FA Cup Games : Pre WORLD WAR TWO

We are pleased to present in conjunction with Nigel Turner some of the rarest F.A. Cup match day programmes from the Pre World War Two period.

The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after The Football Association. The FA Cup was first held in 1871–72, and is the oldest association football competition in the world.

FA Cup David Gold

Photo of the Cup taken on a recent National Open Garden day at David Gold's house in Surrey

The present FA Cup trophy is the fourth. The first, the 'little tin idol', was used from the inception of the Cup in 1872. In 1895, Aston Villa won the competition for the second time, beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0. That November, during an FA committee meeting, the club had to report that the cup had been stolen from the shop window of William Shillcock, a football and boot manufacturer in Birmingham, which had been proudly displaying the trophy. Although a £10 reward was offered to anyone who could recover the cup, it was never seen again. Instead, Aston Villa FC were fined £25 which covered the cost of a replacement trophy.

The second trophy was a replica of the first, and was last used in 1910 before being presented to the FA's long-serving president Lord Kinnaird to commemorate his 21st anniversary as president of the Football Association.

The FA Cup used today was bought by the FA in 1911 designed and manufactured by Fattorini's of Bradford and won by Bradford City in its first outing. This trophy still exists but is now too fragile to be used, so an exact replica was made by Toye, Kenning and Spencer and has been in use since the 1992 final.

DID YOU KNOW...

The oldest surviving FA Cup that was presented to the FA's long-serving president Lord Kinnaird to commemorate his 21st anniversary was auctioned in 2005 for a record-breaking £478,400, and was bought by West Ham United chairman David Gold.

 

Mr Gold, said he bought the item to stop it going overseas. "The Germans might have won more World Cups than us but I couldn't stand by and let them win the FA Cup as well."

 

The auction price made the FA Cup the world's most expensive piece of football memorabilia at that time. The sale, at Christie's in London, beat the previous record of £254,000, paid for the Jules Rimet World Cup in 1997.

 

A premium took the actual price of the silver cup from £420,000 to £478,400

Please Note:

The Programme images from these Cup games will also be displayed within their appropriate season once the web pages have been created. Please use the "Programme Index" link above and navigating to a particular season. Please bear with me as this will entail a considerable amount of work.

1908-09

QUEENS PARK RANGERS  

FA Cup (First Round Replay)

09_01_20 WHU v. QPR FAC1R

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Shea)

20th January 1909

Att: 11,400

Kitchen

Shreeve

Taylor A.

Yenson

Chalkley

Tirrell

Frost

Shea

Miller

Waggott

Blackburn

LEEDS CITY

FA Cup (Second Round Replay)

09_02_11 WHU v. Leeds City FAC2R

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Shea 2)

11th February 1909

Att: 13,000

Kitchen

Shreeve

Taylor A.

Yenson

Chalkley

Tirrell

Frost

Shea

Miller

Burton

Blackburn

NEWCASTLE UNITED  

FA Cup (Third Round)

09_02_20 WHU v. Newcastle United FAC3

Upton Park

0 - 0

20th February 1909

Att: 17,000

Kitchen

Shreeve

Taylor A.

Jarvis

Yenson

Bourne

Ashton

Shea

Miller

Grassam

Blackburn

1911-12

MIDDLESBROUGH

FA Cup (Second Round Replay)

12_02_08 WHIU v. Middlesbrough

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Ashton, Harrison)

8th February 1912

Att: 10,000

Hughes

Fairman

Glover

Redward

Woodards

Blackburn

Ashton

Shea

Harrison

Kennedy

Caldwell

QUEENS PARK RANGERS  

FA Cup (First Round Replay)

1912-13

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

(First Round - 2nd Replay

13_01_22 WBA v. WHU FAC2 2R

Stamford Bridge

3 - 0 (Hilsdon 2, Denyer)

22nd January 1913

Att: 27,075

Hughes

Rothwell

Forster

Woodards

Harrison

Randall

Ashton

Butcher

Denyer

Hilsdon

Casey

1913-14

CHESTERFIELD

(First Round)

14_01_10 WHU v. Chesterfield FAC1

Upton Park

8 - 1 (Puddefoot 5, Ashton, Bailey, Leafe)

10th January 1914

Att: 16,000

Hughes

Rothwell

Burton

Woodards

Askew

Randall

Ashton

Bailey

Puddefoot

Leafe

Casey

CRYSTAL PALACE

(First Round)

14_01_31 WHU v. Crystal Palace FAC2

Upton Park

2 - 0 ( (Bailey 2)

31st January 1914

Att: 18,000

Hughes

Brandon

Rothwell

Woodards

Askew

Burton

Ashton

Bailey

Puddefoot

Leafe

Casey

1919-20

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Third Round)

