This 2023 UEFA Champions League trophy, the first in Manchester City’s history, joins the Premier League and FA Cup titles to complete a rare European treble.
Only one other English team has achieved this feat, matching Manchester United’s treble in 1999.
Guardiola, who ended a personal drought without a Champions League trophy in 2011, is now the first manager in history to win two European trebles, having already done so once with Barcelona.
What is a treble?
A treble is defined within European football as winning a top-flight league domestic title (Ex. Premier League), primary domestic cup competition (Ex. FA Cup) and the top ranking European competition (UEFA Champions League).
Has Pep Guardiola won a treble before?
Guardiola has won the treble once before in his career as part of his dominant period in charge of Barcelona.
Barcelona won the La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League title in 2008/09, thanks to Guardiola’s leadership, and 38 goals from Lionel Messi.