Former footballer turned pundit Chris Kamara and football impressionist Darren Farley today embarked on an epic seven-day road trip, starting with visits to Old Trafford and the Etihad.
The pair will be taking the famous three-handled trophy on a nationwide relay covering 1,000 miles as they visit the 23 clubs that have won the League Cup to celebrate the history of the competition.
On the way they’ll meet and share stories with legends from each winning side, culminating in a trip to Wembley Stadium on Sunday 25th February to deliver the trophy moments before kick-off ahead of the Final between Arsenal and Manchester City.
Along the way, famous players who have written the League Cup’s colourful history, will be sharing memories of their famous victories, and the EFL have it covered every step of the way.
1976 winner, and scorer of the greatest goal in League Cup history as voted at the EFL’s 50th anniversary, Dennis Tueart, kicked off the day outside Manchester City’s Etihad complex, before a visit to eight-time winners Liverpool and legendary defender Phil Neal.
A trip to Ewood Park followed with 2002 winner David Dunn joining ‘Rover the Dog’, the club’s official mascot, to reminisce with ‘Kammy’ and Darren on a memorable day at the Millennium stadium for Blackburn Rovers supporters and players alike.
Rounding off the day was a visit to the Merrion Shopping Centre and the home of Leeds United’s official club shop. In attendance was club legend Eddie Gray – a one-club man with over 450 appearances to his name, including a winner’s medal from 1968.
You can see all the images from an action-packed first day of the Carabao Cup Trophy Relay above!