Lionel Scaloni Coach Career Award Sponsored by Silversands
As a young coach, Lionel Scaloni has already earned his stripes, clinching this award with the promise of scaling even greater heights in the years to come. His achievements firmly establish him among the all-time greats. He can lay claim to a continental title in South America, courtesy of a legendary campaign with the Albiceleste, which saw them triumph over Brazil on their own soil in 2021. His crowning achievement was in Qatar, where he led Argentina to World Cup glory. As the fifth youngest coach to ever lift football’s most prestigious trophy, Scaloni can approach future challenges with a renewed sense of optimism and vigour. Although his coaching career has brought him immense satisfaction, his playing days were equally successful, with a U20 World Cup title to his name as a defender. His football journey has seen him ply his trade in Europe and Italy, with stints at Lazio and Atalanta.