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Super Match (association football)

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The Super Match is an annual and bi-annual pre-season friendly tournament. The tournament was previously referred to as Thomas Cook Trophy until 2008, Ferrostaal Cup in 2010, Winoly Cup in 2012, and Super Match by Carlsberg, due to sponsorship. Manchester City are the hosts of the competition. The game is usually the last before the Premier League opening match and features a highly reputed UEFA club.

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Manchester City have played against UEFA Champions League sides Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Milan, Olympiacos, Porto, VfB Stuttgart, and Valencia in previous editions of the competition.

Super Matches which do not involve Manchester City are known as SuperGames and are played in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Participating teams

Bold indicates the participating team won the tournament that year.

Sponsorship

The inaugural sponsor of the cup was travel agent Thomas Cook. In 2010, sponsorship of the competition moved to Ferrostaal, who had signed a representative deal with Manchester City. In 2012, the tournament again changed sponsors, this time to sports company "Winoly". In 2013, it was announced that Winoly had moved its sponsorship to a rival competition. On 5 June 2013, Danish Alcoholic beverage company Carlsberg took over sponsorship of the event, then known as the Super Match by Carlsberg. In 2015, there was no title sponsor for the competition.

References

Super Match (association football) Wikipedia


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