Cypriot Super Cup

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Cypriot Super Cup
Founded 1951; 63 years ago (1951)
Region Cyprus Cyprus (Cyprus Football Association)
Number of teams 2
Current champions Ermis (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Omonia (16 titles)
Television broadcasters CytaVision

The Cypriot Super Cup is a Cypriot association football trophy, contested in an annual match between the Cypriot First Division Champion and the Cypriot Cup winners. If a team wins The Double (both the Championship and the Cup), then the Double winner plays the Cypriot Cup finalist. The match is contested at the beginning of the football season, and for the last 20 years in Nicosia; also for the past few seasons, after the construction of the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, it has been played almost every year in that stadium. If the match is tied then the penalties shoot out follows.

The first match was played in 1950, under the name Pakkos Shield (Ασπίδα Πάκκου), and continued until 1967. Until then, no trophy was awarded, but according to the rule, the team that would have won the trophy most of the times, that it would have been awarded the trophy to that team. The first Shield was finally awarded to Çetinkaya, who were the first club to win the trophy three times. At that time if the winner was both Champion and Cup-winner, then it was automatically awarded as the Cypriot FA Shield winner.

For ten years the competition wasn't held and began again in 1979 under the name Stylianakis Shield, for honor to a former president of Cyprus Football Association. It lasted for 10 years as Stylianakis Shield and was awarded to Omonia in 1988, with 7 times winner.

The competition was renamed to Cyprus Football Association Shield in 1989. From 2008 to 2013, the competition was held under the name LTV Super Cup, taking the name of the competition's sponsor LTV. After LTV's withdrawal as the competition's sponsor in 2014, the competition is simply called the Super Cup.[1]

The most successful team in the competition are Omonia, winners on sixteen occasions.

Finals[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up
Pakkos Shield
1951 Çetinkaya Türk 5–1 APOEL
1952 Çetinkaya Türk 2–1 APOEL
1953 AEL Limassol 4–2 EPA Larnaca
1954 Çetinkaya Türk 2–1 Pezoporikos Larnaca
1955 EPA Larnaca 4–2 AEL Limassol
1956–1961 Competition not held
1962 Anorthosis Famagusta[2]  
1963 APOEL 1–0 Anorthosis Famagusta
1964 Anorthosis Famagusta 4–3 APOEL
1966 Omonia 3–1 Apollon Limassol
1967 Olympiakos Nicosia 1–0 Apollon Limassol
1968 AEL Limassol 2–1 APOEL
Stylianakis Shield
1979 Omonia 3–0 APOEL
1980 Omonia 2–1 APOEL
1981 Omonia 4–1 Enosis Neon Paralimni
1982 Omonia 2–0 Apollon Limassol
1983 Omonia 3–1 Enosis Neon Paralimni
1984 APOEL 3–2 Omonia
1985 AEL Limassol 1–0 Omonia
1986 APOEL 6–5 (aet) Apollon Limassol
1987 Omonia 2–1 AEL Limassol
1988 Omonia 1–0 Pezoporikos Larnaca
Cyprus FA Shield
1989 Omonia 3–1 AEL Limassol
1990 Nea Salamina 1–0 APOEL
1991 Omonia 4–0 Apollon Limassol
1992 APOEL 3–0 Apollon Limassol
1993 APOEL 4–3 Omonia
1994 Omonia 2–1 Apollon Limassol
1995 Anorthosis Famagusta 1–1 (aet, 5–4 pen) APOEL
1996 APOEL 1–0 AEK Larnaca
1997 APOEL 2–1 Anorthosis Famagusta
1998 Anorthosis Famagusta 4–1 Apollon Limassol
1999 Anorthosis Famagusta 2–0 APOEL
2000 Anorthosis Famagusta 2–1 Omonia
2001 Omonia 1–0 Apollon Limassol
2002 APOEL 6–3 Anorthosis Famagusta
2003 Omonia 3–2 Anorthosis Famagusta
2004 APOEL 5–4 (aet) AEK Larnaca
2005 Omonia 2–2 (aet, 5–4 pen) Anorthosis Famagusta
2006 Apollon Limassol 3–1 (aet) APOEL
2007 Anorthosis Famagusta 2–1 APOEL
LTV Super Cup
2008 APOEL 1–0 Anorthosis Famagusta
2009 APOEL 2–1 APOP Kinyras
2010 Omonia 1–1 (3–2 pen) Apollon Limassol
2011 APOEL 1–0 Omonia
2012 Omonia 5–3 AEL Limassol
2013 APOEL 1–0 Apollon Limassol
Super Cup
2014 Ermis Aradippou 2–1 APOEL

Performance By Club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
Omonia 16 5 1966, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012
APOEL 13 12 1963, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
Anorthosis Famagusta 7 6 1962, 1964, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007
AEL Limassol 3 4 1953, 1968, 1985
Çetinkaya Türk 3 0 1951, 1952, 1954
Apollon Limassol 1 11 2006
EPA Larnaca 1 1 1955
Olympiakos Nicosia 1 0 1967
Nea Salamina 1 0 1990
Ermis Aradippou 1 0 2014
Enosis Neon Paralimni 0 2
AEK Larnaca 0 2
Pezoporikos Larnaca 0 2
APOP Kinyras 0 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Συνέντευξη Τύπου Super Cup 2014". CFA. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Anorthosis was the double winner, so automatically became the winner of the Super Cup

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