British League Cup

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The British League Cup was initially a tournament that was held in 1902 to raise money for the Ibrox Stadium disaster which saw 25 people die and 517 people injured. After the competition was held in which Celtic won over Rangers, it was put on hold for twenty-five years until it was reborn into a British tournament which took place in the British Isles every preseason between the winners of each league. This did add the Welsh and the Northern Irish winners while removing the runner-up teams from England and Scotland.

Champions[edit | edit source]

Year Host Winners Score Runners-up Semi Finalists
1902 Scotland Glasgow Scotland Celtic 3-2 (aet) Scotland Rangers England Everton England Sunderland
1927 England London Northern Ireland Belfast Celtic 2-0 Scotland Rangers England Huddersfield Town Wales Cardiff City
1928 Wales Cardiff Scotland Rangers 2-1 England Chelsea Northern Ireland Belfast Celtic Wales Cardiff City
1929 Northern Ireland Belfast Scotland Rangers 3-0 England Derby Country Wales Cardiff City Northern Ireland Belfast Celtic
1930 Scotland Edinburgh Scotland Rangers 2-0 England Derby Country Northern Ireland Linfield Wales Cardiff City
1931 England Liverpool England Aston Villa 2-1 Scotland Rangers Northern Ireland Glentoran Wales Wrexham
1932 Wales Cardiff England Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Scotland Motherwell Northern Ireland Derry City Wales Swansea Town
1933 Northern Ireland Belfast Scotland Rangers 3-1 Northern Ireland Belfast Celtic England Aston Villa Wales Wrexham
1934 Scotland Edinburgh England Arsenal 1-0 Scotland Rangers Northern Ireland Linfield Wales Wrexham
1935 England Manchester England Arsenal 1-0 (replay) Scotland Rangers Northern Ireland Glentoran Wales Swansea Town
1936 Wales Swansea Scotland Celtic 3-2 England Derby Country Northern Ireland Belfast Celtic Wales Rhyl
1937-1958: Not held
1959 England London England Blackpool 2-0 England Tottenham Hotspur England Arsenal Scotland Celtic
1960 Scotland Glasgow England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Scotland Hearts England West Ham United Northern Ireland Glentoran
1961 Northern Ireland Belfast Scotland Hearts 2-1 Scotland Celtic England West Bromwich Albion Scotland Aberdeen
1962 Wales Cardiff Scotland Rangers 2-1 Scotland Celtic England Arsenal England West Bromwich Albion
1963 England London Scotland Celtic 1-0 England West Bromwich Albion Scotland Kilmarnock Scotland Rangers
1963–64 Scotland Glasgow Scotland Hearts 2-1 Scotland Celtic Scotland Rangers England Arsenal

Performance by club[edit | edit source]

Club
Winners
Runners-up
Winning years
Scotland Rangers
5
5
1928, 1929, 1930, 1933, 1962
Scotland Celtic
3
3
1902, 1936, 1963
Scotland Hearts
2
1
1961, 1963–64
England Arsenal
2
1934, 1935
Northern Ireland Belfast Celtic
1
1
1927
England Aston Villa
1
1931
England Sheffield Wednesday
1
1932
England Blackpool
1
1959
England Wolverhampton Wanderers
1
1960
England Derby Country
3
England Chelsea
1
Scotland Motherwell
1
England Tottenham Hotspur
1
England West Bromwich Albion
1

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