Staffordshire Senior Cup

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Staffordshire Senior Cup
Staffordshire Flag.svg
Flag of Staffordshire
Founded 1877
Region Staffordshire
Current champions Stoke City (19th title)
Most successful club(s) Stoke City (19 titles)
Website http://www.staffordshirefa.com
The West Bromwich Albion team display the Staffordshire Cup in 1883.

The Staffordshire Senior Challenge Cup is a football cup tournament based in the county of Staffordshire in England first competed for in 1877-78. Organised by the Staffordshire Football Association, it is competed for by a mix of clubs from Staffordshire and the surrounding areas. Both professional and amateur clubs may enter. In the modern age however professional teams such as Stoke City and Port Vale, the main clubs in Staffordshire, usually field a reserve team as they place more prestige on their respective leagues and professional cup competitions. This has left the door open for non-league sides to have more success in the cup as it is classed as a bigger achievement for them to win it.

In recent years the entries from clubs from neighbouring counties have virtually been phased out. Most County FAs now have their own separate Senior Cup competitions and this, coupled with the formation of the West Midlands county, has meant the entries for the Cup are quite low in some seasons. This has seen Market Drayton Town and Shifnal Town both enter since the turn of the millennium to make up the numbers, despite not being located in Staffordshire.

From the 2008–09 season the Staffordshire FA introduced a cut off point whereby teams lower than level 9 in the English football league system can not compete in the Senior Cup. Teams below the level of the North West Counties League Premier Division and Midland Football Alliance now compete in the sister competition the Staffordshire Senior Vase.

Stoke City are the most successful sides in the competition's history with 19 wins.

Historically the non-league side with the most wins is Stafford Rangers who have won the cup 11 times since the Second World War.

The most successful side from outside what is traditionally classed as Staffordshire are Kidderminster Harriers from Worcestershire, who won the competition 4 times in the 1980s. Worcester City and Redditch United have also won the competition from this county and Macclesfield Town and Northwich Victoria from neighbouring Cheshire

Winners[edit]

