The Supercopa de Espana or Spanish Super Cup is a competition in which the winners and runners-up of La Liga face off against the winners and runners-up of the Copa del Rey.
Typically, it was a two-legged affair, with the aggregate winner taking home the trophy.
Since 2019the Spanish Super Cup hasinvolvedfour teams, with two semi-finals and a final, all of which are single-leg matches.
Given their stature as giants of world football, it is no surprise to see Clasico rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate the competition, but who is more successful?
Barcelona are the most successful team in the history of the Spanish Super Cup with 13 titles in their trophy cabinet in total.
That is two more Super Cups than Real Madrid, who have won the competition 11 times over the course of their history.
The Catalan side have featured in the Spanish Super Cupa total of 25times, as opposed to Real Madrid’s 16.
They have been paired together in the Super Cup on seven occasions, with Madridenjoying the upper hand on Barca in direct meetings in the competition, coming out on top five times.
If Supercopa de Espana predecessors are taken into account, Barcelona remain the most successful team, having won the Copa de Oro Argentina once and the Copa Eva Duarte three times.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, only have a single Copa Eva Duarte title to their name.
The dominance of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup has left very little opportunity for other clubs to write their names into the record books.
After the Clasico teams, the most successful team in the competition is Deportivo La Coruna, who won three titles in the 1990s into the early 2000s.
Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club follow Deportivo with two titles apiece, with their successes occurring around the same time in the 1980s and 2010s.
Source : goal.com