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Guardiola reaches 200 games

by Staff Writer | Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola will be in charge for his 200th game on Tuesday as his side take on Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.

Guardiola, started his coaching career with Barcelona B in 2007 but did so well in his first season with the young club that when Frank Rijkaard left his position as first team coach, Guardiola took over instantly.

In his three years up until now at the club, Guardiola has guided Barca to 3 La Liga titles in a row, 1 Copa del Rey, 2 Champions League titles, 3 Spanish Super Cups, 2 European Super Cups and 1 World Club Cup.

He became the first manager ever to win a sextuple, that being in his first season.

Incredible Statistics

Games : 199   (Won 143, Drawn 39, Lost 17) – In total he has won 71.8% of his matches in charge.

Goals : 492 (Average 2.48 goals a game) – Lionel Messi has scored 199 under coach Guardiola.

Conceded : 143 (Average : 0.7 goals a game) – This has helped Victor Valdes win the Zamora trophy three years in a row.

Titles : 12 out of 15 – Out of the 15 titles available to Barca in Guardiola’s three seasons, he has only lost out on three.


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