Lithuanian Supercup

The Lithuanian Supercup (Lithuanian: Lietuvos futbolo supertaurė) or LFF Supercup is an annual football match contested between the champions of the previous A Lyga season and the holders of the Lithuanian Football Cup. It is organised by and named after Lithuanian Football Federation and played at the beginning of the season. For sponsorship reasons, it is currently also known as the LFF Optibet Supercup.

Until 2016, if the Lithuanian championship and the Cup was won by the same team, the match was not held and the Supercup was awarded automatically to the winning team. Since 2016 the format was changed and double winners then play the league runners-up.

The trophy has been contested since 1995 with 4 interruptions.[1][2]

The current holders are Sūduva Marijampolė who defeated Žalgiris in the 2022 Lithuanian Supercup.

SponsorshipEdit

Three companies signed title sponsorship agreements after the 2016 revisions of the competition regulations. The current tournament partner Enlabs AB replaced Betsson in 2020 and then extended contract for a further two years in 2022.[3] Betsson had signed a four-year deal with the Lithuanian Football Federation shortly after the 2017 competition, but only remained as the name holder for a two-year stint.[4]

Period Sponsor Name
1995–2015 No sponsor LFF Supercup
2016 Sportland International Group LFF Sportland Supercup[5]
2017 No sponsor LFF Supercup
2018–2019 Betsson[4] LFF Betsafe Supercup[6]
2020–2023 Enlabs AB[3] LFF Optibet Supercup

Past winnersEdit

Year Winner Runner-up Score City MVP
1995 Inkaras-Grifas Kaunas
1996 Kareda Šiauliai Inkaras-Grifas Kaunas 2–1 Marijampolė
1997 Not Held
1998 Ekranas Panevėžys Kareda Šiauliai 3–0 Kėdainiai
1999
Not Held
2000
2001
2002 FBK Kaunas
Not Played — FBK Kaunas won The Double
2003 Žalgiris Vilnius FBK Kaunas 2–1 Šiauliai
2004 FBK Kaunas
Not Played — FBK Kaunas won The Double
2006 Ekranas Panevėžys FBK Kaunas 2–1 Palanga
2007 FBK Kaunas Sūduva Marijampolė 1–0 Marijampolė
2008 FBK Kaunas
Not Played — FBK Kaunas won The Double
2009 Sūduva Marijampolė Ekranas Panevėžys 0–0 (2–1 pen.) Šiauliai
2010 Ekranas Panevėžys
Not Played — Ekranas Panevėžys won The Double
2011 Ekranas Panevėžys
2013 VMFD Žalgiris Ekranas Panevėžys 1–0 Marijampolė
2014 VMFD Žalgiris
Not Played — VMFD Žalgiris won The Double
2015 VMFD Žalgiris
2016 Žalgiris Vilnius Trakai 1–1 (4–1 a.e.t.) Vilnius   Vytautas Lukša
2017 Žalgiris Vilnius Trakai 1–0 Vilnius   Vytautas Lukša
2018 Sūduva Marijampolė Stumbras Kaunas 5–0 Marijampolė   Ovidijus Verbickas
2019 Sūduva Marijampolė Žalgiris Vilnius 2–0 Marijampolė   Tosaint Ricketts
2020 Žalgiris Vilnius Sūduva Marijampolė 1–0 Vilnius   Saulius Mikoliūnas
2021 FK Panevėžys Žalgiris Vilnius 2–2 (3–2 pen.) Vilnius   Elivelto
2022 Sūduva Marijampolė Žalgiris Vilnius 0–0 (3–2 pen.) Vilnius   Tomas Švedkauskas

Performance by clubEdit

Club
Winners
Runners-up
Žalgiris Vilnius 7 3
Sūduva Marijampolė 4 2
Ekranas Panevėžys 4 2
FBK Kaunas 4 2
Inkaras-Grifas Kaunas 1 1
Kareda Šiauliai 1 1
FK Panevėžys 1 0
Trakai 2
Stumbras Kaunas 1

Clubs in italics are defunct.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lithuania - List of Super Cup Winners".
  2. ^ "Summary - Super Cup - Lithuania - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway".
  3. ^ a b "Plečiasi Lietuvos futbolo federacijos ir „Optibet" bendradarbiavimas". sportas.info (in Lithuanian). 11 February 2022. Retrieved 19 September 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Prieš rinktinės išvyką LFF pristatė didžiausią savo rėmėją" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  5. ^ "LFF "Sportland" Supertaurės dvikova - vasario 28-ąją Vilniuje" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. Retrieved 12 November 2016. Dvikova dėl tradicinio trofėjaus, kurio oficialiu partneriu šiemet tapo „Sportland", pirmą kartą vyks Vilniuje, „Sportimos" arenoje.
  6. ^ ""Betsafe LFF Supertaurė" atkeliauja į Marijampolę" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.

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