Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pictures: UEFA Semi-Final Managers - When they were Players

A picture list of the eight remaining managers in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League when they were players.


Claude Puel - Olympique Lyonnais
Player Pic: AS Monaco, 1980

Louis van Gaal - Bayern Munich
Player Pic: Not sure....AZ Alkmaar maybe

Pep Guardiola - Barcelona
Player Pic: Barcelona (1990-2001)

Jose Mourinho - Inter Milan
Player Pic: União Futebol Comércio Indústria de Setúbal, 1987, Bottom Right


Sammy Lee - Liverpool (Assistant Manager)
Player Pic: Liverpool (1976-1986)

I spent way too much time looking for pics of Rafa Benitez as a player and came up empty handed so I used Liverpool Assistant Manager Sammy Lee for The Reds. (In the late 70's, Rafa made over 200 appearances for Real Madrid's B team, Castilla CF, but apparently no cameras were present)

Quique Sánchez Flores - Atlético Madrid
Player Pic: Real Madrid (1994-1996)

Roy Hodgson - Fulham
Player Pic: Maidstone United, 1971 - Top Row, 5th from Left

Bruno Labbadia - Hamburg SV
Player Pic: 1. FC Kaiserslautern (1988-1991)

Pics From:
[asm-fc] [hbsvetc] [] [futbol91] [der-betze-brennt] [mailonsunday] [sanford soccer net] []


  1. That picture of Labbadia makes me want to rock out to some Scorpions. Yeah!

  2. It's great to see how kits have changed over the years. is a great, up-to-date kit design website!