|Number of teams||44|
|Current champions||East Thurrock United|
|Most successful club(s)|| Ilford |
|Website||Essex Senior Cup|
The Essex Senior Cup is a knock-out system football competition that has been running since 1884, and is the most prestigious cup competition in the county of Essex. The competition is run mainly for non-League clubs in the region, although league sides have been known to enter the competition, such as Colchester United, Dagenham & Redbridge, Leyton Orient and Southend United. Ilford have won the competition the most times, with 13 wins (their first victory came in 1888 and their most recent in 1954).The current holders are East Thurrock United, who beat Chelmsford City 3–1 in the 2019 final at the Jobserve Community Stadium.
The following shows a full list of winners and runners-up in the Essex Senior Cup since the knock-out competition was started in 1883.
|Score||Match went to extra time|
|Score||Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time|
|1884–85||Old Foresters||7–0||Woodford Bridge|
|1886–87||Old Foresters||7–1||Grange Park|
|1888–89||Ilford||2–0||Somerset Light Infantry|
|1890–91||Clapton||7–0||Harwich & Parkeston|
|1894–95||Upton Park||2–1||Harwich & Parkeston|
|1896–97||Leyton||4–0||York and Lancaster Regiment|
|1898–99||Harwich & Parkeston||2–0||Leytonstone|
|1906–07||South Weald||5–0||Harwich & Parkeston|
|1908–09||King's Royal Rifle Corps||4–0||Barking|
|1910–11||Custom House||3–1||South Weald|
|1911–12||Romford Town||1–0||South Weald|
|1913–14||Leytonstone||2–1||Harwich & Parkeston||Replay after 2–2 draw|
|1915–1919||No competition - World War I|
|1919–20||Barking Town||1–0||Grays Athletic|
|1920–21||Grays Athletic||2–1||Great Eastern Railway (Romford)|
|1921–22||Custom House||1–0||Harwich & Parkeston||Replay after 1–1 draw|
|1922–23||Grays Athletic||4–1||Harwich & Parkeston|
|1923–24||Ilford||1–0||Grays Athletic||Replay after 3–3 draw|
|1924–25||Clapton||2–0||Leyton||Replay after 0–0 draw|
|1934–35||Leyton||1–0||Harwich & Parkeston||Replay after 1–1 draw|
|1936–37||Harwich & Parkeston||2–1||Ilford||Replay after 2–2 draw|
|1937–38||Romford||3–1||Eton Manor||Replay after 0–0 draw|
|1940–1944||No competition - World War II|
|1944–45||Grays Athletic||2–1||Clapton||Replay after 3–3 draw|
|1945–46||Barking||3–2||Romford||Replay after 2–2 draw|
|1957–58||Walthamstow Avenue||2–1||Grays Athletic|
|1959–60||Walthamstow Avenue||3–0||Harwich & Parkeston|
|1961–62||Dagenham||3–1||Walthamstow Avenue||On aggregate|
|1963–64||Tilbury||4–3||Ford United||On aggregate|
|1965–66||Leytonstone||5–1||Grays Athletic||On aggregate|
|1968–69||Walthamstow Avenue||2–1||Leytonstone||On aggregate|
|1971–72||Walthamstow Avenue||2–1||Tilbury||On aggregate|
|1973–74||Walthamstow Avenue||4–0||Leytonstone||On aggregate|
|1975–76||Billericay Town||3–2||Epping Town|
|1977–78||Dagenham||7–1||Harwich & Parkeston|
|1979–80||Dagenham||2–1||Harwich & Parkeston|
|1980–81||Dagenham||6–2||Chelmsford City||Replay after 1–1 draw|
|1981–82||Leytonstone & Ilford||2–1||Colchester United|
|1985–86||Chelmsford City||3–0||Billericay Town||On aggregate|
|1987–88||Grays Athletic||1–0||Leytonstone & Ilford|
|1988–89||Chelmsford City||3–2||Grays Athletic|
|1989–90||Barking||4–0||Southend United||Replay after 1–1 draw|
|1990–91||Southend United||3–2||Leyton Orient||Replay after 1–1 draw|
|1991–92||Redbridge Forest||3–0||Chelmsford City|
|1992–93||Chelmsford City||1–0||Wivenhoe Town|
|1993–94||Grays Athletic||1–0||Billericay Town|
|1994–95||Grays Athletic||1–0||Billericay Town|
|1995–96||Braintree Town||2–1||Billericay Town|
|1996–97||Southend United||2–1||Braintree Town|
|1997–98||Dagenham & Redbridge||2–1||Purfleet|
|1998–99||Canvey Island||2–1||Leyton Orient|
|2000–01||Dagenham & Redbridge||2–2||Canvey Island||5–3 on penalties|
|2001–02||Canvey Island||6–1||Dagenham & Redbridge|
|2005–06||Waltham Forest awarded competition [A]|
|2006–07||A.F.C. Hornchurch||2–1||Great Wakering Rovers|
|2007–08||Southend United||1–0||Chelmsford City|
|2008–09||Chelmsford City||2–0||Concord Rangers|
|2009–10||Colchester United||2–1||A.F.C. Hornchurch|
|2011–12||Canvey Island||1–0||Colchester United|
|2012–13||A.F.C. Hornchurch||2–1||Grays Athletic|
|2013–14||Concord Rangers||2–1||Braintree Town|
|2014–15||Concord Rangers||5–0||Billericay Town|
|2015–16||Concord Rangers||1–0||Heybridge Swifts|
|2016–17||Chelmsford City||1–0||East Thurrock United|
|2017–18||Billericay Town||2–1||Chelmsford City|
|2018–19||East Thurrock United||3–1||Chelmsford City|
|Rank||Club||Winner||Last win||Runner-up||Last losing final|
|18||Harwich & Parkeston||2||1936–37||10||1979–80|
|Dagenham & Redbridge||2000–01||2001–02|
|Redbridge Forest/Leytonstone & Ilford||1991–92||1987–88|
|26||Colchester/Colchester Town/Colchester Crown||1||1883–84||3||1899–1900|
|29||East Thurrock United||1||2018-19||1||2016-17|
|King's Royal Rifle Corps||1908–09||–|
|Great Eastern Railway (Romford)||–||1920–21|
|Great Wakering Rovers||–||2006–07|
|Somerset Light Infantry||–||1888–89|
|York and Lancaster Regiment||–||1896–97|
a The 2005–06 final was not played due to Chelmsford City and Braintree Town being removed from the competition following the abandonment of their semi-final in the second half. Waltham Forest beat Heybridge Swifts 3–0 in their semi-final.
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