How many trophies Lionel Scaloni has won: List by year of titles won as a player and coach

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Lionel Scaloni has found himself prepared to lead Argentina to a World Cup final against France, having helped bring out Lionel Messi’s finest performances. Here, find out how many titles he has in his managerial and playing career so far.

The Argentine national team is managed by Lionel Scaloni, who is also a former professional footballer. When the Argentine Football Federation called him up in 2018, he was toiling away in a hotel gym in Spain. He put together his first senior team that night. He was initially appointed interim manager for a two-match trial run.

Four years later, Scaloni finds himself ready to lead his country to the World Cup final against France, having helped set up Messi’s best performance for the South Americans to end their 28-year championship run by winning the 2021 Copa America in Brazil. This marked the debut of the group now known as “La Scaloneta”. It’s safe to say that the 44-year-old coach is the most popular person in the country.

He was so effective that his contract was extended until 2026 before the tournament even started. With the exception of Marcelo Bielsa in 2002, no World Cup-winning Argentina manager has ever been rehired. The absolute trust of the team and the fans in their coach testifies to his enormous popularity.

Lionel Scaloni player titles by year

Scaloni’s versatility allowed him to play both right defense and right midfield. Over the course of 12 seasons in La Liga with three different clubs, he racked up 258 games played and 15 goals, with the bulk of those appearances coming with Deportivo de La Coruña in Spain. In addition, for a long time, he was an integral part of the Italian league with Lazio and Atalanta.

Number Year/Season Team Trophy
1. 1997 Argentina FIFA World Youth Championship
2. 1999-00 Deportivo de La Coruña La Liga
3. 2001-02 Deportivo de La Coruña Copa del Rey
4. 2002 Deportivo de La Coruña Supercopa de España

Lionel Scaloni managerial titles by year

Scaloni played for Argentina from 2003 to 2006, earning seven appearances, and was a member of the team that competed in the 2006 World Cup. Soon after, he switched careers and became a manager, most notably guiding his country to the Copa America championship in 2021.

Number Year/Season Team Trophy
1. 2021 Argentina Copa America
2. 2022 Argentina CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions

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