|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||Aston Villa|
|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|
|1982 (Milk Cup)||Liverpool||Tottenham Hotspur|
|1983 (Milk Cup)||Liverpool||Manchester United|
|1984 (Milk Cup)||Liverpool||Everton|
|1985 (Milk Cup)||Norwich City||Sunderland|
|1986 (Milk Cup)||Oxford United||Queens Park Rangers|
|1987 (Littlewoods Cup)||Arsenal||Liverpool|
|1988 (Littlewoods Cup)||Luton Town||Arsenal|
|1989 (Littlewoods Cup)||Nottingham Forest||Luton Town|
|1990 (Littlewoods Cup)||Nottingham Forest||Oldham Athletic|
|1991 (Rumbelows League Cup)||Sheffield Wednesday||Manchester United|
|1992 (Rumbelows League Cup)||Manchester United||Nottingham Forest|
|1993 (Coca-Cola League Cup)||Arsenal||Sheffield Wednesday|
|1994 (Coca-Cola League Cup)||Aston Villa||Manchester United|
|1995 (Coca-Cola League Cup)||Liverpool||Bolton Wanderers|
|1996 (Coca-Cola League Cup)||Aston Villa||Leeds United|
|1997 (Coca-Cola League Cup)||Leicester City||Middlesbrough|
|1998 (Coca-Cola League Cup)||Chelsea||Middlesbrough|
|1999 (Worthington Cup)||Tottenham Hotspur||Leicester City|
|2000 (Worthington Cup)||Leicester City||Tranmere Rovers|
|2001 (Worthington Cup)||Liverpool||Birmingham City|
|2002 (Worthington Cup)||Blackburn Rovers||Tottenham Hotspur|
|2003 (Worthington Cup)||Liverpool||Manchester United|
|2004 (Carling Cup)||Middlesbrough||Bolton Wanderers|
|2005 (Carling Cup)||Chelsea||Liverpool|
|2006 (Carling Cup)||Manchester United||Wigan Athletic|
|2007 (Carling Cup)||Chelsea||Arsenal|
|2008 (Carling Cup)||Tottenham Hotspur||Chelsea|
|2009 (Carling Cup)||Manchester United||Tottenham Hotspur|
|2010 (Carling Cup)||Manchester United||Aston Villa|
|2011 (Carling Cup)||Birmingham City||Arsenal|
|2012 (Carling Cup)||Liverpool||Cardiff City|
|2013 (Capital One Cup)||Swansea City||Bradford City|
|2014 (Capital One Cup)||Manchester City||Sunderland|
|2015 (Capital One Cup)||Chelsea||Tottenham Hotspur|
|2016 (Capital One Cup)||Manchester City||Liverpool|
|2017 (EFL Cup)||Manchester United||Southampton|
The League Cup began its life to general indifference after Alan Hardaker, the Football League's authoritarian secretary, introduced the competition in 1960 as part of the project he called the 'Pattern For Football' at a time when attendances and interest in the game was dwindling.
The problem was that the clubs, anticipating extra income, wanted the competition but not the rest of Hardaker's project which included an increase to 100 clubs in five 20-team divisions and a four up / four down promotion and relegation system.
Entry was not compulsory and a number of leading clubs chose not to take part during the first 11 seasons of the competition's existence.
The original League Cup trophy was commissioned and paid for by the Football League's president Joe Richards.
It was designed and produced by Mappin & Webb, one of the UK’s leading retailers of fine jewellery and silverware.
The unusual three-handled trophy is a feature based on an old design from a loving cup.
This trophy as awarded to the winners until 1981–82 and since 1990–91.
Alternative trophies were awarded from 1982-83 to 1985-86 and from 1986-87 to 1989-90 in line with the wishes of the sponsors.