Soviet Super Cup

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Soviet Super Cup
Founded 1977 (introduced)
Region Soviet Union
Number of teams 2
Current champions defunct
Most successful club(s) Dynamo Kyiv
(3 titles)

The USSR Super Cup, or Season's Cup, featured the winners of the previous season's Soviet Top League and USSR Cup in a one or two legged playoff for the trophy.

The game was played seven times in the last 15 years of Soviet football. It was not until 1983 that the Super Cup was played every year. The Super Cup was made to take place during midseason and further complicated clubs' schedules.

In 1987, with Spartak Moscow winning league honors and Dynamo Kyiv winning the USSR Cup, the Super Cup match was schedules to take place in Chişinău, Moldova. However, the match never took place because of inadequate facilities in Chişinău. The last USSR Super Cup took place in Sochi, Russia, where the match was played in front of 1,500 fans.

Finals[edit]

1977 USSR Super Cup

1977-11-20
Dynamo Moscow 1 – 0 Dynamo Kyiv
Minayev Goal 54' Report
Tbilisi, Lenin's Dinamo Stadium
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: G.Bakanidze (Tbilisi)

1981 USSR Super Cup

1981-03-10
Dynamo Kyiv 1 – 1
5 – 4 (pen.)
Shakhtar Donetsk
Boiko Goal 41'
Report Kravchenko Goal 52'
Simferopol, Lokomotiv Stadium
Attendance: ?
Referee: A.Mushkovets (Moscow)

1984 USSR Super Cup, consisted out of two games

1984-07-05
Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – 1 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Vyshnevskyi Goal 54' (o.g.)
Morozov Goal 54'
Report Lytovchenko Goal 40'
Donetsk, Shakhtar Stadium
Attendance: 32,840
Referee: V.Butenko (Moscow)
1984-07-08
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 – 1 Shakhtar Donetsk
Fedorenko Goal 70'
Lytovchenko Red card
Report Sokolovsky Goal 89'
Pokidyn Red card
Dnipropetrovsk, Meteor Stadium
Attendance: 29,500
Referee: V.Kuznetsov (Omsk)

Shakhtar won the Cup play-off 3-2


1985 USSR Super Cup, consisted out of two games

1985-07-30
Zenit Leningrad 2 – 1 Dynamo Moscow
Pozdnyakov Goal 33' (o.g.)
Gerasimov Goal 71'
Report Ataulin Goal 5'
Leningrad, Kirov Stadium
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: V.Miminoshvili (Tbilisi)
1985-08-05
Dynamo Moscow 0 – 1 Zenit Leningrad
Report Melnikov Goal 20'
Moscow, Dynamo Stadium
Attendance: 12,200
Referee: M.Stupar (Ivano-Frankivsk)

Zenit won the Cup play-off 3-1

List by year[edit]

Year Location Winner Score Runner-up
1977 Tbilisi,  Georgian Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Dynamo Moscow
(qualified as cup winner)
1 – 0 Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Dynamo Kyiv
(qualified as league winner)
1981 Simferopol,  Ukraine Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Dynamo Kyiv
(qualified as league winner)
1 – 1 (aet)
5 – 4 (penalties)
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Shakhtar Donetsk
(qualified as cup winner)
1984 Leg 1: Donetsk,  Ukraine
Leg 2: Dnipropetrovsk,  Ukraine
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Shakhtar Donetsk
(qualified as cup winner)
Leg 1: 2 – 1
Leg 2: 1 – 1
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
(qualified as league winner)
1985 Leg 1: Leningrad,  Russia
Leg 2: Moscow,  Russia
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Zenit Leningrad
(qualified as league winner)
Leg 1: 2 – 1
Leg 2: 1 – 0
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Dynamo Moscow
(qualified as cup winner)
1986 Kiev,  Ukraine Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Dynamo Kyiv
(qualified as league winner)
2 – 2 (aet)
3 – 1 (penalties)
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Shakhtar Donetsk
(qualified as losing cup finalist)
1987 Moscow,  Russia Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Dynamo Kyiv
(qualified as league winner)
1 – 1 (aet)
5 – 4 (penalties)
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Torpedo Moscow
(qualified as cup winner)
1988 Chisinau,  Moldavia ppd
1989 Sochi,  Russia Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
(qualified as league winner)
3 – 1 (aet) Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Metalist Kharkiv
(qualified as cup winner)

Performance by club[edit]

Club Republic Winners Runners-Up Years Won
Dynamo Kyiv UKR 3 1 1981, 1986, 1987
Shakhtar Donetsk UKR 1 2 1984
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk UKR 1 1 1988
Dynamo Moscow RUS 1 1 1977
Zenit Leningrad RUS 1 0 1985
Metalist Kharkiv UKR 0 1
Torpedo Moscow RUS 0 1

Performance by republic[edit]

Republic Winners Runners-Up Winning Clubs
 Ukrainian SSR 5 5 Dynamo Kyiv (3), Shakhtar Donetsk (1), Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (1)
 Russian SFSR 2 2 Dynamo Moscow (1), Zenit Leningrad (1)

See also[edit]

National super cups of former Soviet republics

References[edit]