Annually, the Community Shield is played at Wembley Stadium between the Premier League winners and the FA Cup winners of the preceding season. This means that if the Premier League champions were also victorious in the FA Cup, they would face the league runners-up. It is recognized by both the English Football Association and UEFA as a competitive super cup matchup.
The revenue from the game, which is organized by the FA, is donated to local community projects and organizations around the United Kingdom. Gate revenues and match program sales income is allocated to the 124 teams that played in the FA Cup from the first round onwards for donation to charities and projects of their choice, while the balance is distributed to the FA's national charity partners.
It was previously known as the Charity Shield. When the Sheriff of London Charity Shield was replaced in the 1908/09 season, the FA Charity Shield began in the current form. Leicester City are the new champions after overcaming Manchester City with a lone penalty goal from Kelechi Iheanacho at the 89th minute. Last year, Arsenal overcame Liverpool 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw to claim the trophy.
Community Shield Champions: Winners list by year
Manchester United are the most successful team in the competition with 17 victories and four draws, followed by Arsenal with 15 wins and one draw, and Liverpool with 10 triumphs and 5 draws (8 outright wins, one shared). Manchester United's 8-4 victory over Swindon Town in 1911 was the highest-scoring game.
There are two teams who have made the most appearances without winning or sharing a trophy: Chelsea (2010, 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2018) and Newcastle United (1932, 1951, 1952, 1955, and 1996). With four straight victories from 1984 to 1987, Everton holds the record for most consecutive victories. As of 1998-2001, Manchester United holds the record for the most consecutive defeats (4). From 1996 to 2001, Manchester United set the record for most consecutive games played (6), winning in just two.
As part of the 1967 Charity Shield, Tottenham goalkeeper Pat Jennings scored against Manchester United from his own penalty area.
It is the only club in history to have won the Shield, but not either the FA Cup or League Cup. This was the only time the Southern League champions won the Charity Shield in the five years between 1908 and 1912. To date, Brighton's sole national honor has been this win, which earned them the title of "Champions of England".
|1920||West Bromwich Albion|
|1910||Brighton & Hove Albion|