Birmingham Senior Cup

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Birmingham Senior Cup
Founded 1876
Region West Midlands
Number of teams 32 (5 rounds)
Current champions Solihull Moors
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, organised by the Birmingham County Football Association. It began in 1876 and is the oldest county cup competition still active.[1][2]

The Birmingham Senior Cup is a regional cup contest, which has featured all of the West Midlands' big clubs, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Burton Albion, Coventry City, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Walsall and Wolverhampton Wanderers.[3] However, in recent years many of region's higher division clubs have tended to treat the cup as a reserve or youth team competition, giving 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.[4]

Past finals[edit]

The programme for the 1883 final between Wednesbury Old Athletic and Aston Villa
Season Winner[3] Score[3] Runner–up[3]
1876–77 Wednesbury Old Athletic 3–2 Stafford Road
1877–78 Shrewsbury Town 2–1 Wednesbury Strollers
1878–79 Wednesbury Old Athletic 3–2 (aet) 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 0–0, 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 2–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1889–90 Aston Villa 2–0 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 3–1 Aston Villa
1893–94 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–3[a] West Bromwich Albion
1894–95 West Bromwich Albion 0–0, 1–0 Aston Villa
1895–96 Aston Villa 3–0 Shelfield United
1896–97 Walsall 2–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1897–98 Walsall 3–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1898–99 Aston Villa 4–0 Burslem Port Vale
1899–00 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1, 2–1 Burslem Port Vale
1900–01 Stoke 1–1, 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 1–0 Stourbridge
1911–12 Aston Villa 2–1 Willenhall Pickwick
1912–13 Port Vale 0–0, 1–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1913–14 Stoke 0–0, 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
1922–23 Coventry City 2–1 Bilston United
1923–24 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Aston Villa
1924–25 Redditch 1–0 Cradley Heath
1925–26 Burton Town 3–0 Wellington Town
1926–27 Cradley Heath 3–3, 1–0 Burton Town
1927–28 Burton Town 3–2 Hereford United
1928–29 Burton Town 0–0, 2–0 Hereford United
1929–30 Oakengates Town 3–1 Kidderminster Harriers
1930–31 Nuneaton Town 1–1, 4–2 Evesham Town
1931–32 Redditch 3–2 Brierley Hill
1932–33 Brierley Hill 3–2 Redditch
1933–34 Kidderminster Harriers 2–1 Burton Town
1934–35 Kidderminster Harriers 5–2 Nuneaton
1935–36 Hednesford Town 2–1 Burton Town
1936–37 Brierley Hill 5–2 Tamworth
1937–38 Kidderminster Harriers 1–1, 2–1 (aet) Burton Town
1938–39 Redditch 1–0 Darlaston
1939–40 Solihull Town 2–1 Darlaston
1940–45 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 1–1, 2–1 Bedworth Town
1950–51 Lockheed (Leamington) 2–2, 3–1 Hereford United
1951–52 Brierley Hill 2–1 Halesowen Town
1952–53 Brierley Hill 2–1 Nuneaton Borough
1953–54 Burton Albion 2–1 Brierley Hill
1954–55 Brush Sports 0–0, 1–1 (aet)[b] Hinckley Athletic
1955–56 Nuneaton Borough 2–0 Brush Sports
1956–57 Lockheed (Leamington) 2–0 Redditch
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 (agg)[c] Nuneaton Borough
1967–68 Stourbridge 4–3 (agg)[c] Halesowen Town
1968–69 Tamworth 6–3 (agg)[c] Bilston
1969–70 Lockheed (Leamington) 3–0 (agg)[c] Burton Albion
1970–71 Rugby Town 2–0 (agg)[c] Burton Albion
1971–72 Lockheed (Leamington) 1–0 (agg)[c] Highgate United
1972–73 Darlaston 2–1 Lockheed (Leamington)
1973–74 Highgate United 3–2 Darlaston
1974–75 Atherstone Town 1–0 AP Leamington
1975–76 Worcester City 1–0 Stourbridge
1976–77 Redditch United 3–0 (aet) Atherstone Town
1977–78 Nuneaton Borough 1–1, 1–0 Redditch United
1978–79 Bedworth United 1–1 (aet), 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 (aet) Dudley Town
1984–85 Aston Villa 3–1 Wednesfield Social
1985–86 Dudley Town 4–2 (aet) Willenhall Town
1986–87 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–2 (aet), 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 (aet) 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 (aet) Tamworth
1997–98 Halesowen Town 3–1 Redditch United
1998–99 Birmingham City 4–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1999–00 Birmingham City 1–0 Walsall
2000–01 Moor Green 3–1 (aet) Tamworth
2001–02 Nuneaton Borough 2–0 (aet) West Bromwich Albion
2002–03 Birmingham City 2–0 (aet) Moor Green
2003–04 Moor Green 1–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
2004–05 Redditch United 3–2 (aet) Birmingham City
2005–06 Willenhall Town 1–0 Stourbridge
2006–07 Coventry City 3–2 (aet) 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
2012–13 Hednesford Town 4–1 Sutton Coldfield Town
2013–14 West Bromwich Albion 2–1 Tamworth
2014–15 Birmingham City 2–1 Nuneaton Town
2015–16 Solihull Moors 2–1 Birmingham City
2016–17

a. ^ The 1893–94 cup was shared following a 3–3 draw

b. ^ In 1954–55 the trophy was shared after a replay

c. ^ From 1966–67 to 1971–72 the final was composed of two legs

Records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birmingham County FA Cups". BCFA. 
  2. ^ Carr, Steve (2000). The History of the Birmingham Senior Cup 1876 to 1905 (1st ed.). Grorty Dick. ASIN:B00L3AL7YE. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Birmingham FA County Cup Past Winners". BCFA. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Carr, Steve (2017). The History of the Birmingham Senior Cup, Part Two - 1905 to 2016 (1st ed.). CreateSpace. ISBN 1539967689.