Vicente del Bosque González, 1st Marquis of Del Bosque (Spanish pronunciation: [biˈθente ðel ˈβoske ɣonˈθaleθ]; born 23 December 1950) is a retired footballer born in Salamanca, Region of León, who most recently managed the Spanish national football team. After taking over from Luis Aragonés – who had led Spain to European success in the 2008 European Championship – Del Bosque went on to lead the national team to win their first-ever World Cup in 2010, and then to retain their European Championship in 2012. Del Bosque coached Real Madrid from 1999 to 2003, which was the most successful period in the club's modern era. Del Bosque is regarded as one of the greatest and most successful managers of all time; he is to date the only football manager to have won the Champions League, the European Championship, and the World Cup, as well as the Intercontinental Cup. In January 2017, del Bosque was named among the 10 greatest coaches since the foundation of UEFA in 1954.
During his playing career, Del Bosque made over 400 appearances for Real Madrid, winning five La Liga titles and four Copas del Rey. He represented the Spanish national team on 18 occasions.Close