List of FIFA Club World Cup winning managers
Pep Guardiola has won the FIFA Club World Cup twice, a competition record.
The FIFA Club World Cup is an international association football competition organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship was first contested as the FIFA Club World Championship in 2000. It was not held between 2001 and 2004 due to a combination of factors, most importantly the collapse of FIFA's marketing partner International Sport and Leisure. Following a change in format which saw the FIFA Club World Championship absorb the Toyota Cup, it was relaunched in 2005 and took its current name the season afterwards.
The current format of the tournament involves seven teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation over a period of about two weeks; the winners of that year's edition of the Asian AFC Champions League, African CAF Champions League, North American CONCACAF Champions League, South American Copa Libertadores, Oceanian OFC Champions League and European UEFA Champions League, along with the host nation's national champion, participate in a straight knock – out tournament.
Pep Guardiola is the first and currently the only manager to have won the tournament with Barcelona on two occasions, leading them to success in the 2009 and 2011 finals; nine other managers have only won the title once. Three managers, Oliveira, Guardiola, and Tite have won the competition with each of the same club twice. The tournament has also been won by six managers, who have been active both as a player and manager, namely Abel Braga, Carlo Ancelotti, Alex Ferguson, Guardiola, Rafael Benítez, and Tite – Ferguson became the first foreign manager to win the title with a foreign club, Manchester United in 2008; Ferguson and Benítez are the only two managers to have won the title with a foreign club. Tite is the most recent manager to have won the FIFA Club World Cup, having won it with Corinthians in 2012.
List of managers in the final
Brazilian and Spanish managers hold a joint-record for most consecutive appearances of a manager of those nationalities with three back-to-back appearances each. Rafael Benitez became the first manager to reach the FIFA Club World Cup final with a foreign club when his side lost the 2005 final; Benitez led other foreign clubs to the final in 2010 and 2012 with Frank Rijkaard and Lamine N'Diaye accomplishing the same feat in 2006 and 2010, respectively. Sir Alex Ferguson became the first manager to win the competition under those same circumstances in 2008. Josep Guardiola is the only manager to have led one club to the final on more than once occasion, coming out victorious 2009 in and 2011. The inaugural final remains the only one which saw two managers from the same nation.
|2000||de Oliveira, OswaldoOswaldo de Oliveira||Corinthians||Lopes, AntônioAntônio Lopes||Vasco da Gama|||
|2005||Autuori, PauloPaulo Autuori||São Paulo||Benítez, RafaelRafael Benítez||Liverpool|||
|2006||Braga, AbelAbel Braga||Internacional||Rijkaard, FrankFrank Rijkaard||Barcelona|||
|2007||Ancelotti, CarloCarlo Ancelotti||Milan||Russo, Miguel ÁngelMiguel Ángel Russo||Boca Juniors|||
|2008||Ferguson, AlexAlex Ferguson||Manchester United||Bauza, EdgardoEdgardo Bauza||LDU Quito|||
|2009||, Josep GuardiolaJosep Guardiola||Barcelona||Sabella, AlejandroAlejandro Sabella||Estudiantes|||
|2010||Benítez, RafaelRafael Benítez||Internazionale||N'Diaye, LamineLamine N'Diaye||TP Mazembe|||
|2011||, Josep GuardiolaJosep Guardiola||Barcelona||Ramalho, MuricyMuricy Ramalho||Santos|||
|2012||, TiteTite||Corinthians||Benítez, RafaelRafael Benítez||Chelsea|||
Results by manager
Josep Guardiola is the only manager to have won two FIFA Club World Cups. Rafael Benitez hold the record for the most appearances leading English clubs Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as Italian club Internazionale, to one final each. Lamine N'Diaye of Senegal holds the distinction of being the only non-European and non-South American manager to have appeared in the final, as well as the only manager to have led a club outside the fore mentioned continents into the decisive match; both of those feats were accomplished during the 2010 final.
|Manager||Won||Runner-up||Years won||Years runner-up|
|Josep Guardiola||2||0||2009, 2011||&
|Rafael Benítez||1||2||2010||2005, 2012|
|Oswaldo de Oliveira||1||0||2000||&
|Miguel Ángel Russo||0||1||&
Brazilian managers have had the most success in the competition amassing four titles in six appearances. They are closely followed by Spanish managers with three titles in six appearances. Argentine managers hold the dubious record of the most losses, without one winning the competition, with three consecutive defeats.
Results by continent
European managers remain the most successful of the competition, with a total of five titles. Their South American counterparts are second with four titles, while Africa has had one manager lead a club into the final.
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- Brazilian managers have won four finals, they also have appeared in the final three times consecutively in 2000, 2005 and 2006.
- Spanish managers won the final three times consecutively in 2000, 2010 and 2011.
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- FIFA's official site for the FIFA Club World Cup (English)(French)(German)(Portuguese)(Spanish)
- Toyota's official site for the FIFA Club World Cup (English)(Japanese)