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Can You Name Every League Cup Winner?

 • by Ryan Baldi
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The first silverware of the season is up for grabs on Sunday as Arsenal and Manchester City meet in the Carabao Cup final.

Both managers will be desperate to get their hands on the trophy but for different reason. For Arsène Wenger the final presents the chance for some brief respite from Gunners supporters while Pep Guardiola is bidding for his first medal as City boss.

Since its inception in 1961, the League Cup has known many guises. Thanks to its myriad different sponsors over the years, the moniker by which you most identify with the three-handled trophy probably gives a good indication of the era in which you began watching football.

Some will remember it as the Rumbelows or Coca-Cola Cup, while the younger among us might associate it more with its recent Capital One and Carabao sponsorship deals.

However your refer to it though, the League Cup has been the subject of debate and criticism over the last 20 years. Widely regarded of as English football’s third most important piece of silverware, some believe the tournament to be somewhat of an inconvenience in a crowded calendar.

Others, meanwhile, feel top clubs don’t take the League Cup seriously enough, devaluing the competition by fielding weakened sides in the early rounds.

But none of this means that the any club entering the League Cup in not fully intent on winning it. Indeed, some managers, such as four-time winner José Mourinho, value it highly as the first available major trophy of the season.

In all, 23 different teams have raised the League Cup. Can you name them?


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