Svenska Supercupen

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Svenska Supercupen
Founded 2007
Abolished 2015
Number of teams 2
Most successful club(s) Helsingborgs IF
Malmö FF (2 titles)
Website Svenska Supercupen

Svenska Supercupen, Swedish Super Cup, was a one-off fixture in Swedish football played between the Allsvenskan champions and the winners of Svenska Cupen. The fixture was played in November, after the Allsvenskan season. [1]

Football in Sweden association football practiced in Sweden

Association football is the most popular sport in Sweden, with over 240,000 licensed players with another 240,000 youth players. There are around 3,200 active clubs fielding over 8,500 teams, which are playing on the 7,900 pitches available in the country. Football was first played in Sweden in the 1870s, the first championship was decided in 1896 and the Swedish Football Association was founded in 1904. Despite being a relatively small country population-wise, both the men's and women's national teams and the club teams have gained rather large success from time to time.

Allsvenskan Swedish mens association football top division

Allsvenskan is a Swedish professional league for men's association football clubs. It was founded in 1924, and is the top flight of the Swedish football league system, operating on a system of promotion and relegation with Superettan. Seasons run from late March or early April to the beginning of November, with the 16 clubs all meeting each other twice, resulting in a 30-match season, for a total of 240 matches league-wide.

Svenska Cupen

Svenska Cupen is a knockout cup competition in Swedish football and the main Swedish football cup. Svenska Cupen usually refers to the men's tournament, although a women's tournament is also held. Each year 98 teams compete, comprising the 16 teams from Allsvenskan and the 16 teams of Superettan together with 68 teams from lower tiers of the league system. The winners qualify for the qualifying stages of the UEFA Europa League. The winner is awarded Gustaf VI Adolf Cup.

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In the event of a club winning the double (as AIK did in 2009 and Helsingborg in 2011) the runner up of the Allsvenskan would take part. In 2011, Helsingborgs IF became the first team to have won Svenska Supercupen and not being the defending Allsvenskan champions. The winner of Svenska Supercupen received a prize money of 250,000 SEK. [2]

The Double, in association football, is the achievement of winning a country's top tier division and its primary cup competition in the same season. The lists in this article examine this definition of a double, while derivative sections examine much less frequent, continental instances. The Double can also mean beating a team both home and away in the same league season, a feat often noted as doing the double over a particular opponent.

2011 Svenska Supercupen

Svenska Supercupen 2011, Swedish Super Cup 2011, was the 5th Svenska Supercupen, an annual football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Allsvenskan and Svenska Cupen competitions. The match was played at Swedbank Stadion, Malmö, on 19 March 2011, and was contested by league winners Malmö FF and cup winners Helsingborgs IF. The match was Malmö FF's first appearance and Helsingborgs IF's second in Supercupen since its creation. Helsingborgs IF won the match 2–1 after Erik Sundin scored the winning goal in the 90th minute.

Helsingborgs IF sports club in Helsingborg, Sweden

Helsingborgs IF, commonly referred to as Helsingborg, or HIF, is a Swedish football club located in Helsingborg. They played in the Swedish second tier, Superettan in 2018, but was promoted to Allsvenskan ahead of the 2019 season. Formed in 1907, the club has won five national championship titles and five national cup titles. Helsingborgs IF have also won Allsvenskan on two occasions when the title of Swedish champions was not decided by the outcome of that league.

The 2015 match, which became the last edition, was played on 8 November at Nya Parken, Norrköping where league winners IFK Norrköping competed against cup winners IFK Göteborg. IFK Norrköping won the match 3–0.

Nya Parken sports ground in Norrköping,Sweden

Nya Parken, formerly known as Norrköpings Idrottspark, also known as Östgötaporten for sponsorship reasons, is a multi-purpose stadium in Norrköping, Sweden. It opened in 1903 and is currently used mostly for football matches. It is the home arena for IFK Norrköping, IK Sleipner and for IF Sylvia. The stadium had a capacity of 19,414 people until 2008–09 when the arena was re-built. During the 1958 FIFA World Cup, it hosted some group stage matches. During the Euro 1992, it hosted CIS – Germany (1–1), Scotland – Germany (0–2) and Scotland – CIS (3–0), all in Group B.

Norrköping Place in Östergötland, Sweden

Norrköping is a city in the province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden and the seat of Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland County, about 160 km southwest of the national capital Stockholm. The city has a population of 95,618 inhabitants in 2016, out of a municipal total of 130,050, making it Sweden's tenth largest city and eighth largest municipality.

IFK Norrköping sports club in Norrköping, Sweden

Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Norrköping, more commonly known as IFK Norrköping or simply Norrköping, is a Swedish professional football club based in Norrköping. The club is affiliated to Östergötlands Fotbollförbund and play their home games at Östgötaporten. The club colours, reflected in their crest and kit, are white and blue. Formed on 29 May 1897, the club have won thirteen national championship titles and six national cup titles.

History

Founded in 2007, the first six editions was played in March, before the start of the season. However, because Svenska Cupen changed into an autumn-spring format in 2012, Svenska Supercupen was moved to November to avoid collision with the Svenska Cupen group stage in March. Because of this, the 2012 Allsvenskan champions, IF Elfsborg never got the chance to compete even though the Swedish Football Association had plans of letting IF Elfsborg face the 2012 Allsvenskan runners-up BK Häcken in the spring of 2013. [3]

The 2012–13 Svenska Cupen was the 57th season of Svenska Cupen and the first season since 2000–01 to be held according to the fall-spring season format. The season also reintroduced a group stage, the first since 1995–96.

