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1956: The first final
As a player: Real Madrid in 1956 and 1957
As a coach: Real Madrid in 1960 and 1966
Captain of the Madrid sides that won the first two
editions of the European Champion Clubs’ Cup,
Muñoz was coach by the time the Merengues made
it five in a row and was still in charge when they
added a sixth six years later.
Milan’s 1963 Wembley joy.
As a player: AC Milan in 1963 and 1969
As a coach: Juventus in 1985
The venerable Italian was a midfielder for the first
two of the Rossoneri’s seven European Cup
victories but has lifted the trophy only once as a
coach, albeit in the immediate aftermath of the
Heysel tragedy in 1985.
Cruyff’s Barcelona legacy
As a player: Ajax in 1971 , 1972 and 1973
As a coach: Barcelona in 1992
Perhaps the most revered exponent of the ‘Total
Football’ that helped Ajax to three straight Europea
Cups, Cruyff scored twice in the 1972 final. The
Dutchman encouraged a similarly fluid style as
coach of the Barça team that prevailed in 1992.
Ancelotti’s final memories
As a player: AC Milan in 1989 and 1990
As a coach: AC Milan in 2003 and 2007 ; Real
Madrid in 2014
A player in the last side to have retained the
trophy – Milan’s vintage of 25 years ago – Ancelo
is also one of just two coaches, together with
Englishman Bob Paisley, to have picked up three
European Cups. He could make it four with Bayern
München in 2017, which would make him the first
coach to win with three clubs.
How Ajax won in 1995
As a player: AC Milan in 1989 and 1990; Ajax in
As a coach: Barcelona in 2006
Rijkaard was Ancelotti’s midfield sidekick in the
1989 and 1990 finals, getting the only goal in the
latter. He then claimed a third title – defeating
Milan in the final – in 1995, his final game as a
player, before guiding Barça all the way in 2006.
Guardiola’s 1992 win under Cruyff
As a player: Barcelona in 1992
As a coach: Barcelona in 2009 and 2011
Part of Cruyff’s triumphant Wembley team of 1992,
Guardiola enjoyed further success in the Camp No
dugout, steering the Azulgrana to UEFA Champions
League glory a year after being appointed to his
first senior coaching job.
Zidane’s 2002 final winner
As a player: Real Madrid in 2002
As a coach: …
Assistant to Ancelotti in 2014, Zidane now has the
chance to emulate his former boss after taking ov
from Rafael Benítez in January. As a player, he ha
lost in the 1997 and 1998 finals with Juventus and
won both the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European
Championship before at last tasting UEFA
Champions League success in 2002 with a
memorable winner for Madrid against Bayer
Leverkusen in Glasgow.
His opponent in Milan on Saturday, Diego Simeon
has never won the European Cup but did play for
Internazionale Milano in their 1998 UEFA Cup
victory before coaching Atlético Madrid to the
successor UEFA Europa League in 2012.