Managers Who Have Won The FIFA World Cup – The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious sporting event in the world. The efforts of the complete team along with the manager for the whole tournament takes any team to the heights of glory.
A manager plays an important role off and on field. The coaching stuff and passing on the positivity among the players offield and substituting the players along with formation changes as per the game situation is the managers role.
We have already shared the list of captains who have lifted the FIFA World Cup trophy. Now we will discuss the list of managers who have won the FIFA World Cup.
List of Managers Who Have Won The FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup was started in 1930 with Uruguay winning the inaugural edition. Alberto Suppici was Uruguay’s manager and first manager to win the world cup.
FUN FACT: Vittorio Pozzo is the only manager to have won the FIFA World Cup twice. Pozzo won the 1934 and 1938 world cups with Italy.
Twenty different managers have won the FIFA World Cup. There have been five managers who have managed to win the world cup and have ended runners up once.
Juan Lopez Fontana took Uruguay to world cup glory in 1950. With this, Fontana became the first manager to win a world cup without having a prior professional football career.
Mario Zagallo (as a player in 1958 and 1962, as a manager in 1970), Franz Beckenbauer (as a player in 1974, as a manager in 1990) and Didier Deschamps (as a player in 1998, as a manager in 2018) are only three managers to have won the world cup both as players and as managers. To add to that, Beckenbauer and Deschamps were also captains of their respective teams when they won the FIFA World cup as a player.
The following data has been checked and taken from Wikipedia.
|Tournament||Winning manager||Nationality||Winning national team|
|1950||Juan López Fontana||Uruguay||Uruguay|
|1954||Sepp Herberger||West Germany||West Germany|
|1974||Helmut Schön||West Germany||West Germany|
|1978||César Luis Menotti||Argentina||Argentina|
|1990||Franz Beckenbauer||West Germany||West Germany|
|1994||Carlos Alberto Parreira||Brazil||Brazil|
|2002||Luiz Felipe Scolari||Brazil||Brazil|
|2010||Vicente del Bosque||Spain||Spain|
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