The USSR Super Cup, or Season's Cup, featured the winners of the previous season's Soviet Top League and USSR Cup in a one or two legged playoff for the trophy.
The competition never took off (inconsistent), as the Super Cup winner was only determined 7 times in the last 15 years of Soviet football. It wasn't until 1983 that the Super Cup was made a regular fixture in the Soviet football calendar. Oddly enough, the Super Cup was made to take place during midseason and further complicated clubs' schedules.
In 1987, with Spartak Moscow winning league honors and Dynamo Kyiv winning the USSR Cup, the Super Cup match was schedules to take place in Chişinău, Moldova. However, the match never took place because of inadequate facilities in Chişinău. The last USSR Super Cup took place in Sochi, Russia, where the match was played with only 1,500 fans.
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