Deschamps Joins Exclusive World Cup Winners List

Didier Deschamps has added his name to the list of those to have won the World Cup both as a player and as a coach.

His triumphs as both player and manager see him join an exclusive list of people to have achieved such status, becoming only the third to have done so.

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Mario Zagallo, a two-time World Cup winner as a Brazil player having lifted the trophy in both 1958 and 1962, managed the feat by then leading his country to glory as a manager in 1970.

Franz Beckenbauer is the only other name on the list, having won the World Cup with Germany as a player in 1974 and again as manager of West Germany in 1990, with Deschamps the next to join the club almost three decades later.

France’s 2018 World Cup final win also means they become only the sixth multiple winners of the tournament, joining Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Germany and Italy.

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