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Pep Guardiola : The Serial Trophy Collector

It’s crime for what Pep has done in England and suffice to say the word ‘perp’ passes for one of his many pseudonyms. Three Premier League titles in four years is such an enormous feat for someone whom many swore was going to be a flop prior to his English appointment.

The work he’s done in England and his managerial career in entirety is revolutionary; he’s painted a superb form of football graffiti that will stand the test of time, like Sarkodie, Pep is in a league of his own and your opinion about him and his style matters less because he keeps winning.

Pep has amassed 31 trophies in all of his 12 seasons as a manager and definitely clinching his 32nd trophy and 3rd Champions League trophy if the football gods unite under the true spirit of the sports, and I say this in all strength and bias.

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For doubters, it’s taken him 12 years to have the 3rd most trophies as a manager in football history. For context, Sir Alex Fergusson who’s No. 1 won 49 trophies in 39 years averaging 1.29 trophies per year.
Mircea Lucescu who’s No 2 has won 33 trophies in 40 years averaging 0.83 trophies per year. Pep on the hand, is averaging 2.58 trophies per year.

In a fortnight, Pep will face Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea dubbed magician who bottled the champions league with PSG against Bayern Munich in the 2019 – 2020 Champions League campaign.

Below, we compiled every monumental feat of the Spaniard coach.

  • 4x Carabao Cup
  • 3x Premier League
  • 3x Bundesliga
  • 3x La Liga
  • 3x Club World Cup
  • 3x UEFA Super Cup
  • 3x Spanish super cup
  • 2x Champions League
  • 2x Community shield
  • 2x Dfb Pokal
  • 2x Copa Del Rey
  • 1x FA Cup

Individual Laurels

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  • LMA manager of the year 2017/18
  • PL manager of the season x2
  • PL manager of the month x9
  • La Liga coach of the year x4
  • FIFA World coach of the year 2011
  • UEFA team of the year best coach x2
  • European coach of the season 08/09
  • IFFHS Worlds best coach x2
  • Don Balón Award x2
  • Miguel Muñoz Trophy x2
  • Onze d’Or Coach of the Year x3
  • Globe awards coach of the century (2020)

% Win At Clubs

  • Barcelona: 72%
  • Bayern: 75%
  • Man City: 75%

% Win In Selected Competitions

  • Champions League: 65%
  • Copa Del Rey: 71%
  • Premier League: 74%
  • La Liga: 76%
  • Bundesliga: 80%
  • Fa Cup: 80%
  • Carabao Cup: 92%
  • Dfb Pokal: 94%

Record In Finals

  • Games: 15
  • Trophies: 14
  • Goals: 34
  • Clean sheets: 10
  • 93%-win record

Most Trophies (21st Century)

  • Pep Guardiola: 31
  • Mircea Lucescu: 28
  • Jose Mourinho: 25
  • Ramon Tribulietx: 21
  • Sir Alex Ferguson: 20
  • Carlo Ancelotti: 20

Trophies Since Pep’s Managerial Debut

  • Pep Guardiola: 31
  • José Mourinho: 13
  • Massimiliano Allegri: 13
  • Zinedine Zidane: 11
  • Luis Enrique: 9
  • Carlo Ancelotti: 8
  • Jürgen Klopp: 6
  • Diego Simeone: 6

Domestic League Records in 3 Different Countries

  • 441 games
  • 336 wins
  • 59 draws
  • 46 losses
  • 76% win record, 90% unbeaten
  • 1,123 goals scored, 317 conceded
  • Goal difference of 806
  • 1,067 points out of 1,323
  • 2.4 points per game
  • 2.55 goals per game


  • Most consecutive wins in La Liga, Bundesliga and the Premier league
  • Youngest ever manager to win the Champions League
  • 1st manager to retain the league title in Spain, Germany and England
  • Only manager in football history to win 6 trophies in a calendar year
  • Most knockout wins in Champions league history
  • Best record of any manager after 100 European games(W61 D23 L16)
  • Only manager to win the domestic treble in England
  • First manager in Spain to win a treble of La Liga, Copa del rey and Champions League in one season
  • Only manager in PL history to get 100 points in a season
  • Most points ever over 2 Pl seasons(198)
  • 1 of only 3 managers in PL history to win back to back league titles
  • Most goals ever in a PL season
  • Most wins in a PL season
  • Biggest title winning margin in PL history
  • Most records broke in a Pl season(12)
  • Quickest manager in Pl history to 100 wins
  • Most wins after 150 Pl matches (111)
  • Best points per game ratio in Pl history
  • First foreign coach to win 3 Bundesliga titles
  • Highest number of points in a debut season in the Bundesliga
  • Earliest title win in Bundesliga history
  • First coach to win the Bundesliga title in each of his first 3 seasons
  • Guardiola’s Bayern scored 254 goals in 102 league matches – a Bundesliga record
  • He’s reached a European Cup/ Champions league final in 3 different decades – only manager along with Alex Ferguson to do so
  • Longest away winning streak in English top flight history
  • Most Champions league semifinals reached (tied with Mourinho on 8)
  • Peps Man City are the first English side to win 11 games in a single European Cup/Champions League campaign
  • Longest ever winning run by an English team in a Champions League campaign (7 Games)
  • Quickest manager of an English top-flight side to reach 200 wins in all competitions (273)
  • Most wins in a single month in English football (9)

The Spaniard has averaged  a trophy every 22 matches, whiles averageing 2.6 trophies per season.

He’s failed to win a trophy in just one of his 12 full seasons as a manager. He’s won 2 or more trophies in 10 of his 12 seasons. Phenomenal

Pep Guardiola



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