Coaches With Most Titles in Football History: The path from a football player to a coach is quite long and difficult. Some players limit themselves to the career of a football player, while others cannot just give up this fascinating sport and continue to “live football” already as a coach.
Coaches With Most Titles in Football
Unlike football players, coaches cannot win the title of top scorer, defender, or goalkeeper. They have a completely different task, namely to create a powerful invincible team that will win and win trophies.
It is by the number of trophies that the level of the coach is determined. Some Coaches have won every couple of titles in their careers, while others have won dozens. Today you will learn about the football coaches who have won the most trophies.
Which Football Coach is The Most Titled on The Planet?
Three Scottish coaches and one Romanian are at the top of our ranking: Alex Ferguson, William Maley, William Strath, and Mircea Lucescu. Ferguson is a man with a capital letter, who recently completed his coaching career. Little information is known about his compatriots Mayly and Strat.
Mayley coached Celtic back in the late 19th early 20th century, while Strat worked with Rangers in the 1920s and 50s. Back then, the level of football was completely different, and Rangers and Septic, as they are now, were the best teams in Scotland, so it’s no wonder why these two managers have collected so many titles.
Mircea Lucesko is a well-known personality in the circles of not only Ukrainian football, but also European. During his work at Shakhtar Donetsk, the Romanian won 22 trophies, including the UEFA Cup. Mircea also coached Zenit St. Petersburg, with whom he won the Russian Cup in 2016.
Alex Ferguson (Scotland) – 49 titles
Big wins for the legendary Scot:
- St Mirren: Scottish Football League Premier Division Champions.
- Aberdeen: Scottish Championship – 3, Scottish Cup – 4, Scottish League Cup – 1, Cup Winners’ Cup – 1, UEFA Super Cup – 1.
- Manchester United: Premier League – 13, FA Cup – 5, Football League Cup – 4, FA Super Cup – 10, Champions League – 2, Cup Winners’ Cup – 1, UEFA Super Cup – 1, Intercontinental Cup – 1, Club World Cup – one.
Sir Alex was appointed head coach of Manchester United in 1986. Before his arrival, the team was second from the bottom, but in the first season, the Scottish specialist managed to lift the club to the middle.
In the 1991/92 season, the Red Devils, under the leadership of Ferguson, won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the Football League Cup, but they never submitted the championship.
On November 27, 1992, at the initiative of Alex Ferguson, French striker Eric Cantona from Leeds was bought, who later became a Man United legend. Cantona helped his new club rise to the top of the league table, thus becoming Manchester United champions of England. At the end of the season, the Premier League Managers’ Association named Sir Alex Ferguson Coach of the Year.
Since then, Scot’s team has been unstoppable. She swept away everyone in her path and won trophies one by one.
In 2008, Ferguson’s United won their 10th Premier League title and the same year the Manchester club celebrated victory in the Champions League final. Then, on May 21, 2008, the Scottish coach’s team beat London Chelsea in the final. After the final, Sir Alex made a sensational statement in which he said that he would soon end his coaching career.
On May 8, 2013, Alex Ferguson announced his retirement from coaching. At the end of the season, the Scot was named the best coach of the year in the English Premier League for the 11th time.
The top 10 most titled football coaches look like this:
1. Alex Ferguson (Scotland) – 48 titles
2. Mircea Lucescu (Romania) – 34:
- Corvinul (Hunedoara) – 1
- Dynamo Bucharest – 3
- Rapid Bucharest – 3
- Galatasaray – 2
- Besiktas – 1
- Shakhtar – 22
- Zenith – 1
- Dynamo Kyiv – 1
3. Josep Guardiola (Spain) – 31
- Barcelona – 14
- Bayern – 7
- Manchester City – 10
4. William Strath (Scotland) – 30
5. William Maley (Scotland) – 30
- Celtic: 30
6. Valery Lobanovsky (Ukraine) – 29
- Barcelona – 14
- Bayern – 7
- Manchester City – 9
- Dynamo Kyiv: 28
6. Jock Stein (Scotland) – 26
8. Ottmar Hitzfeld (Germany) – 25:
- Bayern: 14
- Borussia Dortmund: 5
- Grasshopper: 5
- Arau: Swiss Cup – 1
9. Jose Mounino – 25:
- Porto – 6
- Chelsea – 8
- “Internationale” – 5
- Real Madrid – 3
- Manchester United – 3
10. Giovanni Trapattoni (Italy) – 22:
- Juventus – 13
- “Internationale” – 3
- Bayern – 3
- Benfica – 1
- Red Bull Salzburg – 1
- Team of Ireland – 1
Data on the achievements of coaches was last updated: 04/27/2021
Details of the trophies of each coach can be found on wikipedia.org.