Coaches for 100 or More International Matches


Below we list coaches who were responsible for 100 or more official international matches. Note that for various coaches data may be missing or are being verified, so the list below is not supposed to be definitive.
Totals updated until 16 Sep 2016.


Coach                    Matches Country               Period
 
Velibor "Bora" MILUTINOVIC  286  Mexico         (104) 1983-1997
                                 Costa Rica     (  9) 1990
                                 United States  ( 96) 1991-1995
                                 Nigeria        ( 11) 1997-1998
                                 China          ( 46) 2000-2002
                                 Honduras       ( 10) 2003-2004
                                 Jamaica        (  6) 2007
                                 Iraq           (  4) 2009

Carlos Alberto PARREIRA     251  Ghana          (  5) 1968
                                 Kuwait         ( 48) 1979-1982
                                 Brazil         ( 14) 1983
                                 Saudi Arabia   ( 26) 1988-1989
                                 UA Emirates    ( 14) 1990
                                 Brazil         ( 45) 1991-1994
                                 Saudi Arabia   ( 10) 1998
                                 Brazil         ( 53) 2003-2006
                                 South Africa   ( 21) 2007-2008
                                 South Africa   ( 15) 2009-2010

Claude LE ROY             * 245  Cameroon       ( 36) 1985-1988
                                 Senegal        ( 33) 1989-1992
                                 Malaysia       ( 11) 1994-1995
                                 Cameroon       ( 10) 1998
                                 DR Congo       ( 27) 2004-2006
                                 Ghana          ( 21) 2006-2008
                                 Oman           ( 59) 2008-2011
                                 Syria          (  8) 2011
                                 DR Congo       ( 15) 2011-2013
                                 Congo          ( 26) 2013-2015
                                 Togo           (  2) 2016-2016     

Milan MACALA                245  Czechoslovakia ( 25) 1990-1993
                                 Kuwait         ( 70) 1995-1999 
                                 Saudi Arabia   ( 27) 1999-2000
                                 Oman           ( 10) 2001      
                                 Oman           ( 40) 2003-2004
                                 Oman           ( 16) 2006-2007
                                 Bahrain        ( 57) 2007-2010

Berti VOGTS               * 230  Germany        (102) 1990-1998
                                 Kuwait         ( 10) 2001-2002
                                 Scotland       ( 32) 2002-2004
                                 Nigeria        ( 15) 2007-2008
                                 Azerbaijan     ( 71) 2008-2014

Francisco "Pacho" Maturana  203  Colombia       ( 75) 1987-1994
                                 Ecuador        ( 42) 1995-1997
                                 Costa Rica     ( 11) 1999
                                 Peru           ( 14) 1999-2000
                                 Colombia       ( 30) 2001-2003
                                 Trinidad & Tob.( 31) 2008-2009

Hernán Darío GÓMEZ        * 199  Colombia       ( 58) 1995-1998
                                 Ecuador        ( 64) 1999-2004
                                 Guatemala      ( 21) 2006-2008
                                 Colombia       ( 15) 2010-2011
                                 Panama         ( 41) 2014-2016

Mario ZAGALLO               187  Brazil         (  1) 1967
                                 Brazil         (  1) 1968
                                 Brazil         ( 49) 1970-1974
                                 Kuwait         ( 31) 1976-1978
                                 Saudi Arabia   ( 13) 1982
                                 Saudi Arabia   (  4) 1984
                                 UA Emirates    ( 18) 1988-1989
                                 Brazil         ( 69) 1994-1998
                                 Brazil         (  1) 2002

Henri MICHEL                176  France         ( 36) 1984-1988
                                 Cameroon       (  8) 1994
                                 Morocco        ( 53) 1995-2000
                                 UAE            ( 17) 2000-2001
                                 Tunisia        (  7) 2001-2002
                                 Ivory Coast    ( 31) 2004-2006
                                 Morocco        (  8) 2007-2008
                                 Equat. Guinea  (  8) 2011
                                 Kenya          (  8) 2012