White Hart Lane

0 - 3

21st February 1920

Att: 47,646

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Bailey

Butcher

Puddefoot

Smith

Bradshaw

1922-23

HULL CITY (First Round)

23_01_13 Hull City v. WHU FAC1

Anlaby Road

3 - 2 (Watson 2, Moore)

13th January 1923

Att: 14,000

Hufton

Henderson

Young

Bishop

Kay

Tresadern

Richards

Crossley

Watson

Ruffell

BRIGHTON (Second Round Replay)

23_02_07 WHU v. Brighton FAC2R

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Moore)

7th February 1923

Att: 20,000

Hufton

Henderson

Horler

Allen

Carter

Tresadern

Richards

Brown

Watson

Moore

Ruffell

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Third Round)

23_02_24 WHU v. Plymouth Argyle FAC3

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Richards, Moore)

24th February 1923

Att: 30,525

Hufton

Henderson

Young

Bishop

Carter

Tresadern

Richards

Brown

Watson

Moore

Ruffell

SOUTHAMPTON

FA Cup (Fourth Round Replay)

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Watson)

14th March 1923

Att: 28,000

Hufton

Henderson

Young

Bishop

Carter

Tresadern

Richards

Brown

Watson

Moore

Ruffell

SOUTHAMPTON

FA Cup (Fourth Round 2nd Replay)

23_03_19 Southampton v. WHU FAC4 2R

Villa Park

1 - 0 (Brown)

19th March 1923

Att: 22,184

Hufton

Henderson

Young

Bishop

Kay

Tresadern

Richards

Brown

Watson

Moore

Ruffell

DERBY COUNTY

FA Cup (Semi-Final)

23_03_24 Derby County v. WHU Prog

Stamford Bridge

5 - 2 (Brown 2, Moore 2, Ruffell)

24th March 1923

Att: 50,795

Hufton

Henderson

Young

Bishop

Kay

Tresadern

Richards

Brown

Watson

Moore

Ruffell

1923 F.A. Cup Final

West Ham United v. Bolton Wanderers

Wembley Stadium

0 - 2

28th April 1923

Att: 126,047

Hufton, Henderson, Young, Bishop, Kay, Tresadern, Richards, Brown, Watson, Moore, Ruffell

1/1

1924-25

ARSENAL (First Round)

25_01_14 WHU v. Arsenal FAC1

Upton Park

0 - 0

14th January 1925

Att: 26,000

Hampson

Henderson

Young

Carter

Kay

Cadwell

Yews

Moore

Watson

Williams

Ruffell

ARSENAL (First Round Replay)

25_01_21 Arsenal v. WHU FAC1R

Highbury

2 - 2 (Ruffell 2)

21st January 1925

Att: 34,160

Hampson

Henderson

Young

Carter

Kay

Cadwell

Yews

Moore

Watson

Williams

Ruffell

ARSENAL (First Round - 2nd Replay)

25_01_26 Arsenal v. WHU FAC1 2R

Stamford Bridge

1 - 0 (Kay)

26th January 1925

Att: 36,955

Hampson

Henderson

Young

Carter

Kay

Cadwell

Yews

Moore

Watson

Williams

Ruffell

BLACKPOOL (Third Round)

25_02_21 WHU v. Blackpool FAC3

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Watson)

21st February 1925

Att: 30,000

Hampson

Henderson

Young

Collins

Kay

Cadwell

Yews

Moore

Watson

Williams

Ruffell

BLACKPOOL (Third Round Replay)

25_02_25 Blackpool v. WHU FAC3R

Bloomfield Road

0 - 3

25th February 1925

Att: 15,190

Hampson

Henderson

Hebden

Carter

Kay

Cadwell

Yews

Moore

Watson

Williams

Ruffel

1925-26

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Third Round)

26_01_09 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU FAC3

White Hart Lane

0 - 5

9th January 1926

Att: 49,800

Hufton

Henderson

Earl

Collins

Barrett

Bishop

Yews

Earle

Watson

Williams

Ruffell

1926-27

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Third Round)

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Watson 3)

8th January 1927

Att: 44,147

Hufton

Hebden

Horler

Carter

Barrett

Collins

Yews

Earle

Watson

Gibbins

Ruffell

BRENTFORD (Fourth Round)

27_01_29 WHU v. Brentford FAC4

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Ruffell)

29th January 1927

Att: 40,000

Hufton

Hebden

Horler

Carter

Barrett

Collins

Yews

Earle

Watson

Moore

Ruffell

BRENTFORD (Fourth Round Replay)

27_02_02 Brentford v. WHU FAC4R

Griffin Park

0 - 2

2nd February 1927

Att: 25,000

Hufton

Hebden

Horler

Carter

Barrett

Collins

Yews

Earle

Campbell

Watson

Ruffell

1927-28

PORTSMOUTH (Third Round)

