The DFL-Supercup (IPA: [ˈdeː ʔɛf ɛlː zuːpɐkap]) or German Super Cup is a one-off football match in Germany that features the winners of the Bundesliga championship and the DFB-Pokal. The DFL-Supercup is run by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (English: German Football League).
|Organising body||Deutsche Fußball Liga|
|Number of teams||2|
|Current champions||Bayern Munich|
|Most successful club(s)||Bayern Munich|
History and rulesEdit
In 1997, it was superseded by a league cup called DFB-Ligapokal. In 2008, although not officially sanctioned by the DFB, the match returned as the T-Home Supercup, featuring Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and fellow DFB-Pokal finalists Borussia Dortmund. The match was a one-year replacement for the DFB-Ligapokal, which was cancelled for one season, due to schedule crowding caused by UEFA Euro 2008. The Supercup was reinstated from the 2010–11 season at the annual general meeting of the German Football League on 10 November 2009. The Supercup from then on was called the DFL-Supercup because it is now run by the Deutsche Fußball Liga, having previously been called the DFB-Supercup because it was run by the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (English: German Football Association).
Since 2010, in contrast to the DFB-Supercup, if one team wins the double (league and cup), the winner plays the runner-up of the Bundesliga. No extra time is played in the case of a draw after 90 minutes, the match is then decided by a penalty shoot-out.
Below is a list of the Super Cup winners. Since 2010, if one team wins the domestic double, then league runners-up are invited as the second team.
Performance by teamEdit
|Team||Winners||Runners-up||Years won||Years lost|
|Bayern Munich||7||5||1987, 1990, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018||1989, 1994, 2013, 2014, 2015|
|Borussia Dortmund||5||4||1989, 1995, 1996, 2013, 2014||2011, 2012, 2016, 2017|
|Werder Bremen||3||1||1988, 1993, 1994||1991|
|1. FC Kaiserslautern||1||2||1991||1990, 1996|
|Eintracht Frankfurt||—||2||—||1988, 2018|
Performance by qualificationEdit
Bold indicates active players in German football.
The German champions met the cup winners several times without the match being officially recognized.
|Year||German champions||Result||Cup winners[a]||Venue||Match name||Ref.|
|1941[g]||Schalke 04||2–4||Dresdner SC||DSC-Stadion, Dresden||Herausforderungskampf|||
|1977[h]||Borussia Mönchengladbach||3–2||Hamburger SV||Volksparkstadion, Hamburg||Deutscher Supercup|||
|1983[i]||Hamburger SV||1–1[f] (2–4 p)||Bayern Munich||Olympiastadion, Munich|||
|2008||Bayern Munich||1–2||Borussia Dortmund[j]||Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund||T-Home Supercup|||
|2009||VfL Wolfsburg||1–2||Werder Bremen||Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg||Volkswagen SuperCup|||
- Unless noted otherwise.
- The 1991 edition included four teams, the league and cup winners of the former East and West Germany.
- 1. FC Kaiserslautern won the semi-final match 2–1 against Hansa Rostock (double-winners of the 1990–91 NOFV-Oberliga and 1990–91 NOFV-Pokal) at the Ostseestadion, Rostock.
- Werder Bremen won the semi-final match 1–0 against Stahl Eisenhüttenstadt (runners-up of the 1990–91 NOFV-Pokal) at the Piepenbrockstadion an der Bremer Brücke, Osnabrück.
- Bundesliga runners-up.
- No extra time was played.
- The 1940 German champions, Schalke 04, and the 1940 Tschammerpokal winners, Dresdner SC, faced each other on 16 March 1941.
- The 1975–76 Bundesliga winners, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and the 1975–76 DFB-Pokal winners, Hamburger SV, faced each other on 8 January 1977.
- The 1981–82 Bundesliga winners, Hamburger SV, and the 1981–82 DFB-Pokal winners, Bayern Munich, faced each other on 2 April 1983.
- DFB-Pokal runners-up.
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