Carabao Cup 2024: All the winners since 1961

Here are the Carabao Cup Champions from Aston Villa to Manchester United since 1961.

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Carabao Cup 2024: All the winners since 1961

Liverpool with 9 trophies are the most successful team Carabao Cup/ EFL Cup history. Image | EFL.com

Carabao Cup, formerly known as the EFL Cup, is a 92-team knock-out tournament organised by the English Football League (EFL). Teams from Premier League, and three divisions of the English Football League compete in this tournament. Although the prize value of the EFL Cup is not that significant compared to tournaments like FA Cup and other, EFL Cup has had it's reputation among football fans since 1961. Here are all the previous winners of the Carabao Cup since the beginning.

Who were the first-ever winners of Carabao Cup?

Aston Villa were the first-ever champions of Carabao Cup or the EFL Cup in 1961. The defeated Rotherham United by a 3-2 aggregate after a two-leged final after being down by 0-2 in the first leg. Alan O'Neill, Harry Burrows and Peter McParland were the scorers for Aston Villa.

For the first six seasons, the EFL Cup finals were played in two legs.

Who are the current winners of Carabao Cup?

Manchester United are the current champions of Carabao Cup.
Manchester United are the current champions of Carabao Cup.

Manchester United are the current champions of the Carabao Cup. They defeated Newcastle United by 2-0 to win the Carabao Cup 2022/23. Casemiro and Marcus Rashford scored the goals for Manchester United infornt of 87,306 fans at Wembley Stadium.

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Which is the most successful team in Carabao cup history?

Liverpool with their latest Carabao Cup trophy in 2022.  Image | EFL
Liverpool with their latest Carabao Cup trophy in 2022. Image | EFL

Liverpool with 9 trophies, are the most successful team in Carabao Cup history. They won the trophy in 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1994–95, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2011–12, 2021–22 seasons.

Most successful teams in Carabao Cup/ EFL Cup history

Team Winners Runners-up
Liverpool 9 4
Manchester City 8 1
Manchester United 6 4
Aston Villa 5 4
Chelsea 5 4
Nottingham Forest 4 2
Tottenham Hotspur 4 5

Most Carabao Cup wins as a players

Sergio Aguero with the 2018 Carabao Cup title.  Image | The Guardian
Sergio Aguero with the 2018 Carabao Cup title. Image | The Guardian

Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho are the most successful players with three Carabao Cup titles in 2014, 2016, 2018–2021 with Manchester City.

When and where the Carabao Cup 2024 final will be played?

The Carabao Cup 2024 final will be played on Sunday 25 February 2024 at the Wembley Stadium.

All the past winners of Carabao Cup/ EFL Cup since 1961

Year Winner
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 (2)
1974 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1975 Aston Villa (2)
1976 Manchester City (2)
1977 Aston Villa (3)
1978 Nottingham Forest
1979 Nottingham Forest (2)
1980 Wolverhampton Wanderers (2)
1981 Liverpool
1982 Liverpool (2)
1983 Liverpool (3)
1984 Liverpool (4)
1985 Norwich City (2)
1986 Oxford United
1987 Arsenal
1988 Luton Town
1989 Nottingham Forest (3)
1990 Nottingham Forest (4)
1991 Sheffield Wednesday
1992 Manchester United
1993 Arsenal (2)
1994 Aston Villa (4)
1995 Liverpool (5)
1996 Aston Villa (5)
1997 Leicester City (2)
1998 Chelsea (2)
1999 Tottenham Hotspur (3)
2000 Leicester City (3)
2001 Liverpool (6)
2002 Blackburn Rovers
2003 Liverpool (7)
2004 Middlesbrough
2005 Chelsea (3)
2006 Manchester United (2)
2007 Chelsea (4)
2008 Tottenham Hotspur (4)
2009 Manchester United (3)
2010 Manchester United (4)
2011 Birmingham City (2)
2012 Liverpool (8)
2013 Swansea City
2014 Manchester City (3)
2015 Chelsea (5)
2016 Manchester City (4)
2017 Manchester United (5)
2018 Manchester City (5)
2019 Manchester City (6)
2020 Manchester City (7)
2021 Manchester City (8)
2022 Liverpool (9)
2023 Manchester United (6)

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