28_01_14 Portsmouth v. WHU FAC3

Fratton Park

2 - 0 (Gibbins, Ruffell)

14th January 1928

Att: 27,692

Hufton

Henderson

Earl

Collins

Cox

Cadwell

Yews

Watson

Gibbins

Moore

Ruffell

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN (Fourth Round)

28_01_28 Huddersfield Town v. WHU FAC4

Leeds United

1 - 2 (Gibbins)

28th January 1928

Att: 27,000

Hufton

Henderson

Earl

Collins

Cox

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Gibbins

Watson

Ruffell

1928-29

SUNDERLAND (Third Round)

29_01_12 WHU v. Sunderland FAC3

Upton Park

0 - 0

14th January 1925

Att: 26,000

Hampson

Henderson

Young

Carter

Kay

Cadwell

Yews

Moore

Watson

Williams

Ruffell

CORINTHIAN (Fourth Round)

29_01_26 WHU v. Corinthians FAC4

Highbury

2 - 2 (Ruffell 2)

21st January 1925

Att: 34,160

Hampson

Henderson

Young

Carter

Kay

Cadwell

Yews

Moore

Watson

Williams

Ruffell

BOURNEMOUTH : FA Cup (Fifth Round Replay)

29_02_20 WHU v. Bournemouth FAC5R

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Barrett, Yews, og)

20th February 1929

Att: 30,217

Baillie

Hodgson

Earl

Collins

Smailes

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Watson

Barrett

Ruffell

1929-30

NOTTS COUNTY (Third Round)

30_01_25 WHU v. Leeds United FAC4

Upton Park

4 - 0 (Watson 2, Barrett, Gibbins)

11th January 1930

Att: 28,384

Hufton

Earl

Cox

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Watson

Gibbins

Ruffell

LEEDS UNITED : FA Cup (Fourth Round)

30_01_25 WHU v. Leeds United FAC4

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Watson 4)

25th January 1930

Att: 34,000

Hufton

Earl

Cox

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Watson

Robson

Ruffell

MILLWALL : FA Cup (Fifth Round)

30_02_15 WHU v. Millwall FAC5

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Watson 2, Yews, Gibbins)

15th February 1930

Att: 24,000

Hufton

Earl

Cox

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Watson

Gibbins

Ruffell

ARSENAL : FA Cup (Sixth Round)

30_03_01 WHU v. Arsenal FAC6

Upton Park

0 - 3

1st March 1930

Att: 40,492

Hufton

Earl

Cox

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Watson

Gibbins

Ruffell

1930-31

CHELSEA (Third Round)

31_01_10 WHU v. Chelsea FAC3

Upton Park

1 - 3 (Gibbins)

10th January 1930

Att: 21,000

Dixon

Earl

Wade

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Gibbins

James

Ruffell

1931-32

CHARLTON ATHLETIC (Third Round)

32_01_09 Charlton Athletic v. WHU FAC3

The Valley

2 - 1 (Watson 2)

9th January 1932

Att: 26,500

Dixon

Earl

Chalkley

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Phillips

Watson

Weldon

Ruffell

Pirate Programme

32_01_09 Charlton Athletic v. WHU FAC3 Pirate

CHELSEA (Fourth Round)

32_01_23 Chelsea v. WHU FAC4

Stamford Bridge

1 - 3 (Weldon)

23rd January 1932

Att: 36,657

Dixon

Earl

Chalkley

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Phillips

Watson

Weldon

Ruffell

1932-33

CORINTHIANS :

(Third Round)

33_01_14 Corinthians v. WHU FAC3

Crystal Palace

2 - 0 (Pollard, Watson)

14th January 1933

Att: 16,421

Watson

Chalkley

Walker

Collins

Barrett

Musgrave

Yews

Pollard

Watson

Wilson

Morton

WEST BROMWICH ALBION :

(Fourth Round)

33_01_28 WHU v. WBA FAC4

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Watson, Wilson)

28th January 1933

Att: 37,222

Watson

Chalkley

Walker

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Pollard

Watson

Wilson

Morton

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION :

(Fifth Round)

Goldstone Ground

2 - 2 (Musgrave, Watson)

18th February 1933

Att: 32,310

Watson

Chalkley

Walker

Collins

Barrett

Musgrave

Yews

Pollard

Watson

Wilson

Morton

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION :

(Fifth Round Replay)

33_02_22 WHU v. Brighton & Hove Albion FAC5R

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Morton)

22nd February 1933

Att: 36,742

Watson

Chalkley

Walker

Collins

Barrett

Musgrave

Yews

Pollard

Watson

Wilson

Morton

BIRMINGHAM (Sixth Round)

