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It was initially set up after Swindon Town F.C. had won the 1969 English League Cup, but could not qualify for the UEFA Cup as they played in the then Third Division. It was contested between clubs below the top division of each country's league.
The competition was abandoned after 1973, but a competition under the same name was set up for semi-professional teams from 1975 to 1987. The professional competition was re-established as a competition between teams in the second levels of football (Serie B and the newly-renamed First Division) in 1992, to replace the Full Members Cup in England. After only four seasons and general indifference towards the cup from fans and clubs in both countries, the competition was scrapped in 1996.
Winners and runners-up
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