Óscar TABÁREZ             * 169  Uruguay        ( 34) 1988-1990
                                 Uruguay        (135) 2006-2016
NB: Tabárez currently holds the record for coaches who managed only one national team;
    his total of 169 matches is the highest number of matches any individual coach was
    responsible for any particular country

Josef "Sepp" HERBERGER      167  (West) Germany (167) 1936-1964

Valeri LOBANOVSKI           164  Soviet Union   ( 17) 1975-1976 (with Oleg Blazevic)
                                 Soviet Union   ( 15) 1981-1982 (with Konstantin Boskov and Nodar Ahalkaci)
                                 Soviet Union   ( 10) 1982-1983
                                 Soviet Union   ( 53) 1986-1990  
                                 U.A.E.         ( 37) 1990-1992
                                 Kuwait         ( 14) 1994
                                 Ukraine        ( 18) 2000-2001

Carlos QUEIROZ            * 156  Portugal       ( 23) 1991-1993
                                 UA Emirates    ( 16) 1998-1999
                                 Saudi Arabia   ( 24) 2000-2002
                                 Portugal       ( 27) 2008-2010
                                 Iran           ( 66) 2011-2016

Hugo MEISL                  155  Austria        (155) 1912-1937

Helmut SCHÖN                148  Saar           (  9) 1953-1956
                                 West Germany   (139) 1964-1978

Lars LAGERBÄCK              146  Sweden         ( 66) 2000-2004 (with Tommy Söderberg)
                                 Sweden         ( 73) 2004-2009
                                 Nigeria        (  7) 2010

Guus HIDDINK              * 144  Netherlands    ( 39) 1995-1998
                                 South Korea    ( 37) 2000-2002
                                 Australia      ( 13) 2005-2006
                                 Russia         ( 39) 2006-2010
                                 Turkey         ( 16) 2010-2011

Reinaldo RUEDA            * 143  Colombia       ( 43) 2002-2006
                                 Honduras       ( 50) 2006-2010
                                 Ecuador        ( 50) 2010-2014

Josef "Sepp" PIONTEK        142  Denmark        (115) 1979-1990
                                 Turkey         ( 27) 1990-1993

Joachim LÖW               * 139  Germany        (139) 2006-2016

Otto PFISTER                139  Rwanda         (  4) 1976
                                 Upper Volta    (  5) 1977-1978
                                 Senegal        ( 11) 1980-1981
                                 Ivory Coast    ( 12) 1982-1983
                                 Zaire          ( 33) 1985-1989
                                 Ghana          ( 29) 1990-1993
                                 Bangladesh     (  6) 1997
                                 Saudi Arabia   ( 11) 1998
                                 Togo           (  6) 2006
                                 Cameroon       ( 15) 2007-2009
                                 Trinidad/Tob.  (  7) 2011-2012

Sir Walter WINTERBOTTOM     139  England        (139) 1946-1962
 
John PETTERSSON             138  Sweden         (138) 1921-1936

Roger LEMERRE               137  France         ( 53) 1998-2002
                                 Tunisia        ( 75) 2002-2008
                                 Morocco        (  9) 2008-2009

Luiz Felipe SCOLARI       * 137  Kuwait         (  9) 1990
                                 Brazil         ( 25) 2001-2002
                                 Portugal       ( 74) 2003-2008
                                 Brazil         ( 29) 2013-2014

Roy HODGSON               * 136  Switzerland    ( 41) 1992-1995
                                 UA Emirates    ( 17) 2002-2004
                                 Finland        ( 22) 2006-2007
                                 England        ( 56) 2012-2016

Lajos BARÓTI                132  Hungary        ( 82) 1957-1966
                                 Peru           ( 15) 1971-1972
                                 Hungary        ( 35) 1975-1978

Anghel IORDANESCU         * 130  Romania        ( 65) 1993-1998
                                 Greece         ( 16) 1998-1999
                                 Romania        ( 30) 2002-2004
                                 Romania        ( 19) 2014-2016
                                 
