Birmingham Senior Cup

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Birmingham Senior Cup
Founded 1876
Region West Midlands
Number of teams 32 (5 rounds)
Current champions West Bromwich Albion (7th title)
Most successful club(s) Aston Villa
(19 titles)
Website Birmingham Senior Cup

The Birmingham Senior Cup is a football competition for Birmingham County FA club teams, organized by the Birmingham County Football Association. It began in 1876 and is one of the oldest county football competitions still active.[1]

The Birmingham Senior Cup is a regional cup contest, which has featured all of the West Midlands' big clubs, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Coventry City, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Walsall and Wolverhampton Wanderers.[2] However, in recent years most of the bigger clubs have tended to treat the cup as a "reserve" or "youth team" competition, giving the non-league sides a greater chance of success, while the competition's most successful team, Aston Villa, have not competed at all for several years.

The current champions are West Bromwich Albion, who beat Tamworth 2–1 with the game being played at The Hawthorns.[3]

Past finals[edit]

19th century[edit]

The programme for the 1883 final between the Wednesbury Old Athletic and Aston Villa
Season Winner[2] Score[2] Runners–up[2]
1876–77 Wednesbury Old Athletic 3–2 Stafford Road
1877–78 Shrewsbury Town 2–1 Wednesbury Strollers
1878–79 Wednesbury Old Athletic 3–2 Stafford Road
1879–80 Aston Villa 3–1 Saltley College
1880–81 Walsall Swifts 1–0 Aston Villa
1881–82 Aston Villa 2–1 Wednesbury Old Athletic
1882–83 Aston Villa 3–2 Wednesbury Old Athletic
1883–84 Aston Villa 4–0 Walsall Swifts
1884–85 Aston Villa 2–0 Walsall Swifts
1885–86 West Bromwich Albion 1–0 Walsall Swifts
1886–87 Long Eaton Rangers 1–0 West Bromwich Albion
1887–88 Aston Villa 3–2 West Bromwich Albion
1888–89 Aston Villa 3–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1889–90 Aston Villa 3–0 West Bromwich Albion
1890–91 Aston Villa 3–0 Wednesbury Old Athletic
1891–92 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–2 West Bromwich Albion
1892–93 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–0 Aston Villa
1893–94 Wolverhampton Wanderers beat West Bromwich Albion
1894–95 West Bromwich Albion 1–0 Aston Villa
1895–96 Aston Villa 2–0 Sheffield United
1896–97 Walsall 2–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1897–98 Walsall 3–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1898–99 Aston Villa 4–1 Port Vale
1899–1900 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Port Vale

20th century[edit]

