Supercopa Argentina

The Supercopa Argentina (English: Argentine Super Cup) is an official National association football cup of Argentina organized by the Argentine Football Association (AFA). The annual football match was played for the first time in 2012, being contested by the reigning champions of Primera División and Copa Argentina respectively.[1]

Supercopa Argentina
Supercup of Argentina logo.svg
Organising bodyAFA
Founded2012; 9 years ago (2012)
RegionArgentina
Number of teams2
Related competitionsCopa Argentina
Primera División
Current championsRiver Plate
Most successful club(s)River Plate (2 titles)
Television broadcastersFox Sports Premium
TNT Sports
Websitecopaargentina.org/supercopa
2019 Supercopa Argentina

HistoryEdit

The idea of an Argentine "Supercup" came up in 2012 when the Argentine Football Association (AFA), in an attempt to bring innovation to the current system, established a competition that would be contested by champions of Primera División and Copa Argentina, taking inspiration from European cups.[2]

The first Supercopa was held that same year when Boca Juniors (champion of Copa Argentina relaunched in 2011) faced Arsenal de Sarandí (champion of 2012 Torneo Clausura) at Estadio Bicentenario in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca. As the match ended in a 0–0 draw, the winner was decided by penalty shoot-out, won by Arsenal 4–3 which allow the club to won its first national cup ever. Goalkeeper Cristian Campestrini was Arsenal's most valuable player after stopping three penalties.[2][3]

For the second edition in 2012, AFA modified its statute to allow winner of 2013 Copa Campeonato (also named "Superfinal") to play against the winner of Copa Argentina.[2] The "Superfinal" was a short-lived national cup contested by champions of Inicial and Final tournaments to decide the champion of the entire season. Although Copa Campeonato was in fact a national cup,[4][5] the 2013 edition won by Vélez Sársfield to beating Newell's Old Boys was considered by AFA as a league title, therefore Vélez Sársfield played the Supercopa as Primera División champion.[6]

List of championsEdit

Key

Year Winner Score Runner-up Date Venue City Prov. Ref.
2012 Arsenal (PD) 0–0 (4–3 p) Boca Juniors (CA) 7 Nov 2012 Bicentenario Catamarca Catamarca [3][7]
2013 Vélez Sarsfield (PD)
1–0
Arsenal (CA) 31 Jan 2014 Juan G. Funes La Punta San Luis [8][9]
2014 Huracán (CA) 1–0 River Plate (PD) 25 Apr 2015 Bicentenario San Juan San Juan [10]
2015 San Lorenzo [note 1] 4–0 Boca Juniors (PD & CA) 10 Feb 2016 Mario A. Kempes Córdoba Córdoba
2016 Lanús (PD) 3–0 River Plate (CA) 4 Feb 2017 Ciudad La Plata La Plata Buenos Aires
2017 River Plate (CA) 2–0 Boca Juniors (PD) 14 Mar 2018 Malvinas Arg. Mendoza Mendoza
2018 Boca Juniors (PD) 0–0 (6–5 p) Rosario Central (CA) 2 May 2019 Malvinas Arg. Mendoza Mendoza
2019 River Plate (CA) 5–0 Racing (PD) 04 Mar 2021 Estadio Único Sgo. del Estero Sgo. del Estero
Notes
  1. ^ As Boca Juniors had won both competitions, Primera División and Copa Argentina, San Lorenzo contested the Supercopa as Primera División runner-up

RecordsEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years Runners-up years
River Plate 2 2 2017, 2019 2014, 2016
Boca Juniors 1 3 2018 2012, 2015, 2017
Arsenal 1 1 2012 2013
Vélez Sarsfield 1 0 2013
Huracán 1 0 2014
San Lorenzo 1 0 2015
Lanús 1 0 2016
Rosario Central 0 1 2018
Racing 0 1 2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Se creó la Supercopa Argentina" (in Spanish). tycsports.com. 9 October 2012. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c La historia de la Supercopa Argentina on ESPN, 24 Apr 2015
  3. ^ a b "Arsenal amargó a Boca en los penales y se quedó con la Copa" Clarín, 7 November 2012
  4. ^ "La AFA homologó la Superfinal de River como una Copa Nacional" on CanchaLlena.com
  5. ^ Campeones Primera División y Copas Nacionales on AFA website
  6. ^ "Vélez será el único supercampeón de la historia del fútbol argentino" on MinutoUno.com, 18 Jul 2013
  7. ^ "Ni en los penales...", Canchallena.com, 7 November 2012
  8. ^ "Vélez beats Arsenal 1–0 to win Supercup", Buenos Aires Herald, 31 January 2014
  9. ^ "Vélez se quedó con la Supercopa y demostró que su grandeza sigue vigente...", Canchallena.com, 31 January 2014
  10. ^ A la espera de Boca, River perdió ante Huracán, que se quedó con la Supercopa Argentina La Nación, 25 April 2015

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