The Wales League Cup, also known as the Nathaniel MG Cup for sponsorship reasons, is an annual football competition in Wales. The cup features teams from the Welsh Premier League, the Welsh Football League Division One, and the Welsh Football League Division Two.
Here are ten interesting facts about the Wales League Cup:
- The first Wales League Cup was held during the 1992-1993 season, with the inaugural winners being Cardiff City.
- The current holders of the Wales League Cup are Connah’s Quay Nomads, who won the cup in the 2020-2021 season.
- Swansea City holds the record for the most number of wins in the Wales League Cup, with 4 wins.
- The fastest goal ever scored in the Wales League Cup was in just 10 seconds, scored by Chris Venables of Aberystwyth Town against Carmarthen Town in 2012.
- The most goals scored in a single Wales League Cup match is 13, with Bangor City beating Llanidloes Town 11-2 in the 1998-1999 season.
- The Wales League Cup was initially known as the Welsh Football League Cup before being renamed to the League of Wales Cup in 1995.
- The final of the Wales League Cup is held at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, which has a seating capacity of 21,088.
- The Wales League Cup has undergone several name changes due to sponsorship reasons, with the competition being known as the Loosemores League Cup from 2003-2015.
- The competition has been won by teams from outside the Welsh Premier League on four occasions, with Merthyr Tydfil, Llanelli, Newport County, and The New Saints winning the cup.
- The Wales League Cup has been won a total of 25 times, with Swansea City winning the cup the most number of times.