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The Croatian Football Super Cup (Croatian: Hrvatski nogometni superkup) is a football match between the winners of the Croatian First League and the Croatian Football Cup. The Super Cup is always held at the beginning of a new football season, and is only held when different clubs win the two most important competitions in the previous season (i.e. the match is not played when a club completes The Domestic Double).

Croatian Football Super Cup
Founded1992
RegionCroatia
Number of teams2
Current championsDinamo Zagreb
(6th title)
Most successful club(s)Dinamo Zagreb
(6 titles)

Since the establishment of Croatian football competitions in 1992, the two local powerhouses Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split won Doubles on twelve occasions (Dinamo Zagreb 11, Hajduk Split 1, Rijeka 1). The Super Cup wasn't held in periods between 1995–2001, 2007–2009, 2011–2012 and 2015–2018. On three occasions the Supercup was not played for various reasons - in 1999 Dinamo refused to play Osijek saying the fixture did not fit into their schedule and in 2000 and 2001 Hajduk and Dinamo could not agree on the rules and whether it should be played as a single match or over two legs, and in what order.

In 2002 the Croatian Football Federation took over the organisation of the Super Cup and made it an official single-legged fixture, with 30 minutes of extra time followed by a penalty shoot-out if necessary, which must be played a week before the following football season kicks off.[1]

Since 2002, the match has always been hosted by the club which won the league title, with the exception of 2002 when NK Zagreb were reigning champions, but chose to "host" the match at crosstown rivals Dinamo's Maksimir Stadium saying that playing at Maksimir would help them prepare for their upcoming UEFA Champions League qualifying fixture. Their home stadium at Kranjčevićeva had been declared unfit for UEFA competitions and were forced to host their European ties at Maksimir.[1]

WinnersEdit

Dinamo Zagreb (6 times), Hajduk Split (5 times) and Rijeka (1 time) are the only clubs who won the Super Cup. Six out of twelve Super Cups played so far have been decided in Eternal Derbies featuring Hajduk and Dinamo.

KeyEdit

* Match went to extra time
Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time
  Match decided by a golden goal in extra time
Two-legged tie
Year Winner Score Runners–up Venue Attendance
1992 Hajduk Split (1) 0–0 (aet), (3–1 p) Inker Zaprešić Maksimir, Zagreb 10,000
1993 Hajduk Split (2) 4–4, 0–0 (a) Croatia Zagreb Maksimir, Zagreb
Poljud, Split
30,000
30,000
1994 Hajduk Split (3) 1–0, 0–1 (aet),
(5–4 p)
Croatia Zagreb Poljud, Split
Maksimir, Zagreb
30,000
15,000
1995
HAJDUK SPLIT (WON THE DOUBLE IN 1994–95)
1996
N/A (CROATIA ZAGREB WON THE DOUBLE IN 1995–96)
1997
N/A (CROATIA ZAGREB WON THE DOUBLE IN 1996–97)
1998
N/A (CROATIA ZAGREB WON THE DOUBLE IN 1997–98)
1999
N/A (CROATIA ZAGREB (L) AND OSIJEK (C) QUALIFIED)
2000
N/A (DINAMO ZAGREB (L) AND HAJDUK SPLIT (C) QUALIFIED)
2001
N/A (HAJDUK SPLIT (L) AND DINAMO ZAGREB (C) QUALIFIED)
2002 Dinamo Zagreb (1)  3–2 ‡ NK Zagreb Maksimir, Zagreb 10,000
2003 Dinamo Zagreb (2) 4–1 Hajduk Split Maksimir, Zagreb 7,000
2004 Hajduk Split (4) 1–0 Dinamo Zagreb Poljud, Split 17,000
2005 Hajduk Split (5)  1–0 * Rijeka Poljud, Split 18,000
2006 Dinamo Zagreb (3) 4–1 Rijeka Maksimir, Zagreb 15,000
2007
N/A (DINAMO ZAGREB WON THE DOUBLE IN 2006–07)
2008
N/A (DINAMO ZAGREB WON THE DOUBLE IN 2007–08)
2009
N/A (DINAMO ZAGREB WON THE DOUBLE IN 2008–09)
2010 Dinamo Zagreb (4) 1–0 Hajduk Split Maksimir, Zagreb 8,000
2011
N/A (DINAMO ZAGREB WON THE DOUBLE IN 2010–11)
2012
N/A (DINAMO ZAGREB WON THE DOUBLE IN 2011–12)
2013 Dinamo Zagreb (5) 1–1 (4–1 p) Hajduk Split Maksimir, Zagreb 12,000
2014 Rijeka (1) 2–1 Dinamo Zagreb Kantrida, Rijeka 8,000
2015
N/A (DINAMO ZAGREB WON THE DOUBLE IN 2014–15)
2016
N/A (DINAMO ZAGREB WON THE DOUBLE IN 2015–16)
2017
N/A (RIJEKA WON THE DOUBLE IN 2016–17)
2018
N/A (DINAMO ZAGREB WON THE DOUBLE IN 2017–18)
2019 Dinamo Zagreb (6) 1–0 Rijeka Maksimir, Zagreb 5,075

