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4 Men Who Won Major Titles As Footballers And Coaches

It is a dream come true for any footballer to win major titles.

The glory and the memory which comes with it is phenomenal.

Winning a particular trophy as a player and a coach makes it more historical. There are some players who won some major titles as a player and went on to win it as a manager.

Here’s a list of some men who won major titles as a player and a coach;

1. Didier Deschamps

In addition to winning two Ligue 1 titles in 1990 and 1992, Deschamps was part of the Marseille squad that became the first French club to win the UCL.

As a manager, Deschamps began his career with Monaco, and helped the club to win the Coupe de la Ligue in 2003, and reached the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final.

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Deschamps won the World Cup as a player in 1998, captaining France to the title on home soil. In 2018, he managed Les Blues to a 4-2 win over Croatia in the title match.

2. Diego Simeone

The former Argentina international had a brilliant playing career, winning La Liga with Atletico Madrid before experiencing league and cup triumphs with Lazio and Inter Milan respectively.

As a manager, he led Atletico Madrid to two La Liga and UEFA Europa League titles, along with multiple Champions League final appearances.

3. Zinedine Zidane

The 1998 World Cup winner first took the helm in January 2016 and guided Real to the 2017 La Liga title and an unprecedented hat-trick of Champions League titles before abruptly quitting on May 31, 2018.

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He returned in 2019, winning a second La Liga crown in 2020 and the Spanish Super Cup.

4. Jupp Heynckes

The third-highest goalscorer in Borussia Monchengladbach‘s history and a World Cup winner with West Germany in 1974.

Heynckes’ playing career now seems a long time ago.

Since hanging up his boots, he has managed nine different clubs and won Europe’s top domestic competition twice.

 

 

 

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