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Who has won the UEFA Champions League as a player and coach?

Seven men have lifted the European Cup as both player and coach: can another one join them this season?

Zinédine Zidane celebrates his 2002 win as a player
Zinédine Zidane celebrates his 2002 win as a player ©UEFA.com

Zinédine Zidane became only the seventh man to win the European Cup as a player and coach when he led Real Madrid to UEFA Champions League glory in 2015/16, confirming his place at the top table by winning the next two editions as well.

Like fellow player-then-coach double winner Josep Guardiola, Zidane has a chance to add another triumph to his tally this season, while two other former winners will aim to be the eighth addition to our list. Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso landed the UEFA Champions League as a player with AC Milan in 2002/03 and 2006/07, while Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was part of the Blues' 2011/12 winning side.

Meet the rest of the player-coach double winners.

Real Madrid's 1956 European Cup winners
Real Madrid's 1956 European Cup winnersPopperfoto via Getty Images

Miguel Muñoz
As a player: Real Madrid in 1956 and 1957
As a coach: Real Madrid in 1960 and 1966

  • Captain of the Madrid team that won the first two editions of the European Cup, Muñoz was coach by the time the Merengues made it five in a row and was still in charge when they added a sixth six years later.

Giovanni Trapattoni
As a player: AC Milan in 1963 and 1969
As a coach: Juventus in 1985

  • The Italian was a midfielder for the first two of the Rossoneri's seven European Cup victories but lifted the trophy only once as a coach, in the grim aftermath of the Heysel tragedy in 1985.
Johan Cruyff: A legend remembered
Johan Cruyff: A legend remembered

Johan Cruyff
As a player: Ajax in 1971, 1972 and 1973
As a coach: Barcelona in 1992

  • The most revered exponent of the 'Total Football' style that helped Ajax to three straight European Cup successes, Cruyff scored twice in the 1972 final, then masterminded Barça's conquest of 1992.

Carlo Ancelotti
As a player: AC Milan in 1989 and 1990
As a coach: AC Milan in 2003 and 2007; Real Madrid in 2014

  • A player in the Milan side that clinched back-to-back titles, Ancelotti is one of just three coaches (together with ex-Liverpool boss Bob Paisley and Zidane) to have picked up three European Cups.
1990 final highlights: Juventus win all-Italian affair
1990 final highlights: Juventus win all-Italian affair

Frank Rijkaard
As a player: AC Milan in 1989 and 1990; Ajax in 1995
As a coach: Barcelona in 2006

  • Rijkaard was Ancelotti's midfield sidekick in the 1989 and 1990 finals, getting the only goal in the latter. His Ajax team beat Milan in 1995 (his final game as a player) and he took Barça all the way in 2006.

Josep Guardiola
As a player: Barcelona in 1992
As a coach: Barcelona in 2009 and 2011

  • Part of Cruyff's triumphant 1992 side, Guardiola steered the Azulgrana to Champions League glory a year after being appointed to his first senior coaching job, and repeated the feat two years later.
Champions League icon: Zinédine Zidane
Champions League icon: Zinédine Zidane

Zinédine Zidane
As a player: Real Madrid in 2002
As a coach: Real Madrid in 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • A runner-up with Juventus in 1997 and 1998, Zidane scored a memorable winner for Madrid in the 2002 final against Leverkusen, then guided his old team to three consecutive successes in the 2010s.
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