List of head coaches to have won the FIFA World Cup
October 17, 2021
Below is a list of the head coaches who have won the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup is an international competition held by FIFA among the national teams of the member countries of the organization. In 21 tournaments held, eight countries won victories. The Brazilians became world champions a record five times. Not a single team has managed to win with a foreign coach. Uruguay's national team led by Alberto Suppici won the first-ever World Championship. Suppichi is also the youngest coach to win the World Cup, at 31 years old at the time of his victory. The oldest coach of the champions is the Spaniard Vicente Del Bosque, who led his national team to the championship in 2010 at the age of 59. The only coach to have won the World Cup twice as coach is Vittorio Pozzo, who led the Italian national team to victory in 1934 and 1938. Three people became world champions both as a player and as a coach. The first was the Brazilian Mario Zagallo (as a player in 1958 and 1962, as a coach in 1970). Later this achievement was repeated by Franz Beckenbauer with the German national team (as a player in 1974, as a coach in 1990) and Didier Deschamps with the French national team (as a player in 1998 and as a coach in 2018). Although the 1930 tournament is considered the first official draw of the football World Cup, FIFA recognizes the Olympic football tournaments of 1924 and 1928 as "amateur world championships" as they were jointly organized by FIFA and the IOC. The Uruguay national team won both tournaments. The winning trainers were Ernesto Figoli and Primo Gianotti respectively.