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Ancelotti’s figures and Zidane’s compared

The Italian has won nine trophies during his time Real Madrid, but how do his figures stack up when compared to Zidane’s?

Ancelotti, with his Real Madrid players.

Carlo Ancelotti’s honours list continues to grow. The Italian coach has been (during his first spell at Real Madrid) and is still is (in this second) a master as bringing more silverware for Madrid’s ever-expanding trophy cabinet - he is already on nine trophies, four of them between 2013 and 2015 (one Champions League, one Copa del Rey, one UEFA Super Cup and one Club World Cup) and has won five since his return in 2021 (Champions League, LaLiga, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup and Club World Cup). It’s remarkable when you consider he was brought back as an emergency solution following Zidane’s departure. He has ended up being the best remedy the club could have hoped for.

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With the team’s latest triumph at the Club World Cup, Ancelotti also moved ahead of another illustrious figure in Real Madrid history - Luis Molowny. Both coaches were tied on eight titles, but Carletto has now moved past Molowny with nine after lifting the Club World Cup in Rabat and stands alone third on the podium of the club’s most successful coaches. Two men lie ahead of him - Zidane (11 titles) and Miguel Muñoz (14).

Ancelotti, trophies guaranteed

Of the three coaches on that podium, Ancelotti is the one who has secured the most victories and trophies per games played. He has won those nine titles in 209 games, which is an average of one trophy every 23.2 games. He is slightly above Zidane, who won a trophy on average every 23.9 games, and far better than Miguel Muñoz (one every 43.2) and other illustrious figures in white history such as Del Bosque (one every 35.1), Beenhakker (32.8) or Mourinho (59.3). Although some coaches boast a better average - Molowny won one every 22.9 games, Juan de Cárcer, one every 14.2, or José Villalonga, with one every 17.5.

In any case, Ancelotti has room to improve his numbers between now and the end of the season. Madrid have between 22 and 28 games left to play, depending on their progress in the Copa del Rey (they are already in the semi-finals) and in the Champions League (they are in the round of 16) and with three titles still up for grabs.

Meanwhile, the Italian maintains an impeccable 72.7% of games won (152 of 209), above Mourinho (71.9%), Zidane (65.4%) and Antic (71%). He is only surpassed in that department by Pellegrini, who won 75%, but in one season and without winning any silverware at all.


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