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.

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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.

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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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