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.
|Number of teams||2|
|Related competitions||Copa Argentina|
|Current champions||River Plate|
|Most successful club(s)||River Plate (2 titles)|
|Television broadcasters||Fox Sports Premium|
|2019 Supercopa Argentina|
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.
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.
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. 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, 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.
List of championsEdit
- CA = Winner of the Copa Argentina.
- PD = Winner of the respective Primera División tournament or Copa Campeonato.
|2012||Arsenal (PD)||0–0 (4–3 p)||Boca Juniors (CA)||7 Nov 2012||Bicentenario||Catamarca||Catamarca|||
|2013||Vélez Sarsfield (PD)||
|Arsenal (CA)||31 Jan 2014||Juan G. Funes||La Punta||San Luis|||
|2014||Huracán (CA)||1–0||River Plate (PD)||25 Apr 2015||Bicentenario||San Juan||San Juan|||
|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|
- As Boca Juniors had won both competitions, Primera División and Copa Argentina, San Lorenzo contested the Supercopa as Primera División runner-up
|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|
- "Se creó la Supercopa Argentina" (in Spanish). tycsports.com. 9 October 2012. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
- La historia de la Supercopa Argentina on ESPN, 24 Apr 2015
- "Arsenal amargó a Boca en los penales y se quedó con la Copa" Clarín, 7 November 2012
- "La AFA homologó la Superfinal de River como una Copa Nacional" on CanchaLlena.com
- Campeones Primera División y Copas Nacionales on AFA website
- "Vélez será el único supercampeón de la historia del fútbol argentino" on MinutoUno.com, 18 Jul 2013
- "Ni en los penales...", Canchallena.com, 7 November 2012
- "Vélez beats Arsenal 1–0 to win Supercup", Buenos Aires Herald, 31 January 2014
- "Vélez se quedó con la Supercopa y demostró que su grandeza sigue vigente...", Canchallena.com, 31 January 2014
- A la espera de Boca, River perdió ante Huracán, que se quedó con la Supercopa Argentina La Nación, 25 April 2015