LEAGUE CUP

First played:
1960

Seasons:
62

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EFL_Cup

Holders:
Liverpool



The League Cup is a domestic tournament open to the 92 clubs in the Premier League and three Football League divisions. We played in the first two seasons of the cup but did not enter for the next four years.

After not making it past the first four rounds until 1977, we won it that season in a replayed final against Liverpool and became the first team to successfully retain the cup against Southampton the following year, before losing the 1980 final against Wolves

Eight years later we won the cup for a third time, beating Luton in the final and regained it the next season against Oldham. 1991 saw us lose 5-4 away to Coventry (after being 4-0 down after just 34 minutes).

We made the final for the last time in 1992, losing to Manchester United for their first ever League Cup win.

League Cup Record
Cup First Game Last Game Seasons P W D L F A
League CupOct 06, 1960Aug 24, 2021582091143857396259

Round by round
Cup Round Name First Game Last Game P W D L F A Replays
League Cup11st roundSep 11, 1961Aug 11, 20213022176428
League Cup22nd roundOct 06, 1960Aug 24, 202178441915162866
League Cup33rd round (last 32)Nov 15, 1960Sep 24, 2019432041977763
League Cup44th round (last 16)Jan 10, 1961Oct 30, 201824114940334
League CupQuarterQuarter-final (last 8)Jan 17, 1978Jan 29, 19941564525224
League CupSemiSemi-finalFeb 08, 1978Mar 01, 19921275199
League CupFinalFinalMar 18, 1978Apr 12, 19927412851

Forest tier v opponent tier
This is how Forest did against teams with respect to which tier of the league they were in.
Cup Forest
Tier
Opponent
Tier
First Game Last Game P W D L F A Replays
Tier: 1
League Cup11Jan 10, 1961Nov 11, 199856271217103779
League Cup12Sep 13, 1966Nov 30, 199427146743254
League Cup13Oct 06, 1960Sep 24, 19963121827526
League Cup14Sep 11, 1961Oct 27, 1998161244410
Tier: 2
League Cup21Sep 10, 1974Aug 24, 202122421624592
League Cup22Sep 05, 1972Sep 05, 20201682620182
League Cup23Aug 19, 1975Aug 13, 20191913334025
League Cup24Aug 11, 1997Aug 11, 20211814134212
Tier: 3
League Cup32Sep 18, 2007Sep 18, 200711231
League Cup34Aug 23, 2005Aug 14, 200731224


