The Supercoppa Italiana (Italian Super Cup) is a pre-season football competition held the week before the season begins in Italy every year. It is contested by the winners of the Serie A and the Coppa Italia in the previous season, as a curtain raiser to the new season. It is usually played at the home of the Serie A champions. In 1993 and 2003 it was held in the United States cities of Washington, D.C. and East Rutherford, New Jersey (New York market). The 2002 final was played in the Libyan capital Tripoli. Three of the past five games have been played in the Bird's Nest of Beijing, China.
If the same team wins both Serie A and Coppa Italia, then the Supercoppa is contested by the Serie A winner and the Coppa Italia runner-up. This has happened so far in 1995 (Juventus), 2000 (Lazio), 2006 and 2010 (the last two by Inter).
Milan and Juventus hold the record for winning the cup the most times, winning it six times since the competition began in 1988.
The 26th edition, played August 18, 2013, was won by Juventus, the Serie A winners, who defeated Coppa Italia winners Lazio 4–0 at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. It was the second time the two teams have played for the Supercoppa, Lazio having won the first encounter in 1998.
The 27th edition, to be played on 23 December 2014, will feature Juventus, the Serie A winners, and Napoli, Coppa Italia winners. The game was tentatively scheduled to be played on August 24, 2014, but due Napoli's participation in the Champions League Play-off Round, the team asked that the game be rescheduled during Serie A's winter break. Juventus will be making a record 10th appearance, and seeking a record seventh cup. The two teams will be meeting in the Supercoppa Italiana for the third time, each winning once. Coincidentally, Napoli's three total appearances will all have been against Juventus.