List of FIFA Club World Cup winning managers

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List of FIFA Club World Cup winning managers
Josep Guardiola is seen in the picture. He is shown with a faded beard and hair wearing a suit.
Pep Guardiola has won the FIFA Club World Cup three times, a competition record.
Founded 2000
Region International (FIFA)

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.[1] The championship was first contested as the FIFA Club World Championship in 2000.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[1]

Pep Guardiola is the first and currently the only manager to have won the tournament with Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich on three occasions altogether; he led the Spanish club to success in the 2009 and 2011 finals and coached the Germans to victory in 2013; nine other managers have won the title once. Sir Alex Ferguson Ferguson became the first foreign manager to win the title with a foreign club, Manchester United in 2008; Rafael Benítez and Guardiola followed suit in 2010 and 2013. Pep Guardiola is the most recent manager to have won the FIFA Club World Cup, having won it with Bayern Munich 2013.

List of managers in the final[edit]

Key to the FIFA Club World Cup manager tables below
Argentina Argentina Brazil Brazil Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo Ecuador Ecuador
England England Germany Germany Italy Italy Morocco Morocco
Netherlands Netherlands Scotland Scotland Senegal Senegal Spain Spain
Tunisia Tunisia

Brazilian and Spanish managers hold a joint-record for most consecutive appearances of winning managers with three back-to-back appearances each.[5][6] 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;[7] Benitez led other foreign clubs to the final in 2010 and 2012 with Frank Rijkaard, Lamine N'Diaye and Faouzi Benzarti accomplishing the same feat in 2006, 2010 and 2013, respectively.[8][9] Sir Alex Ferguson became the first manager to win the competition under those same circumstances in 2008.[10] 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.[11][12] The inaugural final remains the only one which saw two managers from the same nation.[13]

Sir Alex Ferguson appears in the image. He is an older man wearing glasses and a black coat.
Sir Alex Ferguson became the first manager to lead a foreign club to the final as Manchester United became world champions during the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.
Rafael Benitez is seen with a beard while wearing a coat over a buttoned-up shirt.
Rafael Benítez has led three different clubs to the decisive match of the competition, a record that stands today.
A group of Brazilian fans at a stand with one of them waving the Brazilian flag around.
Brazilian managers have been the most successful of the competition with four titles altogether.
List of FIFA Club World Cup Final managers by edition
Final Nat Manager Club Nat Manager Club manager Ref(s)
Winner Runner-up
2000 Brazil de Oliveira, OswaldoOswaldo de Oliveira Brazil Corinthians Brazil Lopes, AntônioAntônio Lopes Brazil Vasco da Gama [13]
2005 Brazil Autuori, PauloPaulo Autuori Brazil São Paulo Spain Benítez, RafaelRafael Benítez England Liverpool [7]
2006 Brazil Braga, AbelAbel Braga Brazil Internacional Netherlands Rijkaard, FrankFrank Rijkaard Spain Barcelona [8]
2007 Italy Ancelotti, CarloCarlo Ancelotti Italy Milan Argentina Russo, Miguel ÁngelMiguel Ángel Russo Argentina Boca Juniors [14]
2008 Scotland Ferguson, AlexAlex Ferguson England Manchester United Argentina Bauza, EdgardoEdgardo Bauza Ecuador LDU Quito [10]
2009 Spain , Josep GuardiolaJosep Guardiola Spain Barcelona Argentina Sabella, AlejandroAlejandro Sabella Argentina Estudiantes [11]
2010 Spain Benítez, RafaelRafael Benítez Italy Internazionale Senegal N'Diaye, LamineLamine N'Diaye Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe [9]
2011 Spain , Josep GuardiolaJosep Guardiola Spain Barcelona Brazil Ramalho, MuricyMuricy Ramalho Brazil Santos [12]
2012 Brazil , TiteTite Brazil Corinthians Spain Benítez, RafaelRafael Benítez England Chelsea [15]
2013 Spain , Josep GuardiolaJosep Guardiola Germany Bayern Munich Tunisia Benzarti, FaouziFaouzi Benzarti Morocco Raja Casablanca

