There's no question that the UEFA Champions League is the most coveted prize in club football, one that every player and manager desires to lay their hands on. Since its inception in 1955, different clubs and players have won it with Real Madrid the highest winning team (13) and Francisco Gento as the footballer with the most titles (6).
However, of all the football personalities who have lifted the trophy, only a couple of them were able to win it as players and managers in the same club, one that i will be sharing in this article.
1- Carlos Ancelotti (AC Milan)
He is currently the manager of Real Madrid who played as a midfielder for a number of clubs including AC Milan. During his time with Milan, Ancelotti won back to back Champions league titles in 1989 and 1990. Nine years after his retirement, he became manager of the club and again steered them to two Champions league titles in 2003 and 2007.
Photos of Carlos Ancelotti winning the Champions League as a player and manager at AC Milan
2- Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)
As a player, the Spaniard played as a defensive midfielder for Barcelona and was part of the squad that won the club's first Champions league title in 1992. After he was appointed manager in 2008, Guardiola again led the club to two Champions league titles in 2009 and 2011.
3- Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
He is one of the eight players who won the Champions league, the FIFA world cup and the Ballon d'or during his active days. Zidane spent five seasons as an attacking midfielder for Los Blancos winning the Champions league In the process back in 2002. In 2016 he was appointed head coach and under him, the club won three consecutive Champions league titles from 2016-18.
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