Womens FA Cup final

Who will lift the cup at Wembley?

Get ready for the Women’s FA Cup Final by checking out these key stats from the tournament’s history

Don’t miss Arsenal Women and Chelsea Ladies battling it out for the silverware

SSE Women’s FA Cup Final, Saturday 5 May, 5.10pm, BBC One/HD (CH 101/108). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

Book yourself a seat on the sofa, because the biggest domestic match in women’s football – the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final – is ready for kick-off this Saturday at Wembley Stadium!

 

This year’s showdown is set to be an absolute cracker, as Arsenal Women (who have lifted the trophy more times than any other side) go head to head with double-chasing Chelsea Ladies in front of what could be a record crowd for a Women’s FA Cup Final.

Excited? You should be, with some of the game’s leading talent on show. USA international Heather O’Reilly, winner of three Olympic golds and one World Cup, lines up for Arsenal alongside brilliant young England striker Beth Mead. They’ll come up against Korean star midfielder Ji So-yun, England’s defensive stalwart Millie Bright and, up front, PFA Player of the Year Fran Kirby.

Arsenal Women

But before all the drama gets under way live on the BBC on Virgin TV, get up to speed with the history of the Women’s FA Cup by checking out these key numbers…

 

1971

The year of the very first Women’s FA Cup Final, which saw Southampton beat Stewarton Thistle 4-1 at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

 

14

The record number of times Arsenal Women have won the competition

 

271

The total number of teams that took part in this season’s SSE FA Women’s Cup

 

5.02

The average number of goals scored per match in the competition this season

 

3.32

The average number of goals scored in Women’s FA Cup Finals

 

7

Doncaster Belles have won the tournament six times, but they’ve also lost seven finals – more than any other team

 

8-2

Southampton beat QPR by this eye-catching scoreline in the competition’s highest-scoring final in 1978

 

4

Arsenal won four consecutive FA Cups from 2006 to 2009. Their 2007 triumph was part of an unprecedented quadruple of League, FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Women’s Champions League

 

£25,000

Prize money for the winners of the 2018 FA Women’s Cup

 

35,271

The record attendance for a Women’s FA Cup Final, set in 2017 at Wembley when Manchester City beat Birmingham City 4-1

 

£0

Children under 16 who are accompanied by an adult can watch this season’s final for free at Wembley

SSE Women’s FA Cup Final

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