Carlo Ancelotti penned his name in history on Tuesday night as he equalled the record of Sir Alex Ferguson to become the manager with the joint most champions league matches.
Ancelotti coached his 190th game in the history of UEFA Champions League when Real Madrid played against Manchester City on Tuesday.
The Italian tactician of Real Madrid has been really successful in his managerial career which has spanned over two decades.
Carlo Ancelotti, 63, has won the most number of UEFA Champions League titles in history with four titles to his name.
The former Chelsea manager won the titles twice with AC Milan in 2002/03 and 2006/07 and he has also won it twice with Real Madrid in 2013/14 and 2021/22.
The manager of the defending champions of the UCL also won it twice with the Rossoneri as a player in 1988/89 and 1989/90 making him one of eight people to have won the Champions League as both a player and a manager.
In addition to his list of honors, Carlo Ancelotti also surpassed legendary Manchester United gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson’s number of wins in the competition in a home victory over Celtic earlier this season.
That victory was Ancelotti’s 103rd in the UEFA Champions League. The Italian is now on 107 wins after two legged victories against Liverpool and Chelsea.
In Real Madrid’s draw against Manchester City, Ancelotti has now equalled one of the only records Sir Alex Ferguson still has in the Champions League.
Sir Alex Ferguson had also been the manager who had coached the most Champions League games with 190, a record which Ancelotti matched on Tuesday.
Intriguingly, the last Champions League encounter Ferguson managed was against Real Madrid, who eliminated Manchester United in the round of 16 during the 2012-13 season.
Next Wednesday, Carlo Ancelotti would probably own the record to his chest when he takes his team to Manchester, a city Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 years of his managerial career in.
Ancelotti, a former Napoli, Everton and Juventus manager has also managed lots of big names in the competition’s history including Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo and Dutch great Clarence Seedorf.
Additionally, Carlo Ancelotti is also the first and only one to have managed clubs in five UEFA Champions League finals.
Who is Carlo Ancelotti?
Carlo Ancelotti is an Italian professional football manager and former player who is the manager of La Liga team Real Madrid and he is regarded as one of the greatest managers in the history of football.
When was the Italian born and is Carlo Ancelotti married?
He was born on the 10th of June in 1959 in Reggiolo, Italy and he is married to Canadian businesswoman Mariann Barrena.
Carlo Ancelotti was previously married to Luisa Ancelotti and the couple were together from 1983 – 2008 before going separate ways.
Carlo Ancelotti’s children
The Italian has two children namely Katia Ancelotti who is currently 39 years old and Davide Ancelotti who is 33 years old.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Salary and Net Worth
He earns an annual salary of €11 million and he is the 7th best paid coach in Europe, the net worth of Ancelotti is reported to be $50 million.