Five (5) Footballers Who Played for Both Klopp and Guardiola

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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are widely regarded as two of the best football managers ever.

Surprisingly, only a few players have had the privilege of being coached by both of them, even though they’ve both moved from managing in Germany to England.

Players like Thiago and Robert Lewandowski have flourished under the guidance of both coaches, benefiting from the insights and strategies of two football geniuses.

In the wild world of football in the 21st century, it’s been a rollercoaster ride of drama and unpredictability. Amidst the revolving door of managers, there are a select few who have stood tall, firmly establishing themselves as legends of the game. Among them, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp shine as beacons of managerial excellence.

Guardiola, a strategist extraordinaire, commands the sidelines for Manchester City, following stints at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. On the other hand, Klopp is hailed as a savior by the Liverpool faithful. Though his impending departure in the summer of 2024 looms large, his legacy is indelible, having propelled Liverpool back to the summit of the Premier League. His recent triumph in the 2024 Carabao Cup final against Chelsea showcased his magic once again, a fitting testament to his transformative impact. Before Liverpool, Klopp worked wonders with Borussia Dortmund.

Player Games under Klopp Number of trophies won Games under Guardiola Number of trophies won
Mario Gotze
116 3 114 7
Xherdan Shaqiri
63 4 42 4
Thiago Alcantara
98 4 145 17
Ilkay Gundogan
117 3 304 14
Robert Lewandowski 187 4 100 3
Correct as of 28/2/24

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