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Josep Guardiola

Published: Wednesday 1 July 2015, 12.03CET
FC Bayern München
Josep Guardiola
Josep Guardiola took over at Bayern in 2013 ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 1 July 2015, 12.03CET

Josep Guardiola

FC Bayern München

Date of birth: 18 January 1971
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career:
FC Barcelona, Brescia Calcio (twice), AS Roma, al-Ahly Club, Dorados de Sinola
Coaching career:
FC Barcelona B, FC Barcelona, FC Bayern München

• Known as 'Pep', he came up through Barcelona's youth ranks to win six Spanish Liga titles, one European Champion Clubs' Cup, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and two Copa del Rey trophies from 1990 to 2001. Also had spells with Brescia, Roma, al-Ahly in Doha and Mexico's Dorados de Sinola before ending his playing career in 2006. Won 40 caps and Olympic footballing gold with Spain in 1992, but missed the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups through injury.

• Having coached Barcelona's B team, he took charge of the senior side in 2008 and won the UEFA Champions League, Spanish Liga and Copa del Rey in his first season. In the process he became the sixth man to have lifted the European Cup as player and coach.

• That was just the beginning of a glorious four-season spell which yielded 14 trophies. In his second campaign, Guardiola steered Barcelona to a second Liga title as well as the Spanish and UEFA Super Cups and the FIFA Club World Cup. Even more sucess followed in 2010/11 as Barcelona completed a hat-trick of Spanish titles and, for the second time under Guardiola, got the better of Manchester United FC in the UEFA Champions League final.

• In his final season, 2011/12, Guardiola's team won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup once more before he signed off his reign with a second Copa del Rey triumph.

• After a year's break, Guardiola took charge of Bayern in June 2013, replacing Jupp Heynckes at the helm. In his first campaign he collected the UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, German Cup and, with a record seven games to spare, the Bundesliga title. He secured his second successive Bundesliga title by 20 points the following season, but Bayern were knocked out by Guardiola's old club Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League semi-final.

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