Alan Hardaker Trophy

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The Alan Hardaker Trophy has been awarded to the Man of the Match at every Football League Cup final since 1990. The winners to date are:[1]

Final Player Team Opponents Score
1990 England Des Walker Nottingham Forest Oldham Athletic 1–0
1991 England Nigel Pearson Sheffield Wednesday Manchester United 1–0
1992 Scotland Brian McClair Manchester United Nottingham Forest 1–0
1993 England Paul Merson Arsenal Sheffield Wednesday 2–1
1994 England Kevin Richardson Aston Villa Manchester United 3–1
1995 England Steve McManaman Liverpool Bolton Wanderers 2–1
1996 Republic of Ireland Andy Townsend Aston Villa Leeds United 3–0
1997 England Steve Walsh Leicester City Middlesbrough 1–1 [A]
1998 England Dennis Wise Chelsea Middlesbrough 2–0
1999 Denmark Allan Nielsen Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City 1–0
2000 Scotland Matt Elliott Leicester City Tranmere Rovers 2–1
2001 England Robbie Fowler Liverpool Birmingham City 1–1 [B]
2002 United States Brad Friedel Blackburn Rovers Tottenham Hotspur 2–1
2003 Poland Jerzy Dudek Liverpool Manchester United 2–0
2004 Netherlands Boudewijn Zenden Middlesbrough Bolton Wanderers 2–1
2005 England John Terry Chelsea Liverpool 3–2
2006 England Wayne Rooney Manchester United Wigan Athletic 4–0
2007 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba Chelsea Arsenal 2–1
2008 England Jonathan Woodgate Tottenham Hotspur Chelsea 2–1
2009 England Ben Foster Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 [C]
2010 Ecuador Antonio Valencia Manchester United Aston Villa 2–1
2011 England Ben Foster Birmingham City Arsenal 2–1
2012 England Stewart Downing Liverpool Cardiff City 2–2 [D]
2013 England Nathan Dyer Swansea City Bradford City 5–0
2014 France Samir Nasri Manchester City Sunderland 3–1
2015 England John Terry Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur 2–0
  • A The replay was held at Hillsborough Stadium and Leicester won 1–0.
  • B Liverpool won the penalty shoot-out 5–4.
  • C Man United won the penalty shoot-out 4–1.
  • D Liverpool won the penalty shoot-out 3–2.


  1. ^,,10794~1354852,00.html Football League: Alan Hardaker Trophy Winners (Accessed Feb 2011)