“Pep Guardiola’s Champions League Journey: A Look at His Titles and Finals”

Pep Guardiola has been among the best coaches in the world for more than a decade. But how many times has he won the Champions League?

When the Champions League final takes place in Istanbul on June 10, Pep Guardiola will also be there again.

The Manchester City coach meets Inter Milan with his Skyblues and of course he really wants to win the pot.

It is clear that Guardiola is one of the world’s best coaches of his generation. But how is that expressed in numbers or rather in the Champions League titles won? And how often has the Spaniard been in the final of the premier class?

GOAL has the answers to these questions for you in this article.

How many times has Pep Guardiola won the Champions League?

Guardiola has been a coach since 2007. First, he coached the B team of FC Barcelona, ​​for which he had once played as a player for a total of 17 years.

After just a year with the second representation, Guardiola was promoted to coach of the Catalans’ first team in the summer of 2008. It should be the beginning of an era. Because Guardiola formed a team that not only stood for the aesthetics of the game, but was also extremely successful with it.

At the end of his first season as Barça coach, Guardiola celebrated his first Champions League title as a coach in May 2009. Thanks to goals from Samuel Eto’o and Lionel Messi, Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 in the final in Rome.

Two years later, the CL trophy once again belonged to Guardiola and his star ensemble. On May 28, 2011, United were again the opponents in the final, this time Barça won 3-1 at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Pep Guardiola has won the Champions League twice as a coach

In addition to his two Champions League titles as a coach, Guardiola also won Europe’s most important club competition once as a player. That was in the 1991/92 season, when the premier class was still called the European Champion Clubs’ Cup.

The then 21-year-old Guardiola played 112 minutes in the final against Sampdoria Genoa, which Barcelona won 1-0 after extra time.

How many CL finals has Pep Guardiola been in?

Guardiola was able to win his first two Champions League finals, those with FC Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.

However, the 52-year-old then had to wait ten years for his third final in the premier class as a coach. In 2011/12 he failed with Barça in the semi-finals at eventual winners Chelsea, and in his three years at Bayern Munich he also ended up in the semi-finals.

Guardiola has been with Manchester City since 2016. Before this season, he had only reached the semi-finals twice with the English side.

Last year they failed in the semi-finals at Real Madrid. In 2021, on the other hand, things went even better in the semifinals and City gave Paris Saint-Germain the disadvantage.

Guardiola has been in the Champions League final three times so far. As is well known, the third final, that in 2021 with City against Chelsea, was lost. Kai Havertz scored the 1-0 winner for the Londoners.

All of Guardiola’s Champions League seasons as manager

2023-05-25 21:05:01

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