|Organising body||Durham County FA|
|Number of teams||16|
|Current champions||Shildon (2019)|
|Most successful club(s)||Sunderland (21)|
The Durham County Challenge Cup (commonly known as the Durham Challenge Cup) is an annual football competition held between the clubs of the Durham County Football Association which was first played in 1884. It is the senior county cup for the historic county of Durham, which includes Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, and Sunderland. The first winners were Sunderland.
Complete list of Durham Challenge Cup winners since its first edition:
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