The Super Cup will officially kick-start the 70th domestic football season since the State of Israel was proclaimed (65 regular seasons and 4 back-to-back seasons, so far).

Maccabi’s record in the opening match of the season is currently: 47 victories, 10 draws and 12 defeats.

The Super Cup match between State Cup winners Maccabi and League Champions Maccabi Haifa will be the 31st in the history of Israeli football.

The first Champions vs Cup winners match was played in 1957 and took place on an annual and almost regular basis until 1990. The competition was re-introduced at the start of the 2015/16 in a match between Cup Winners Ironi Kiryat Shmona and League champions Maccabi. (Kiryat Shmona won the Cup at the end of a penalty shoot-out).

Of the 13 clubs that had won Super Cup, Maccabi won the trophy more than any other club (7) while Maccabi Haifa (3).

This will be the first meeting between the two clubs in the Super Cup.

Maccabi could set a new record as a victory in Sunday’s Super Cup will see them lift the trophy for the third time in succession.

Last season Patrick van Leeuwen guided Maccabi to victory in the Super Cup at the end of a two-legged tie against Hapoel Be’ersheva (2-0 victory in both legs). The previous season Maccabi won the Super Cup with a 1-0 victory over State Cup Winners Bnei Yehuda.

No less than 93 Maccabi players appeared in the Super Cup. Miko Belo has the most appearances with four to his name (1968, 1971, 1978 and 1980).

Eran Zahavi (2015/16) and Nick Blackman (2020/21) both scored a brace in Super Cup. Shalom Shikva and Moshe Assis scored two goals for maccabi in two different matches and together with Zahavi and Blackman are Maccabi’s leading goal scorers in the competition.