Essex Senior Cup
|Number of teams||44|
|Current champions||Chelmsford City|
|Most successful club(s)||Ilford
|Website||Essex Senior Cup|
The Essex Senior Cup is a knock-out system football competition that has been running since 1884, and is the most prestigious cup competition in the county of Essex. The competition is run mainly for non-League clubs in the region, although league sides have been known to enter the competition, such as Colchester United, Dagenham & Redbridge, Leyton Orient and Southend United. Ilford have won the competition the most times, with 13 wins (their first victory came in 1888 and their most recent in 1954). The current holders are Chelmsford City, who beat East Thurrock United 1-0 in the 2017 final at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
The following shows a full list of winners and runners-up in the Essex Senior Cup since the knock-out competition was started in 1883.
|Score||Match went to extra time|
|Score||Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time|
Wins by club
|Rank||Club||Winner||Last win||Runner-up||Last losing final|
|17||Harwich & Parkeston||2||1936–37||10||1979–80|
|Dagenham & Redbridge||2000–01||2001–02|
|Redbridge Forest/Leytonstone & Ilford||1991–92||1987–88|
|26||Colchester/Colchester Town/Colchester Crown||1||1883–84||3||1899–1900|
|King's Royal Rifle Corps||1908–09||–|
|East Thurrock United||-||2016–17|
|Great Eastern Railway (Romford)||–||1920–21|
|Great Wakering Rovers||–||2006–07|
|Somerset Light Infantry||–||1888–89|
|York and Lancaster Regiment||–||1896–97|
a The 2005–06 final was not played due to Chelmsford City and Braintree Town being removed from the competition following the abandonment of their semi-final in the second half. Waltham Forest beat Heybridge Swifts 3–0 in their semi-final.