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Most Champions League games and wins as a coach

Carlo Ancelotti has become the first coach to take charge of 200 UEFA Champions League matches, while Pep Guardiola is the most recent member of another exclusive club after bringing up a century of victories.

 Carlo Ancelotti shouts instructions during his 200th UEFA Champions League game as a coach
Carlo Ancelotti shouts instructions during his 200th UEFA Champions League game as a coach AFP via Getty Images

Carlo Ancelotti made a piece of UEFA Champions League history in Real Madrid's thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Manchester City in the 2023/24 quarter-final first leg, becoming the first coach to take charge of 200 matches in the competition.

Ancelotti's 200 games have come with eight clubs: AC Milan, Chelsea, Bayern, Juventus, Paris, Parma, Real Madrid and Napoli. In addition to being the competition's most experienced coach, he is also one of a select band who have won the Champions League as players and coaches, alongside Frank Rijkaard, Zinédine Zidane and Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola had an additional reason to celebrate after City beat Real Madrid 4-0 in their 2022/23 semi-final second leg, with the victory ensuring he became only the third coach in UEFA Champions League history to rack up a century of wins*.

Guardiola's successes have been spread across the three teams he has managed in the competition – Barcelona, Bayern and City – and only Ancelotti has more triumphs to his name.

Which coaches have taken charge of the most UEFA Champions League games?

Ancelotti heads a list of nine coaches to have taken charge of 100 or more games in Europe's top club competition since it took on its current form in 1992/93, with Guardiola the next highest active manager. Diego Simeone became the latest to join this club in Atlético de Madrid's round of 16 first leg at Inter in 2023/24.

COACHPLAYEDWONDRAWNLOST
Carlo Ancelotti2001144541
Sir Alex Ferguson1901024939
Arsène Wenger178824155
Pep Guardiola1681093425
José Mourinho145773533
Mircea Lucescu115372652
Diego Simeone102502725
Massimiliano Allegri100452629
Jürgen Klopp100561529

Which coaches have won the most UEFA Champions League games?

Ancelotti tops the list while Guardiola moved above Sir Alex Ferguson into second place on Matchday 2 of the 2023/24 campaign. Simeone became the latest to reach 50 wins in the competition in the 2023/24 quarter-final first leg.

COACHPLAYEDWONDRAWNLOST
Carlo Ancelotti2001144541
Pep Guardiola1681093425
Sir Alex Ferguson
1901024939
Arsène Wenger178824155
José Mourinho145773533
Louis van Gaal95571721
Jürgen Klopp100561529
Rafael Benítez95532121
Diego Simeone102502725

*Group stage to final since the start of the UEFA Champions League in 1992/93

Last updated: 10/04/24

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