10 Shocking Things You Were Never Told About The FA Community Shield

The FA Community Shield for 2017 has come and gone leaving us with its memories painful on one end and sweet on the other end as Arsenal for the third time in four years stole a victory off Chelsea for the second time in two years for the coveted silverware, the same way they robbed them of victory of the FA Cup still here are some shocking facts about the Community Shield that you were never told.

1 The most successful team in the history of the FA Community Shield is Manchester United who have won it an incredible 21 times

2 It was first of all established in the year 1908 which means that it is 109 years old this year’s just concluded clash was the 95th edition and the contestants are the winners of the English Premier League and the winners of the English FA Cup and their battleground, the traditional Wembley Stadium

3 It was formerly known as the Sheriff of London Charity Shield

4 Manchester United were the first ever winners of the Community Shield defeating Queens Park Rangers 4-0 a repeat match which was played at Stamford Bridge after the first match ended a 1-1 draw. This was the first and only match to into a replay

5 The Community Shield is regarded to be the first competitive game of the new English football season

6 Everton hold the record of most consecutive wins from 1984-1987

7 Manchester United hold the record for the most consecutive losses from 1998-2001

8 The highest scoring match in the history of the Community Shield was between Manchester United and Swindon Town in 1911 which ended 8-4 in favour of The Red Devils

9 Arsenal have won 3 Community Shield titles in four years and two of them were against the same team, Chelsea FC in 2015 and 2017

10 Jose Mourinho is one manager who has one the title with two rival clubs, The Blues of Chelsea 2005 and 2007 and The Red Devils of Manchester United in 2016





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