Lithuanian Supercup

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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 Betsafe Supercup. [1]

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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. [2] [3]

The current holders are FK Panevėžys who defeated Žalgiris in the 2021 Lithuanian Supercup.

Sponsorship

Since competition rules changed in 2016, title sponsorship deals were signed with two companies. Betsson is current tournament partner, having signed a four-year agreement with the Lithuanian Football Federation soon after the 2017 competition. [4]

PeriodSponsorName
1995–2015No sponsorLFF Supercup
2016 Sportland International Group LFF Sportland Supercup [5]
2017No sponsorLFF Supercup
2018–present Betsson LFF Betsafe Supercup [1]

Past winners

YearWinnerRunner-upScoreCity
1995 Inkaras-Grifas Kaunas
Not Played — Inkaras-Grifas Kaunas won The Double
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
2017 Žalgiris Vilnius Trakai 1–0 Vilnius
2018 Sūduva Marijampolė Stumbras Kaunas 5–0 Marijampolė
2019 Sūduva Marijampolė Žalgiris Vilnius 2–0 Marijampolė
2020 Žalgiris Vilnius Sūduva Marijampolė 1–0 Vilnius
2021 FK Panevėžys Žalgiris Vilnius 2–2 (3–2 pen.) Vilnius

Performance by club

Club
Winners
Runners-up
Žalgiris Vilnius 72
Ekranas Panevėžys 42
FBK Kaunas 42
Sūduva Marijampolė 32
Inkaras-Grifas Kaunas 11
Kareda Šiauliai 11
FK Panevėžys 10
Trakai 2
Stumbras Kaunas 1

Clubs in italics are defunct.

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References

  1. 1 2 ""Betsafe LFF Supertaurė" atkeliauja į Marijampolę" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/litosupcuphist.html
  3. https://int.soccerway.com/national/lithuania/super-cup/2013/s8011/final-stages/
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