List of Copa Libertadores winning managers

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This is a list of Copa Libertadores winning football managers. Uruguayan manager Roberto Scarone led Peñarol to success in the inaugural Copa Libertadores finals in 1960 and repeated the feat the following season. Argentinian clubs and managers dominated the competition in the late 1960s and 1970s, winning 12 out of 15 tournaments from 1964 to 1978. In the 1990s Brazilian clubs and managers dominated the competition with six wins from 1992 to 1999, after which the second period of Argentinian dominance began, with seven wins in the period from 2000 to 2009.

As of the most recent 2014 finals, Argentinian managers have been the most successful, winning 25 out of 55 tournaments held, followed by Brazilians with 17 wins and Uruguayans with 10 titles. On only five occasions the tournament was won by foreign managers: Croatian coach Mirko Jozić led Chilean side Colo-Colo to victory in 1991, Argentinian Edgardo Bauza won the tournament with Ecuadorian club LDU Quito, and all three wins by Paraguayan side Olimpia came under foreign managers - Uruguayan Luis Cubilla led them to victory in 1979 and 1990, and Argentinian Nery Pumpido in 2000. Jozić is also the only manager from outside South America to have won the competition.

The most successful individual manager is Argentinian Carlos Bianchi who won the tournament on four occasions, leading Vélez Sársfield to success in 1994, and then again Boca Juniors in 2000, 2001 and 2003. He is followed by fellow Argentinian Osvaldo Zubeldía with three consecutive wins in 1968, 1969 and 1970 (all with Estudiantes), while ten other managers won the tournament twice.

Along with Carlos Bianchi, only three other managers have won the title with more than one club: Brazilians Paulo Autuori (with Cruzeiro in 1997 and São Paulo in 2005), Luiz Felipe Scolari (with Grêmio in 1995 and Palmeiras in 1999), and Argentinian Edgardo Bauza (with LDU Quito in 2008 and San Lorenzo in 2014).

By year[edit]

