Coaches with the best Champions League win ratio

Laurent Blanc, handed a new contract extension on Thursday, has a better European Cup win ratio than most – of the seven coaches above him, only one has never lifted the trophy.

Louis van Gaal is behind leader Juup Heynckes in the top ten
Louis van Gaal is behind leader Juup Heynckes in the top ten ©Getty Images
  • Minimum number of games coached in competition: 40
  • Clubs listed only those coach has led in European Cup/UEFA Champions League
  • Includes European Cup and UEFA Champions League but not qualifiers
  • Win after extra time counts as victory, triumph on penalties counts as draw
  • *Indicates still involved in competition this season

1 Jupp Heynckes (Bayern München, Real Madrid): 41 wins from 59 games = 69.5%

2 Bob Paisley (Liverpool): 27 from 41 = 65.9%

3 Sir Matt Busby (Manchester United): 26 from 41 = 63.4%

4 Tomislav Ivić (Hajduk Split, Ajax, Anderlecht, Panathinaikos, Porto, Marseille): 29 from 46 = 63.0%

5 Josep Guardiola* (Barcelona, Bayern München) 50 from 80 = 62.5%

6 Helenio Herrera (Internazionale Milano) 25 from 40 = 62.5%

7 Louis van Gaal (Ajax, Bayern München, Barcelona, Manchester United) 57 from 95 = 60%

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8 Laurent Blanc* (Bordeaux, Paris Saint-Germain) 25 from 42 = 59.5%

9 Miguel Muñoz (Real Madrid) 41 from 71 = 57.7%

10 Jock Stein (Celtic) 33 from 58 = 56.9%

11 Rafael Benítez (Valencia, Liverpool, Internazionale Milano, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid) 54 from 95 = 56.8%

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12 Vicente del Bosque (Real Madrid) 34 from 60 = 56.7%

13 Ernst Happel (Feyenoord, Club Brugge, Hamburg, Wacker Innsbruck) 30 from 53 = 56.6%

14 Carlo Ancelotti (Parma, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid) 78 from 138 = 56.5%

15 Udo Lattek (Bayern München, Borussia Mönchengladbach) 31 from 56 = 55.4%

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16 Sven-Göran Eriksson (Benfica, Lazio) 26 from 47 = 55.3%

17 Sir Alex Ferguson (Aberdeen, Manchester United) 105 from 194 = 54.1%

18 José Mourinho (Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale Milano, Real Madrid) 71 from 133 = 53.4%

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19 Fabio Capello (AC Milan, Roma, Juventus) 45 from 86 = 52.3%

20 Leo Beenhakker (Ajax, Real Madrid, Feyenoord) 27 from 53 = 50.9%

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