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FA Community Shield
FA Community Shield
Founded 1908
Region England.png England
Flag of Wales.gif Wales
Tournament information
Current champions Manchester City
Number of teams 2
Most successful club Manchester United (20 titles)
Football current event Current
Website Official website

The Football Association Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is a one-off annual English club football match contested between the Premier League Champions and the FA Cup winners at the national football stadium, Wembley Stadium in London. It is played as a season opening game between the previous season's league/cup winners (or the league runners up if the league champions won The Double of league and cup).The winners of the game receive the Shield as a trophy for the year, while players also receive individual winners medals. The current holders are Arsenal, who won the FA Cup, they beated the league winners, Manchester City 3-0.

History

The Community Shield started in 1908 where it was the Football League First Divison winners play against the Southern League champions with the first match in 1908 between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers. The first match in the new format was a 1-1 draw which meant their had to be a replay which was the onlyu one in the community shield history where Manchester United won 4-0 with both games being head at Stamford Bridge.

The competition format varied over the 17 years between 1913 and 1929 until in 1930 it went back to a Football League winner versus FA Cup winner where the format was the same to this present day. Notable match that didn't follow the format have been the 1950 Shield where a England FIFA world Cup team took on a touring Canada squad in that summer. In 1961 Tottenham Hotspur became the first team of the 20th century to take home the Double and played a Football Association XI in the 1961 edition.

The game had been moved to the start of the season from 1959 onwards to the present day with the two teams should contest the Shield should one team win both the FA Cup and the League continued to linger as in 1971 where Arsenal become the second team in English history to take the Double since the Shield's foundation but owing to their previously arranged pre-season games, they could not take part in the league, in their places Liverpool and Leicester City were invited to take on the 1971 Shield which Leicester City winning 1-0. 1972 was the same as Derby County F.C. and Leeds United declined their invations for the Charity Shield, so Manchester City who finished 4th in the First Divison and Aston Villa which was the Third Divison champions were invied to take part where Manchester City won 1-0.

In 1974 the FA secretary created the current format with it being held in Wembley Stadium, and being contested by the reigning League and FA Cup holders with Liverpool winning the first title in the new format.

In the 1980s and early 90s a drawn game resulted in each team holding the trophy for half of the year until 1993 where penalties were re-introduced to decide drawn games with it being used in the first year with Chelsea F.C. being the unlucky one.

With the new top league in formation called the Premier League, the Shield became a showcase match between the Premier League and FA Cup winners from 1993 competition onwards.

In 2002, the competition was renamed as the Community Shield.

Winners

By number of wins (clubs)

Team Wins
(outright wins/shared titles)
Years (* title was shared)
Manchester United20 (16/4)1908, 1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965*, 1967*, 1977*, 1983, 1990*, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
Liverpool15 (10/5)1964*, 1965*, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977*, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986*, 1988, 1989, 1990*, 2001, 2006
Arsenal13 (12/1)1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1991*, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014
Everton9 (8/1)1928, 1932, 1963, 1970, 1984, 1985, 1986*, 1987, 1995
Tottenham Hotspur7 (4/3)1921, 1951, 1961, 1962, 1967*, 1981*, 1991*
Chelsea41955, 2000, 2005, 2009
Manchester City41937, 1968, 1972, 2012, 2018
Wolverhampton Wanderers4 (1/3)1949*, 1954*, 1959, 1960*
Leeds United21969, 1992
Burnley2 (1/1)1960*, 1973
West Bromwich Albion2 (1/1)1920, 1954*
Blackburn Rovers11912
Bolton Wanderers11958
Brighton & Hove Albion11910
Cardiff City11927
Derby County11975
Huddersfield Town11922
Leicester City11971
Newcastle United11909
Nottingham Forest11978
Sheffield Wednesday11935
Sunderland11936
Aston Villa1 (0/1)1981*
Portsmouth1 (0/1)1949*
West Ham United1 (0/1)1964*

By number of wins (other)

Team Wins
(outright wins/shared titles)
Years (* title was shared)
English Professionals XI 4 1913, 1923, 1924, 1929
English Amateurs XI2 1925, 1926
England 1950 FIFA World Cup squad1 1950

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