5 Individuals Who Won Italian Serie A As Player and Manager Following Simone Inzaghi’s Scudetto Win

5 Individuals Who Won Italian Serie A As Player and Manager Following Simone Inzaghi’s Scudetto Win

Joel Reyes
April 23, 2024 at 10:08 AM
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  • Simone Inzaghi made history on Monday after winning the Serie A title with Inter Milan
  • The 48-year-old became the latest person to win the Scudetto as a player and a manager
  • He joined Roberto Mancini, Fabio Capello, Antonio Conte, and Carlo Ancelotti on the list

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Inter Milan won the Serie A title for the 20th time in their history on Monday after beating AC Milan in a heated derby.

With that victory, Simone Inzaghi entered rarefied air, becoming the latest person to win the Scudetto as both a player and a manager.

Sports Brief looks at the five individuals who won the Serie A title during their playing and managerial careers.

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Carlo Ancelotti, Simone Inzaghi, and Roberto Mancini are among individuals to have won the Italian Serie A as both a player and a manager. New Press/ Pier Marco Tacca/ NICO CASAMASSIMA.
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Serie A winners as both a player and a manager

Simone Inzaghi

Inzaghi won the Serie A title just once as a player, accomplishing that feat in his first season with Lazio. He joined the club in 1999 and made an immediate impact on them.

He made 22 league appearances in the 1999-2000 season, scoring seven goals. Lazio won the title in thrilling fashion that campaign, finishing one point above Juventus in the league table.

Inzaghi ended his playing career in 2010 and slowly transitioned to coaching. He became manager of Lazio on April 3, 2016, holding that position until May 27, 2021.

He led the club to Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana titles during this period, but obtaining the Serie A title proved difficult.

He joined Inter Milan on July 1, 2021, with Inzaghi finding more success there. He won three consecutive Supercoppa Italiana titles (2021-23) and back-to-back Coppa Italia crowns (2022-23).

The Serie A title was the one he wanted the most, and he finally captured that trophy on Monday, leading Inter Milan to the championship after their win over AC Milan, per CBS Sports.

Roberto Mancini

Mancini won the Serie A twice during his playing career, capturing the Scudetto with Sampdoria in the 1990-91 season and with Lazio in the 1999-2000 campaign.

He ended his playing career in the 2000-01 season and immediately transitioned to coaching. He became manager of Fiorentina on February 26, 2001, holding that position until January 14, 2002. He led the club to the 2001 Coppa Italia title.

Mancini became Lazio's manager on May 9, 2002. He led them to the Coppa Italia title in the 2003-04 season before leaving the club on June 14, 2004.

He joined Inter Milan on July 7, 2004, and made the club a dominant force in the Italian top flight. He led Inter to three consecutive Serie A titles from 2006 to 2008 before joining Manchester City, per PlanetSport.

Fabio Capello

Capello won the Serie A four times during his playing career, capturing the Scudetto with Juventus in the 1971-72, 1972-73, and 1974-75 seasons, and with AC Milan in the 1978-79 campaign.

He started his managerial career on April 5, 1987, when Milan appointed him caretaker boss. That set-up lasted until July 3, 1987.

Milan opted to make him the club's permanent manager on June 20, 1991, a decision that paid dividends for the Italian side.

They won four Serie A titles during Capello's five-year reign at San Siro, lifting the trophy in 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1996.

Capello won another Serie A title in 2001, this time with Roma as his team. He won two more Serie A titles with Juventus in 2005 and 2006, but those championships were revoked by the league.

Antonio Conte

Conte won the Serie A five times during his playing career, capturing the Scudetto with Juventus in the 1994-95, 1996-97, 1997-98, 2001-02, and 2002-03 seasons.

He found the same success with Juve as the club's manager, leading the Old Lady of Turin to Serie A titles in the 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 seasons.

Conte won his fourth Serie A title as manager in 2021, this time with Inter as his team.

Carlo Ancelotti

Ancelotti won the Serie A thrice during his playing career, capturing the Scudetto with Roma in the 1982-83 campaign and with Milan in the 1987-88 and 1991-92 seasons.

He found even more success as a manager, but surprisingly he only has one Serie A title under his belt. He won the Scudetto with AC Milan in the 2003-04 season.

Inzaghi recognised after Inter Milan's title win

Sports Brief recently reported on Inzaghi rising to the managerial elite with his side's Scudetto triumph.

Inter Milan's 2023-24 Serie A title is easily his biggest honour since winning it as a player 24 years ago.

Inzaghi is one of just five managers in history who can boast 100 victories or more in the Inter dugout.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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