Bulgarian Supercup

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Bulgarian Football Supercup
Bulgarian football supercup.jpg
Country Bulgaria
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1989; 26 years ago (1989) (restored 2004)
Number of teams 2
Current champions Ludogorets Razgrad
Most championships CSKA Sofia (4)
Website Official Site

The Bulgarian Supercup (Bulgarian: Суперкупа на България) is the trophy won in a football match held between the football club that has won the Bulgarian first football division in the season that ended in the year of the match and the holder of the Bulgarian Cup at that time. In case the champion of Bulgaria has also won the cup, the Bulgarian Cup finalist competes with the champion in the match for the trophy.

The Supercup match is usually held during the weekend before the start of a new season. Since 2004 the Supercup game has been an annual event.

The most successful club in the event is CSKA Sofia who have won four Supercups.

Litex Lovech is the club that has participated in most seasons of the Supercup - six.


Inaugural Event 1989[edit]

Bulgarian Supercup 1989

The first match for the Bulgarian Supercup was held in 1989. The match was proposed by Kiril Zaharinov, sports editor at the Bulgarian News Agency and secretary of the union of the Bulgarian sport journalists at that time.

The match was held at 9th September Stadium in Burgas, opposing 1988-89 Bulgarian champion and Cup holder CFKA Sredets (now CSKA Sofia) and the runner-up in the 1988–89 edition of the Bulgarian Cup Chernomorets Burgas. CSKA won the match 1-0 thanks to a goal by Hristo Stoichkov.

The first Supercup trophy was made in Italy and was 80 cm tall, weighing 15 kg. Today it is kept in the CSKA Sofia museum.

Since 2004[edit]

Bulgarian Supercup (2007-2011)
Bulgarian Supercup (2011-)

After the political changes of 1989 in Eastern Europe the Bulgarian Supercup match was suspended. Fourteen years later the Bulgarian Professional Football League in association with the Bulgarian Football Union decided to restore the event organising a Supercup match between the champion of the 2003-04 season Lokomotiv Plovdiv and the 2003-04 Bulgarian Cup holder Litex Lovech. The match was held at Naftex Stadium in Burgas and Lokomotiv won 1-0 after a last-minute goal by Ivan Paskov.

Since the restoration of the tournament in 2004 six teams have participated in the event and all of them have managed to win the trophy - Lokomotiv Plovdiv (winners in 2004), Levski Sofia winners in 2005, 2007 and 2009), CSKA Sofia (winners in 2006, 2008 and 2011), Litex Lovech (winners in 2010), Ludogorets Razgrad (winners in 2012), and Beroe Stara Zagora (winners in 2013).

Since 2004 all the winners of the Supercup trophy have also been runners-up in other editions of the tournament, making the inaugural runner-up Chernomorets Burgas in 1989 the only participant in the event to not have won the trophy.

In 2011 the winner of the cup CSKA Sofia became the single most successful team in the event, winning their fourth trophy as they beat Litex Lovech with final score 3-1. Also, as of 2011 Litex Lovech has participated six times in the Supercup match - most of all other participants.

From 2004 onwards a brand new trophy is made for every event as it was decided by the organisers that each Supercup winner should retain the trophy in perpetuity. However, three designs have been used for the trophy as of 2014 - one for the Supercups of 2004-2006, another for the trophies of 2007-2010 and the third from 2011 onwards. The current trophy was designed in Italy in 2007 and is 100 cm tall.

Supercup finals[edit]

Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue Attendance Report
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (2)
Winner of 2013–14 A PFG and Bulgarian Cup 2013–14
3 - 1 PFC Botev Plovdiv
Runner-up of Bulgarian Cup 2013–14
Lazur Stadium,
5,500 Report
Beroe Stara Zagora (1)
Winner of Bulgarian Cup 2012–13
1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 p)
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad
Winner of 2012–13 A PFG
Vasil Levski,
1,500 Report
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (1)
Winner of 2011-12 A PFG
and 2011–12 Bulgarian Cup
3 − 1 PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Runner-up of Bulgarian Cup 2011–12
Lazur Stadium,
12,000 Report
CSKA Sofia (4)
Winner of Bulgarian Cup 2010–11
3 – 1 Litex Lovech
Winner of 2010-11 A PFG
Lazur Stadium,
12,620 Report
Litex Lovech (1)
Winner of A PFG 2009-10
2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Beroe Stara Zagora
Winner of Bulgarian Cup 2009–10
Vasil Levski,
3,000 Report
Levski Sofia (3)
Winner of A PFG 2008-09
1 – 0 Litex Lovech
Winner of Bulgarian Cup 2008–09
Vasil Levski,
7,000 Report
CSKA Sofia (3)
Winner of A PFG 2007-08
1 – 0 Litex Lovech
Winner of Bulgarian Cup 2007-08
Vasil Levski,
10,000 Report
Levski Sofia (2)
Winner of A PFG 2006-07
and Bulgarian Cup 2006-07
2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Litex Lovech
Runner-up of Bulgarian Cup 2006-07
Vasil Levski,
14,000 Report
CSKA Sofia (2)
Winner of Bulgarian Cup 2005-06
0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(3–0 p)
Levski Sofia
Winner of A PFG 2005-06
Vasil Levski,
9,751 Report
Levski Sofia (1)
Winner of Bulgarian Cup 2004-05
1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(3–1 p)
CSKA Sofia
Winner of A PFG 2004-05
Vasil Levski,
9,894 Report
Lokomotiv Plovdiv (1)
Winner of A PFG 2003-04
1 − 0 Litex Lovech
Winner of Bulgarian Cup 2003-04
Naftex Stadium,
4,500 Report
CFKA Sredets (1)
Winner of A PFG 1988-89
and Bulgarian Cup 1988-89
1 – 0 Chernomorets Burgas
Runner-up of Bulgarian Cup 1988-89
9th September Stadium,
20,000 Report

Participations By Team[edit]

Team Winner Runner-up Years Winner Years Runner-up
CSKA Sofia 4 1 1989, 2006, 2008, 2011 2005
Levski Sofia 3 1 2005, 2007, 2009 2006
Ludogorets 2 1 2012, 2014 2013
Litex Lovech 1 5 2010 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Beroe Stara Zagora 1 1 2013 2010
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1 1 2004 2012
Botev Plovdiv 0 1 2014
Chernomorets Burgas 0 1 1989

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