Three players who won the World Cup as a player and a manager

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It is no easy task to win the World Cup as a player and a manager but only these three can lay claim to having done that

It is no mean feat to win the World Cup as a player and as a manager. There are only three people to have done it.

1) Didier Deschamps

Deschamps won the World Cup as a player in 1998, captaining France to the title on home soil. In 2018, he managed Les Blues to a 4-2 win over Croatia in the title match, after France had reached the final for the first time since 2006, where they finished as runner-up to Italy.

Didier Deschamps France

2)Mario Zagallo

Zagallo won the World Cup as a player twice with Brazil in 1958 and 1962. He then managed his country in 1970 where they won the famous trophy with a squad that contained the likes of Pele and Jairzinho.

Mario Zagallo


3)Franz Beckenbauer

The legendary German won the World Cup in 1974 on home soil. As a manager he would lead his country to the trophy in 1990 after defeating an Argentina side led by Diego Maradona.

Franz Beckenbauer West Germany



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