The 2019 Super Cup was the second edition of the Super Cup and 40th season of the main club knockout football competition in India. The competition is sponsored by Hero MotoCorp and is officially known as the Hero Super Cup. The competition began with the qualifiers on 15 March 2019 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar and was concluded with the final on 13 April 2019. Bengaluru FC were the defending champions, but lost to Chennai City F.C. in the quarter-finals. FC Goa won the title by defeating Chennaiyin FC 2–1 in the final.
|Hero Super Cup|
|Dates||March 15 – April 13|
|Championship venue||Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar|
|Champions||Goa (1st title)|
|Goals scored||45 (3.75 per match)|
|Attendance||5,920 (493 per match)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||Coro (5 goals)|
|Best player||Not Awarded|
A total of 16 teams are participating in the competition proper. The top six teams from both the I-League and Indian Super League qualified for the Super Cup automatically while the bottom four sides have participated in the qualifiers.
(8 teams)[note 1]
(12 teams)[note 2]
Round dates Edit
|Qualification round||15–16 March 2019|
|Main tournament||Round of 16||29 March – 3 April 2019|
|Quarter-finals||4–7 April 2019|
|Semi-finals||9–10 April 2019|
|Final||13 April 2019|
|Round of 16||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Final|
Qualification round Edit
After the conclusion of the I-League and Indian Super League seasons, the All India Football Federation announced the draw for the qualification round of the Super Cup. Before the qualification round, seven I-League clubs — Minerva Punjab, East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, NEROCA, Gokulam Kerala, Aizawl, and Chennai City — announced they would withdraw from Super Cup, citing "unfair treatment to I-League clubs."
|Kerala Blasters||0–2||Indian Arrows|
Round of 16 Edit
|Pune City||2–4||Chennai City|
|Chhetri 65'||Report||Gordillo 15'
Top scorers Edit
- As of 13 April 2019
|Pedro Manzi||Chennai City|
|Amarjit Singh Kiyam[a]||Indian Arrows|
- Goals in qualification round
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- "Super Cup 2019: Qualifiers being on 15 March, final in Bhubaneshwar on 13 April".
- "Super Cup: Minerva Punjab miss pre-match conference, meeting; AIFF terms it 'blatant disregard'". 14 March 2019.
- "Hero Super Cup". the-aiff.com. Archived from the original on 20 December 2019.