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
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

History


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 champions


Key

Year Winner Score Runner-up Date Venue City Prov. Ref.
2012Arsenal (PD)0–0 (4–3 p)Boca Juniors (CA)7 Nov 2012BicentenarioCatamarcaCatamarca[3][7]
2013Vélez Sarsfield (PD)
1–0
Arsenal (CA)31 Jan 2014Juan G. FunesLa PuntaSan Luis[8][9]
2014Huracán (CA)1–0River Plate (PD)25 Apr 2015BicentenarioSan JuanSan Juan[10]
2015San Lorenzo [note 1]4–0Boca Juniors (PD & CA)10 Feb 2016Mario A. KempesCórdobaCórdoba
2016Lanús (PD)3–0River Plate (CA)4 Feb 2017Ciudad La PlataLa PlataBuenos Aires
2017River Plate (CA)2–0Boca Juniors (PD)14 Mar 2018Malvinas Arg.MendozaMendoza
2018Boca Juniors (PD)0–0 (6–5 p)Rosario Central (CA)2 May 2019Malvinas Arg.MendozaMendoza
2019River Plate (CA)5–0Racing (PD)04 Mar 2021Estadio ÚnicoSgo. del EsteroSgo. 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

Records


Club Winners Runners-up Winning years Runners-up years
River Plate222017, 20192014, 2016
Boca Juniors1320182012, 2015, 2017
Arsenal1120122013
Vélez Sarsfield102013
Huracán102014
San Lorenzo102015
Lanús102016
Rosario Central012018
Racing012019

See also


References