The Supercup has become the traditional curtain-raiser to the German domestic season. - © Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
The Supercup has become the traditional curtain-raiser to the German domestic season. - © Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
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The history of the Supercup: records, goals and all matches

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The Supercup is the traditional curtain-raiser on the domestic season in Germany as the Bundesliga champions take on the DFB Cup holders.

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The Supercup previously existed between 1987 and 1996 but was organised by the DFB (German FA). It was then replaced by the Ligapokal (League Cup) until the DFL re-introduced the Supercup in 2010.

The premise of the one-off match is to pit the Bundesliga champions against the DFB Cup holders from the previous season, making it one of the hardest competitions to qualify for. In the case that a team wins the domestic double, the Bundesliga runners-up are traditionally invited to take part.

Watch: The top 10 Supercup goals

RB Leipzig’s DFB Cup triumph in 2022 makes them the 13th club to earn the right to compete for the Supercup. The most successful team in the competition is Bayern Munich with nine titles.

Since the re-introduction of the Supercup, the game has gone straight to a penalty shootout in the event of a draw after 90 minutes. Title has been decided on penalties five times in the past: Werder Bremen beat Bayer Leverkusen in 1993, Borussia Dortmund beat Kaiserslautern in 1996, Schalke beat Dortmund in 2011, Wolfsburg beat Bayern in 2015, and Bayern beat Dortmund in 2015.

Records for Rehhagel, Lewandowski and Müller

No coach has overseen more games in the Bundesliga than Otto Rehhagel (832). That is also true in the Supercup, which he has reached on five occasions. Four of those were with Bremen, and another one for Kaiserslautern. His team went on to lift the trophy three times.

The biggest win in Supercup history was Bayern’s 5-0 thrashing of Eintracht Frankfurt in August 2018. Robert Lewandowski bagged a hat-trick that day, helping him to a record seven goals in Supercups.

Watch: The 10 best Supercup saves

Lewandowski is joined by ex-Bayern teammate Thomas Müller as the players with the most Supercup appearances (11 each). Müller has made all of his for the Munich club and will take the record outright if he features in 2022 against Leipzig. Lewandowski featured eight times for Bayern and three with Dortmund.

Every Supercup since the re-introduction in 2010 was sold out prior to 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions meant that the 2020 edition was played behind closed doors, while there was a limited crowd in 2021. But a return to normality means that the 2022 game at Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena is once again a sell-out.

List of Supercup winners

9 titles: Bayern Munich ​(1987, 1990, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021)

6 titles: Borussia Dortmund​ (1989, 1995, 1996, 2013, 2014, 2019)

3 titles: Werder Bremen​ (1988, 1993, 1994)

1 title: Kaiserslautern ​(1991), VfB Stuttgart​​ (1992), Schalke ​​(2011), Wolfsburg (​​2015)

All Supercup matches since 1987

28 July 1987: Bayern Munich 2-1 Hamburg

Bayern: Aumann – Nachtweih – Winklhofer, Eder, Pflügler – Brehme (Flick 46’), Matthäus, Dorfner, M. Rummenigge – Wohlfahrt, Wegmann
Coach: Heynckes

Hamburg: Stein – Jakobs – Kaltz, Beiersdorfer, Hinz (Schmöller 90’) – Jusufi, von Heesen, Kober (Golz 87’), Kroth – Okonski, Kastl
Coach: Skoblar

Goals: 0-1 Okonski (39’), 1-1 Wegmann (60’), 2-1 Wegmann (87’)
Red card: Stein (87’)
Attendance: 22,000 in Frankfurt

20 July 1988: Werder Bremen 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Bremen: Reck – Sauer – Borowka, Kutzop, Otten (Meier 46‘) – Schaaf, Votava, Hermann, Neubarth – Riedle, Ordenewitz (Burgsmüller 46’)
Coach: Rehhagel

Frankfurt: Stein – Binz – Sievers, Körbel, Studer – Schulz – Hobday (Roth 46’), Schlindwein, Heidenreich (Balzis 57’) – Andersen, Gründel
Coach: Feldkamp

