Vicente del Bosque
Elite Coach. Manager of the Spanish National Soccer Team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup
Vicente del Bosque was one of the most successful soccer coaches in the world and has become an example of leadership and management of high performance teams. He was in fact, ranked as the best coach in the world by FIFA in 2012.
He started as a player in Real Madrid’s club, where he worked for eleven seasons winning five league titles and four Copa del Rey titles. As Real Madrid’s elite coach, he won two Champions League (2000 and 2002), two Leagues (2001 and 2003), a Spanish Super Cup (2001), a European Super Cup (2002) and an Intercontinental Cup (2002).
After training at Real Madrid, he spent a short season in the Turkish league directing Besiktas and in 2008 he was named National Team Coach of Spain, serving until 2016. In 2010 Spain won its first World Cup in South Africa under Del Bosque’s management.
At an honorary level, he was awarded the title of first "Marqués de Del Bosque" in 2011 and has been decorated with the "Gran Cruz de la Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo" and the "Gran Cruz de la Orden del Dos de Mayo". That same year, he was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Castille-La Mancha.
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