All League Cup games
SeasonDateOpponentRoundLegReplayH/AScoreGroundScorers
1960-61Thu Oct 06, 1960Halifax Town2H2-0Younger (?, ?)
Tue Nov 15, 1960Bristol City3H2-1Quigley (?, ?)
Tue Jan 10, 1961Burnley4A1-2Turf MoorCobb (?)
1961-62Mon Sep 11, 1961Gillingham1H4-1Vowden (20, 89), Booth (40), Addison (80)
Wed Oct 11, 1961Queens Park Rangers2A2-1Loftus RoadWhitefoot (?), Barton (?)
Tue Nov 14, 1961Blackburn Rovers3H1-2Quigley (?)
1966-67Tue Sep 13, 1966Birmingham City2H1-1Newton (?)
Tue Sep 20, 1966Birmingham City2RA1-2St. AndrewsCrowe (?)
1967-68Wed Sep 13, 1967Scunthorpe United2A1-0Old Show GroundStorey-Moore (?)
Tue Oct 10, 1967Burnley3A0-3Turf Moor
1968-69Tue Sep 03, 1968West Bromwich Albion2H2-3Meadow LaneLyons (?), Storey-Moore (?)
1969-70Wed Sep 03, 1969Barrow2A2-1Holker StreetBarnwell (?), Storey-Moore (92)
Tue Sep 23, 1969West Ham United3H1-0Lyons (?)
Wed Oct 15, 1969Oxford United4H0-1
1970-71Wed Sep 09, 1970Huddersfield Town2A0-0Leeds Road
Wed Sep 16, 1970Huddersfield Town2RH2-0Cormack (?), Storey-Moore (?)
Tue Oct 06, 1970Birmingham City3A1-2St. AndrewsHockey (? OG)
1971-72Tue Sep 07, 1971Aldershot2H5-1Fraser (?), McKenzie (?, ?), Martin (?), Cormack (?)
Wed Oct 06, 1971Chelsea3H1-1McKenzie (?)
Mon Oct 11, 1971Chelsea3RA1-2Stamford BridgeStorey-Moore (?)
1972-73Tue Sep 05, 1972Aston Villa2H0-1
1973-74Wed Oct 10, 1973Millwall2A0-0The Den
Tue Oct 16, 1973Millwall2RH1-3Martin (?)
1974-75Tue Sep 10, 1974Newcastle United2H1-1Bowyer (?)
Wed Sep 25, 1974Newcastle United2RA0-3St. James Park (Newcastle)
1975-76Tue Aug 19, 1975Rotherham United11A2-1MillmoorChapman (?), McGovern (?)
Wed Aug 27, 1975Rotherham United12H5-1Richardson (?, ?), Bowyer (?), Lyall (?, ?)
Wed Sep 10, 1975Plymouth Argyle2H1-0Bowyer (?)
Wed Oct 08, 1975Manchester City3A1-2Maine RoadBowyer (?)
1976-77Tue Aug 31, 1976Walsall2A4-2Fellows ParkBarrett (?), Curran (?), O'Neill (?, ?)
Tue Sep 21, 1976Coventry City3H0-3
1977-78Tue Aug 30, 1977West Ham United2H5-0O'Neill (?), Bowyer (?, ?), Withe (?), Woodcock (?)
Tue Oct 25, 1977Notts County3H4-0Bowyer (?, ?), Woodcock (?), Robertson (?)
Tue Nov 29, 1977Aston Villa4H4-2Lloyd (?), Anderson (?), Withe (?), Woodcock (52)
Tue Jan 17, 1978BuryQuarterA3-0Gigg LaneO'Neill (?), Bowyer (?), Robertson (?)
Wed Feb 08, 1978Leeds UnitedSemi1A3-1Elland RoadO'Hare (?), Withe (?, ?)
Wed Feb 22, 1978Leeds UnitedSemi2H4-2O'Neill (?), Bowyer (?), Withe (?), Woodcock (?)
Sat Mar 18, 1978LiverpoolFinalN0-0Wembley
Wed Mar 22, 1978LiverpoolFinalRN1-0Old TraffordRobertson (?)
1978-79Tue Aug 29, 1978Oldham Athletic2A0-0Boundary Park
Wed Sep 06, 1978Oldham Athletic2RH4-2Needham (?), Burns (?), Woodcock (?), Robertson (?)
Wed Oct 04, 1978Oxford United3A5-0Manor GroundAnderson (?), O'Neill (?), Birtles (?), Robertson (?), McGovern (?)
