Super cup

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A super cup is a competition, usually but not exclusively in association football, which often forms the "curtain-raiser" to a season. It is played by two competition winners of the previous season. On a national level by the knock-out cup winner and the league winner. There are also continental super cups, like the UEFA Super Cup in football, which puts together two UEFA competition winners. Sometimes these are two-legged ties, with a match played at each side's stadium, but increasingly they are one-off fixtures at a neutral venue, such as a national stadium. Some Super Cups have even been staged in venues outside their home country, such as the Italian, French and Turkish games.

If the league champions are also the national cup winners, the winners may play a runner-up in one competition.


National Supercups[edit]

The FA Community Shield is contested by the champions of the Premier League and FA Cup

The following nations have an active super cup competition:

In addition, a number of countries have played a national Supercup in the past, but no longer do so:

Continental level[edit]

Most of the continental football federations also have their own super cups:


National Supercups[edit]

Continental level[edit]

Other sports[edit]