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Welsh League Cup

Welsh League Cup
Founded 1992
Region Wales
Number of teams 18
Current champions The New Saints
(6th title)
Most successful club(s) The New Saints
(6 titles)
2015–16 Welsh League Cup

The Welsh League Cup (also known as the League of Wales Cup, Welsh Premier League Cup or The Word Cup) is a cup competition in Welsh Premier League. The competition was established in 1992 and is considered to be the second-most important domestic cup competition for Welsh football clubs, after the older and more prestigious Welsh Cup. Unlike the Welsh Cup, where 135 teams entered in 2008–09, the competition is only open to the members of the Welsh Premier League and a very select few other clubs. It should not be confused with the Welsh Football League Cup, which is for the clubs in the Welsh Football League, which despite its name only covers the south and center of Wales.


  • Format 1
  • History 2
    • Sponsorship 2.1
  • Prize money 3
  • Past winners 4
  • Results by team 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Since the inaugural season in 1992/93 the format of the competition has changed many times. The 2006/07 season saw the introduction of a new format for the competition.[1] Beginning in August, the eighteen premier league teams are split into six regionalised groups of three teams. The six group winners and two runners-up enter a quarter-final knock-out phase, followed by a two legged semi-final match before ending with the final in April.


The first Welsh League Cup was won by Afan Lido Port Talbot in 1992/93, who beat Caersws FC 4–3 on penalties, after drawing in the final 1–1.[2] The New Saints hold the record for the most League Cup titles; they have won the competition six times. Bangor City hold the distinction of making the most number of appearances in the final and losing on every occasion (6).

The cup is currently held by The New Saints, who defeated Bala Town 3–0.


Since 2003, the League Cup has been named after its sponsor, giving it the following name:

  • Loosemores League Cup (2003 to 2012), sponsored by Loosemores Solicitors (Cardiff)[1]
  • The Word Cup (2012 to present), sponsored by theWord Business Solutions

Prize money

The total prize fund for the competition is £15,000. The league awards £1,000 to each losing semi-finalist, £3,000 to the runner-up and £10,000 to the competition winners.[1]

Past winners

Season-by-season list of winners and runners-up. Correct as of 12 January 2013.[3][4]

Results by team

Correct as of 25 January 2015[3]
Club Wins Runners-up Total Appearance Last final
1 The New Saints 6 1 7 2015
2 Barry Town 4 1 5 2001
3 Caersws 3 1 4 2007
4 Carmarthen Town 3 1 4 2014
5 Afan Lido 3 0 3 2012
6 Rhyl 2 4 6 2010
7 Llanelli 1 1 2 2011
8 Connah's Quay Nomads 1 0 1 1996
9 Bangor City 0 6 6 2009
10 Bala Town 0 2 2 2015
11 Caernarfon Town 0 1 1 1999
11 Cwmbran Town 0 1 1 2002
11 Ebbw Vale 0 1 1 1996
11 Port Talbot Town 0 1 1 2006
11 Newtown 0 1 1 2012
11 Ton Pentre 0 1 1 1995

Note: The New Saints total includes wins under previous names; Total Network Solutions and Llansantffraid.

See also


  1. ^ a b c "The Loosemores League Cup". Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Welsh League Cup Final - Match Report 1992/93". Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "List of Welsh League Cup Finals". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Welsh League Cup - All Time Results". Retrieved 7 May 2011. 

External links

  • Official League Cup Website
  • Loosemores League Cup
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