Season Winner[2] Score[2] Runners–up[2]
1900-01 Stoke 4-3 Aston Villa
1901-02 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Aston Villa
1902-03 Aston Villa 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
1903-04 Aston Villa 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1904-05 Small Heath 7-2 West Bromwich Albion
1905-06 Aston Villa 3-1 Birmingham
1906-07 Birmingham 5-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1907-08 Aston Villa 6-0 Walsall
1908-09 Aston Villa 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1909-10 Aston Villa 2-1 Stoke
1910-11 Coventry City 2-1 Stourbridge
1911-12 Aston Villa 2-1 Willenhall Pickwick
1912-13 Port Vale 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1913-14 Stoke 2-1 Port Vale
1914-15 Birmingham 2-0 Stoke
1915-19 No competition due to World War I
1919-20 Birmingham 3-0 Stoke
1920-21 Birmingham 5-1 Stoke
1921-22 Birmingham 2-1 Wellington Town
1922-23 Coventry City 2-1 Bilston United
1923-24 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Aston Villa
1924-25 Redditch Town 1-0 Cradley Heath
1925-26 Burton Town 3-0 Wellington Town
1926-27 Cradley Heath 1-0 Burton Town
1927-28 Burton Town 3-2 Hereford United
1928-29 Burton Town 2-0 Hereford United
1929-30 Oakengates Town 3-1 Kidderminster Harriers
1930-31 Nuneaton Town 4-2 Evesham Town
1931-32 Redditch Town 3-2 Brierley Hill Alliance
1932-33 Brierley Hill Alliance 3-2 Redditch Town
1933-34 Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 Dudley Town
1934-35 Kidderminster Harriers 5-2 Nuneaton Town
1935-36 Hednesford Town 3-1 Burton Town
1936-37 Brierley Hill Alliance 5-2 Tamworth
1937-38 Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 Burton Town
1938-39 Redditch Town 1-0 Darlaston Town
1939-45 No competition due to World War II
1945-46 Kidderminster Harriers 5-0 Stourbridge
1946-47 Wellington Town 2-1 Bromsgrove Rovers
1947-48 Atherstone Town 2-0 Bromsgrove Rovers
1948-49 Nuneaton Borough 2-1 Banbury Spencer
1949-50 Stourbridge 2-1 Bedworth Town
1950-51 Lockheed (Leamington) 3-1 Hereford United
1951-52 Brierley Hill Alliance 2-1 Halesowen Town
1952-53 Brierley Hill Alliance 2-1 Nuneaton Borough
1953-54 Burton Albion 2-1 Brierley Hill Alliance
1954-55 Brush Sports 1-1 Hinckley Athletic
1955-56 Nuneaton Borough 2-0 Brush Sports
1956-57 Lockheed (Leamington) 2-0 Redditch United
1957-58 Moor Green 1-0 Lockheed (Leamington)
1958-59 Stourbridge 2-1 Lockheed (Leamington)
1959-60 Nuneaton Borough 1-0 Banbury Spencer
1960-61 Tamworth 3-1 Rugby Town
1961-62 Lockheed (Leamington) 5-1 Rugby Town
1962-63 Stratford Town 2-1 Lockheed (Leamington)
1963-64 Kidderminster Harriers 3-2 Tamworth
1964-65 Kidderminster Harriers 3-1 Dudley Town
1965-66 Tamworth 3-1 Kidderminster Harriers
1966-67 Kidderminster Harriers 6-3 Nuneaton Borough
1967-68 Stourbridge 4-3 Halesowen Town
1968-69 Tamworth 6-3 Bilston Town
1969-70 Lockheed (Leamington) 3-0 Burton Albion
1970-71 Rugby Town 2-0 Burton Albion
1971-72 Lockheed (Leamington) 1-0 Highgate United
1972-73 Darlaston Town 2-1 AP Leamington
1973-74 Highgate United 3-2 Darlaston Town
1974-75 Atherstone Town 1-0 AP Leamington
1975-76 Worcester City 1-0 Stourbridge
1976-77 Redditch United 3-0 Atherstone Town
1977-78 Nuneaton Borough 1-0 Redditch United
1978-79 Bedworth United 2-0 AP Leamington
1979-80 Nuneaton Borough 2-0 Lye Town
1980-81 Bedworth United 2-0 Alvechurch
1981-82 Bedworth United 4-2 Alvechurch
1982-83 Birmingham City 1-0 Aston Villa
1983-84 Halesowen Town 1-0 Dudley Town
1984-85 Aston Villa 3-1 Wednesfield Social
1985-86 Dudley Town 4-2 Willenhall Town
1986-87 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Burton Albion
1987-88 West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Bedworth United
1988-89 VS Rugby 1-0 Bromsgrove Rovers
1989-90 West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Atherstone United
1990-91 West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Nuneaton Borough
1991-92 VS Rugby 3-0 Birmingham City
1992-93 Nuneaton Borough 2-0 VS Rugby
1993-94 Walsall 3-0 Hednesford Town
1994-95 Solihull Borough 2-0 Aston Villa
1995-96 Birmingham City 2-0 Aston Villa
1996-97 Burton Albion 3-1 Tamworth
1997-98 Halesowen Town 3-1 Redditch United
1998-99 Birmingham City 4-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1999-00 Birmingham City 1-0 Walsall

21st century[edit]

Birmingham Senior Cup winners
Season Winner[2] Score[2] Runners–up[2] Venue Attendance
2000-01 Moor Green 3-1 Tamworth
2001-02 Nuneaton Borough  †2-0 * West Bromwich Albion
2002-03 Birmingham City  †2-0 * Moor Green
2003-04 Moor Green 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
2004-05 Redditch United 3-2 Birmingham City
2005-06 Willenhall Town 1-0 Stourbridge
2006-07 Coventry City  †3-2 * Walsall
2007-08 Birmingham City 5-0 Burton Albion
2008-09 Hednesford Town 2-0 Stourbridge
2009-10 Nuneaton Town 2-1 Alvechurch
2010-11 Sutton Coldfield Town 1-0 Nuneaton Town
2011-12 West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Solihull Moors The Hawthorns
2012-13 Hednesford Town 4-1 Sutton Coldfield Town Bescot Stadium 775
2013-14 West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Tamworth The Hawthorns 755

Key[edit]

Key to list of winners
(R) Replay
* Match went to extra time
dagger Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time

Table of winners[edit]

Club Winner Last win Runner-up Last losing final
1 Aston Villa 19 1985 9 1996
2 Birmingham City 12 2008 3 2005
3 Nuneaton Town 9 2010 5 2011
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 1987 9 2004
= West Bromwich Albion 7 2014 8 2002
= Kidderminster Harriers 7 1967 2 1966
7 Leamington 5 1972 5 1979
= Redditch United 5 2005 4 1998
9 Walsall 4 1994 6 2007
= Brierley Hill Alliance 4 1953 2 1954

Clubs with 3 wins:

Bedworth United, Burton Town, Coventry City, Hednesford Town, Moor Green, Stourbridge, Tamworth
  • - Walsall's tally of 4 wins includes one as Walsall Swifts, who would eventually merge with another club to become team now known as Walsall FC.

Records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birmingham County FA Cups". BCFA. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Birmingham FA County Cup Past Winners". BCFA. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "2013_14 Senior Cup". BCFA.