Results by teamEdit

Only five clubs participated in the Super Cup since 1992. Osijek also qualified for the Super Cup by winning the 1998–99 Croatian Football Cup, but the match was not held as clubs could not agree on the date of the fixture.[1]

Club Winners Runners-up
Dinamo Zagreb[2] 6 4
Hajduk Split 5 3
Rijeka 1 3
Inter Zaprešić[3] 0 1
NK Zagreb 0 1

Match detailsEdit

1992Edit

Hajduk Split0 – 0Inker Zaprešić
Report
Penalties
Bilić  
Miše  
Španjić  
Vučević  
3 – 1   Soldo
  Perković
  Antolić
  Brlek
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Dragutin Poljak (Zagreb)

1993Edit

First legEdit

Croatia Zagreb4 – 4Hajduk Split
Cvitanović   21'
Vlaović   41'71'
Gašpar   64'
Report Računica   15'
Mornar   43'54'
Pralija   69'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Antun Burilo (Osijek)

Second legEdit

Hajduk Split0 – 0Croatia Zagreb
Report
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Veljko Matković (Rijeka)

4–4 on aggregate, Hajduk Split won on away goals


1994Edit

First legEdit

Hajduk Split1 – 0Croatia Zagreb
Mornar   43' Report
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Ivan Vranaričić (Đakovo)

Second legEdit

Croatia Zagreb1 – 0Hajduk Split
Cvitanović   68' (pen.) Report
Penalties
Cvitanović  
Šašivarević  
Pamić  
Halilović  
Ladić  
3 – 4   Andrijašević
  Rapaić
  Meštrović
  Vukas
  Štimac
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Željko Širić (Osijek)

1–1 on aggregate, Hajduk Split won 4–3 on penalty shoot-out


2002Edit

Dinamo Zagreb3 – 2 (a.e.t.)NK Zagreb
Marić   1'
Zahora   41'
Petrović   92'
Report
(in Croatian)
Samardžić   17'
Krpan   30'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Željko Širić (Osijek)

2003Edit

Dinamo Zagreb4 – 1Hajduk Split
Tomić   30'
Sedloski   48'
Eduardo   75'
Zahora   90+2'
Report
(in Croatian)
T. Rukavina   23'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Rijeka)

2004Edit

Hajduk Split1 – 0Dinamo Zagreb
Blatnjak   49' Report
(in Croatian)
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Rijeka)

2005Edit

Hajduk Split1 – 0 (a.e.t.)Rijeka
Kranjčar   103' Report
(in Croatian)
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Željko Širić (Osijek)

2006Edit

Dinamo Zagreb4 – 1Rijeka
Etto   20'
Modrić   40'
Eduardo   62' (pen.)67'
Report
(in Croatian)
Bolić   51'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Draženko Kovačić (Križevci)

2010Edit

Dinamo Zagreb1 – 0Hajduk Split
Bišćan   77' Report
(in Croatian)
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Draženko Kovačić (Križevci)

2013Edit

Dinamo Zagreb1 – 1Hajduk Split
Čop   34' Report
(in Croatian)
Caktaš   76' (pen.)
Penalties
Šimunić  
Čop  
Halilović  
Antolić  
4 – 1   Vršajević
  Jozinović
  Tomičić
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Ante Vučemilović (Osijek)

2014Edit

Rijeka2 – 1Dinamo Zagreb
Samardžić   11'
Moisés   69'
Report
(in Croatian)
Sigali   38'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Zlatko Šimčić (Koprivnica)

2019Edit

Dinamo Zagreb1 – 0Rijeka
Gojak   41' Report
(in Croatian)
Attendance: 5,075
Referee: Mario Zebec (Cestica)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Hrvatski superkup". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 15 July 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
  2. ^ During the 1990s, Dinamo Zagreb was known as HAŠK Građanski, and later as Croatia Zagreb until going back to Dinamo Zagreb in 2000.
  3. ^ Inter Zaprešić was known as Inker Zaprešić until 2003.

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