As of 2016–17 season[1]
Season Winner Runner-up
1877–78 Stoke (1) Talke Rangers
1878–79 Stoke (2) Cobridge
1879–80 Wednesbury Old Athletic (1) Aston Villa
1880–81 Aston Villa (1) Walsall Swifts
1881–82 Walsall Town (1) Walsall Swifts
1882–83 West Bromwich Albion (1) Stoke
1883–84 Birmingham St. George's (1) West Bromwich Albion
1884–85 Walsall Town (2) Wolverhampton Wanderers
1885–86 West Bromwich Albion (2) Stoke
1886–87 West Bromwich Albion (3) Walsall Swifts
1887–88 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) West Bromwich Albion
1888–89 West Bromwich Albion (4) Leek
1889–90 Birmingham St. George's (2) Walsall Town Swifts
1890–91 Aston Villa (2) Stoke
1891–92 Burton Swifts (1) Aston Villa
1892–93 Aston Villa (3) Walsall Town Swifts
1893–94 Aston Villa (4) Wolverhampton Wanderers
1894–95 Burton Wanderers (1) Wolverhampton Wanderers
1895–96 Aston Villa (5) Stoke
1896–97 Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) Stoke
1897–98 Burslem Port Vale (1) West Bromwich Albion
1898–99 Aston Villa (6) Walsall
1899–1900 West Bromwich Albion (5) Burslem Port Vale
1900–01 Wolverhampton Wanderers (3) Stoke
1901–02 West Bromwich Albion (6) Stoke
1902–03 West Bromwich Albion (7) Stoke
1903–04 Stoke (3) & Wolverhampton Wanderers (4) (Trophy shared)
1904–05 Small Heath (1) Wolverhampton Wanderers
1905–06 Aston Villa (7) Burton United
1906–07 Aston Villa (8) West Bromwich Albion
1907–08 Birmingham (2) West Bromwich Albion
1908–09 Aston Villa (9) Birmingham
1909–10 Aston Villa (10) West Bromwich Albion
1910–11 Aston Villa (11) Walsall
1911–12 Burslem Port Vale (2) Birmingham
1912–13 Aston Villa (12) Birmingham
1913–14 Stoke (4) Walsall
1914–15 Birmingham (3) Aston Villa
1919–20 Port Vale[2] (3) Birmingham
1920–21 Stoke (5) Walsall
1921–22 Wolverhampton Wanderers (4) Walsall
1922–23 Walsall (2) Wolverhampton Wanderers
1923–24 West Bromwich Albion (8) Stoke
1924–25 Aston Villa (13) West Bromwich Albion
1925–26 West Bromwich Albion (9) Stoke
1926–27 Walsall (3) Birmingham
1927–28 Aston Villa (14) Port Vale
1928–29 Walsall (4) Aston Villa
1929–30 Stoke City (6) Port Vale
1930–31 Aston Villa (15) Walsall
1931–32 West Bromwich Albion (10) Wolverhampton Wanderers
1932–33 West Bromwich Albion (11) Aston Villa
1933–34 Stoke City (7) Aston Villa
1934–35 Wolverhampton Wanderers (5) Stoke City
1935–36 Wolverhampton Wanderers (6) Stafford Rangers
1936–37 Wolverhampton Wanderers (7) Birmingham
1937–38 Wolverhampton Wanderers (8) West Bromwich Albion
1938–39 Stoke City (8) Kidderminster Harriers
1946–47 Port Vale (4) Stafford Rangers
1947–48 Stoke City (9) Port Vale
1948–49 Port Vale (5) Walsall
1949–50 Wolverhampton Wanderers (9) Walsall
1950–51 West Bromwich Albion (12) Wolverhampton Wanderers
1951–52 Wolverhampton Wanderers (10) Stoke City
1952–53 Port Vale (6) Walsall
1953–54 Aston Villa (16) Stafford Rangers
1954–55 Stafford Rangers (1) Leek Town
1955–56 Burton Albion (1) Tamworth
1956–57 Stafford Rangers (2) Bilston
1957–58 Bilston (1) Stafford Rangers
1958–59 Tamworth (1) Stafford Rangers
1959–60 Bilston (2) Stafford Rangers
1960–61 Bilston (3) Stafford Rangers
1961–62 Bilston (4) Brierley Hill Alliance
1962–63 Stafford Rangers (3) Bilston
1963–64 Tamworth (2) Brierley Hill Alliance
1964–65 Stoke City (10) Bilston
1965–66 Tamworth (3) Walsall
1966–67 Wolverhampton Wanderers (11) Tamworth
1967–68 Walsall (5) Kidderminster Harriers
1968–69 Stoke City (11) & West Bromwich Albion (13) (Trophy shared)
1969–70 Hednesford Town (1) Kidderminster Harriers
1970–71 Stoke City (12) Tamworth
1971–72 Stafford Rangers (4) Stoke City
1972–73 Stafford Rangers (5) Port Vale
1973–74 Hednesford Town (2) Stoke City
1974–75 Stoke City (13) Armitage
1975–76 Stoke City (14) Stafford Rangers
1976–77 Worcester City (1) Burton Albion
1977–78 Stafford Rangers (6) Kidderminster Harriers
1978–79 Northwich Victoria (1) Kidderminster Harriers
1979–80 Northwich Victoria (2) Leek Town
1980–81 Kidderminster Harriers (1) Stoke City
1981–82 Stoke City (15) Leek Town
1982–83 Kidderminster Harriers (2) Willenhall Town
1983–84 Kidderminster Harriers (3) Halesowen Town
1984–85 Kidderminster Harriers (4) Leek Town
1985–86 Eastwood Hanley (1) Bilston
1986–87 Stafford Rangers (7) Northwich Victoria
1987–88 Oldbury United (1) Stafford Rangers
1988–89 Halesowen Town (1) Sutton Coldfield Town
1989–90 Northwich Victoria (3) Macclesfield Town
1990–91 Redditch United (1) Northwich Victoria
1991–92 Stafford Rangers (8) Chasetown
1992–93 Stoke City (16) Hednesford Town
1993–94 Macclesfield Town (1) Wednesfield Social
1994–95 Stoke City (17) Paget Rangers
1995–96 Leek Town (1) Newcastle Town
1996–97 Macclesfield Town (2) Bilston Town
1997–98 Bilston Town (5) Tamworth
1998–99 Stoke City (18) Leek Town
1999–2000 Blakenall (1) Tamworth
2000–01 Port Vale (7) Rocester
2001–02 Tamworth (4) Newcastle Town
2002–03 Stafford Rangers (4) Stoke City
2003–04 Kidsgrove Athletic (1) Stafford Rangers
2004–05 Stafford Rangers (9) Leek Town
2005–06 Rushall Olympic (1) Stoke City
2006–07 Kidsgrove Athletic (2) Rushall Olympic
2007–08 Rocester (1) Kidsgrove Athletic
2008–09 Kidsgrove Athletic (3) Stafford Rangers
2009–10 Newcastle Town (1) Port Vale
2010–11 Kidsgrove Athletic (4) Stoke City
2011–12 Kidsgrove Athletic (5) Rushall Olympic
2012–13 Hednesford Town (3) Rushall Olympic
2013–14 Rushall Olympic (2) Port Vale
2014–15 Stafford Rangers (2) Leek Town
2015–16 Rushall Olympic (3) Kidsgrove Athletic
2016–17 Stoke City (19) Chasetown

Results by team[edit]

Team Wins Runners-up
Armitage Town 0 1
Aston Villa 16 6
Bilston Town 5 5
Birmingham City 3 6
Birmingham St. George 2 0
Blakenall 1 0
Brierley Hill Alliance 0 1
Burton Albion 1 1
Burton United 2 1
Chasetown 0 1
Cobridge 0 1
Eastwood Hanley 1 0
Halesowen Town 1 1
Hednesford Town 3 1
Kidderminster Harriers 4 5
Kidsgrove Athletic 5 2
Leek 0 1
Leek Town 1 7
Macclesfield Town 2 1
Newcastle Town 1 2
Northwich Victoria 3 2
Oldbury United 1 0
Paget Rangers 0 1
Port Vale 7 7
Redditch United 1 0
Rocester 1 1
Rushall Olympic 3 3
Stafford Rangers 11 11
Stoke City 18 18
Sutton Coldfield Town 0 1
Talke Rangers 0 1
Tamworth 4 5
Walsall 6 16
Wednesbury Old Athletic 1 0
Wednesfield Social 0 1
West Bromwich Albion 13 8
Willenhall Town 0 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 6
Worcester City 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HISTORY OF PREVIOUS WINNERS". Staffordshire FA. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Kent, Jeff (1993). The Port Vale Record 1879–1993. Witan Books. ISBN 0-9508981-9-8. 

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