Goals: 1-0 Riedle (24’), 2-0 Burgsmüller (90’)
Attendance: 20,500 in Frankfurt

Watch: Highlights from the 1988 Supercup

25 July 1989: Borussia Dortmund 4-3 Bayern Munich

Dortmund: de Beer (Meyer 76’) – Kroth – Helmer, Schulz – Breitzke, Zorc, Möller, MacLeod (Kutowski 46’), M. Rummenigge – Wegmann, Driller
Coach: Köppel

Bayern: Aumann – Augenthaler – Grahammer, Kohler – Reuter, Flick (Dorfner 46’), Thon, Kögl, Pflügler – McInally, Mihajlovic
Coach: Heynckes

Goals: 0-1 McInally (21’), 1-1 Breitzke (40’), 1-2 Grahammer (42’), 2-2 Breitzke (56’), 3-2 Wegmann (64), 3-3 Mihajlovic (66’), 4-3 Möller (88’)
Attendance: 16,000 in Kaiserslautern

31 July 1990: Bayern Munich 4-1 Kaiserslautern

Bayern: Aumann – Augenthaler – Grahammer, Kohler, Pflügler – Reuter, Strunz, Bender (Sternkopf 68’), Effenberg – B. Laudrup (Wohlfahrt 74’), Mihajlovic
Coach: Heynckes

Kaiserslautern: Ehrmann – Stumpf (Roos 30’) – Kadlec, Lutz – Scherr (Hoffmann 56’), Dooley, Ernst, Schupp, Kranz – Hotic, Kuntz
Coach: Feldkamp

Goals: 1-0 Reuter (6’), 2-0 Kohler (19’), 3-0 Bender (28’), 4-0 Strunz (45’), 4-1 Kuntz (62’)
Attendance: 27,000 in Karlsruhe

6 August 1991: Kaiserslautern 3-1 Werder Bremen

Kaiserslautern: Serr – Kuntz – Roos, Schäfer – Lelle, Dooley (Funkel 68’), Haber, Hofmann, Goldbaek (Lutz 75’) – Degen, Winkler
Coach: Feldkamp

Bremen: Reck – Votava – Schaaf, Borowka – Eilts, Bode, K. Allofs, Hermann, Legat – Kohn (Rufer 46’), Wenschlag (Harttgen 46’)
Coach: Rehhagel

Goals: 1-0 Degen (27’), 2-0 Degen (65’), 2-1 Rufer (88’), 3-1 Winkler (90’)
Attendance: 8,000 in Hanover

Semi-finals*:
Hansa Rostock 1-2 Kaiserslautern, 30 July 1991 in Rostock
Stahl Eisenhüttenstadt 0-1 Werder Bremen, 31 July 1991 in Osnabrück

*The 1991 Supercup took place following German Reunification, when the league systems of former East and West Germany were combined. This also saw the Supercup feature teams from both systems. Kaiserslautern and Werder Bremen were the Bundesliga and DFB Cup holders respectively. Hansa Rostock had won the double in the final East German season, so East German Cup runners-up Stahl Eisenhüttenstadt were added for the semi-finals.

Watch: Highlights from the 1991 Supercup

11 August 1992: VfB Stuttgart 3-1 Hannover

Stuttgart: Immel – Dubajic – Schäfer (Schneider 66’), Frontzeck – Strunz, Buchwald, Buck, Gaudino, Kögl – Golke, Walter (Knup 72’)
Coach: Daum

Hannover: Sievers – Kuhlmey – Sundermann, Klütz – Raickovic, Heemsoth – Schjönberg (Barbarez 46’), Sirocks, Kretzschmar, Mathy – Koch (Daschner 46’)
Coach: Vogel

Goals: 0-1 Koch (3’), 1-1 Gaudino (30’), 2-1 Buchwald (42’), 3-1 Kögl (58’)
Attendance: 21,200 in Hanover

1 August 1993: Werder Bremen 2-2 (a.e.t.) Bayer Leverkusen – Bremen won 7-6 on penalties

Bremen: Reck – Beiersdorfer (Basler 46’), Neubarth, Borowka – Wolter, Votava, Herzog, Eilts, Bode (Wiedener 106’) – Hobsch, Rufer
Coach: Rehhagel

Leverkusen: Vollborn – Foda – Wörns, Melzig (Becker 77’), Fischer, Lupescu, Schuster, Hapal, Sergio – Thom (Happe 46’), Kirsten
Coach: Stepanovic