Results by manager[edit]

Josep Guardiola is the only manager to have won three FIFA Club World Cups, twice with Barcelona and once with Bayern Munich.[11][12] Rafael Benitez, alongside Guardiola, holds the record for the most appearances leading English clubs Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as Italian club Internazionale, to one final each.[7][9] Lamine N'Diaye of Senegal and Faouzi Benzarti of Tunisia hold the distinction of being the only non-European and non-South American managers to have appeared in the final, as well as the only managers to have led a club outside the fore mentioned continents into the decisive match; those feats were accomplished during the 2010 and 2013 finals, respectively.[9]

Performance by manager
Manager Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
Spain Josep Guardiola 3 0 2009, 2011, 2013 &
Spain Rafael Benítez 1 2 2010 2005, 2012
Brazil Oswaldo de Oliveira 1 0 2000 &
Brazil Paulo Autuori 1 0 2005 &
Brazil Abel Braga 1 0 2006 &
Italy Carlo Ancelotti 1 0 2007 &
Scotland Alex Ferguson 1 0 2008 &
Brazil Tite 1 0 2012 &
Brazil Antônio Lopes 0 1 &
2000
Netherlands Frank Rijkaard 0 1 &
2006
Argentina Miguel Ángel Russo 0 1 &
2007
Argentina Edgardo Bauza 0 1 &
2008
Argentina Alejandro Sabella 0 1 &
2009
Senegal Lamine N'Diaye 0 1 &
2010
Brazil Muricy Ramalho 0 1 &
2011
Tunisia Faouzi Benzarti 0 1 &
2013

By nationality[edit]

Brazilian and Spanish managers have had the most success in the competition amassing four titles each in six appearances each.[5][6] Italian and Scottish managers have won it once each.[16][17] Argentine managers hold the dubious record of the most losses, without once winning the competition and obtaining three consecutive defeats.[14][10][11]

Performance by nationality
Nationality Finalists Winners Runners-up
 Brazil 6 4 2
 Spain 6 4 2
 Italy 1 1 0
 Scotland 1 1 0
 Argentina 3 0 3
 Netherlands 1 0 1
 Senegal 1 0 1
 Tunisia 1 0 1

Results by continent[edit]

European managers remain the most successful of the competition, with a total of six titles.[14][10][11][9][12] Their South American counterparts are second with four titles, while Africa has had two managers lead a club into the final.[13][7][8][9]

Performance by continent
Continent Appearances Winners Runners-up
Europe 9 6 3
South America 9 4 5
Africa 2 0 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012 – Regulations" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brazil 2000 Final Draw". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. October 14, 1999. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "FIFA decides to postpone 2001 Club World Championship to 2003". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. May 18, 2001. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Toyota confirmed as FIFA Club World Championship 2005 naming partner". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. March 15, 2005. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Brazilian managers have won four finals, they also have appeared in the final three times consecutively in 2000, 2005 and 2006.
  6. ^ a b Spanish managers have won four finals, they also have appeared in the final three times consecutively in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  7. ^ a b c d "Sao Paulo FC - Liverpool FC". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. December 18, 2005. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Sport Clube Internacional - FC Barcelona". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. December 17, 2006. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Internazionale on top of the world". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. December 18, 2010. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Red Devils rule in Japan". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. December 21, 2008. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "Barça belatedly rule the world". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. December 19, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Santos humbled by brilliant Barcelona". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. December 18, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c "Corinthians - Vasco da Gama". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. January 14, 2000. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c "Dominant Milan rule the world". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. December 16, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Guerrero the hero as Corinthians crowned". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. December 16, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  16. ^ Italian managers have one final in 2007
  17. ^ Scottish managers have one final in 2008

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