European Football Coach of the Year
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European Football Coach of the Year
Alf Ramsey Award
LocationEurope
Presented byEuropean Union of Sports Press (UEPS)-AIPS Europe[1][2][3]
First awarded1978
Last awarded2016
Most awardsValeriy Lobanovskyi (3)

European Football Coach of the Year was an annual prize in association football awarded to the best European manager or manager of European team in a calendar year, organized by European Union of Sports Press (fr. Union européenne de la presse sportive (UEPS), also known as AIPS Europe) since 2001. Previously it was awarded by the Association of European Journalists (AEJ, 1978-1997) and the Technical Commission of Torneo di Viareggio (1998-2000). The winner received a prize named after a prominent coach from the past.

Winners

Ernst Happel was the inaugural winner of the award in 1978
Hector Cuper was the only non-European coach to win the award in 2000 for his exploits with Valencia
Year Coach (team(s) managed)
by the Association of European Journalists (Sepp Herberger Award)
1978 Austria Ernst Happel (Netherlands, Club Brugge)
1979 England Brian Clough (Nottingham Forest)
1980 Czech Republic Jozef Venglo? (Czechoslovakia)
1981 England Bob Paisley (Liverpool)
1982 Italy Enzo Bearzot (Italy)
1983 Austria Ernst Happel (Hamburger SV)
1984 France Michel Hidalgo (France)
1985 Italy Giovanni Trapattoni (Juventus)
1986 Soviet Union Valeriy Lobanovskyi (Dynamo Kyiv, Soviet Union)
1987 Germany Udo Lattek (Bayern Munich)
1988 Soviet Union Valeriy Lobanovskyi (Dynamo Kyiv, Soviet Union)
1989 Italy Arrigo Sacchi (Milan)
1990 Germany Franz Beckenbauer (Germany, Marseille)
1991 Italy Giovanni Trapattoni (Internazionale, Juventus)
1992 Denmark Richard Møller-Nielsen (Denmark)
1993 Italy Nevio Scala (Parma)
1994 Italy Fabio Capello (Milan)
1995 Netherlands Louis van Gaal (Ajax)
1996 Italy Marcello Lippi (Juventus)
1997 Germany Ottmar Hitzfeld (Borussia Dortmund)
by the Technical Commission of Torneo di Viareggio (Tommaso Maestrelli Award)
1998 France Aime Jacquet (France)
1999 Ukraine Valeriy Lobanovskyi (Dynamo Kyiv)
2000 Argentina Héctor Cuper (Valencia)
by the European Union of Sports Press--AIPS Europe (Alf Ramsey Award)
2001 France Gérard Houllier (Liverpool)
2002 Spain Vicente del Bosque (Real Madrid)
2003 Italy Carlo Ancelotti (Milan)
2004 Germany Otto Rehhagel (Greece)
2005 Spain Rafael Benítez (Liverpool)
2006 Netherlands Frank Rijkaard (Barcelona)
2007 Spain Juande Ramos (Sevilla, Tottenham Hotspur)
2008 Scotland Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United)
2009 Romania Mircea Lucescu (Shakhtar Donetsk)
2010 Portugal José Mourinho (Internazionale, Real Madrid)
2011 Spain Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)
2012 Spain Vicente del Bosque (Spain)
2013 Germany Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich)
2014 Germany Joachim Löw (Germany)
2015 Spain Luis Enrique (Barcelona)
2016 Portugal Fernando Santos (Portugal)

Total wins by coaches

Valeriy Lobanovskyi, a record three-time winner of the award

Total wins by country

Country Coaches Total
 Italy 7 8
 Germany 6 6
 Spain 5 6
 France 3 3
 Ukraine 1 3
 England 2 2
 Netherlands 2 2
 Portugal 2 2
 Austria 1 2
 Argentina 1 1
 Czechoslovakia 1 1
 Denmark 1 1
 Romania 1 1
 Scotland 1 1

See also

References

  1. ^ AIPS Continental Sections: AIPS Europe - Official website of the International Sports Press Association
  2. ^ AIPS Europe (UEPS) Executive Committee meets in Dublin - Official website of the Chinese Olympic Committee
  3. ^ AIPS Europe (UEPS) concludes successful New Media Seminar in Rhodes - Official website of the International Sports Press Association

Sources

  • Newspaper "Ukrainian Football", 24 January 2017, No.3--4

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