’s Premier League and League Cup, victory on Saturday would provide a full domestic clean sweep for Pep’s men.

Ahead of Saturday’s simmering showpiece, we’ve taken a look at some numerical stats encompassing the past and present of FA Cup Finals…

5 – Newport striker Padraig Amond is the current top scorer in this season’s competition with 5 goals to his name. City stars Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus are closet to him with 3 goals apiece

£3.6 million – this year’s prize money is double last season’s top prize, with the runner-up now receiving £1.8m

126,047 – The official attendance for the 1923 final was reported as 126,047, but the actual figure is believed to be anywhere between 150,000 and 300,000

13 – Arsenal holds the current all-time record for FA Cup wins

1984 – Graham Taylor’s Watford lost 2-0 to Everton in their only previous final appearance way back in 1984

736 – The total number of teams who have entered this season’s competition

1938 – The first FA Cup Final to be broadcasted live by BBC Television was Preston vs Huddersfield in 1938

25 seconds – The time it took Everton’s Louis Saha to score in the 2009 FA Cup Final – the fastest final goal on record

 

Good luck to both Manchester City F.C. and Watford F.C. this weekend!

 

 

Blog written by Dan, Marketing Co-ordinator