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With 471 biographies, Coaches are the 38th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Explorers, Boxers, and Skaters.


Pantheon has 471 people classified as coaches born between 1859 and 1989. Of these 471, 388 (82.38%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living coaches include Alex Ferguson, Carlo Ancelotti, and José Mourinho. The most famous deceased coaches include Luis Aragonés, Rinus Michels, and Valeriy Lobanovskyi. As of April 2024, 91 new coaches have been added to Pantheon including José Villalonga, Luis de la Fuente, and Richard Williams.

Living Coaches

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Deceased Coaches

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Newly Added Coaches (2024)

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Most coaches were born in Germany (49), United Kingdom (48), and Italy (39). By city, the most common birth places were Rio de Janeiro (8), Amsterdam (5), and Montevideo (5).The most common death places of coaches were Spain (11), Brazil (8), and Croatia (7). By city, these were Zagreb (6), Milan (3), and Madrid (3).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as coaches in Pantheon are Károly Dietz, Ernest Mangnall, and Tom Watson.  The concentration of coaches was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier coaches are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Coaches were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Coaches since 1700.