Super Cup (India)

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Hero Super Cup
Indian Super Cup Logo.png
Organising body All India Football Federation (AIFF)
FoundedFebruary 19, 2018;3 years ago (February 19, 2018)(as successor to the Federation cup)
RegionIndia
Number of teams16 (main stage)
20 (total)
Current champions Goa (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Bengaluru
Goa
(1 title each)
Television broadcasters Star Sports
Website www.supercup.in
Soccerball current event.svg 2021 Indian Super Cup

The Super Cup, currently known as the Hero Super Cup for sponsorship reasons, is an annual knockout football tournament in India run by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). It was established as the successor to the Federation Cup. The tournament features 20 teams that play in the Indian Super League and I-League, the current top divisions of Indian football league system respectively.

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Format

The Super Cup is a knockout football tournament. The top four teams from both the top-tier leagues for professional football in India, the Indian Super League and I-League. [1]

History

On 19 February 2018, the All India Football Federation announced the creation of the Super Cup as a replacement for the Federation Cup, India's main knockout football tournament. [1] The qualifiers for the inaugural tournament began on 15 March and concluded on 16 March 2018. The tournament proper then commenced on 31 March and concluded with the final on 20 April 2018. [1] Bengaluru emerged as the winners of the inaugural edition of the tournament. They defeated East Bengal 4–1 in the final. [2] The 2020 edition has not been held due to COVID-19 pandemic in India.

Controversy

In the second edition, seven I-League clubs — Minerva Punjab, East Bengal , Mohun Bagan, NEROCA FC, Gokulam Kerala FC, Aizawl FC, and Chennai City FC — withdrew from the tournament, citing "unfair treatment to I-League clubs by the AIFF." [3]

Finals

Super Cup finals
SeasonWinnerScoreRunner-upVenueAttendance
2018 Bengaluru 4–1 East Bengal Kalinga Stadium 9,500
2019 Goa 2–1 Chennaiyin Kalinga Stadium 1,500
2020Tournament suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India
2021Tournament suspended due to Indian National Team's international fixtures and 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Performance by club

Performance by club
ClubWinsRunners-upWinning yearsTotal finals appearances
Bengaluru 10 2018 1
Goa 10 2019 1
East Bengal 011
Chennaiyin 011

List of winning managers

SeasonWinning Head coachClubRunner-up Head coachClub
2018 Flag of Spain.svg Albert Roca Bengaluru Flag of India.svg Khalid Jamil East Bengal
2019 Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Lobera Goa Flag of England.svg John Gregory Chennaiyin

Golden boot winners

SeasonTop ScorerClubGoalsNotes
2018 Flag of India.svg Sunil Chhetri Bengaluru FC 6
2019 Flag of Spain.svg Coro FC Goa 5

Sponsorship and media coverage

The title sponsor for the Super Cup are Hero MotoCorp. [4] With the sponsorship, the competitions official name is the Hero Super Cup. [4] Hero MotoCorp is also the title sponsor for the Indian Super League and I-League, the leagues which comprise the clubs that take part in the Super Cup. [5] [6]

PeriodSponsorTournament
2018–present Flag of India.svg Hero Hero Super Cup

Media Coverage

Indian-subcontinent

Star Sports is the official broadcaster for the AIFF Super Cup, with all matches being broadcast on the channel and Disney Hotstar is the official online streaming partner of the tournament. [7]

Television
PeriodBroadcasterRegion
2018–present Star Sports India , Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Fox Sports Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
ATN Channel Cannada
ESPN+ United States of America
OSN Sports Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Star Gold UK England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, (also parts of Europe)
SuperSport South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Eurosport Europe
ESPN Africa Parts of Africa
Online Streaming
PeriodBroadcasterRegion
2018–present Disney Hotstar Worldwide

See also

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