List of football managers with most games

This is a list of football (soccer) managers with 1000 or more games.

Alex Ferguson, who took charge of a total of 2,131 competitive games between 1974 and 2013, holds the world record for the most games as a manager, starting with East Stirlingshire in Scotland and finishing with an enormously successful 27-year spell as manager of Manchester United, also including an interim spell as manager of the Scotland national football team during the mid 1980s.

Second on the list is John Still, currently manager of English National League side Dagenham & Redbridge, who by the end of the 2014–15 season had overseen no less than 1,654 games in the English Football League and non-league divisions since 1976.

Dario Gradi, of dual English and Italian heritage, took charge of 1,560 Football League matches in a 33-year career which took in spells with Wimbledon, Crystal Palace and three spells in 28 years at Crewe Alexandra.

Other managers on the list include former England managers Bobby Robson and Graham Taylor, the current Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger, former Manchester United manager Matt Busby, and former Derby County and Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough.

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Name Age From To Span (years) Games
Scotland Alex Ferguson7419742013392,131
England John Still661976present401,706
England Graham Turner691978present361,647
Scotland Willie Maley8918971940431,614
Italy Dario Gradi7519782011331,560
England Jim Smith7619692008391,475
France Arsène Wenger671984present321,538
England Bobby Robson7519682004361,446
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni771974present401,382
England Harry Redknapp691983present331,381
England Alec Stock8419491980311,352
England Neil Warnock681980present361,330
Scotland George Ramsay8018841926421,327
England Brian Clough6919651993281,319
England Graham Taylor7219722003311,279
Italy Carlo Mazzone7919682006381,278
Germany Otto Rehhagel7819722012401,216
Scotland Bill Struth8019201954341,179
Germany Jupp Heynckes7119792013341,175
England Lennie Lawrence6919782013351,161
Scotland Willie McCartneyUnknown19191948291,158
England Denis Smith6919822007251,155
Scotland Matt Busby8419451971261,151
England Alan Buckley6519782008301,126
England Jack Addenbrooke5718851922371,125
England Joe Royle6719822009271,096
Scotland Jim McLean7919711993221,094
Scotland Jim Jefferies661983present311,090
England Brian Horton6719842006221,090
England Ron Atkinson7719711999291,078
Spain Luis Aragonés7819742008341,048
England Danny Wilson561994present 22 1,034
Bold=Still active as manager

List of Football (soccer) National Team Managers With 100 or More Games

Name Age From To Span (years) Games
Germany Berti Vogts691990201424230
Sweden Lars Lagerback682000201616172
Uruguay Óscar Tabárez691988-1990,2006present28171
Germany Sepp Herberger791936196428167
Denmark Morten Olsen672000201515163
England Walter Winterbottom881946196216139
Germany Helmut Schon801964197814139
United States Bruce Arena65199820068130
Germany Joachim Low562006present10128
Poland Antoni Piechniczek741981199716128
England Roy Hodgson691992present24128
Argentina Guillermo Stábile611939196021127
Brazil Mario Zagallo85196719747124
Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira731967201043+100
Spain Vicente del Bosque652008present8108
England Alf Ramsey791963197411113
Austria Hugo Meisl551919193718131

See also

List of English Football League managers List of Premier League managers

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