The 2012 Allsvenskan, part of the 2012 Swedish football season, was the 88th season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. The 2012 fixtures were released on 12 December 2011. The season started on 31 March 2012 and ended on 4 November 2012. There was a five-week-long break between 24 May and 30 June during the UEFA Euro 2012. Helsingborgs IF were the defending champions, having won their fifth Swedish championship and their seventh Allsvenskan title the previous season.

IF Elfsborg association football club in Borås, Sweden

Idrottsföreningen Elfsborg, more commonly known as IF Elfsborg or simply Elfsborg, is a professional football club based in Borås, Sweden, and is affiliated to the Västergötlands Fotbollförbund. They play in the Allsvenskan and have spent most of their history in the top tier of Swedish football. Their homeground is Borås Arena, where they have played since 17 April 2005.

The combination of cold weather and high ticket prices has had a negative effect on attendance. Even though the match is played at the home stadium of the Allsvenskan champion, attendance has hovered around 2,000 although 10,362 attended the 2011 edition which was more than the cumulative attendance until that year. It remains to be seen if this was a result of the fixture being a Skåne derby or an increase in interest in the fixture. Svenska Cupen has experienced similar problems with attendance.

The fixture between Helsingborgs IF and Malmö FF is a local derby in Scania, Sweden and a fierce rivalry. The derby does not have a common name, any derby in Scania is usually called a "Skånederby", the fixture is sometimes referred to as Slaget om Skåne. The rivalry has arisen because the two clubs are the most historically successful clubs in Scania and also come from the two most populous cities in Scania. The two clubs have also played most seasons in the top tier league Allsvenskan of all Scanian clubs and they are also the only Scanian clubs to have won the Swedish football championship, Malmö FF with 20 titles and Helsingborgs IF with 5 titles. In the early days of Swedish club football before the time of national league play the two clubs often faced each other in the final of the regional championship "Distriktmästerskapet". The clubs have also faced each other in Svenska Cupen and Supercupen. The majority of all matches between the two clubs have taken place in Allsvenskan. The rivalry temporarily died out between 1968 and 1993 when they weren't playing in the same league, Helsingborgs IF had been relegated from Allsvenskan and spent 23 season in lower leagues while Malmö FF played in Allsvenskan. In 2016, Helsingborgs IF were relegated from the top tier once again. They returned to Allsvenskan in 2019 after two seasons in Superettan. Malmö FF also had a one year stint in Superettan in 2000.

List of winners

Key
Winners also won the Swedish championship during the same season
Winners also won Svenska Cupen during the same season
Winners won both the Swedish championship and Svenska Cupen during the same season
(aet) After extra time
(pen.) Penalty shoot-out
(number of cup wins)A running tally of the total number of cup titles won by each club is kept in brackets.
SeasonWinnerResultRunners-upVenueAttendanceWinning team qualified as winner of
2007 IF Elfsborg (1)1–0 Helsingborgs IF Borås Arena 1,240 2006 Allsvenskan Champion
2008 IFK Göteborg (1)3–1 Kalmar FF Ullevi 1,643 2007 Allsvenskan Champion
2009 Kalmar FF (1)1–0 IFK Göteborg Fredriksskans 2,305 2008 Allsvenskan Champion
2010 AIK (1)1–0 IFK Göteborg Råsunda 2,537 2009 Allsvenskan Champion & 2009 Svenska Cupen Champion
2011 Helsingborgs IF (1)2–1 Malmö FF Swedbank Stadion 10,362 2010 Svenska Cupen Champion
2012 Helsingborgs IF (2)2–0 AIK Olympia 5,590 2011 Allsvenskan Champion & 2011 Svenska Cupen Champion
2013 Malmö FF (1)3–2 IFK Göteborg Swedbank Stadion 2,787 2013 Allsvenskan Champion
2014 Malmö FF (2)2–2 (aet)
5–4 (pen.)
IF Elfsborg Malmö Stadion 1,266 2014 Allsvenskan Champion
2015 IFK Norrköping (1)3–0 IFK Göteborg Nya Parken 2,662 2015 Allsvenskan Champion

Performances

Performance by club

ClubWinnersRunners-upCup-winning yearsYears as runners-up
Helsingborgs IF 21 2011, 2012 2007
Malmö FF 21 2013, 2014 2011
IFK Göteborg 14 2008 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015
Kalmar FF 11 2009 2008
AIK 11 2010 2012
IF Elfsborg 11 2007 2014
IFK Norrköping 1 2015

Total cup wins by city

CityWonClubs
Helsingborg 2 Helsingborgs IF (2)
Malmö 2 Malmö FF (2)
Borås 1 IF Elfsborg (1)
Gothenburg 1 IFK Göteborg (1)
Kalmar 1 Kalmar FF (1)
Norrköping 1 IFK Norrköping (1)
Stockholm 1 AIK (1)

Total cup wins by county

CountyWonClubs
Skåne 4 Helsingborgs IF (2), Malmö FF (2)
Västra Götaland 2 IFK Göteborg (1), IF Elfsborg (1)
Kalmar 1 Kalmar FF (1)
Stockholm 1 AIK (1)
Östergötland 1 IFK Norrköping (1)

See also

Svenska Supercupen is a one-off fixture in Swedish football played between the previous season's Damallsvenskan champions and winners of the Svenska Cupen. The fixture is played before the start of Damallsvenskan. The first final was played in 2007.

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2013 Svenska Supercupen

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References

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