Croatian Football Super Cup
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).
|Number of teams||2|
|Current champions||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Most successful club(s)||Dinamo Zagreb|
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.
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.
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.
|*||Match went to extra time|
|Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time|
|Match decided by a golden goal in extra time|
|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
|1994||Hajduk Split (3)||1–0, 0–1 (aet),
|Croatia Zagreb||Poljud, Split
|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|
|2010||Dinamo Zagreb (4)||1–0||Hajduk Split||Maksimir, Zagreb||8,000|
|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|
|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.
|Hajduk Split||0 – 0||Inker Zaprešić|
|3 – 1|| Soldo
|Croatia Zagreb||4 – 4||Hajduk Split|
Vlaović 41', 71'
Mornar 43', 54'
|Hajduk Split||0 – 0||Croatia Zagreb|
4–4 on aggregate, Hajduk Split won on away goals
|Hajduk Split||1 – 0||Croatia Zagreb|
|Croatia Zagreb||1 – 0||Hajduk Split|
|Cvitanović 68' (pen.)||Report|
|3 – 4|| Andrijašević
1–1 on aggregate, Hajduk Split won 4–3 on penalty shoot-out
|Dinamo Zagreb||3 – 2 (a.e.t.)||NK Zagreb|
|Dinamo Zagreb||4 – 1||Hajduk Split|
|T. Rukavina 23'|
|Hajduk Split||1 – 0||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Hajduk Split||1 – 0 (a.e.t.)||Rijeka|
|Dinamo Zagreb||4 – 1||Rijeka|
Eduardo 62' (pen.), 67'
|Dinamo Zagreb||1 – 0||Hajduk Split|
|Dinamo Zagreb||1 – 1||Hajduk Split|
|Caktaš 76' (pen.)|
|4 – 1|| Vršajević
|Rijeka||2 – 1||Dinamo Zagreb|
- Croatia Super Cup Finals, RSSSF.com