The best football personalities of all time
Even a team made up of superstars is unlikely to win any major tournament without a good coach. And if we are talking about a middle-level club in Betwinner, then the role of the coach increases even more. One of the most objective indicators by which football mentors can be sorted is the number of trophies won. We have selected ten coaches who have won the most titles in football. And although not all of them are the strongest coaches, their contribution to the development of the game is quite significant.
Many managers have won exactly 20 trophies – this is the number of cups won by Louis van Gaal, Carlo Ancelotti, Marcello Lippi and Bob Paisley. But among them all, the current coach of Napoli, Carlo Ancelotti, should be singled out.
First, he shares first place in the number of international cups won – Ancelotti’s teams won 7 European trophies, including three Champions Leagues (also shares first place). Secondly, Carlo won the competition with six different clubs: a similar result can be boasted by only a few. For example, Paisley won all his victories in Liverpool, Lippi won with Italian Juventus, Chinese Guangzhou and the Italian national team.
In addition, Ancelotti continues an active coaching career and is likely to win his 21st trophy with Napoli in the near future.
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Walter Smith is not the only Scottish coach on the list of the most successful coaches. Everything is quite simple: in the Scottish championship, two clubs – Celtic and Rangers – compete for the championship. Together, they won 103 of Scotland’s 122 league titles, so it’s no surprise that the coaches at each of these clubs have won plenty of trophies.
Walter Smith won all his titles with Rangers, whom he coached twice: in the 90s of the last century, his team won seven championships in a row, and in the mid-00s, the Scottish club sensationally reached the final of the UEFA Cup, losing in the final of the 2008 season year of Zenit.
The 80-year-old Italian coach retired in 2013, less than a year before his 50th birthday. But even without this, Giovanni remains one of the most distinguished and titled coaches in football.
Exactly 40 years passed between winning his first trophy (Italian championship with Juventus) and his last (Austrian championship with Red Bull). Most coaches don’t stay in the field for that long, but Giovanni didn’t just stay, he changed clubs and countries while remaining a consistently winning coach. Trapattoni finished his career with a positive winning percentage – his teams won 51.81% of their matches, scoring 2,184 goals.
Questions and answers
What was the best goal?
The Guinness Book of Records defines as the fastest goal in the history of football Damian Moore’s goal, which hit the goal of the Sydney United club in the Australian championship match in the third second. The players of Adelaide City spread the ball in the center of the field, Moore immediately hit the goal – the opponent’s goalkeeper did not expect this, so the goal was missed. To be precise, 3.69 seconds have passed since the start of the match. This goal is still considered the fastest in the history of football, although almost 25 years have passed.
What was the fastest goal?
Almost the same goal scored by Yaremchuk was scored by the German Lukas Podolski three years earlier. In a friendly match between the German national team and Ecuador, Lucas “picked” one of the defenders of the South Americans who were trying to start their attack, jumped out immediately on his own and opened the score.
What made Red Bull stand out in sports?
Red Bull bought the New York Soccer Club in 2006, after which the team won the Eastern Conference five times and reached the MLS playoff final once. But in addition to this, New York Red Bull managed to set another record: the players of this club scored the two fastest goals in MLS history. The record for the fastest goal belongs to Mike Grally: he scored in the seventh second of the game against Philadelphia. He managed to intercept the ball after an unsuccessful pass by the opponent, and after the ricochet the ball flew into the goal. It happened in 2016 – Grella broke the record of his teammate, which held for three years.