The FA Cup is an annual knockout football competition in men's English football. First played during the 1871–72 season, it is the oldest association football competition in the world.
The tournament is open to any eligible club down to 10 levels of the English football league system. Winners receive the FA Cup trophy and also qualify for European football and a place in the FA Community Shield match. Arsenal are the current holders, having beaten Aston Villa 4–0 in the 2015 final to win the cup for the second year in a row.
The 2016 competition will take place at Wembley stadium between Crystal Palace and Manchester United.
Photo: Arsenal vs Hull City FA Cup Final 2014, John Cooper
List of Crystal Palace and Manchester United players