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

Josep Guardiola may have missed out on a third UEFA Champions League title with Saturday's defeat by Chelsea, but he remains one of just seven men who have won the European Cup as player and coach.

Only Carlo Ancelotti has won the European Cup as player and then coach of multiple clubs
Only Carlo Ancelotti has won the European Cup as player and then coach of multiple clubs Getty Images

Josep Guardiola has missed out on a third UEFA Champions League triumph after Manchester City's final defeat by Chelsea, although he remains part of a select group to have won the trophy as both player and coach.

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.

The sixth name on that list was Guardiola, a champion as player and coach with Barcelona. His City side's defeat by Chelsea in Porto means Carlo Ancelotti remains unique in having coached multiple clubs to victory having also tasted success as a player.

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, 1957 and 1958
As a coach:
Real Madrid in 1960 and 1966

  • Captain of the Madrid team that won the first two editions of the European Cup (he didn't play in the 1958 final), 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.

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.
Guardiola's Champions League triumphs
Guardiola's Champions League triumphs

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. Had to wait a decade until his next final, but suffered disappointed as Manchester City went down 1-0 to Chelsea in Portugal.

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.