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The Football League Trophy 2000–01, known as the LDV Vans Trophy 2000–01 for sponsorship reasons, was the 17th staging of the Football League Trophy, a knock-out competition for English football clubs in Second and Third Division. The winners were Port Vale and the runners-up were Brentford.

2000–01 Football League Trophy
LDV Vans Trophy
Country England
ChampionsPort Vale
Matches played57

The competition began on 28 November 2000 and ended with the final on 22 April 2001 at the Millennium Stadium.

In the first round, there were two sections: North and South. In the following rounds each section gradually eliminates teams in knock-out fashion until each has a winning finalist. At this point, the two winning finalists face each other in the combined final for the honour of the trophy. In addition to the 48 league teams, 8 Conference teams were also invited.


First roundEdit

Blackpool, Macclesfield Town, Shrewsbury Town and Walsall from the North section all received byes.

Leyton Orient, Reading, Swansea City and Swindon from the South section all received byes.

Second roundEdit


Area semi-finalsEdit

Area finalsEdit

Northern Area finalEdit

Southern Area finalEdit


Port Vale2 – 1Brentford
Bridge-Wilkinson   76' (pen.)
Brooker   83'
(Report) Dobson   3'
Attendance: 25,654
Referee: William Burns
Port Vale
GK 1   Mark Goodlad
DF 2   Matt Carragher (c)
DF 6   Sagi Burton
DF 5   Michael Walsh
DF 19   Alex Smith
MF 8   Micky Cummins
MF 25   Steve Brooker
MF 15   Marc Bridge-Wilkinson
MF 17   Neil Brisco
MF 4   Dave Brammer  
FW 10   Tony Naylor
GK 12   Dean Delany
DF 3   Allen Tankard
DF 11   Tommy Widdrington
MF 23   Michael Twiss
FW 9   Ville Viljanen
  Brian Horton
GK 17   Ólafur Gottskálksson
DF 5   Darren Powell  
DF 23   David Theobald  
DF 19   Paul Gibbs
DF 25   Michael Dobson
DF 15   Ívar Ingimarsson
MF 8   Gavin Mahon
MF 12   Martin Rowlands
MF 7   Paul Evans (c)
FW 9   Lloyd Owusu
FW 10   Scott Partridge
GK 31   Paul Smith
DF 32   Jay Lovett
MF 14   Tony Folan
MF 26   Mark Williams   88'
FW 29   Mark McCammon   89'
  Ray Lewington


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i after extra time

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