NEWS STORY. 29/05/2022
After the victory against Liverpool in the final in Paris, Carlo Ancelotti has become the first ever manager to lift four European Cups. The Italian has enhanced his legendary status in the competition after surpassing Bob Paisley and Zinedine Zidane, who both won it on three occasions.
Ancelotti, who is also the only coach to have reached five European Cup finals, has lifted the trophy twice at Real Madrid. The first was in his previous spell at the club, when he secured the Décima in the Lisbon final in 2014. This was another memorable moment for Real Madrid with Ramos' 93rd-minute goal against Atlético and the subsequent extra-time victory courtesy of goals from Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo (4-1).
First European Cups
His other two Champions League successes came at the helm of Milan. The first time he wrote his name into the competition’s history books came in 2003, with a penalty shootout win over Juventus at Old Trafford, before he clinched a second European Cup in 2007, beating Liverpool 2-1 in the final in Athens.
In the club’s history, Ancelotti joins the select few madridista coaches to have lifted the European Cup on multiple occasions (2014 and 2022). The Italian sits alongside Zidane (3), Villalonga (2), Carniglia (2), Miguel Muñoz (2) and Del Bosque (2). Heynckes, who led the team to the Séptima, is the other coach who has got his hands on the European Cup with our club.