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Carabao Cup Winners Throughout History: A Glance at Past Champions

SportsCarabao Cup Winners Throughout History: A Glance at Past Champions

As Chelsea and Liverpool gear up for the Carabao Cup 2023-24 final, let’s take a look back at the history of the tournament and the teams who have emerged victorious in the past.

Organized by the English Football League (EFL), the Carabao Cup, traditionally known as the League Cup, has seen a number of top clubs compete for the coveted trophy. With the tournament open to teams from the top four levels of English football, a total of 92 clubs have the chance to lift the cup.

Previous winners include clubs from the Premier League, the EFL Championship, League One, and League Two, showcasing the diversity of the competition.

Although Manchester United clinched the title last season, they were unable to defend their crown this year after being knocked out by Newcastle United. Despite their early exit, United’s dominance in the Carabao Cup is well-documented, adding to their illustrious history.

The Carabao Cup, formerly known as the League Cup, stands as one of English football’s prestigious tournaments. Organized by the English Football League (EFL), this competition, now sponsored by Carabao, welcomes teams from the top four tiers of English football. As Chelsea and Liverpool gear up for the Carabao Cup 2023-24 final, let’s take a journey through history and revisit the illustrious list of past champions.

Manchester United’s Reign Ended by Newcastle United

In the previous season, Manchester United clinched the Carabao Cup title, but this season, their journey was halted by Newcastle United, the very team they defeated in the final last year. As the defending champions exit the stage, new contenders emerge in the form of Chelsea and Liverpool, both eyeing their first silverware of the season.

Exploring the Glorious Past: Complete List of Winners

Here’s a comprehensive list of all the teams that have triumphed in the Carabao Cup since its inception:
  • 1961: Aston Villa
  • 1962: Norwich City
  • 1963: Birmingham City
  • 1964: Leicester City
  • 1965: Chelsea
  • 1966: West Bromwich Albion
  • 1967: Queens Park Rangers
  • 1968: Leeds United
  • 1969: Swindon Town
  • 1970: Manchester City
  • 1971: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1972: Stoke City
  • 1973: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1974: Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • 1975: Aston Villa
  • 1976: Manchester City
  • 1977: Aston Villa
  • 1978: Nottingham Forest
  • 1979: Nottingham Forest
  • 1980: Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • 1981: Liverpool
  • 1982: Liverpool
  • 1983: Liverpool
  • 1984: Liverpool
  • 1985: Norwich City
  • 1986: Oxford United
  • 1987: Arsenal
  • 1988: Luton Town
  • 1989: Nottingham Forest
  • 1990: Nottingham Forest
  • 1991: Sheffield Wednesday
  • 1992: Manchester United
  • 1993: Arsenal
  • 1994: Aston Villa
  • 1995: Liverpool
  • 1996: Aston Villa
  • 1997: Leicester City
  • 1998: Chelsea
  • 1999: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2000: Leicester City
  • 2001: Liverpool
  • 2002: Blackburn Rovers
  • 2003: Liverpool
  • 2004: Middlesbrough
  • 2005: Chelsea
  • 2006: Manchester United
  • 2007: Chelsea
  • 2008: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2009: Manchester United
  • 2010: Manchester United
  • 2011: Birmingham City
  • 2012: Liverpool
  • 2013: Swansea City
  • 2014: Manchester City
  • 2015: Chelsea
  • 2016: Manchester City
  • 2017: Manchester United
  • 2018: Manchester City
  • 2019: Manchester City
  • 2020: Manchester City
  • 2021: Manchester City
  • 2022: Liverpool
  • 2023: Manchester United

As the Carabao Cup 2023-24 final approaches, the anticipation builds for what promises to be a thrilling clash between Chelsea and Liverpool. While both clubs aim to etch their names in history once again, this prestigious tournament continues to showcase the rich tapestry of English football, celebrating the triumphs of clubs across generations.

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