They were European champions as player and coach
Only six privileged players have managed to win the European Cup or Champions League as a player and as a coach. A privilege that very few have been able to access throughout their career. This ranking seems like that typical Spanish joke. It is distributed among four countries. Two Spaniards, two dutch, two Italians and a French.
Carlo Ancelotti (Italy)
Carleto is a true king of Europe. Five Champions in his record, 2 as a player and 3 as a coach. As a Milan footballer he won in the 89 and the 90. Also as coach of the milanista team, took over the Champions of 2003 Y 07 while as coach of Real Madrid, He succeeded in 2014 his fifth title on a personal level that was the tenth of the white club.
Miguel Muñoz (Spain)
The one who was the Spanish coach in the World Cup in Mexico 86 won the european cup 4 times, 2 as a player and 2 coaching. As a footballer he raised those of 1956 Y 1957 while as a technician, was champion in 1960 Y 1966.
Johan Cruyff (Holland)
Cruyff was 4 times European champion. Three as a player and one as a coach. As Ajax footballer he won in 1971, 72 Y 73 while as a coach, got in 1992 the first in the history of Barcelona.
Frank Rijkaard (Holland)
The Dutchman won the prized title four times on three different teams, as a player and coach. As a player he did it with Milan (as Ancelotti's partner) in 1989 Y 1990. Also as a footballer he won it with Ajax in 1995 while as a coach, got it in 2006 directing Barcelona.
Giovanni Trapattoni (Italy)
The Italian won it as a player for Inter Milan in 1963 Y 1969. Almost two decades later, he did it as a coach when he won it directing Juve in 1985. In total three times.
Pep Guardiola (Spain)
Guardiola was part of the Dream Team that won the first European Cup for Barcelona in 1992. Later as coach also of the culé club, managed to get the coveted cup in 2009 Y 2011.
Zinedine Zidane (France)
The Frenchman won it as a Real Madrid player in 2002 where he also scored a great goal that remained for history. Then he won it in 2014 as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant in that final against Atlético de Madrid in Lisbon. As if it were a carbon copy, he won it as first coach to Atlético de Madrid also in 2016 after winning the Milan final on penalties.