When it comes to “the best … ever” in football there are always many variables to take into consideration and you would never arrive at a ranking that fits everyone.
Let’s take the example of “the best football player ever”: some would say Pele, others Maradona, others the GOATs Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, but if we look at the trophies won, the most successful player ever, as stated on bettingsider 24, is Dani Alves, not exactly a top of mind.
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In short, drawing up a ranking of “the best … ever” is never easy. For this reason, For this reason, in this article, we will talk about the most successful coaches of all time, counting the trophies won throughout their career.
Many will turn up their noses not finding names like Guardiola, Mourinho, Klopp or Ancelotti, but based on real data, here are the three best football coaches ever.
The most successful football managers all time – Who won the most trophies?
3. Valeriy Lobanovskyi (29 Titles)
Valeriy Lobanovski is a legend of Ukrainian football and dynamo Kiev, having won 27 trophies with the most important team in Ukraine. Lobanovskyi was nicknamed “The Colonel” for his training methods that imposed strict rules and perfect execution of tactical diktats.
Lobanovskiy has won 13 Top Soviet League / Ukrainian National League, 9 Soviet Cup, 2 UEFA Cup and 1 UEFA Super Cup.
2. Mircea Lucescu (32 Titles)
Mircea Lucescu is a long-time Romanian football manager, who has achieved success all over Europe, becoming the second most successful coach ever. In his career Lucescu has won 32 titles, coaching Shakhtar, Galatasaray, Dinamo Bucharest, Zenit, Besiktas, Rapid Bucharest and Inter Milan among other teams.
His career highlights are UEFA cup victories managing Galatasaray and Shakhtar and the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid.
1. Sir Alex Ferguson (48 Titles)
When we talk about Sir Alex Ferguson, we are talking about a real legend, not only in terms of English football but in the history of this sport. The Scottish coach is the most successful manager in football history having won 48 trophies coaching only five teams in his career spanning more than 40 years.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s first successes as a manager came on the bench of Aberdeen, with whom he won 3 Premierships, 4 Scottish Cups, 4 Scottish League Cups and 1 UEFA Super Cup. victories in Scotland for Ferguson are only a fraction of his incredible career.
Ferguson took over as Manchester United manager in 1986, when the team was in full crisis, having reached 21st place in the league during the previous season.
From 1991 to 2013 Alex Ferguson transformed a team struggling not to be relegated to the most successful football club ever in England. With Sir Alex Ferguson as manager the Red Devils have won 37 titles in 22 years!
The list is really long and we are sure that for a long, long time no coach will be able to match it: 13 English Premier League, 2 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 5 FA Cup, 10 Community Shield, 4 League Cup.