UEFA Super Cup: Headlines

Nine associations interested in hosting 2020 UEFA Super Cup

Monday 15 January 2018 17.00 CET

UEFA has received declarations of interest from nine associations to host the UEFA Super Cup in 2020.

Beşiktaş Stadium, Istanbul to stage 2019 UEFA Super Cup

Wednesday 20 September 2017 17.43 CET

The 2019 UEFA Super Cup will be played at Beşiktaş Stadium in Istanbul on Wednesday 14 August of that year, the third major UEFA final to be played in the Turkish city.

UEFA.com Goal of the Season: watch and vote now!

Thursday 10 August 2017 9.30 CET

Strikes from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Youth League, U21 EURO and Women's EURO have been nominated for 2016/17 UEFA.com Goal of the Season.

Watch highlights of Real Madrid's UEFA Super Cup win

Wednesday 9 August 2017 0.00 CET

Goals from Casemiro and Isco helped Real Madrid successfully defend their title but Manchester United gave the European champions a scare after Romelu Lukaku pulled one back.

Where the UEFA Super Cup was won and lost

Tuesday 8 August 2017 23.35 CET

Zinédine Zidane makes it five in a row, Real Madrid's scoring machine rumbles on and United's new boys provide hope – our experts in Skopje pick out four takeaways.

UEFA Super Cup: highest, fastest, biggest, best

Tuesday 8 August 2017 23.00 CET

Do Cristiano Ronaldo's two UEFA Super Cup goals put him on the all-time top scorers' list? Answers to this question and plenty more in UEFA.com's competition factoid frenzy.

Manchester United's previous UEFA Super Cup matches

Tuesday 8 August 2017 23.00 CET

Twice UEFA Super Cup losers after UEFA Champions League successes – and now once as UEFA Europa League winners – Manchester United have won only one of their four appearances.

Real Madrid's previous UEFA Super Cup matches

Tuesday 8 August 2017 23.00 CET

Beaten in their first two UEFA Super Cups, Real Madrid have now won four in a row, including three in the past four years. UEFA.com recounts their five appearances prior to Tuesday.

Real Madrid v Manchester United: past encounters

Tuesday 8 August 2017 22.45 CET

From a Ronaldo hat-trick and two Raúl González doubles to strikes from George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton – goals are almost guaranteed when Real Madrid and United meet.

UEFA Super Cup roll of honour: Madrid end 27-year wait

Tuesday 8 August 2017 22.41 CET

Real Madrid have continued Spain's dominance of the UEFA Super Cup with victory against Manchester United – becoming the first side since 1990 to retain the trophy.

Tallinn to stage 2018 UEFA Super Cup

Tuesday 8 August 2017 20.45 CET

The 2018 UEFA Super Cup will be played on 15 August of next year at Tallinn's Lilleküla Arena, the first senior UEFA final in Estonia in the centenary of that republic's creation.

Super Cup preview: Real Madrid v Manchester United

Monday 7 August 2017 20.45 CET

Real Madrid coach Zinédine Zidane says his side "aren't tired of winning", while Manchester United's José Mourinho calls it "an honour" to be involved in such a prestigious UEFA Super Cup.

Super Cup all you need to know: Madrid v United

Monday 7 August 2017 11.04 CET

Real Madrid and Manchester United will face off in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup – but where will it be, what time does it kick off and what happened when the teams met previously?

UEFA Super Cup latest: build-up from Skopje

Monday 7 August 2017 10.42 CET

UEFA.com's team reporters bring you the latest from Skopje, including press conference updates from 16:45CET, ahead of the UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Manchester United on Tuesday.

Zidane itching for Real Madrid's Super Cup return

Monday 7 August 2017 10.24 CET

"This is a team, a club and an institution that is hungry for more," said Zinédine Zidane, Real Madrid's successes of last season not spoiling their appetite for the UEFA Super Cup.


UEFA has commissioned two separate but complementary academic research studies to ascertain the exact extent and nature of heading in youth football.The two studies – one from Saarland University in Germany, and the other from Hampden Sports Clinic and Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board in Scotland – were approved by the UEFA Medical Committee following the recommendation of a panel of experts.UEFA published a call for research proposals in May 2017 in which researchers were asked to address two questions. Firstly, to determine the burden of heading in youth football, addressing differences in the way headers are taught in football training, and differences in the incidence and characteristics of football headers in matches and training, and in different age and gender categories, while also taking into consideration variations caused by the different traditions and playing styles of the countries. Secondly, proposals were also invited to provide data to determine whether heading in youth football has any effect on players’ brain structure and function.The UEFA Medical Committee’s expert panel reviewed the ten proposals that were received by the deadline, and recommended that UEFA proceed with the two aforementioned proposals from Saarland University and Hampden Sports Clinic for the first research question. This recommendation was discussed and accepted by the UEFA Medical Committee at their meeting in Nyon in November 2017. The two research groups have now signed contracts with UEFA and have started their work, with initial results expected at the end of 2018.The panel also recommended that UEFA not proceed with any study for the second question – on the effect of heading on players’ brain structure and function – until results of the studies to determine the burden of heading had been received.Dr Michel D’Hooghe, Chairman of the UEFA Medical Committee, said: "This is a topic of the utmost importance, and I am proud that UEFA is taking a lead in commissioning this research. UEFA places the highest priority on player welfare and this research is a fundamental first step in establishing whether or not heading poses a risk to young players."