6 Players Who Have Won the Premier League Cup
Netgenz - Netizen buzz Sport | The English League Cup is a local competition whose prestige is considered lower than the English Premier League or FA Cup. However, the English League Cup is still a major competition that can add to a club's trophy collection. For a player, winning the English League Cup is a certain achievement.
Some players have even won the English League Cup with two different clubs. That includes James Milner who just won the 2021/2022 English League Cup with Liverpool.
Here are 6 Players Who Have Won the Premier League Cup
1. Emile Heskey
Emile Heskey is a former great striker from England who started his career in 1994-2016. Heskey has played for six English clubs as far as his profession. Two of them are Leicester City and Liverpool. He won eight trophies with both clubs, including two League Cup trophies each.
With Leicester, Heskey won the 1996/1997 and 1999/2000 English League Cups. Then, Heskey joined Liverpool and again won the English League Cup in 2000/2001 and 2002/2003. Heskey had brought Aston Villa to take a step to the 2009/2010 League Cup final but did not win the title because of defeat to Manchester United.
2. Damien Duff
Damien Duff is the most popular winger from the Republic of Ireland who played for Chelsea in 2003-2006. Duff is a Chelsea side that has just started to become a champion opponent after being taken in by Roman Abramovich. He helped bring the Blues won four trophies, including the 2004/2005 English League Cup.
It turned out to be Duff's 2nd English League Cup title. Initially, he won a similar title in 2001/2002 while playing for Blackburn Rovers. Because of this, Duff has overall won five trophies at club level so far as his profession.
3. Stewart Downing
Stewart Downing as England winger who started his profession with Middlesbrough. Downing played for Middlesbrough for a long time, 12 years to be exact. He had brought The Boro to win the 2003/2004 English League Cup and slid to the 2005/2006 UEFA Cup final although they did not win.
Then, Downing had time to defend Aston Villa and performed well again. He was also brought to Liverpool in 2011 and helped bring the Reds to win the 2011/12 English League Cup. Unfortunately, Downing's contribution during Liverpool's defense was not so significant, so he only lasted at Anfield for 2 seasons.
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4. Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov had also tasted the English League Cup title with two different clubs. The Bulgarian striker first achieved this in 2007/2008 while playing for Tottenham Hotspur. The English League Cup that season was still the last trophy that Tottenham had achieved so far.
After bringing Spurs to trophies, Berbatov moved to Manchester United in 2008. During his 4 seasons at Old Trafford, Berbatov managed to bring the Red Devils to six trophies, including the 2009/2010 English League Cup. Manchester United actually won the 2008/2009 English League Cup, but Berbatov didn't appear the same though.
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5. Nathan Ake
Nathan Ake is a defender from the Netherlands who currently plays for Manchester City. Before joining Manchester City, Ake had time to defend Chelsea because he was an alumnus of the Blues high school. Unfortunately, Ake lacks opportunities to play in his Chelsea shirt and is often loaned by other clubs.
However, Ake had won two trophies with Chelsea, including the 2014/2015 English League Cup. With Manchester City, Ake won two trophies again so far. One of them has won the 2020/2021 English League Cup title. Similar to when he was defending Chelsea, Ake now rarely appears with Manchester City and is increasingly becoming a layer.
6. James Milner
James Milner is the latest player to win the English League Cup with two different clubs. This senior English midfielder just brought Liverpool to win the 2021/2022 English League Cup. He was quite instrumental in the success of the Reds because he had appeared 4 times and made 1 assist.
For Milner, it was his 2nd English League Cup trophy. Initially, he won the trophy while playing for Manchester City in 2013/2014. Milner also added his trophy collection at club level to ten trophies so far.
Although often seen as unimportant to other trophies, the English League Cup trophy is still encouraging for football players. What's more, if he can win it with two different clubs, like the six players above. Next season, which club will win this trophy?