Tue Nov 07, 1978Everton4A3-2Goodison ParkAnderson (?), Lloyd (?), Woodcock (?)
Wed Dec 13, 1978Brighton and Hove AlbionQuarterH3-1Birtles (?), Robertson (?), McGovern (?)
Wed Jan 17, 1979WatfordSemi1H3-1Birtles (?, ?), Robertson (?)
Tue Jan 30, 1979WatfordSemi2A0-0Vicarage Road
Sat Mar 17, 1979SouthamptonFinalN3-2WembleyBirtles (51, 79), Woodcock (83)
1979-80Wed Aug 29, 1979Blackburn Rovers21A1-1Ewood ParkLloyd (?)
Wed Sep 05, 1979Blackburn Rovers22H6-1Gray (?), Bowyer (?, ?), Woodcock (?), Robertson (?, ?)
Tue Sep 25, 1979Middlesbrough3A3-1Ayresome ParkWoodcock (?, ?, ?)
Tue Oct 30, 1979Bristol City4A1-1Ashton GateO'Hare (?)
Wed Nov 14, 1979Bristol City4RH3-0Anderson (?), O'Neill (?), Woodcock (?)
Tue Dec 04, 1979West Ham UnitedQuarterA0-0Upton Park
Wed Dec 12, 1979West Ham UnitedQuarterRH3-0O'Neill (?), O'Hare (?), Birtles (?)
Tue Jan 22, 1980LiverpoolSemi1H1-0Robertson (?)
Tue Feb 12, 1980LiverpoolSemi2A1-1AnfieldRobertson (?)
Sat Mar 15, 1980Wolverhampton WanderersFinalN0-1Wembley
1980-81Wed Aug 27, 1980Peterborough United21H3-0Gray (?), Birtles (?), Robertson (?)
Wed Sep 03, 1980Peterborough United22A1-1London RoadMills (?)
Tue Sep 23, 1980Bury3A7-0Gigg LaneAnderson (?, ?), Ponte (?, ?, ?), Birtles (?), Mills (?)
Tue Oct 28, 1980Watford4A1-4Vicarage RoadWallace (?)
1981-82Tue Oct 06, 1981Birmingham City21A3-2St. AndrewsWallace (14, 16), Proctor (57)
Wed Oct 28, 1981Birmingham City22H2-1Needham (8), Robertson (74)
Wed Nov 11, 1981Blackburn Rovers3A1-0Ewood ParkFashanu (23)
Wed Dec 02, 1981Tranmere Rovers4H2-0Wallace (46), Rober (55)
Mon Jan 18, 1982Tottenham HotspurQuarterA0-1White Hart Lane
1982-83Wed Oct 06, 1982West Bromwich Albion21H6-1Wallace (16, 50), Robertson (19 pen, 89), Hodge (33), Birtles (72)
Tue Oct 26, 1982West Bromwich Albion22A1-3The HawthornsBirtles (?)
Wed Nov 10, 1982Watford3H7-3Young (25), Proctor (33, 77), Birtles (40, 44), Bowyer (67, 84)
Wed Dec 01, 1982Brentford4H2-0Wallace (2), Robertson (52 pen)
Wed Jan 19, 1983Manchester UnitedQuarterA0-4Old Trafford
1983-84Tue Oct 04, 1983Wimbledon21A0-2Plough Lane (Old)
Wed Oct 26, 1983Wimbledon22H1-1Wallace (87)
1984-85Tue Sep 25, 1984Portsmouth21A0-1Fratton Park
Wed Oct 10, 1984Portsmouth22H3-0Hodge (46), Wigley (91), Gunn (96)
Wed Oct 31, 1984Sunderland3H1-1Christie (44)
Tue Nov 06, 1984Sunderland3RA0-1Roker Park
1985-86Wed Sep 25, 1985Bolton Wanderers21H4-0Campbell (60, 73), Rice (63), Clough (81)
Tue Oct 08, 1985Bolton Wanderers22A3-0Burnden ParkRice (?), Davenport (?), Clough (?)
Wed Oct 30, 1985Derby County3A2-1Baseball GroundMetgod (13), Carr (68)
Mon Nov 25, 1985Queens Park Rangers4A1-3Loftus RoadClough (35)
1986-87Wed Sep 24, 1986Brighton and Hove Albion21A0-0Goldstone Ground
Wed Oct 08, 1986Brighton and Hove Albion22H3-0Carr (37, 61), Pearce (77 pen)
