When did Pep Guardiola last win the UEFA Champions League and what is his record?
Pep Guardiola’s coaching career got off to a good start in the 2008-09 season, as he won all the trophies in his first season in charge of FC Barcelona. The Catalan club won the treble for the first time in club history under the Spanish coach.
The Spaniard won another Champions League with Barcelona and won three league titles.
When did Pep Guardiola last win the Champions League?
Guardiola’s second and final Champions League triumph came in the 2010-11 season with Barcelona when they beat Manchester United in the final.
As a club in Group D alongside FC Copenhagen, Rubin Kazan and Panathinaikos, the Catalan club reached the knockout stage undefeated. In the round of 16, they beat Arsenal 4-3 on aggregate, then beat Shakhtar Donetsk 6-1 over two legs in the quarter-finals and Real Madrid 3-1 in the semi-finals.
The final saw Barcelona go head-to-head with Manchester United in what was a repeat of the 2008/09 final. Once again Guardiola triumphed over Sir Alex Ferguson’s men this time beating them 3-1.
How did Pep Guardiola’s teams fare in the Champions League?
Since leaving Barcelona, Guardiola has never been able to win the Champions League again despite managing teams like Bayern Munich and Manchester City until now.
Bayern Munich have crashed out of the semi-finals in the three seasons they have led the German side and Manchester City have so far been knocked out of the quarter-finals three times, in the round of 16 at a opportunity. They reached the final last season but lost to Chelsea 1-0 and this season they lost to Real Madrid despite leading by two goals in aggregate until the 90th minute of the second leg.
It remains to be seen when Guardiola could finally break the 11-year-old Champions League jinx.