Johan Cruijff Shield

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Johan Cruijff Schaal
Founded 1949
Region UEFA
(Netherlands)
Number of teams 2
Current champions AFC Ajax
Most successful club(s) PSV (9 titles)

The Johan Cruijff Schaal (English: Johan Cruyff Shield) is a football trophy in the Netherlands named after legendary Dutch football player Johan Cruyff, also often referred to as the Dutch Super Cup. The winner is decided in one match only, played by the winner of the national football league (the Eredivisie) and the winner of the national KNVB Cup. In the event of a team winning both the Eredivisie and the KNVB Cup, the Johan Cruijff Shield will be contested between that team and the runner up in the national league. The match traditionally opens the Dutch football season in August one week before the Eredivisie starts.

The trophy[edit]

The trophy is a silver plate with a 60 centimetre diameter. It is similar to the trophies received by the champions of the Eredivisie. The engraved text on the trophy is as follows:

  • Border, top: "Johan Cruijff Schaal XV" (or: "Johan Cruyff Trophy X", so Cruijff with 'ij' as opposed to the international spelling using a 'y' and a number in Roman numerals)
  • Centre: "KNVB 31-7-2008" (KNVB standing for "Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond" or "Royal Dutch Football Association" followed by the date of the match)
  • Border, bottom: "Ajax - FC Twente" (the teams playing the match, with the champion of the national league named second)

History[edit]

Super Cup[edit]

The first Super Cup match was played on 25 June 1949. The league champions SVV beat cup winners Quick Nijmegen 2–0.

The Dutch FA brought back the competition in 1991 under the name PTT Telecom Cup, with the match always being played in the De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam. After three years, sponsor PTT Telecom retreated and the name Super Cup was reinstated.

Johan Cruijff Schaal[edit]

In 1996 the format was changed to the current set-up, and played in the Amsterdam ArenA under the name 'Johan Cruijff Schaal'.

In 2003, the supporters of both teams, namely FC Utrecht and PSV were rather unhappy with the set-up and stayed away from the stadium. The Utrecht fans complained about protocols concerning their travel to Amsterdam (strict rules imposed for the threat of hooliganism) and the PSV fans were dissatisfied with the seats assigned to them. Only 700 of the 13,000 available tickets were sold. The prize money in 2003 amounted to 135,000. The contestants in 2004 were Ajax and FC Utrecht. Utrecht won with a final score 4-2 after trailing 1-2 up until the 85th minute of the match. Thirty-three thousand spectators witnessed the most remarkable comeback in the trophy's history.

Because PSV won both the national championship and the cup in 2005, Ajax (who had finished second in the league) formed the opposition and won 2-1. It was only the fourth home-victory of Ajax over PSV in ten years.

Results[edit]

Super Cup[edit]

Year Winner Scorers Score Scorers Runner-up
1949 SVV Schrumpf
Könemann
2–0 Quick Nijmegen
1991 Feyenoord Damaschin Goal 10'
1–0 PSV
1992 PSV E. Koeman Goal 25'
1–0 Feyenoord
1993 Ajax Litmanen Goal 18, 62'
F. de Boer Goal 47'
Overmars Goal 61'
4–0 Feyenoord
1994 Ajax Litmanen Goal 13'
Oulida Goal 21'
Kluivert Goal 25'
3–0 Feyenoord
1995 Ajax R. de Boer Goal 25'
Kluivert Goal 102'
2–1 (a.e.t.) Larsson Goal 27' Feyenoord

Johan Cruijff Schaal[edit]

Year Winner Scorers Score Scorers Runner-up
1996 PSV Eijkelkamp Goal 48'
Degryse Goal 61, 78'
3–0 Ajax
1997 PSV Cocu Goal 23, 90'
De Bilde Goal 90'
3–1 Van Houdt Goal 84' Roda JC
1998 PSV Khokhlov Goal 23'
Bruggink Goal 53'
2–0 Ajax
1999 Feyenoord Tomasson Goal 13'
Kalou Goal 15'
Paauwe Goal 86'
3–2 Knopper Goal 45'
Grønkjær Goal 53'
Ajax
2000 PSV Ramzi Goal 29'
Faber Goal 44'
2–0 Roda JC
2001 PSV Kežman Goal 4'
Bruggink Goal 20'
Rommedahl Goal 71'
3–2 De Witte Goal 34'
Van der Doelen Goal 89'
FC Twente
2002 Ajax Van der Vaart Goal 41, 76'
Mido Goal 54'
3–1 Kežman Goal 10' PSV
2003 PSV Robben Goal 14'
van Bommel Goal 47'
Kežman Goal 88'
3–1 van de Haar Goal 21' FC Utrecht
2004 FC Utrecht Schut Goal 72'
Somers Goal 87, 90'+1'
Douglas Goal 90'+5'
4–2 Pienaar Goal 51'
Sneijder Goal 80'
Ajax
2005 Ajax Boukhari Goal 72'
Babel Goal 78'
2–1 Bouma Goal 51' PSV
2006 Ajax Rosales Goal 7'
Perez Goal 69'
Sneijder Goal 81'
3–1 Cocu Goal 48' PSV
2007 Ajax Gabri Goal 43' 1–0 PSV
2008 PSV Lazović Goal 55'
Marcellis Goal 67'
2–0 Feyenoord
2009 AZ Holman Goal 15'
El Hamdaoui Goal 24'
Martens Goal 28'
Lens Goal 67, 87'
5–1 Papadopulos Goal 60' SC Heerenveen
2010 FC Twente L. de Jong Goal 8' 1–0 Ajax
2011 FC Twente Janko Goal 21'
Ruiz Goal 68'
2–1 Alderweireld Goal 54' Ajax
2012 PSV Toivonen Goal 3'53'
LensGoal 12'
Wijnaldum Goal 90'
4–2 Alderweireld Goal 44'
Marcelo (og) Goal 75'
Ajax
2013 Ajax Gouweleeuw Goal 69' (o.g.)
Sigþórsson Goal 75'
de Jong Goal 103'
3–2 (a.e.t.) Guðmundsson Goal 51'
Jóhannsson Goal 67'
AZ

Winners by club[edit]

Club Won Lost Years won Years lost
PSV 9 5 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012 1991, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007
Ajax 8 7 1993, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012
Feyenoord 2 5 1991, 1999 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2008
FC Twente 2 1 2010, 2011 2001
FC Utrecht 1 1 2004 2003
AZ 1 1 2009 2013
SVV 1 0 1949
Roda JC 0 2 1997, 2000
Quick Nijmegen 0 1 1949
SC Heerenveen 0 1 2009

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