England - List of Women Cup Winners


See also 1917-1938 data.
The competition began in 1970/71 as the Mitre Challenge Trophy, organised by the Women's Football Association. There were 71 entrants, including teams from Scotland and Wales; the first three losing finalists were all from Scotland.

FA Cup

     Winners                      Runners-up
1971 Southampton              4-1 Stewarton Thistle      
1972 Southampton              3-2 Lees' Ladies      
1973 Southampton              2-0 Westthorn United      
1974 Fodens                   2-1 Southampton      
1975 Southampton              4-2 Warminster 
1976 Southampton              2-1 QPR                          [aet]
1977 QPR                      1-0 Southampton      
1978 Southampton              8-2 QPR                
1979 Southampton              1-0 Lowestoft           
1980 St Helens                1-0 Preston North End      
1981 Southampton              4-2 St Helens           
1982 Lowestoft                2-0 Cleveland Spartans      
1983 Doncaster Belles         3-2 St Helens           
1984 Howbury Grange           4-2 Doncaster Belles      
1985 Friends of Fulham        2-0 Doncaster Belles      
1986 Norwich                  4-3 Doncaster Belles      
1987 Doncaster Belles         2-0 St Helens           
1988 Doncaster Belles         3-1 Leasowe Pacific      
1989 Leasowe Pacific          3-2 Friends of Fulham      
1990 Doncaster Belles         1-0 Friends of Fulham      
1991 Millwall Lionesses       1-0 Doncaster Belles 
1992 Doncaster Belles         4-0 Red Star Southampton      
1993 Arsenal                  3-0 Doncaster Belles      
1994 Doncaster Belles         1-0 Knowsley United      
1995 Arsenal                  3-2 Liverpool           
1996 Croydon                  1-1 Liverpool                    [aet, 3-2 pen]
1997 Millwall Lionesses       1-0 Wembley           
1998 Arsenal                  3-2 Croydon           
1999 Arsenal                  2-0 Southampton Saints
2000 Croydon                  2-1 Doncaster Belles      
2001 Arsenal                  1-0 Fulham           
2002 Fulham                   2-1 Doncaster Belles
2003 Fulham                   3-0 Charlton Athletic
2004 Arsenal                  3-0 Charlton Athletic 
2005 Charlton Athletic        1-0 Everton
2006 Arsenal                  5-0 Leeds United
2007 Arsenal                  4-1 Charlton Athletic
2008 Arsenal                  4-1 Leeds United        
2009 Arsenal                  2-1 Sunderland
2010 Everton                  3-2 Arsenal                      [aet]                 
2011 Arsenal                  2-0 Bristol Academy         
2012 Birmingham City          2-2 Chelsea                      [aet, 3-2 pen]
2013 Arsenal                  3-0 Bristol Academy
2014 Arsenal                  2-0 Everton
2015 Chelsea                  1-0 Notts County
2016 Arsenal                  1-0 Chelsea
2017 Manchester City          4-1 Birmingham City
2018 Chelsea                  3-1 Arsenal
2019 Manchester City          3-0 West Ham United      
2020 Manchester City          3-1 Everton                      [aet] 

Number of Titles (50; runners-up finishes between square brackets):
     
14 [ 2] Arsenal

 8 [ 2] Southampton

 6 [ 7] Doncaster Belles 

 3      Manchester City

 2 [ 4] Everton                      [includes Leasowe Pacific]  
 2 [ 2] Chelsea
 2 [ 1] Fulham     
 2 [ 1] Croydon
 2      Millwall Lionesses  

 1 [ 3] Charlton Athletic
 1 [ 3] St Helens  
 1 [ 2] Friends of Fulham        
 1 [ 2] QPR
 1 [ 1] Birmingham City     
 1 [ 1] Lowestoft        
 1      Fodens
 1      Howbury Grange
 1      Norwich       

   [ 2] Bristol Academy
   [ 2] Leeds United
   [ 2] Liverpool
   [ 2] Stewarton Thistle (Scotland) [includes Lees' Ladies; later became Kilmarnock]
   [ 1] Cleveland Spartans 
   [ 1] Knowsley United      
   [ 1] Notts County
   [ 1] Preston North End
   [ 1] Red Star Southampton
   [ 1] Southampton Saints
   [ 1] Sunderland     
   [ 1] Warminster 
   [ 1] Wembley
   [ 1] West Ham United
   [ 1] Westthorn United (Scotland)


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