bundesliga.com collates a few of the best stories to have emerged down the years...
Jürgen 'the Cobra' Wegmann was named 'Man of the Match' after deciding the 1987 Supercup for FC Bayern München against Hamburger SV. He also managed to draw the ire of the Red-Shorts' Uli Stein, who was sent off for an attempted punch on Wegmann.
Highlights of the 1987 Supercup can be foundhere.
The previous season, Reuter had been on the losing side as his FC Bayern team went down to Borussia Dortmund. On this occasion, however, his goal helped the Bavarians to a 4-1 victory over 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Reuter, currently serving as FC Augsburg's sporting director, lifted the Supercup three times a stellar career.
Highlights of the 1990 Supercup can be foundhere.
One of the highlights of Ottmar Hitzfeld's trophy-laden spell at Dortmund was a successful defence of the Supercup, won on penalties against Kaiserslautern. The season would start with the Supercup in the Black and Yellows' trophy cabinet, and would end with the UEFA Champions League joining it.
Highlights of the 1996 Supercup can be foundhere.
At the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Thomas Müller scored five goals and won the golden boot as Germany came third. That rich vein of form continued for the Bavarian native as he scored the opener in the 2010 Supercup to help Bayern beat FC Schalke 04 2-0.
Highlights of the 2010 Supercup can be foundhere.
Legendary Spanish goalscorer Raul only played for Schalke for two seasons, but he left quite an impression. Indeed, Royal-Blues' fans will never forget his penalty that won them the shootout and the trophy against arch-rivals Dortmund after the match ended goalless in 120 minutes.
Highlights of the 2011 Supercup can be foundhere.
The Dortmund star turned the tables on Bayern in last season's Supercup, hitting a superb brace in BVB's 4-2 success. His ice-cold finishing reminded Bayern what they had missed out on, after Reus publicly chose to join his hometown club and reject a move to Bayern in 2012.
Highlights of the 2013 Supercup can be foundhere.