43 Facts About Carlo Ancelotti


Carlo Ancelotti, was born on 10 June 1959 and is an Italian professional football manager and former player who is the manager of La Liga club Real Madrid.


Carlo Ancelotti is the first and only one to have managed teams in five Champions League finals.


Carlo Ancelotti is the first and only manager ever to have won league titles in all of Europe's top five leagues.


Carlo Ancelotti has won the FIFA Club World Cup a joint-record three times, and is the manager with the most UEFA Super Cup triumphs, having won the trophy on four occasions, managing Milan and Real Madrid.


Carlo Ancelotti moved to Roma the following season, where he won a Serie A title and four Coppa Italia titles, and played for the late 1980s Milan team, with which he won two league titles and two European Cups, among other titles.


From 1987 until 1992, Carlo Ancelotti played for Milan, and was a key part of the squad that won the Serie A title in 1988, consecutive European Cups in 1989 and 1990, two European Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and a Supercoppa Italiana under manager Arrigo Sacchi.


Carlo Ancelotti was very likely to be capped for the 1982 World Cup campaign, but a dramatic knee injury forced him away for several months, as Italy went on to win the tournament without him.


Carlo Ancelotti was a part of Italy's World Cup squad in the 1986 World Cup, where he did not make a single appearance as both he and Paolo Rossi struggled during the team's fitness tests, due to the altitude of the region, and were replaced in the starting line-up by Fernando De Napoli and Giuseppe Galderisi respectively.


Carlo Ancelotti made a total of 26 performances for the Italy national side, and announced his retirement from international football in 1991, making his final Italy appearance under Arrigo Sacchi.


Carlo Ancelotti undertook his coaching studies at Coverciano, where he penned a research article entitled "Il Futuro del Calcio: Piu Dinamicita".


Carlo Ancelotti joined Parma the following season, a team which had recently enjoyed several years of domestic and European success under the previous manager Nevio Scala, and which contained several promising young players, including future Italy stars Gianluigi Buffon and Fabio Cannavaro.


In February 1999, Carlo Ancelotti was appointed Juventus manager, where he both succeeded and preceded Marcello Lippi, who returned to the club when Carlo Ancelotti left.


Carlo Ancelotti finished his tenure with Juventus with a record of 63 wins, 33 draws and 18 losses.


Carlo Ancelotti was appointed Milan manager on 5 November 2001, after Fatih Terim was dismissed due to poor results.


Carlo Ancelotti was inheriting another recently trophyless team in Milan, as the Rossoneri had floundered domestically and in Europe since their last Scudetto victory in 1999.


The next season, Carlo Ancelotti won the 2007 UEFA Super Cup, as well as the club's first ever FIFA Club World Cup in 2007, becoming the first manager to do so with a European side.


In total, Carlo Ancelotti led Milan for 423 games; only Nereo Rocco has been in charge of the club for more matches.


On 1 June 2009, Carlo Ancelotti succeeded interim manager Guus Hiddink when he was confirmed as the new Chelsea manager after agreeing to a three-year contract, and formally assumed his duties on 1 July.


Carlo Ancelotti became the club's fourth permanent manager in 21 months, following Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant and Luiz Felipe Scolari.


Carlo Ancelotti was the third Italian to manage Chelsea, after Gianluca Vialli and Claudio Ranieri.


On 9 May 2010, Carlo Ancelotti led Chelsea to the Premier League title, beating Manchester United by one point and setting scoring records.


Carlo Ancelotti became the first Italian manager to win the Premier League and only the fifth manager overall in the League's 18 seasons.


Carlo Ancelotti finished with a record of 67 wins, 20 draws and 22 losses in 109 matches.


On 30 December 2011, with Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the Ligue 1 with three points down to Montpellier, Carlo Ancelotti was appointed as the new manager of the club on the same day as their previous manager, Antoine Kombouare, was released from his contract.


Carlo Ancelotti took PSG to the Coupe de France quarter-finals.


On 19 May 2013, Carlo Ancelotti asked to leave the club, then joined Real Madrid.


On 25 June 2013, Carlo Ancelotti became the manager of Real Madrid as the replacement for the departing Jose Mourinho, signing a three-year contract.


Carlo Ancelotti was introduced at a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, where it was announced that Zinedine Zidane and Paul Clement would be his assistant coaches.


On 1 December 2014, Carlo Ancelotti was nominated as one of the three finalists for the 2014 FIFA World Coach of the Year Award.


On 19 January 2015, Carlo Ancelotti was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame and on 20 January 2015, he won the IFFHS 2014 Award as The World's Best Club Coach.


Perez stated that Carlo Ancelotti had won the hearts of both the board and fans, and would always have a place in the club's history because he was the coach that led them to the Decima.


On 23 May 2018, Carlo Ancelotti was appointed as coach of Napoli, signing a three-year contract, replacing Maurizio Sarri in the role.


On 21 December 2019, Carlo Ancelotti was appointed as the manager of Everton on a four-and-a-half-year contract.


On 1 March 2020, Carlo Ancelotti was sent off after the full-time whistle following an on-pitch conversation with the referee Chris Kavanagh, who had ruled out a would-be late match-winning goal against Manchester United due to an offside that was determined by VAR.


Carlo Ancelotti was charged with misconduct by the FA the following day.


Carlo Ancelotti went on to record a total of eight wins, five draws and six losses in the league in his first season with the Blues, as Everton finished in twelfth place.


On 1 June 2021, Carlo Ancelotti resigned from his position at Everton to rejoin Real Madrid, signing a contract until 2024.


On 19 September 2021, Carlo Ancelotti reached the milestone of 800 league matches as a manager with clubs from the top five European leagues.


Carlo Ancelotti later explained that his use of Cristiano Ronaldo in a free role on the left flank was due to the fact that the winger's style of play was less suited to a playing with his back to goal as a centre-forward; the wider role instead allowed him space to roam freely around the attack.


Carlo Ancelotti has two children: a daughter, Katia; and a son, Davide, who was his assistant coach at Everton, and now at Real Madrid.


In 2008, Carlo Ancelotti confirmed in an interview that he had broken up with his wife of 25 years, Luisa Gibellini.


On 31 January 2019, Carlo Ancelotti became the grandfather of twins, born to his son Davide's wife Ana Galocha.


Carlo Ancelotti is among the 13 sports personalities mentioned in the Pandora Papers published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.