Wed Oct 29, 1986Crystal Palace3A2-2Selhurst ParkPearce (41 pen), Birtles (72)
Wed Nov 05, 1986Crystal Palace3H1-0Clough (77)
Wed Nov 19, 1986Bradford City4A5-0Odsal StadiumCarr (30), Metgod (35), Clough (40), Mills (72), Fairclough (80)
Wed Jan 21, 1987ArsenalQuarterA0-2Highbury
1987-88Wed Sep 23, 1987Hereford United21H5-0Webb (37, 69), Carr (53), Clough (83), Wilkinson (86)
Wed Oct 07, 1987Hereford United22A1-1Edgar StreetClough (89)
Tue Oct 27, 1987Manchester City3A0-3Maine Road
1988-89Wed Sep 28, 1988Chester City21H6-0Pearce (14), Clough (22, 80), Webb (25), Hodge (72), Gaynor (91)
Wed Oct 12, 1988Chester City22A4-0Deva StadiumGaynor (30, 46, 60), Crosby (51)
Wed Nov 02, 1988Coventry City3H3-2Foster (39), Hodge (51), Clough (70)
Wed Nov 30, 1988Leicester City4A0-0Filbert Street
Wed Dec 14, 1988Leicester City4RH2-1Clough (26), Chapman (53)
Wed Jan 18, 1989Queens Park RangersQuarterH5-2Chapman (11, 28, 44, 67), Clough (37 pen)
Wed Feb 15, 1989Bristol CitySemi1H1-1John Pender (86 OG)
Sun Feb 26, 1989Bristol CitySemi2A1-0Ashton GateParker (114)
Sun Apr 09, 1989Luton TownFinalN3-1WembleyClough (54 pen, 76), Webb (68)
1989-90Wed Sep 20, 1989Huddersfield Town21H1-1Crosby (9)
Tue Oct 03, 1989Huddersfield Town22A3-3Leeds RoadCrosby (?), Clough (?), Gaynor (30)
Tue Oct 24, 1989Crystal Palace3A0-0Selhurst Park
Wed Nov 01, 1989Crystal Palace3RH5-0Hodge (2, 69), Clough (10), Pearce (18), Hopkins (44 OG)
Wed Nov 22, 1989Everton4H1-0Chapman (82)
Wed Jan 17, 1990Tottenham HotspurQuarterH2-2Crosby (35), Parker (56)
Wed Jan 24, 1990Tottenham HotspurQuarterRA3-2White Hart LaneHodge (36, 69), Jemson (41)
Sun Feb 11, 1990Coventry CitySemi1H2-1Clough (36 pen), Pearce (79)
Sun Feb 25, 1990Coventry CitySemi2A0-0Highfield Road
Sun Apr 29, 1990Oldham AthleticFinalN1-0WembleyJemson (47)
1990-91Wed Sep 26, 1990Burnley21H4-1Chettle (24), Keane (74), Jemson (76), Pearce (83)
Wed Oct 10, 1990Burnley22A1-0Turf MoorCrosby (87)
Wed Oct 31, 1990Plymouth Argyle3A2-1Home ParkParker (12), Jemson (36)
Wed Nov 28, 1990Coventry City4A4-5Highfield RoadClough (35, 41, 43), Parker (53)
1991-92Wed Sep 25, 1991Bolton Wanderers21H4-0Keane (16), Gaynor (29, 79), Black (65)
Tue Oct 08, 1991Bolton Wanderers22A5-2Burnden ParkSheringham (14), Keane (17, 70), Gaynor (44), Black (89)
Wed Oct 30, 1991Bristol Rovers3H2-0Glover (27), Gemmill (58)
Wed Dec 04, 1991Southampton4H0-0
Tue Dec 17, 1991Southampton4RA1-0The DellGemmill (17)
Wed Jan 08, 1992Crystal PalaceQuarterA1-1Selhurst ParkClough (86)
Wed Feb 05, 1992Crystal PalaceQuarterRH4-2Sheringham (39, 43, 77 pen), Pearce (42)
Sun Feb 09, 1992Tottenham HotspurSemi1H1-1Sheringham (62)
Sun Mar 01, 1992Tottenham HotspurSemi2A2-1White Hart LaneGlover (11), Keane (100)
Sun Apr 12, 1992Manchester UnitedFinalN0-1Wembley
