Carlo Ancelotti Overtakes Zidane to Reach Superb Milestone at Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti Overtakes Zidane to Reach Superb Milestone at Real Madrid

Edwin Kiplagat
September 19, 2023 at 12:39 PM
  • Italian veteran Carlo Ancelotti keeps making history as manager of Real Madrid
  • He now has the second most wins at the club after surpassing Zinedine Zidane
  • Ancelotti has won two Champions League titles and a La Liga crown at the club

Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid produced an excellent comeback on Sunday, September 17, to beat a stubborn Real Sociedad side to continue with their perfect start to the season.

With that win, the Italian manager surpassed club icon, Zinedine Zidane to become the coach with the second most wins in the Spanish club's history.

Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, Zinedine Zidane, La Liga Champions League
Carlo Ancelotti has won just one La Liga title at Real Madrid. Photos by Real Madrid (Instagram) and Angel Martinez.
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Ancelotti has been around for a while and is currently in his second spell as manager of Real Madrid.

The 2022/23 season was underwhelming as they failed to defend the La Liga and Champions League trophies they won the previous season.

However, this season, they have made a 100% start and will be looking to wrestle the league title from bitter rivals, Barcelona this season.

Ancelotti took over after Zidane left the club for the second time in 2021. In his first season back, he led Madrid to their 14th European Cup.

Ancelotti surpasses Zidane at Real Madrid

The Italian manager, who has coached the likes of AC Milan, Napoli and Chelsea, has now won 173 matches as Real Madrid boss. Zidane, meanwhile, has 172 wins.

The French legend left the club following two successful spells at the club where he won three Champions League titles in a row. Here's how their trophy wins compare:


Carlo Ancelotti

Zinedine Zidane




La Liga



UEFA Champions League



Copa del Rey



All stats courtesy of Transfermarkt.

112 of Ancelotti's Real Madrid victories have come from La Liga, 36 from the Champions League, and 17 from the Copa del Rey.

The iconic Miguel Muñoz won a staggering 357 games at the club between 1960 and 1974.

Real Madrid fans sing for Bellingham

Sports Brief earlier reported on Real Madrid fans singing 'Hey Jude' for their rising star, Jude Bellingham who has made a phenomenal start to the season with the Spanish giants.

During their latest match, Los Blancos fans were heard singing the Beatles' 1968 hit, according to a video online. This was not the first time that fans serenaded the Englishman.

After scoring a 95th-minute winner for Real Madrid against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on September 2 to secure an important 2-1 win, Bellingham heard the song.

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