Manchester Senior Cup

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Manchester FA Senior Cup
Founded 1885
Region Greater Manchester
Number of teams 6
Current champions Manchester United Reserves (2013)
Most successful club(s) Manchester United
(incl. Newton Heath (LYR) & Reserves)
Website Manchester FA

The Manchester FA Senior Cup (originally known as the Manchester Cup) is an annual football tournament held between the clubs of the Manchester Football Association which was first played in 1885. The first winners were Hurst who beat Newton Heath LYR in the final.

Organisation[edit]

The competition featured the major professional clubs of the Manchester area — Manchester United (as Newton Heath LYR until 1892 and Newton Heath until 1902), Manchester City (as Ardwick until 1894), Bolton Wanderers, Bury, Oldham Athletic, and Stockport County — until the 1970s, after which only non-league and amateur clubs entered. The Senior Cup was not held from 1980 to 1998, but was reintroduced as a reserve team tournament for the six professional clubs, typically in round-robin format with a final usually held at the end of the season in early May.

Manchester United reserve team has won the tournament 27 times, (most recently in 2013), followed by Manchester City's reserve team with 21 victories (most recently in 2010).

Winners[edit]

The Manchester Senior Cup.
Winners by year
1885 Hurst 1921 1960 2011 Manchester United Reserves
1886 Newton Heath LYR 1922 Bolton Wanderers 1961 2012 Manchester United Reserves
1887 West Manchester 1923 Stockport County 1962 Bury 2013 Manchester United Reserves
1888 Newton Heath LYR 1924 Manchester United 1963 Bolton Wanderers
1889 Newton Heath LYR 1925 Bury 1964 Manchester United
1890 Newton Heath LYR 1926 Manchester United 1965
1891 Ardwick 1927 1966
1892 Ardwick 1928 Manchester City 1967
1893 Newton Heath 1929 Manchester City 1968 Bury
1894 Bury 1930 Wigan Borough 1969
1895 Hurst 1931 Manchester United 1970
1896 Bury 1932 Manchester City 1971 Dukinfield Town
1897 Bury 1933 Manchester City 1972 Mossley
1898 Stockport County 1934 Manchester United 1973 Droylsden
1899 Stockport County 1935 1974 Oldham Athletic
1900 Bury 1936 Manchester United 1975 Hyde United
1901 Manchester City 1937 Manchester United 1976 Ashton United
1902 Newton Heath 1938 1977 Mossley
1903 Bury/Manchester City (shared) 1939 Manchester United 1978 Ashton United
1904 1947 1979 Droylsden
1905 Bury 1948 Manchester United 1999 Manchester United Reserves
1906 1949 Manchester City 2000 Manchester United Reserves
1907 Manchester City 1950 2001 Manchester City Reserves
1908 Manchester United 1951 Bury 2002 Oldham Athletic Reserves
1909 1952 Bury 2003
1910 Manchester United 1953 2004 Manchester United Reserves
1911 Manchester City 1954 2005 Manchester City Reserves
1912 Manchester United 1955 Manchester United 2006 Manchester United Reserves
1913 Manchester United 1956 2007 Manchester City Reserves
1914 Hurst 1957 Manchester United 2008 Manchester United Reserves
1915 Stockport County 1958 2009 Manchester United Reserves
1920 Manchester United 1959 Manchester United 2010 Manchester City Reserves

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