Revealed: Top five clubs ranked by number of FA Cup semi-finals reached

first_img 1. Arsenal have reached a record 28 FA Cup semi-finals – Arsene Wenger’s side face Reading in what will be a record 28th FA Cup semi-final for the Gunners. The north London side have won 18 of their previous semi-finals and are targeting a record 12th final success in May. Joint 5th: Chelsea have also appeared in 21 FA Cup semi-finals. Click the arrow above to see which big rival of the Blues have reached three more semi-finals than the West London club… – The Blues have also progressed to the FA Cup semi finals on 21 occasions, winning 11, the last victory being a 5-1 thrashing of bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in 2012. The FA Cup is back with both Wembley semi-finals this weekend.Saturday sees Arsenal face Championship side Reading before Aston Villa play for a place in the final when they come up against Liverpool on Sunday.But while the Royals are appearing in their first FA Cup semi-final since 1927, the other three clubs are last four veterans, each boasting more than 20 semi appearances apiece. Take a look at the slideshow above to see which clubs have played in the most FA Cup semi-finals. 6 3. Everton have appeared in 25 FA Cup semi-finals. Now find out which club is number two in the rankings! – Ahead of Liverpool, the Toffees have made 25 FA Cup semis, of which 13 have ended in victory. The last time the Toffees progressed to the final was back in 2009, under David Moyes, where they lost 2-1 to Chelsea. They last won the Cup in 1995, when they thrashed Spurs 4-1 in the last four (pictured above). 6 4. Liverpool have reached 24 FA Cup semi-finals. Click the arrow above to see which big rival of the Reds pips them to third… – Sunday’s cup tie against Aston Villa is the 24th time the Merseyside club have reached an FA Cup semi-final. The 2012 win over rivals Everton was the last time Liverpool reached the final, losing 2-1 to Chelsea. A win on Sunday would see the Anfield side reach an FA Cup final for a 15th time. 6 Joint 5th. Aston Villa have reached 21 FA Cup semi-finals. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out which club they share this honour with… – The Villans head to Wembley for their 21st semi-final on Sunday, against Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool. Can in form striker Christian Benteke help his side reach the final for the 11th time? 6 6 6 2. Manchester United have appeared in 27 FA Cup semi-finals. Who do you think is no.1? Click to find out if you’re right! – Ryan Giggs’ sensational solo goal against Arsenal in the 1999 FA Cup semi-final is one of the tournament’s most famous moments, but just one of the 27 last four ties United have contested. The Red Devils have a good record when it comes to reaching an FA Cup final, winning 18 out of their 27 semi-finals, but the Old Trafford side are on an FA Cup drought, last winning the trophy in 2004. last_img read more