1992-93Wed Sep 23, 1992Stockport County21A3-2Edgeley ParkBannister (24), Clough (54), Orlygsson (59)
Wed Oct 07, 1992Stockport County22H2-1Black (19), Gannon (87 OG)
Wed Oct 28, 1992Crewe Alexandra3A1-0Gresty RoadOrlygsson (84)
Wed Dec 02, 1992Tottenham Hotspur4H2-0Woan (29), Keane (65)
Tue Jan 12, 1993ArsenalQuarterA0-2Highbury
1993-94Tue Sep 21, 1993Wrexham21A3-3Derby RacecourseCollymore (21, 43, 59)
Wed Oct 06, 1993Wrexham22H3-1Black (16), Crosby (55), Collymore (57)
Wed Oct 27, 1993West Ham United3H2-1Black (28), Collymore (55)
Wed Dec 01, 1993Manchester City4H0-0
Wed Dec 15, 1993Manchester City4R A2-1Maine RoadWebb (74), Cooper (87)
Wed Jan 26, 1994Tranmere RoversQuarterH1-1Gemmill (75)
Sat Jan 29, 1994Tranmere RoversQuarterRA0-2Prenton Park
1994-95Wed Sep 21, 1994Hereford United21H2-1Collymore (48, 53)
Tue Oct 04, 1994Hereford United22A0-0Edgar Street
Wed Oct 26, 1994Wolverhampton Wanderers3A3-2MolineuxPearce (5, 87), Roy (21)
Wed Nov 30, 1994Millwall4H0-2
1995-96Tue Sep 19, 1995Bradford City21A2-3Valley ParadeBohinen (18, 90)
Wed Oct 04, 1995Bradford City22H2-2Pearce (19), Silenzi (63)
1996-97Wed Sep 18, 1996Wycombe Wanderers21H1-0Roy (48)
Tue Sep 24, 1996Wycombe Wanderers22A1-1Adams ParkLee (102)
Wed Oct 23, 1996West Ham United3A1-4Upton ParkCooper (29)
1997-98Mon Aug 11, 1997Doncaster Rovers11A8-0Belle VueThomas (11), Saunders (15, 78), Hjelde (30, 55), van Hooijdonk (47, 83), Allen (86)
Wed Aug 27, 1997Doncaster Rovers12H2-1Guinan (5), van Hooijdonk (57)
Wed Sep 17, 1997Walsall21H0-1
Wed Sep 24, 1997Walsall22A2-2Bescot Stadiumvan Hooijdonk (48), Armstrong (91)
1998-99Tue Sep 15, 1998Leyton Orient21A5-1Brisbane RoadJohnson (4), Freedman (14, 17), Stone (44), Harewood (84)
Tue Sep 22, 1998Leyton Orient22H0-0
Tue Oct 27, 1998Cambridge United3H3-3Freedman (22), Armstrong (45), Harewood (46)
Wed Nov 11, 1998Manchester United4A1-2Old TraffordStone (68)
1999-00Wed Aug 11, 1999Mansfield Town11H3-0Bart-Williams (44), Quashie (68), Allou (81)
Tue Aug 24, 1999Mansfield Town12A0-1Field Mill
Wed Sep 15, 1999Bristol City21H2-1Harewood (12), Rogers (56)
Wed Sep 22, 1999Bristol City22A0-0Ashton Gate
Wed Oct 13, 1999Sheffield Wednesday3A1-4HillsboroughFreedman (85)
2000-01Tue Aug 22, 2000Darlington11A2-2FeethamsBart-Williams (21 pen), Rogers (73)
Wed Sep 06, 2000Darlington12H1-2John (9)
2001-02Mon Aug 20, 2001Hartlepool United1A2-0Victoria ParkJohn (32), Bart-Williams (60)
Wed Sep 12, 2001Stockport County2H1-1Lester (8)
Mon Oct 08, 2001Bolton Wanderers3A0-1Reebok Stadium
2002-03Wed Sep 11, 2002Kidderminster Harriers1H4-0Lester (24, 71 pen), Scimeca (45), Johnson (51)
Wed Oct 02, 2002Walsall2H1-2Johnson (79)
2003-04Tue Aug 12, 2003Port Vale1A0-0Vale Park
Tue Sep 23, 2003Tranmere Rovers2A0-0Prenton Park
Wed Oct 29, 2003Portsmouth3H2-4Bopp (42, 67)
