Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Carabao Cup

The League Cup: 60 years in numbers

Saturday marks 60 years since the first fixtures were played in the competition

25 September 2020

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first-ever League Cup fixtures, we take a look at some of some of the standout stats, record attendances and successful teams and managers in the competition’s history.

Most triumphs (club): 

8 - Liverpool 

7 - Manchester City 

5 - Aston Villa, Chelsea, Manchester United

shutterstock_editorial_1649330x.jpg

Most triumphs (manager):

4 - Alex Ferguson (Manchester United), Brian Clough (Nottingham Forest) and José Mourinho (3 Chelsea, 1 Manchester United).

shutterstock_editorial_7438357w.jpg

First foreign manager to lift the trophy:

Gianluca Vialli (Chelsea, 1998).

shutterstock_editorial_3119786a.jpg

Most Finals: 

12 - Liverpool

9 - Manchester United

8 - Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur

Number of different winners:

23 

Number of different Finalists:

36

shutterstock_editorial_3073728a.jpg

Biggest win in the Final:

Swansea City 5-0 Bradford City (2013).

shutterstock_editorial_7446438b.jpg

Attendances:

Nine Finals have attracted crowds of 100,000 people;

1971 - Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Aston Villa

1973 – Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Norwich City

1976 – Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle United

1977 – Aston Villa* 0-0 Everton

1978 – Nottingham Forest* 0-0 Liverpool

1981 – Liverpool* 1-1 West Ham United

1982 – Liverpool 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur

1984 - Liverpool* 0-0 Everton

1985 – Norwich City 1-0 Sunderland AFC

* side won the replay

shutterstock_editorial_3158715a.jpg

Number of different competition sponsors:

8 - Milk Cup (1982-86), Littlewoods Cup (1987-90), Rumbelows Cup (1991-92), Coca-Cola Cup (1993-98), Worthington Cup (1999-2003), Carling Cup (2004-2012), Capital One Cup (2013-16), Carabao Cup (2018-present). 

shutterstock_editorial_10456206dc.jpg


Advertisement block