Osvaldo Zubeldía, winning manager in 1968, 1969 and 1970
Telê Santana, winning manager in 1992 and 1993
Luiz Felipe Scolari, winning manager in 1995 and 1999
Alejandro Sabella, winning manager in 2009
Finals Nationality Winning manager Country Club Ref
001960 (1st)  URU Scarone, RobertoRoberto Scarone  URU Peñarol [1]
001961 (2nd)  URU Scarone, RobertoRoberto Scarone (2)  URU Peñarol (2) [1]
001962 (3rd)  BRA Lula  BRA Santos [1]
001963 (4th)  BRA Lula (2)  BRA Santos (2) [1]
001964 (5th)  ARG Giúdice, ManuelManuel Giúdice  ARG Independiente [1]
001965 (6th)  ARG Giúdice, ManuelManuel Giúdice (2)  ARG Independiente (2) [1]
001966 (7th)  URU Máspoli, RoqueRoque Máspoli  URU Peñarol (3) [1]
001967 (8th)  ARG Pizzuti, Juan JoséJuan José Pizzuti  ARG Racing [1]
001968 (9th)  ARG Zubeldía, OsvaldoOsvaldo Zubeldía  ARG Estudiantes [1]
001969 (10th)  ARG Zubeldía, OsvaldoOsvaldo Zubeldía (2)  ARG Estudiantes (2) [1]
001970 (11th)  ARG Zubeldía, OsvaldoOsvaldo Zubeldía (3)  ARG Estudiantes (3) [1]
001971 (12th)  URU Etchamendi, WashingtonWashington Etchamendi  URU Nacional [1]
001972 (13th)  ARG Dellacha, PedroPedro Dellacha  ARG Independiente (3) [1]
001973 (14th)  ARG Maschio, HumbertoHumberto Maschio  ARG Independiente (4) [1]
001974 (15th)  ARG Ferreiro, RobertoRoberto Ferreiro  ARG Independiente (5) [1]
001975 (16th)  ARG Dellacha, PedroPedro Dellacha (2)  ARG Independiente (6) [1]
001976 (17th)  BRA Moreira, ZezéZezé Moreira  BRA Cruzeiro [1]
001977 (18th)  ARG Lorenzo, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Lorenzo  ARG Boca Juniors [1]
001978 (19th)  ARG Lorenzo, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Lorenzo (2)  ARG Boca Juniors (2) [1]
001979 (20th)  URU Cubilla, LuisLuis Cubilla  PAR Olimpia [1]
001980 (21st)  URU Mujica, JuanJuan Mujica  URU Nacional (2) [1]
001981 (22nd)  BRA Carpegiani, Paulo CésarPaulo César Carpegiani  BRA Flamengo [1]
001982 (23rd)  URU Bagnulo, HugoHugo Bagnulo  URU Peñarol (4) [1]
001983 (24th)  BRA Espinosa, ValdirValdir Espinosa  BRA Grêmio [1]
001984 (25th)  ARG Pastoriza, JoséJosé Pastoriza  ARG Independiente (7) [1]
001985 (26th)  ARG Yudica, JoséJosé Yudica  ARG Argentinos Juniors [1]
001986 (27th)  ARG Veira, HéctorHéctor Veira  ARG River Plate [1]
001987 (28th)  URU Tabárez, OscarOscar Tabárez  URU Peñarol (5) [1]
001988 (29th)  URU Fleitas, RobertoRoberto Fleitas  URU Nacional (3) [1]
001989 (30th)  COL Maturana, FranciscoFrancisco Maturana  COL Atlético Nacional [1]
001990 (31st)  URU Cubilla, LuisLuis Cubilla (2)  PAR Olimpia (2) [1]
001991 (32nd)  CRO Jozić, MirkoMirko Jozić  CHI Colo-Colo [1]
001992 (33rd)  BRA Santana, TelêTelê Santana  BRA São Paulo [1]
001993 (34th)  BRA Santana, TelêTelê Santana (2)  BRA São Paulo (2) [1]
001994 (35th)  ARG Bianchi, CarlosCarlos Bianchi  ARG Vélez Sársfield [1]
001995 (36th)  BRA Scolari, Luiz FelipeLuiz Felipe Scolari  BRA Grêmio (2) [1]
001996 (37th)  ARG Díaz, RamónRamón Díaz  ARG River Plate (2) [1]
001997 (38th)  BRA Autuori, PauloPaulo Autuori  BRA Cruzeiro (2) [1]
001998 (39th)  BRA Lopes, AntônioAntônio Lopes  BRA Vasco da Gama [1]
001999 (40th)  BRA Scolari, Luiz FelipeLuiz Felipe Scolari (2)  BRA Palmeiras [1]
002000 (41st)  ARG Bianchi, CarlosCarlos Bianchi (2)  ARG Boca Juniors (3) [1]
002001 (42nd)  ARG Bianchi, CarlosCarlos Bianchi (3)  ARG Boca Juniors (4) [1]
002002 (43rd)  ARG Pumpido, NeryNery Pumpido  PAR Olimpia (3) [1]
002003 (44th)  ARG Bianchi, CarlosCarlos Bianchi (4)  ARG Boca Juniors (5) [1]
002004 (45th)  COL Montoya, Luis FernandoLuis Fernando Montoya  COL Once Caldas [1]
002005 (46th)  BRA Autuori, PauloPaulo Autuori (2)  BRA São Paulo (3) [2]
002006 (47th)  BRA Braga, AbelAbel Braga  BRA Internacional
002007 (48th)  ARG Russo, Miguel ÁngelMiguel Ángel Russo  ARG Boca Juniors (6) [3]
002008 (49th)  ARG Bauza, EdgardoEdgardo Bauza  ECU LDU Quito [4]
002009 (50th)  ARG Sabella, AlejandroAlejandro Sabella  ARG Estudiantes (4) [5]
002010 (51st)  BRA Roth, CelsoCelso Roth  BRA Internacional (2)
002011 (52nd)  BRA Ramalho, MuricyMuricy Ramalho  BRA Santos (3)
002012 (53rd)  BRA Tite  BRA Corinthians
002013 (54th)  BRA Cuca  BRA Atlético Mineiro
002014 (55th)  ARG Bauza, EdgardoEdgardo Bauza (2)  ARG San Lorenzo
002015 (56th)  ARG Gallardo, MarceloMarcelo Gallardo  ARG River Plate

Managers with multiple titles[edit]

Rank Nation Manager Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up Clubs won
1 Argentina Carlos Bianchi 4 1 1994, 2000, 2001, 2003 2004 Vélez Sarsfield, Boca Juniors
2 Argentina Osvaldo Zubeldía 3 &
1968, 1969, 1970 &
Estudiantes
3 Uruguay Luis Cubilla 2 2 1979, 1990 1989, 1991 Olimpia
4 Uruguay Roberto Scarone 2 1 1960, 1961 1972 Peñarol
Argentina Juan Carlos Lorenzo 2 1 1977, 1978 1979 Boca Juniors
Brazil Telê Santana 2 1 1992, 1993 1994 São Paulo
Brazil Luiz Felipe Scolari 2 1 1995, 1999 2000 Grêmio, Palmeiras
8 Brazil Lula 2 &
1962, 1963 &
Santos
Argentina Manuel Giúdice 2 &
1964, 1965 &
Independiente
Argentina Pedro Dellacha 2 &
1972, 1975 &
Milan
Brazil Paulo Autuori 2 &
1997, 2005 &
Cruzeiro, São Paulo
Argentina Edgardo Bauza 2 &
2008, 2014 &
LDU Quito, San Lorenzo
Bold = Still active as manager

By nationality[edit]

This table lists the total number of titles won by managers of each nationality.

Nationality Number
of wins
 Argentina 26
 Brazil 17
 Uruguay 10
 Colombia 2
 Croatia 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
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