Which team has won the most League Cups? Every single winner since 1961 and most successful clubs listed
The League Cup is an annual knockout competition open to any club within the top four levels of the English football league system.
The inaugural edition was held in the 1960-61 season. It is usually concluded in February, allowing the participating teams to lift their first domestic silverware ahead of the FA Cup and the Premier League.
It is played over seven rounds with single-leg ties, barring the semi-finals. GOAL tells you everything you need to know about the winners of this prestigious competition since its inception in the 1960s.
Which team has won the most League Cups?
Liverpool have won the League Cup nine times, which is the most by any side. Their most recent win came in the 2021-22 season when they beat Chelsea in the final on penalties.
Full list of League Cup winners
|1961||Aston Villa||Rotherham United|
|1963||Birmingham City||Aston Villa|
|1964||Leicester City||Stoke City|
|1966||West Bromwich Albion||West Ham United|
|1967||Queens Park Rangers||West Bromwich Albion|
|1970||Manchester City||West Bromwich Albion|
|1971||Tottenham Hotspur||Norwich City|
|1973||Tottenham Hotspur||Norwich City|
|1974||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Manchester City|
|1975||Aston Villa||Norwich City|
|1976||Manchester City||Newcastle United|
|1980||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Nottingham Forest|
|1981||Liverpool||West Ham United|
|1986||Oxford United||Queens Park Rangers|
|1989||Nottingham Forest||Luton Town|
|1990||Nottingham Forest||Oldham Athletic|
|1991||Sheffield Wednesday||Manchester United|
|1992||Manchester United||Nottingham Forest|
|1994||Aston Villa||Manchester United|
|1996||Aston Villa||Leeds United|
|1999||Tottenham Hotspur||Leicester City|
|2000||Leicester City||Tranmere Rovers|
|2002||Blackburn Rovers||Tottenham Hotspur|
|2006||Manchester United||Wigan Athletic|
|2009||Manchester United||Tottenham Hotspur|
|2010||Manchester United||Aston Villa|
|2013||Swansea City||Bradford City|
|2020||Manchester City||Aston Villa|
|2021||Manchester City||Tottenham Hotspur|
Aston Villa were the first team to lift the League Cup in the 1960-61 season. They were beaten 2-0 by Rotherham United at Millmoor, but they turned around the tie at Villa Park with a clinical 3-0 win in the second leg of the final.
In fact, the Villans are the third-most successful team in the competition with five wins, bettered only by Liverpool (9) and Manchester City (8).
Chelsea and Manchester United also share the third spot with them as both the Premier League clubs have won the competition five times each.
However, in the last decade, it has been complete dominance by Manchester City as they have won the showpiece event six times.