Goals: 0-1 Fischer (61’), 1-1 Hobsch (90’), 2-1 Rufer (92’, pen.), 2-2 Kirsten (97’);
Shootout: Herzog, Votava, Rufer, Basler, Borowka, Wiedener, Wolter scored for Bremen; Hapal, Kirsten, Lupescu, Foda, Schuster, Becker scored for Leverkusen; Happe missed for Leverkusen
Attendance: 14,000 in Leverkusen

7 August 1994: Werder Bremen 3-1 (a.e.t.) Bayern Munich

Bremen: Reck, Ramzy – Beiersdorfer, Schulz – Votava, Borowka (Wolter 67’), Eilts – Basler, Herzog, Bode – Bestschastnych (Rufer 46’)
Coach: Rehhagel

Bayern: Kahn – Matthäus – Kreuzer, Helmer – Sternkopf, Schupp, Frey – Scholl, Nerlinger – Papin (Hamann 60’), Sutter (Valencia 38’)
Coach: Trapattoni

Goals: 1-0 Bestschastnich (2’), 1-1 Nerlinger (65’), 2-1 Schulz (104’), 3-1 Rufer (116’)
Red card: Kreuzer (21’)
Attendance: 22,000 in Munich

5 August 1995: Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Dortmund: Klos – Reuter, Kohler (Schmidt 72’), Julio Cesar, Kree – Sammer – Freund, Berger, Reinhardt (Kurz 89’) –Möller, Ricken (Tretschok 87’)
Coach: Hitzfeld

Gladbach: Kamps – Kastenmeier (Pflipsen 75’), Klinkert, Andersson, Neun – Effenberg, Hochstätter, Wynhoff – Sternkopf, Dahlin, Huiberts (Nielsen 75’)
Coach: Krauss

Goal: 1-0 Julio Cesar (71’)
Attendance: 16,000 in Düsseldorf

Watch: Highlights from the 1995 Supercup

3 August 1996: Borussia Dortmund 1-1 (a.e.t.) Kaiserslautern – Dortmund won 4-3 on penalties

Dortmund: Klos – Sammer (Voigt 91’) – Kohler (Kutowski 60’), Heinrich – Wolters, Reuter, Möller, Zorc, Weiland – Ricken (But 67’), Chapuisat
Coach: Hitzfeld

Kaiserslautern: Reinke – Brehme (Broß 99’) – Koch, Schäfer – Roos, Greiner, Lutz, Wegmann (Ratinho 91’), Wagner – Kuka, Marschall (Rische 91’)
Coach: Rehhagel

Goals: 0-1 Marschall (55’), 1-1 Wolters (66’)
Shootout: Chapuisat, But, Zorc, Weiland scored for Dortmund; Wagner, Kuka, Schäfer scored for Kaiserslautern; Reuter, Möller missed for Dortmund; Ratinho, Lutz, Roos missed for Kaiserslauterm
Attendance: 22,000 in Mannheim

7 August 2010: Bayern Munich 2-0 Schalke

Bayern: Kraft – Lahm, Demichelis (Sosa 71’), Badstuber, Contento – Olic, Schweinsteiger (Ottl 59’), Pranjic, Hamit Altintop (Tymoshchuk 70’) – Klose, Müller
Coach: van Gaal

Schalke: Neuer – Uchida, Höwedes, Metzelder, Schmitz (Escudero 46’) – Farfan, Kluge (Moritz 46’), Matip, Rakitic – Raul, Edu
Coach: Magath

Goals: 1-0 Müller (75’), 2-0 Klose (81’)
Attendance: 30,662 (sold out) in Augsburg

Watch: Highlights from the return of the Supercup in 2010

23 July 2011: Schalke 0-0 Borussia Dortmund – Schalke won 4-3 on penalties

Schalke: Fährmann – Höger, Höwedes, Papadopoulos, Fuchs – Matip, Holtby, Baumjohann (Edu 89’), Draxler (Jurado 46’) – Raul, Huntelaar (Moravek 69’)
Coach: Rangnick

Dortmund: Weidenfeller – Piszczek, Santana, Hummels, Löwe (Leitner 77’) – Kehl (S. Bender 75’), Gündogan, Götze (Perisic 75’), Großkreutz – Kagawa, Lewandowski
Coach: Klopp