Morten OLSEN                128  Denmark        (128) 2000-2011

Alexander TIRNANIC          128  Yugoslavia     (128) 1946-1966

Antoni PIECHNICZEK          127  Poland         ( 59) 1981-1986
                                 Tunisia        (  5) 1988
                                 Tunisia        (  8) 1989
                                 UAE            ( 41) 1993-1995      
                                 Poland         ( 14) 1996-1997

Guillermo STÁBILE           127  Argentina      (127) 1939-1960

Georg BUSCHNER              126  East Germany   (126) 1970-1981

Gavril KACHALIN             123  Soviet Union   ( 41) 1954-1959
                                 Soviet Union   ( 63) 1960-1962
                                 Soviet Union   ( 19) 1968-1970

Egil OLSEN                  122  Norway         ( 88) 1990-1998
                                 Iraq           (  6) 2007-2008
                                 Norway         ( 28) 2009-2011

Marcelo BIELSA            * 120  Argentina      ( 69) 1998-2004
                                 Chile          ( 51) 2007-2011

Richard MØLLER NIELSEN      119  Denmark        ( 65) 1990-1996
                                 Finland        ( 34) 1996-1999
                                 Israel         ( 20) 2000-2002

Bruce ARENA                 117  USA            (117) 1998-2005
 
Vicente DEL BOSQUE          114  Spain          (114) 2008-2016

Bruno METSU                 114  Senegal        ( 30) 2001-2002
                                 UA Emirates    ( 42) 2006-2008
                                 Qatar          ( 42) 2008-2011
	
Guy THYS                    114  Belgium        (101) 1976-1989
                                 Belgium        ( 13) 1990-1991

Sir Alfred "Alf" RAMSEY     113  England        (113) 1963-1974

Miroslav BLAZEVIC           111  Switzerland    (  2) 1976
                                 Croatia        ( 73) 1994-2000
                                 Iran           ( 19) 2001
                                 Bosnia-Herzeg. ( 17) 2008-2009

Rudolf KOCK                 110  Sweden         (110) 1943-1956

Dick ADVOCAAT             * 109  Netherlands    ( 26) 1992-1994
                                 Netherlands    ( 29) 2002-2004
                                 UA Emirates    (  2) 2005
                                 South Korea    ( 18) 2005-2006
                                 Belgium        (  5) 2009-2010
                                 Russia         ( 25) 2010-2012
                                 Serbia         (  4) 2014

Philippe TROUSSIER          109  Ivory Coast    (  5) 1993
                                 Nigeria        (  4) 1997
                                 Burkina Faso   ( 14) 1997-1998
                                 South Africa   (  6) 1998 
                                 Japan          ( 55) 1998-2002
                                 Qatar          ( 24) 2003-2004
                                 Morocco        (  1) 2005

Jorge Luis PINTO          * 108  Costa Rica     ( 15) 2004-2005
                                 Colombia       ( 17) 2007-2008
                                 Costa Rica     ( 50) 2011-2014
                                 Honduras       ( 26) 2014-2016

Giovanni TRAPATTONI         108  Italy          ( 44) 2000-2004
                                 Ireland        ( 64) 2008-2013

Jozef VENGLOS               107  Australia      (  7) 1967-1969
                                 Czechoslovakia ( 54) 1978-1982
                                 Malaysia       ( 14) 1986-1987
                                 Czechoslovakia ( 17) 1989-1990
                                 Slovakia       ( 15) 1993-1995

Enzo BEARZOT                104  Italy          (104) 1975-1986

Javier CLEMENTE           * 100  Spain          ( 62) 1992-1998
                                 Serbia         ( 16) 2006-2007
                                 Cameroon       (  9) 2010-2011
                                 Libya          ( 13) 2013-2015

Gerardo MARTINO           * 100  Paraguay       ( 71) 2007-2011
                                 Argentina      ( 29) 2014-2016

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With thanks to Matthias Arnhold (MatthiasArnhold@aol.com), Karel Stokkermans (karel@rsssf.com), Jarek Owsianski (jarek-o@go2.pl), László Földesi (foldesilaszlo@freemail.hu) and Fernando Espinoza Añazco (nanoespinoza@hotmail.com)

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