29_02_20 WHU v. Bournemouth FAC5R

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Morton)

22nd February 1933

Att: 36,742

Watson

Chalkley

Walker

Collins

Barrett

Musgrave

Yews

Pollard

Watson

Wilson

Morton

1932-33 FA Cup Semi-Final

(Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 1933

EVERTON (Semi-Final)

33_03_18 Everton v. WHU FAC Semi-Final

Molineux

1 - 2 (Watson)

18th March 1933

Att: 37,936

Watson

Chalkley

Walker

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Wood

Pollard

Watson

Wilson

Morton

1933-34

BRADFORD CITY (Third Round)

34_01_13 WHU v. Bradford City FAC3

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Watson 2, Goulden)

13th January 1934

Att: 28,426

Rutherford

Chalkley

Walker

Anderson

Barrett

Cockroft

Tippett

Mortton

Watson

Goulden

Ruffell

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Fourth Round)

34_01_27 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU FAC4

White Hart Lane

1 - 4 (Watson)

27th January 1934

Att: 51,747

Rutherford

Chalkley

Walker

Anderson

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Landells

Watson

Goulden

Ruffell

1934-35

STOCKPORT COUNTY (Third Round)

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Mills)

12th January 1935

Att: 26,400

Conway

Chalkley

Walker

Fenton

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Mills

Goulden

Ruffell

STOCKPORT COUNTY (Third Round Replay)

35_01_16 Stockport County v. WHU FAC3

Edgeley Park

0 - 1

16th January 1935

Att: 17,911

Conway

Chalkley

Walker

Wallbanks

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Mills

Goulden

Ruffell

1935-36

LUTON TOWN (Third Round)

36_01_11 WHU v. Luton Town FAC3

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Mangnall, Ruffell)

11th January 1936

Att: 42,000

Conway

Chalkley

Waker

Fenton

Barrett

Cockroft

Marshall

Mangnall

Simpson

Goulden

Ruffell

LUTON TOWN (Third Round Replay)

36_01_15 Luton Town v. WHU FAC3R

Kenilworth Road

0 - 4

15th January 1936

Att: 17,527

Conway

Chalkley

Waker

Fenton

Barrett

Cockroft

Marshall

Mangnall

Simpson

Goulden

Ruffell

1936-37

BOLTON WANDERERS (Third Round)

Upton Park

0 - 0

16th January 1937

Att: 42,300

Weare

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foxall

Green

Simpson

Goulden

Morton

BOLTON WANDERERS (Third Round Replay)

Burnden Park

0 - 1

20th January 1937

Att: 21,539

Weare

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foxall

Green

Simpson

Goulden

Morton

1937-38

PRESTON NORTH END (Third Round)

Deepdale

0 - 3

8th January 1938

Att: 30,198

Conway

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton

Walker R.

Cockroft

Kirkaldie

Green

Williams

Goulden

Morton

1938-39

QUEENS PARK RANGERS (Third Round)

39_01_03 QPR v. WHU FAC3

Loftus Road

2 - 1 (Foxall, Morton)

7th January 1939

Att: 22,408

Medhurst

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton

Walker R.

Corbett

Foxall

Macaulay

Small

Goulden

Morton

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Fourth Round)

39_01_03 QPR v. WHU FAC3

Upton Park

3 - 3 (Foxall 2, Macaulay)

21st January 1939

Att: 22,716

Medhurst

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton

Walker R.

Corbett

Foxall

Macaulay

Small

Goulden

Morton

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Fourth Round Replay)

39_01_25 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU Post 01

White Hart Lane

25th January 1939

MATCH POSTPONED

Programme dated "January 25th, 1939.

This photocoied programme has the same cover design but a different team line-up page.

(Photocopy)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Fourth Round Replay)

White Hart Lane

1 - 1 (Foxall)

30th January 1939

Att: 50,798

Medhurst

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foxall

Macaulay

Small

Goulden

Morton

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Fourth Round 2nd Replay)

39_02_02 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU FAC4 2R

Highbury

2 - 1 (Foxall, Macualay)

2nd February 1939

Att: 50,468

Medhurst

Bicknell

Walker C.

Corbett

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foxall

Macaulay

Small

Goulden

Morton

PORTSMOUTH (Fifth Round)

39_02_11 Portsmouth v. WHU FAC5

Fratton Park

0 - 2

2nd February 1939

Att: 47,614

Medhurst

Bicknell

Walker C.

Corbett

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foxall

Macaulay

Green

Goulden

Fenton B

Can you help fill any missing programme gaps above?

Please Note:

The Programme images from these Cup games will also be displayed within their appropriate season once the web pages have been created. Please use the "Programme Index" link above and navigating to a particular season. Please bear with me as this will entail a considerable amount of work.