2018 FIFA WC: Only two men have ever won the FIFA Trophy as both player and coach

Moscow, Russia (PANA) - With only two days to the opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, FIFA.com, the website of the world's football governing body, has continued to dig up interesting statistics in the history of the fiesta.

Today, it is how many people have won the FIFA World Cup as both player and coach. The answer? Two – Mario Zagallo of Brazil and Franz Beckenbauer of Germany.

FIFA.com says Zagallo became a world champion twice during his playing career, in 1958 and 1962, and was on the touchline when Brazil triumphed again in Mexico in 1970.

For Beckenbauer, he lifted the Trophy as West Germany’s captain in 1974 and as the national team manager in 1990. He was also on the losing side in the final as a player in 1966 and as a coach 20 years later.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup opens on 12 July in Moscow.
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