2004-05Wed Aug 25, 2004Scunthorpe United1H2-0Taylor (36), King (78)
Wed Sep 22, 2004Rotherham United2H2-1Taylor (17, 94)
Tue Oct 26, 2004Doncaster Rovers3A2-0Belle VueKing (33), Perch (63)
Wed Nov 10, 2004Fulham4H2-4King (71), Reid (104)
2005-06Tue Aug 23, 2005Macclesfield Town1H2-3Breckin (9, 83)
2006-07Mon Aug 21, 2006Accrington Stanley1A0-1Crown Ground
2007-08Tue Aug 14, 2007Chester City1A0-0Deva Stadium
Tue Aug 28, 2007Leicester City2H1-0Agogo (28)
Tue Sep 18, 2007Leicester City2RH2-3Smith (1), Tyson (64)
2008-09Wed Aug 13, 2008Morecambe1H4-0Cohen (14), Earnshaw (62, 89), Newbold (81)
Wed Aug 27, 2008Sunderland2H1-2Earnshaw (60)
2009-10Wed Aug 12, 2009Bradford City1H3-0Anderson (46), Blackstock (60), McGugan (82)
Tue Aug 25, 2009Middlesbrough2H2-1Chambers (60), Majewski (103)
Tue Sep 22, 2009Blackburn Rovers3H0-1
2010-11Tue Aug 10, 2010Bradford City1A1-2Valley ParadeThornhill (35)
2011-12Tue Aug 09, 2011Notts County1H3-3McGugan (30), Findley (56), Morgan (120)
Tue Aug 23, 2011Wycombe Wanderers2A4-1Adams ParkMiller (3), McGugan (6 pen), Findley (62), Majewski (75)
Tue Sep 20, 2011Newcastle United3H3-4Findley (46), Derbyshire (66), Tudgay (114)
2012-13Mon Aug 13, 2012Fleetwood Town1A1-0Highbury StadiumBlackstock (57)
Tue Aug 28, 2012Wigan Athletic2H1-4Cox (47)
2013-14Tue Aug 06, 2013Hartlepool United1H3-1Majewski (33), Halford (65), Derbyshire (67)
Wed Aug 28, 2013Millwall2H2-1Derbyshire (59), Lascelles (94)
Tue Sep 24, 2013Burnley3A1-2Turf MoorDerbyshire (24)
2014-15Tue Aug 12, 2014Tranmere Rovers1A1-0Prenton ParkAntonio (12)
Tue Aug 26, 2014Huddersfield Town2A2-0John Smith's StadiumVaughan James (72 OG), Lansbury (82)
Wed Sep 24, 2014Tottenham Hotspur3A1-3White Hart LaneGrant (61)
2015-16Tue Aug 11, 2015Walsall1H3-4Walker (32), Antonio (81, 90)
2016-17Tue Aug 09, 2016Doncaster Rovers1A2-1Keepmoat StadiumVaughan (11), Ward (90)
Tue Aug 23, 2016Millwall2A2-1The DenPaterson (35), Veldwijk (87)
Tue Sep 20, 2016Arsenal3H0-4
2017-18Tue Aug 08, 2017Shrewsbury Town1H2-1Carayol (29 pen), Cummings (75)
Wed Aug 23, 2017Newcastle United2A3-2St. James Park (Newcastle)Cummings (29, 31), Walker (97)
Wed Sep 20, 2017Chelsea3A1-5Stamford BridgeDarikwa (90)
2018-19Tue Aug 14, 2018Bury1H1-1Cash (93)
Wed Aug 29, 2018Newcastle United2H3-1Murphy (2), Cash (94), Dias (97)
Wed Sep 26, 2018Stoke City3H3-2Osborn (19), Murphy (40), Lolley (50)
Tue Oct 30, 2018Burton Albion4A2-3Pirelli StadiumGrabban (70), Appiah (91)
2019-20Tue Aug 13, 2019Fleetwood Town1H1-0Silva (59)
Tue Aug 27, 2019Derby County2H3-0Lolley (25), Adomah (35), Carvalho (79)
Tue Sep 24, 2019Arsenal3A0-5Emirates Stadium
2020-21Sat Sep 05, 2020Barnsley1A0-1Oakwell
2021-22Wed Aug 11, 2021Bradford City1H2-1Carvalho (39, 41)
Tue Aug 24, 2021Wolverhampton Wanderers2H0-4
2022-23Tue Aug 23, 2022Grimsby TownA-Blundell Park