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 name FA Cup usually refers to the English men's tournament, although a women's tournament is also held. It is sponsored by E.ON, and is therefore officially known as the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON.
The FA Cup was first held in 1871-72, and is the oldest association football competition in the world. Because it involves clubs of all standards playing against each other, there is the possibility for minnows from the lower divisions to become giant-killers by eliminating top clubs from the tournament, although lower division teams rarely reach the final. The holders of the FA Cup are Premier League side Chelsea, who beat Everton in the 2009 final on 30 May 2009.