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Coaches with the best Champions League win ratio

Published: Friday 18 December 2015, 9.45CET
José Mourinho leaves Chelsea with one of the top 20 win percentages of any UEFA Champions League/European Cup manager. UEFA.com looks at the list – who leads the way?
by Paul Saffer
Coaches with the best Champions League win ratio
Louis van Gaal is behind leader Juup Heynckes in the top ten ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Friday 18 December 2015, 9.45CET

Coaches with the best Champions League win ratio

José Mourinho leaves Chelsea with one of the top 20 win percentages of any UEFA Champions League/European Cup manager. UEFA.com looks at the list – who leads the way?

  • Minimum number of games coached in competition: 40
  • Clubs listed only those coach has led in European Cup/UEFA Champions League
  • Includes European Cup and UEFA Champions League but not qualifiers
  • Win after extra time counts as victory, triumph on penalties counts as draw
  • *Indicates still involved in competition this season

1 Jupp Heynckes (Bayern München, Real Madrid): 41 wins from 59 games = 69.5%

2 Bob Paisley (Liverpool): 27 from 41 = 65.9%

3 Sir Matt Busby (Manchester United): 26 from 41 = 63.4%

4 Tomislav Ivić (Hajduk Split, Ajax, Anderlecht, Crvena zvezda, Porto, Marseille): 29 from 46 = 63.0%

5 Josep Guardiola* (Barcelona, Bayern München) 50 from 80 = 62.5%

6 Helenio Herrera (Internazionale Milano) 25 from 40 = 62.5%

7 Louis van Gaal (Ajax, Bayern München, Barcelona, Manchester United) 57 from 95 = 60%

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8 Laurent Blanc* (Bordeaux, Paris Saint-Germain) 25 from 42 = 59.5%

9 Miguel Muñoz (Real Madrid) 41 from 71 = 57.7%

10 Jock Stein (Celtic) 33 from 58 = 56.9%

11 Rafael Benítez* (Valencia, Liverpool, Internazionale Milano, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid) 54 from 95 = 56.8%

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12 Vicente del Bosque (Real Madrid) 34 from 60 = 56.7%

13 Ernst Happel (Feyenoord, Club Brugge, Hamburg, Wacker Innsbruck) 30 from 53 = 56.6%

14 Carlo Ancelotti (Parma, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid) 78 from 138 = 56.5%

15 Udo Lattek (Bayern München, Borussia Mönchengladbach) 31 from 56 = 55.4%

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16 Sven-Göran Eriksson (Benfica, Lazio) 26 from 47 = 55.3%

17 Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United) 105 from 194 = 54.1%

18 José Mourinho (Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale Milano, Real Madrid) 71 from 133 = 53.4%

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19 Fabio Capello (AC Milan, Roma, Juventus) 45 from 86 = 52.3%

20 Leo Beenhakker (Ajax, Real Madrid, Feyenoord) 27 from 53 = 50.9%

Last updated: 19/12/15 6.18CET

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