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Real Madrid: how many trophies did Zidane win as Bernabéu boss?

Zinedine Zidane, whose exit as Real Madrid head coach was announced on Thursday, leaves the club as the second-most decorated coach in its history.

Real Madrid: how many trophies did Zidane win as coach?
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Zinedine Zidane, whose departure from Real Madrid was confirmed on Thursday, leaves the Spanish giants having won 11 trophies across two spells as Bernabéu head coach.

Real Madrid's second-most successful coach ever

Zidane’s silverware haul as Madrid boss is bettered only by the legendary Miguel Muñoz, who led Los Blancos to 14 trophies in the mid to late-20th century.

The 48-year-old's total of 263 games in charge of the Madrid first team is also second only to Muñoz, who oversaw a whopping 605 matches between 1959 and 1974.

Zidane's first tenure as Real Madrid head coach: back-to-back-to-back Champions League glory

Zidane’s opening stint as Madrid boss is best remembered for the club’s domination of the Champions League, as Los Merengues became the first side to retain the trophy since the European Cup’s rebranding in 1992.

Having replaced the sacked Rafa Benítez in January 2016, Zidane immediately steered Madrid to the European title - Los Blancos seeing off city rivals Atlético Madrid on penalties in the final - before repeating the feat in 2016/17, Juventus going down 4-1 in the trophy decider.

A third straight Champions League then followed in 2017/18 - taking Madrid’s overall tally of European crowns to 13 - as Gareth Bale’s sublime overhead kick and Loris Karius’ goalkeeping gaffes earned the Spaniards a final victory over Liverpool.

That 3-1 win in Kiev saw Los Merengues become the first club to seal a hat-trick of European Cups since Bayern Munich in 1976.

On the domestic scene, Madrid’s 2016/17 Champions League victory was accompanied by the club’s first LaLiga title in five years - only the third time in history they have won both the league and the European Cup in the same season.

During his first spell as boss, which came to an end when he stepped down in May 2018, Zidane also piloted Madrid to the 2016 and 2017 UEFA Super Cups, the 2016 and 2017 FIFA Club World Cups and the 2017 Spanish Super Cup.

Real Madrid celebrate winning their third Champions League triumph in a row after beating Liverpool in the 2018 final.

Zidane's second tenure as Real Madrid head coach: Another LaLiga win, but no more European success

After returning to the Real Madrid dugout in March 2019, Zidane failed to deliver further Champions League glory, his two full seasons at the helm seeing the side exit Europe’s top club competition at the last-16 and semi-final stage, respectively.

However, Madrid did add a 34th LaLiga title to the Bernabéu trophy cabinet in the 2019/20 campaign, winning 10 and drawing one of their final 11 games of a coronavirus-interrupted season to finish five points clear of arch rivals Barcelona.

There was also success in the Spanish Super Cup in January 2020, as Madrid defeated Valencia and Atlético in Saudi Arabia to win the first edition of the revamped, four-team competition.

Zidane’s trophy haul as Real Madrid head coach

  • Two LaLiga titles (2016/17 and 2019/20)
  • Three Champions Leagues (2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18)
  • Two Spanish Super Cups (2017, 2019/20)
  • Two UEFA Super Cups (2016, 2017)
  • Two FIFA Club World Cups (2016, 2017)

Copa del Rey eludes Zidane

The only silverware Zidane failed to land in his two stints as Madrid boss was the Copa del Rey - a trophy most of the club's coaches have struggled to get their hands on in recent decades. Since lifting the Copa in 1993, indeed, Madrid have won Spain's domestic cup just twice - in 2011 and 2014.

Madrid's Copa failures under Zidane included a memorable quarter-final defeat to Leganés in 2017/18 - Los Pepineros humbling Los Blancos on away goals thanks to a 2-1 second-leg victory at the Bernabéu - and, in this term's last 32, an even more embarrassing exit at the hands of third-tier Alcoyano.