Goals:
Shootout: Holtby, Edu, Höwedes, Jurado scored for Schalke; Gündogan, Hummels, Leitner scored for Dortmund; Großkreutz, Perisic missed for Dortmund
Attendance: 61,673 (sold out) in Gelsenkirchen

12 August 2012: Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

Bayern: Neuer – Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Can (Badstuber 70’) – Kroos, Gustavo, Robben (Shaqiri 86’), Müller, Ribery (Tymoshchuk 81’) – Mandzukic
Coach: Heynckes

Dortmund: Weidenfeller – Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer – Gündogan, Leitner (Götze 64’), Blaszczykowski (Schieber 71’), Reus, Großkreutz (Perisic 64’) – Lewandowski
Coach: Klopp

Goals: 1-0 Mandzukic (6’), 2-0 Müller (11’), 2-1 Lewandowski (75’)
Attendance: 69,000 (sold out) in Munich

27 July 2013: Borussia Dortmund 4-2 Bayern Munich

Dortmund: Weidenfeller – Großkreutz, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer – Sahin, S. Bender (Kehl 46’), Blaszczykowski (Aubameyang 72’), Gündogan (Sokratis 88’), Reus – Lewandowski
Coach: Klopp

Bayern: Starke – Lahm, van Buyten, Boateng, Alaba – Thiago, Kroos (Dante 86’) – Robben, Müller, Shaqiri (Schweinsteiger 67’) – Mandzukic (Pizarro 75’)
Coach: Guardiola

Goals: 1-0 Reus (6’), 1-1 Robben (54’), 2-1 van Buyten (56’, og.), 3-1 Gündogan (57’), 3-2 Robben (64’), 4-2 Reus (86’)
Attendance: 80,645 (sold out) in Dortmund

Watch: Dortmund saw off treble winners Bayern in 2013

13 August 2014: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Bayern Munich

Dortmund: Langerak – Piszczek, Sokratis, Ginter, Schmelzer (Durm 46’) – Kehl, Kirch (S. Bender 85’), Mkhitaryan, Hofmann – Aubameyang (Ramos 63’), Immobile
Coach: Klopp

Bayern: Neuer – Boateng, Martinez (Dante 31’), Alaba – Höjbjerg (Götze 59’), Gaudino, Rode, Bernat – Müller (Lahm 46’), Shaqiri – Lewandowski
Coach: Guardiola

Goals: 1-0 Mkhitaryan (23’), 2-0 Aubameyang (62’)
Attendance: 80,667 (sold out) in Dortmund

1 August 2015: Wolfsburg 1-1 Bayern Munich – Wolfsburg won 5-4 on penalties

Wolfsburg: Casteels – Vieirinha, Naldo, Klose, Rodriguez – Guilavogui, Arnold – Caligiuri (Schürrle 63’), De Bruyne, Perisic (Kruse 70’) – Dost (Bendtner 70’)
Coach: Hecking

Bayern: Neuer – Lahm, Boateng, Benatia, Alaba – Thiago (Vidal 74’), Alonso – Robben, Müller (Götze 84’), Costa – Lewandowski (Rafinha 72’)
Coach: Guardiola

Goals: 0-1 Robben (49’), 1-1 Bendtner (89’)
Shootout: Vidal, Robben, Lahm, Costa scored for Bayern; Rodríguez, De Bruyne, Schürrle, Kruse, Bendtner scored for Wolfsburg; Alonso missed for Bayern
Attendance: 30,000 (sold out) in Wolfsburg

Watch: Wolfsburg upset Bayern to win the 2015 Supercup

14 August 2016: Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich

Dortmund: Bürki – Passlack, Sokratis, Bartra, Schmelzer – Rode, Castro – Ramos (Weigl 68’), Kagawa, Dembele (Schürrle 68’) – Aubameyang (Mor 78’)
Coach: Tuchel

Bayern: Neuer – Lahm, Hummels, Martinez, Alaba – Alonso – Thiago, Vidal (Kimmich 71’), Müller (Rafinha 87’), Ribery (Coman 65’) – Lewandowski
Coach: Ancelotti

Goals: 0-1 Vidal (58’), 0-2 Müller (79’)
Attendance: 81,360 (sold out) in Dortmund

