League Cup


League Cup

In association football a League Cup generally signifies a cup competition for which entry is restricted only to teams in the top national league (some may include teams from immediately inferior divisions, as evidence by the Football League Cup). This marks the difference from the , which are generally also open to teams from lower leagues, often as far down as regional amateur leagues.

League cups were generally introduced after the Second World War - for example, the Scottish League Cup, which started in 1946 - although in other countries, they were created following a rise in the number of floodlit stadiums, allowing regular midweek matches.

In certain countries, the League Cup had, or in some cases still has, group stages in the early stages. These often opened the season, before the league.

List of League Cups

*Danish League Cup (Denmark)
*Football League Cup (England)
*Premier League Cup (England, for women)
*Finnish League Cup (Finland)
*Coupe de la Ligue (France)
*Premiere Ligapokal (Germany)
*Greek League Cup (Greece, defunct)
*Hong Kong League Cup (Hong Kong)
*Deildabikar (Iceland)
*Toto Cup (Israel)
*J. League Cup (Japan)
*Irish Football League Cup (Northern Ireland)
*Portuguese League Cup (Portugal)
*Football League of Ireland Cup (Republic of Ireland)
*Scottish League Cup (Scotland)
*Singapore League Cup (Singapore)
*Adidas Cup (South Korea, defunct)
*Copa de la Liga (Spain, defunct)
*Trinidad and Tobago FCB Cup (Trinidad and Tobago)
*Tunisia Coupe de la Ligue Professionel (Tunisia)
*USSR Federation Cup (USSR, defunct)
*Cupa Ligii (Romania, defunct)



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