South American Coach of the Year

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The South American Coach of the Year (Spanish: Entrenador del año en Sudamérica) is an annual association football award presented to the best coach of a club or national team in South America over the previous calendar year. The award has been presented by Uruguayan newspaper El País since 1986.

The award goes to any coach/manager of a South American club or national team, regardless of the coaches' nationality. With thirteen winners, Argentine coaches have won the award the most. With five awards, Argentine Carlos Bianchi is the most decorated awardee. Carlos Bianchi, Carlos Bilardo, Óscar Tabárez and José Pékerman are the only coaches to have won the award consecutively, from 2000 to 2001, 1986 to 1987, 2010 to 2011 and 2012 to 2013[1] to 2011,[2] respectively. The current winner for 2013 is Argentine José Pékerman, manager of the Colombia National Team.

Winners[edit]

Year Coach Coach Nationality Club/National Team
1986 Bilardo, CarlosCarlos Bilardo  Argentina Argentina
1987 Bilardo, CarlosCarlos Bilardo  Argentina Argentina
1988 Fleitas, RobertoRoberto Fleitas  Uruguay Nacional (URU)
1989 Lazaroni, SebastiãoSebastião Lazaroni  Brazil Brazil
1990 Cubilla, Luís AlbertoLuís Alberto Cubilla  Uruguay Olimpia (PAR)
1991 Basile, AlfioAlfio Basile  Argentina Argentina
1992 Santana, TelêTelê Santana  Brazil São Paulo (BRA)
1993 Maturana, FranciscoFrancisco Maturana  Colombia Colombia
1994 Bianchi, CarlosCarlos Bianchi  Argentina Vélez Sarsfield (ARG)
1995 Núñez, HéctorHéctor Núñez  Uruguay Uruguay
1996 Gómez, Hernán DaríoHernán Darío Gómez  Colombia Colombia
1997 Passarella, DanielDaniel Passarella  Argentina Argentina
1998 Bianchi, CarlosCarlos Bianchi  Argentina Boca Juniors (ARG)
1999 Scolari, Luiz FelipeLuiz Felipe Scolari  Brazil Palmeiras (BRA)
2000 Bianchi, CarlosCarlos Bianchi  Argentina Boca Juniors (ARG)
2001 Bianchi, CarlosCarlos Bianchi  Argentina Boca Juniors (ARG)
2002 Scolari, Luiz FelipeLuiz Felipe Scolari  Brazil Brazil
2003 Bianchi, CarlosCarlos Bianchi  Argentina Boca Juniors (ARG)
2004 Montoya, Luis FernandoLuis Fernando Montoya  Colombia Once Caldas (COL)
2005 Ruiz, AníbalAníbal Ruiz  Uruguay Paraguay
2006 Borghi, ClaudioClaudio Borghi  Argentina Colo-Colo (CHI)
2007 Martino, GerardoGerardo Martino  Argentina Paraguay
2008 Bauza, EdgardoEdgardo Bauza  Argentina LDU Quito (ECU)
2009 Bielsa, MarceloMarcelo Bielsa  Argentina Chile
2010 Tabárez, ÓscarÓscar Tabárez  Uruguay Uruguay
2011 Tabárez, ÓscarÓscar Tabárez  Uruguay Uruguay
2012 Pékerman, JoséJosé Pékerman  Argentina Colombia
2013 Pékerman, JoséJosé Pékerman  Argentina Colombia

By coach[edit]

Player Total Years
Carlos Bianchi 5 1994, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003
Carlos Bilardo 2 1986, 1987
Luiz Felipe Scolari 2 1999, 2002
Oscar Tabarez 2 2010, 2011
José Pékerman 2 2012, 2013

By nationality[edit]

Country Coaches Total
 Argentina 9 15
 Uruguay 5 6
 Brazil 3 4
 Colombia 3 3

By team[edit]

Team Coaches Count
Argentina 3 4
Colombia 3 4
Boca Juniors 1 4
Uruguay 2 3
Brazil 2 2
Paraguay 2 2
Chile 1 1
Colo-Colo 1 1
LDU Quito 1 1
Nacional 1 1
Olimpia 1 1
Once Caldas 1 1
Palmeiras 1 1
São Paulo 1 1
Vélez Sarsfield 1 1

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