The original Anglo-Italian Cup grew out of the need to give Swindon Town some reward for winning the League Cup in 1969 (as a Third Division team they could not be admitted into the Fairs Cup). It also acted as a source of additional revenue for clubs who had not qualified for Europe. It was not a very successful competition and in 1975 it was abandoned, although the Anglo-Italian connection continued in the shape of a new tournament for semi-professional sides. In 1993 the idea of an Anglo-Italian Cup was revived to replace the discredited Full Members (ZDS) Cup. The new competition involved teams from the secondary divisions of the two countries (Football League Division One and Italian Serie B). It was a complete flop with most games, especially in Italy, attracted only minimal crowds and very little coverage. It managed to survive 4 seasons before disappearing into oblivion in 1996.
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All finals at Wembley Year Winners Runners-up Attendance 1996 Genoa 5 Port Vale 2 12683 1995 Notts County 2 Ascoli 1 11704 1994 Cremonese 3 Derby County 1 37024 1993 Brescia 1 Notts County 0 17185
Index | Finals 1970 | AI League Cup
1975 Napoli 4 Southampton 1 1974 Fiorentina 2 West Ham United 0 1973 Fiorentina 1 Newcastle United 2 1972 Roma 3 Blackpool 1 1971 Bologna 1 Blackpool 2 1970* Napoli 0 Swindon Town 3 * abandoned after 79 minutes, result stood
Index | Finals 1993 | AI League Cup
1971* Tottenham Hotspur 3 Torino 0 1970* Bologna 3 Manchester City 2 1969* Swindon Town 5 Roma 2 * aggregate score
Index | Finals 1970 | Finals 1993
English League Index
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