South American Coach of the Year
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 and Óscar Tabárez are the only coaches to have won the award consecutively, from 2000 to 2001, 1986 to 1987 and 2010 to 2011, respectively. The current winner for 2012 is Argentine José Pekerman, manager of the Colombia National Team.
By coach 
|Carlos Bianchi||5||1994, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003|
|Carlos Bilardo||2||1986, 1987|
|Luiz Felipe Scolari||2||1999, 2002|
|Oscar Tabarez||2||2010, 2011|
By nationality 
By team 
- Pierrend, José Luis (January 16, 2009). "South American Coach and Player of the Year". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved January 4, 2011.
- "Ahora ya es el maestro de toda América" [Now he is the master of all America] (in Spanish). El País. December 30, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2011.
- "Óscar Tabárez elegido como mejor técnico del 2011" [Óscar Tabárez elected as best coach of 2011] (in Spanish). El País. January 2, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2011.