THE FA CELEBRATES EMIRATES FA CUP GOALSCORERS ON CUP FINAL BALL
Players from across the football pyramid will have their names at the heart of this season’s Emirates FA Cup Final.
The FA has placed the names of 137 goalscorers from this season’s competition on the Nike Ordem V, Cup Final ball to be used at the 137th edition of the showpiece fixture.
The 'Ball For All' celebrates players from Step 6 of the National League system through to the Premier League, who all share the accolade of being a goalscorer in the world’s oldest domestic cup competition this season.
The names included represent goalscorers from every round, beginning at the Extra Preliminary Round through to the Semi Finals and also include a selection of the season’s most memorable and impactful strikes.
The FA have selected Tom Tonks from Stourbridge FC for his goal in the Third Round Qualifying (against Alfreton Town) as one of the 137 names to be displayed.
Andy Ambler, The FA’s Director of Professional Game Relations, said: “One of the most special things about The Emirates FA Cup is that a goalscorer in the Extra-Preliminary Round shares the same accolade as some of football’s most famous names. Over three thousand goals have been scored in this season’s competition, from all levels of the football pyramid and the 137 from across the country are representative of all who have contributed to this season’s competition.”
At the close of the season, The FA will have distributed a total of £14.6 million in competition prize money to the 737 competing teams.
Wembley ‘For All’
Wembley Stadium has lit up its iconic arch and outer screen in the name and colours of each of the 737 teams to play in the competition this season.
The FA will be circulating a link later this week for the image of the club name’s and colours in lights, the media alert and time-lapse video to share through media outlets.
Updated 18:27 - 21 May 2018 by Nigel Gregg