FA Sunday Cup
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|Current champions||Hardwick Social FC|
|Most successful club(s)||Hetton Lyons Cricket Club (4 titles)|
Prior to 1960 The Football Association did not permit clubs or players under its jurisdiction to take part in competitive football played on Sunday. A change of policy by the governing body in 1960 allowed Sunday leagues to become affiliated to County Associations and, four years later, The FA started the Sunday Cup to allow Sunday players to compete in a national knock-out tournament.
In the first final featuring club sides, Ubique United beat Aldridge Fabrications 1–0 in 1965–66.
After The Sunday Cup’s inaugural season, 1,600 requests for entry forms for the following season’s competition were received. Entries for season 2017–18 were 80. Since its inception in 1964-65 (53 years ago) the competition has been won by 42 different sides.
The most successful team is Hetton Lyons Cricket Club FC with 4 wins, in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012. St Joseph's (Luton) have appeared in a record five finals, winning on two occasions in 1995 and '96. Seven other teams have been successful on two occasions – Carlton United in 1967 and '73, Newtown Unity in 1972 and '74, Fantail in 1980 and '81, Nicosia in 1991 and 2004, Oyster Martyrs in 2011 and '13, Humbledon Plains Farm in 1990 and 2014 and Hardwick Social in 2017 and 2018.
The current holders Hardwick Social FC became the first club for 22 years to retain the trophy since St Joseph's (Luton) in 1995-96.
Winners and runners-up
The results of the finals to date:
|1965–66||Ubique United||1–0||Aldridge Fabrications|
|1966–67||Carlton United||2–0||Stoke Works|
|1968–69||Leigh Park||3–1||Loke United|
|1969–70||Vention United||1–0||Ubique United|
|1970–71||Becontree Rovers||2–0||Saltley United|
|1971–72||Newtown Unity||4–0||Springfield Colts|
|1972–73||Carlton United||2–1||Wear Valley|
|1973–74||Newtown Unity||3–0||Brentford East|
|1974–75||Fareham Town Centipedes||1–0||Players Athletic Engineers|
|1976–77||Langley Park Rams Head||2–0||Newtown Unity|
|1981–82||Dingle Rail||2–1||Twin Foxes|
|1982–83||Eagle||1–1, replay 2–1||Lee Chapel North|
|1983–84||Lee Chapel North||4–3||Eagle|
|1984–85||Hobbies United||2–2, 1–1 replay, 2–1 second replay||Avenue|
|1987–88||Nexday||2–0||Humbledon Plains Farm|
|1989–90||Humbledon Plains Farm||2–1||Marston Sports|
|1993–94||Ranelagh Sports||2–0||Hartlepool Lion Hotel|
|1994–95||St Joseph's (Luton)||2–1||B & A Scaffolding|
|1995–96||St Joseph's (Luton)||2–1||Croxteth & Gilmoss RBL|
|1997–98||Olympic Star||1–1, 5–3 penalties||St Joseph's (Luton)|
|1998–99||Little Paxton||2–2, 4–3 penalties||St Joseph's (Luton)|
|1999–2000||Prestige Brighams||1–0||Albion Sports|
|2000–01||Hartlepool Lion Hillcarter||0–0, 3–2 penalties||Houghton Centre|
|2002–03||Duke of York||3–1||Allerton|
|2003–04||Nicosia||3–1||U K Flooring|
|2004–05||Gossoms End||3–2||Albion Sports|
|2005–06||Hetton Lyons Cricket Club||5–3||St Joseph's (Luton)|
|2006–07||Coundon Conservative||5–0||Lebeq Tavern Courage|
|2007–08||Hetton Lyons Cricket Club||3–2||Coundon Conservative|
|2008–09||Scots Grey||4–3 a.e.t||Oyster Martyrs|
|2009–10||Hetton Lyons Cricket Club||4–2||Magnet Tavern|
|2011–12||Hetton Lyons Cricket Club||5–1||Canada|
|2012–13||Oyster Martyrs||4–3||Barnes Albion|
|2013–14||Humbledon Plains Farm||5–2||Oyster Martyrs|
|2015–16||New Salamis||1–1, 4–3 penalties||Barnes AFC|
|2016–17||Hardwick Social FC||1–1, 3–1 penalties.||New Salamis|
|2017-18||Hardwick Social FC||2-0 a.e.t||Gym United FC|
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