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6 famous men who have won the Champions League as players and coaches

6 famous men who have won the Champions League as players and coaches

The Uefa Champions League is an European championship that mostly all the players who have found their ways to top clubs will love to take part considering the glamours and fame the competition has in the world.

There are so many records as far as the Uefa Champions League is concerned, and here we look as some men who have won the Champions League as players and also coaches.

1. Zinedine Zidane

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane with the Champions League trophy

Last season, Frenchman Zinedine Zidane led Real Madrid to a Champions League triumph over city rivals Atletico Madrid in Milan as he became the 7th manager who have won the Champions League both as player and coach.

Zidane who is a three-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner won the Champions League as a player in the 2001/2002 season.

2. Pep Guardiola

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Current Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola with the Champions League trophy

After winning the Champions League in 1992 as a player, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has also won the championship twice in 2009 and 2011 when he was the handler of Barcelona.

3. Frank Rijkaard

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Frank Rijkaard (R) with the trophy

Former Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard won the Champions League three times when he was playing for AC Milan in 1989, 1990 and 1995. In 2006, he led Barcelona to a success as a manager beating Arsenal 2-1 in the final in Paris.

4. Johan Cruyff

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Former Barcelona coach Johan Cruyff with Champions League trophy

Johan Cruyff is one of the best players to have played the round leather game as he won the Champions League title as a player in 1971, 1972 and 1973 before coming back to win it as a manager with Barcelona in 1992.

5. Giovanni Trapattoni

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Giovanni Trapattoni celebrating the Champions League tittle

Former Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni won the title as a player in the year 1963 and 1969 while playing for AC Milan. He also won it as a coach with Juventus in 1985.

6. Carlo Ancelotti

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Carlo Ancelotti lifting the Champions League trophy

Italian Carlo Ancelotti is the only man who has won the Champions League three times as a manager after winning it in 2003 and 2007 with AC Milan and also in 2014 with Real Madrid.

He was also a member of the AC Milan squad that won the championship as a player in 1989 and 1990.

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