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EFL Trophy

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Established
1983 (39 years old)

First Recorded Event
2019-03-31

Current Season
2022-2023

API Football ID
4431

Sport
Soccer

Location
England

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
English Football League Trophy

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Upcoming Events
13 Dec 22 Salford City  - Port Vale
13 Dec 22 Bolton  - Manchester Unit
13 Dec 22 Burton  - Accrington
13 Dec 22 Portsmouth  - Stevenage
13 Dec 22 Cheltenham  - Chelsea U21
13 Dec 22 Bristol Rovers  - Milton Keynes D
13 Dec 22 Plymouth  - Wimbledon

Latest Results
30 Nov 22 Everton U21 2 - 1  Mansfield
23 Nov 22 Colchester 1 - 2  Bristol Rovers
23 Nov 22 Port Vale 2 - 1  Barnsley
22 Nov 22 Peterboro 2 - 4  Chelsea U21
22 Nov 22 Wolves U21 0 - 0  Manchester Unit
22 Nov 22 Chelsea U21 2 - 4  Peterboro
22 Nov 22 Plymouth 3 - 2  Charlton
22 Nov 22 Forest Green Ro 1 - 1  Cheltenham
22 Nov 22 Ipswich 0 - 2  Portsmouth
22 Nov 22 Milton Keynes D 3 - 1  Newport

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The EFL Trophy (English Football League Trophy) is an annual English association football knockout competition open to the 48 clubs in EFL League One and EFL League Two, the third and fourth tiers of the English football league system and, since the 2016–17 season, 16 under-21 sides from Premier League and EFL Championship clubs. It is the third most prestigious knockout trophy in English football after the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

It began in the 1983–84 season as the Associate Members' Cup, but in 1992, after the lower-division clubs became full members of the Football League, it was renamed the Football League Trophy. The competition replaced the short-lived Football League Group Cup. It was renamed again in 2016, as the EFL Trophy. The competition has been associated with a title sponsor since its second season: currently, it is known as the Leasing.com Trophy, having previously been the Checkatrade Trophy.

The first draws are made in August, then the competition runs as 16 regional groups, each containing four teams. The top two from each group qualify for the knockout stages before the two winners meet in late March or early April in the final at England's national stadium, Wembley. The basic north/south format of the competition has existed since its beginnings, with some Midlands clubs fluctuating between the north and south draws each season. Other details have varied over the years, including in some years inviting clubs from the semi-professional Conference Premier, and holding a round-robin group stage prior to moving into knockout rounds.

The current (2018–19) champions are Portsmouth, who beat Sunderland 5–4 on penalties in the 2019 final to win the competition for the first time. The most successful club is Bristol City, who have lifted the trophy three times, in 1986, 2003 and 2015, and were finalists in 1987 and 2000.


Seasons


2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

Teams

Accrington

Arsenal U21
-9

Aston Villa U21
-11

Barnsley

Barrow

Bolton

Bradford

Brighton U21
-8

Bristol Rovers

Burton

Cambridge United

Carlisle

Charlton

Chelsea U21
-8

Cheltenham

Colchester

Crawley

Crewe

Crystal Palace
-11

Derby

Doncaster

Everton U21
-10

Exeter

Fleetwood Town

Forest Green Rove

Gillingham

Grimsby

Harrogate Town FC

Hartlepool

Ipswich

Leeds United U2
-10

Leicester U21
-10

Leyton Orient

Lincoln

Liverpool U21
-10

Manchester City
-10

Manchester Unit
-6

Mansfield

Milton Keynes Don

Morecambe

Newcastle Unite
-11

Newport

Northampton

Oxford Utd

Peterboro

Plymouth

Port Vale

Portsmouth

Rochdale

Salford City

Sheffield Weds

Shrewsbury

Southampton U21
-11

Stevenage

Stockport

Sutton United

Swindon

Tottenham U21
-9

Tranmere

Walsall

West Ham U21
-7

Wimbledon

Wolves U21
-11

Wycombe

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