Zinedine Zidane vs Ernesto Valverde – All Stats You Need To Know

By Shyam
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Zinedine Zidane vs Ernesto Valverde

Here are the stats you need to know between Zinedine Zidane and Ernesto Valverde

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Who is the better manager, Real Madrid’s former manager Zinedine Zidane or Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde? Many of you would have already made their decision after seeing the title of the article.

It’s a no-brainer that the Frenchman was a far better player than Valverde, inarguably one of the greatest players in history. But toady we will analyze the rivalry between these two legends.

This article will tell you about the managerial stats between Zinedine Zidane and Ernesto Valverde.

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Head-To-Head Rivalry (Zidane vs Valverde)

  • Games – 8
  • Zidane wins – 5
  • Simeone wins – 1
  • Draws – 2
  • Zidane’s team’s goals – 15
  • Valverde’s team’s goals – 10

Player Career

Club Career

  • Appearances – 633/198
  • Goals – 122/43
  • Assists – 130/1
  • Minutes per goal – 415/320

UEFA Champions League

  • Appearances – 80/2
  • Goals – 14/-
  • Assists – 31/-
  • Minutes per goal – 476/-

National Team

  • Appearances – 108/3
  • Goals – 31/-
  • Assists – 30/-

The stats are so clear. With a total of 5 wins, Zinedine Zidane has won more games than Ernesto Valverde in a H2H rivalry. However, Jose has won more titles than the Spanish manager.

In a matter of act, Barcelona will never forget Ernesto Valverde’s era. But Zidane is considered a better manager than him despite having won more La Liga titles than the Frenchman.

Barcelona sacked Valverde in 2020 and appointed Ronald Koeman as their new head coach. But he was replaced by Xavi in 2022 and the club is doing great under his management.

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane

In 2020, Zidane left the club after winning his second La Liga trophy with Real Madrid. After his departure, Real Madrid appointed Santiago Solari as their new head coach but he didn’t last long and was replaced within a year.

Awards & Achievements

Zinedine Zidane

  • WORLD’S BEST CLUB COACH X2
  • FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP X2
  • UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE X3
  • LA LIGA X2
  • SUPERCOPA DE ESPANA X2
  • UEFA SUPERCUP X2

Ernesto Valvarde

  • LA LIGA X2
  • COPA DEL REY X1
  • SUPERCOPA DE ESPANA X2
  • GREEK LEAGUE X3
  • GREEK CUP X2

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Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.