FA Women's Premier League Cup

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FA Women's Premier League Cup
Founded 1991
Region  England
Number of teams 72
Current champions Tottenham Hotspur
Most successful club(s) Arsenal
(10 times)
2017–18

The Football Association Women's Premier League Cup is a cup competition in English Women's association football. It is also referred to as the Women's League Cup as it is the women's equivalent to the men's League Cup, although both competitions are organised by different governing bodies.

The competition is open to the 72 teams in the FA Women's Premier League (Northern and Southern divisions, plus the four Division 1). Unlike the men's League Cup, the women's semi-finals are not done over two legs, as the semi-finals and final venues are usually rented from a men's League team and are thus larger than a usual women's League match venue.

Up to the creation of the FA WSL it was England's top league cup. Since then the country's top teams enter the WSL League Cup only.

Format[edit]

The format changed over the years. It either was played as a straight knock-out and since 2011 with preceding group stage.

After the league restructuring of the Women's Premier League in 2015 up to 72 teams are eligible to participate. At first all teams are drawn against each other in the determining round. The winning teams then are drawn into either a prelininary round or directly into the first round of the cup. Thus 32 teams then play the first round.[1]

The losers of the determining round play a preliminary round and then a round of 32 onwards for the Premier League Plate, first played out in 2015–16.

List of finals[edit]

The finals were:[2]

Season Winner Runner-up Score Site
1992 Arsenal Millwall Lionesses 1-0 Alt Park
1993 Arsenal Knowsley 3-0 Wembley
1994 Arsenal Doncaster Rovers Belles 4-0 Abbey Stadium
1995 Wimbledon Villa Aztecs 2-0 Butlin Road
1996 Wembley Doncaster Rovers Belles 2-2 (5-3 pens) Underhill Stadium
1997 Millwall Lionesses Everton 2-1 Underhill Stadium
1998 Arsenal Croydon Athletic 0-0 (4-2 pens) Underhill Stadium
1999 Arsenal Everton 3-1 Prenton Park
2000 Arsenal Croydon Athletic 4-1 Underhill Stadium
2001 Arsenal Tranmere Rovers 3-0 Deva Stadium
2002 Fulham Birmingham City 7-1 Adams Park
2003 Fulham Arsenal 1-1 aet (3-2 pens) County Ground, Swindon
2004 Charlton Athletic Fulham 1-0 Underhill Stadium
2005 Arsenal Charlton Athletic 3-0 Griffin Park
2006 Charlton Athletic Arsenal 2-1 Adams Park
2007 Arsenal Leeds United 1-0 Glanford Park
2008 Everton Arsenal 1-0 Brisbane Road
2009 Arsenal Doncaster Rovers Belles 5-0 Glanford Park
2010 Leeds Carnegie Everton 3-1 Spotland
2011 Barnet Nottingham Forest 0-0 aet (4-3 pens) Adams Park
2012 Sunderland Leeds United 2-1 Sixfields Stadium
2013 Aston Villa Leeds United 0-0 aet (5-4 pens) Bootham Crescent
2014 Sheffield Cardiff City 6-2 Pirelli Stadium[3]
2015[4] Charlton Athletic Sheffield 0-0 a.e.t. (4–2 pen.) James Parnell Stadium
2016 Tottenham Hotspur Cardiff City 2–1 a.e.t. Aggborough
2017 Tottenham Hotspur Charlton Athletic 0–0 a.e.t. (4-3 pens) Lamex Stadium

Performance by Club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
Arsenal
10
3
1991-92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2000–01, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2008–09
Charlton Athletic
3
2
2003-04, 2005–06, 2014–15
Fulham
2
1
2001-02, 2002–03
Barnet
2
-
1995–96, 2010-11
Tottenham Hotspur
2
-
2015-16, 2016-17
Leeds United
1
3
2009–2010
Everton
1
2
2007–08
Millwall Lionesses
1
1
1996–97
Aston Villa
1
1
2012–13
Sheffield
1
1
2013–14
AFC Wimbledon Ladies
1
-
1994–95
Sunderland
1
-
2011–12
Doncaster Rovers Belles
-
3
Cardiff City
-
2
Birmingham City
-
1
Liverpool
-
1
Tranmere Rovers
-
1

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