Didier Deschamps has become the third man to win the World Cup as a player and manager.

By Jenna West
July 15, 2018

With France winning the World Cup final against Croatia on Sunday, manager Didier Deschamps became the third man to win the title as both a player and manager.

Deschamps won the World Cup as a player in 1998, captaining France to the title on home soil. In 2018, he managed Les Blues to a 4-2 win over Croatia in the title match, after France had reached the final for the first time since 2006, where they finished as runner-up to Italy.

Deschamps joins the elite company of Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer to win the final as a player and manager.

Zagallo won the World Cup as a player twice with Brazil. In his first victory in 1958, Zagallo scored Brazil's fourth goal en route to a 5-2 win over Sweden. He played with the squad again in 1962, as it beat Czechoslovakia 3-1 to take home back-to-back championships.

As a manager, Zagallo captured his third victory in 1970 over Italy. He led a squad stacked with top talent that included Pele, Jairzinho and Tostao.

Four years later, Beckenbauer won the World Cup as a player for West Germany on home turf. Beckenbauer would return to the final as a manager in 1986, where West Germany lost to a Diego Maradona and Argentina.

But Beckenbauer would claim the championship as a manager in 1990, when West Germany defeated Argentina 1-0.

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