Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has broken a new record again. After Real Madrid’s win against Celtic, the legendary Italian manager has now become the manager to have the most UEFA Champions League games won, with 103 victories under his name.
No other manager has won as many games as him after the new Champions League format was introduced in the 1992-93 season. The Real Madrid manager was with legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson at the same number of 102 wins.
These wins came from eight European teams, which include Parma with 2 wins, Juventus with 2 games, Milan with 39 wins, Chelsea with 10 wins, PSG with 6 wins, with Bayern came 7 wins, and Napoli with 5 wins. At his current club, Real Madrid, it is 32 wins. This is his second tenure with the Spanish giant.
He achieved a rare feat with Real Madrid in last season’s Champions League win of winning the trophy four times. He has won Football’s most prestigious trophy two times with Real Madrid and twice with Milan.
Carlo Ancelotti after Yesterday’s Real Madrid Game
Ancelotti has also registered 32 Champions League victories with Real Madrid. He is now the club’s third most successful manager in the European journey. The manager has surpassed Zidane’s record of 31 wins. The other two managers ahead of Ancelotti are Del Bosque with 34 wins, and Miguel Munoz with 41 wins.
Carlo Ancelotti did crack a joke after achieving such a historical feat following Wednesday’s win over Celtic. Despite many reports suggesting 102 wins, the official Real Madrid website has confirmed that this was the Italian’s 103rd win in the Champions League.
When asked about the record, Ancelotti joked: “Let’s go for the 200. Happy to do it here at Madrid! It’s been a lot of games on the bench. I think I’ve done pretty well.”
Luka Modric and Rodrygo’s penalties from the first half and also Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior, and Federico Valverde’s goals before the final whistle secured a 5-1 win for Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu. This result secured the top spot for the defending Champion in Group F of the Champions League.
Thibaut Courtois saved an early penalty in the game. On which the manager spoke to BT Sport with a smirk: “A good team is a good goalkeeper, good defenders, good midfielders, and a good striker – and also a good coach! This is the most important thing”.
Ancelotti became the first manager to win the League title from all major 5 European League. He even managed some legendary players in the game. That includes the names like Shevchenko, Pirlo, Buffon, John Terry, Paolo Maldini, Lampard, Gareth Bale, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kaka, Zinedine Zidane, and Cristiano Ronaldo.