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.
|Number of teams||32 (5 rounds)|
|Most successful club(s)||Aston Villa|
|Website||Birmingham Senior Cup|
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. 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, did not compete at all for several years, before returning for the 2018-19 competition. In the 2016–17 season, Leamington became the first team to win the cup in a penalty shootout, defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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
- Record number of wins
- Aston Villa (19)
- Most consecutive wins
- Aston Villa (4): 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885 & 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891
- Record number of final appearances
- Aston Villa (28)
- Highest scoring finals
Five or more wins by clubEdit
- "Birmingham County FA Cups". BCFA.
- Carr, Steve (2000). The History of the Birmingham Senior Cup 1876 to 1905 (1st ed.). Grorty Dick. ASIN:B00L3AL7YE.
- "Birmingham FA County Cup Past Winners". BCFA. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- Carr, Steve (2017). The History of the Birmingham Senior Cup, Part Two – 1905 to 2016 (1st ed.). CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1539967682.