5 August 2017: Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Bayern Munich – Bayern won 5-4 on penalties

Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Sokratis, Bartra, Zagadou (Passlack 77’) – Sahin – Dahoud (Rode 46’), Castro – Dembele, Pulisic (Philipp 90’) – Aubameyang
Coach: Bosz

Bayern: Ulreich – Kimmich, Martinez (Süle 60’), Hummels, Rafinha – Tolisso (Sanches 84’), Rudy, Vidal – Müller (Coman 67’), Ribery – Lewandowski
Coach: Ancelotti

Goals: 1-0 Pulisic (12’), 1-1 Lewandowski (18’), 2-1 Aubameyang (71’), 2-2 Bürki (88’, og.)
Shootout: Lewandowski, Ribery, Rudy, Vidal, Süle scored for Bayern; Dembele, Philipp, Aubameyang, Castro scored for Dortmund; Kimmich missed for Bayern); Rode, Bartra missed for Dortmund
Attendance: 81,360 (sold out) in Dortmund

Watch: Highlights from the 2017 Supercup shootout

12 August 2018: Eintracht Frankfurt 0-5 Bayern Munich

Frankfurt: Rönnow – Abraham, Hasebe, Salcedo – da Costa, Torro, de Guzman (Rebic 64’), Willems – Fabian (Blum 64’), Gacinovic – Haller (Jovic 76’)
Coach: Hütter

Bayern: Neuer – Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba – Martinez, Thiago – Robben (Coman 58’), Müller (Goretzka 64’), Ribery – Lewandowski (Wagner 72’)
Coach: Kovac

Goals: 0-1 Lewandowski (21’), 0-2 Lewandowski (26’), 0-3 Lewandowski (54’), 0-4 Coman (63’), 0-5 Thiago (85’)
Attendance: 51,500 (sold out) in Frankfurt

Watch: Lewandowski’s hat-trick in the 2018 Supercup

3 August 2019: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Bayern Munich

Dortmund: Bürki - Piszczek (Wolf 81’), Akanji, Toprak, Schulz - Weigl, Witsel - Sancho (Bruun Larsen 81’), Reus, Guerreiro (Hakimi 75’) – Alcacer
Coach: Favre

Bayern: Neuer - Kimmich, Süle, Boateng, Alaba (Sanches 70’) - Thiago (Pavard 80’), Goretzka – Tolisso, Müller (Davies 66’), Coman – Lewandowski
Coach: Kovac

Goals: 1-0 Alcacer (48’), 2-0 Sancho (69’)
Attendance: 81,365 (sold out) in Dortmund

Watch: Highlights from the 2019 edition

30 September 2020: Bayern Munich 3-2 Borussia Dortmund

Bayern: Neuer - Pavard (Richards 76’), Süle, Hernandez, Davies - Kimmich, Martinez (Musiala 84’), Tolisso - Müller, Lewandowski (Zirkzee 83’), Coman (Gnabry 54’)
Coach: Flick

Dortmund: Hitz - Can, Hummels (Piszczek 76’), Akanji - Meunier (Schulz 67’), Dahoud, Delaney, Passlack - Brandt (Bellingham 76’), Reus (Reyna 72’) - Haaland (Reinier 68’)
Coach: Favre

Goals: 1-0 Tolisso (18’), 2-0 Müller (32’), 2-1 Brandt (39’), 2-2 Haaland (55’), 3-2 Kimmich (82’)
Attendance: 0 in Munich

Watch: Extended highlights of the thrilling 2020 Supercup

17 September 2021: Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Bayern Munich

Dortmund: Kobel - Passlack (Reinier 84’), Witsel, Akanji, Schulz - Bellingham (Wolf 84’), Dahoud, Reyna (Pasalic 78’) - Reus - Haaland, Moukoko (Malen 58’)
Coach: Rose

Bayern: Neuer - Stanisic (Sarr 88’), Upamecano, Süle, Davies - Kimmich, Goretzka - Gnabry (Tolisso 73’), Müller (Musiala 73’), Coman (Sane 49’) - Lewandowski (Choupo-Moting 88’)
Coach: Nagelsmann

Goals: 1-0 Lewandowski (41’), 2-0 Müller (49’), 2-1 Reus (64’), 3-1 Lewandowski (74’)
Attendance: 25,000 in Dortmund

Watch: Bayern lift the 2021 Supercup