the riojan Ramon Diaz equaled Helenio Herrera as the Argentine coach with the most titles in history, when he was crowned champion of the Saudi King’s Cup with the victory of al hilal on penalties against Al Wehda at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium in the city of Jeddah.
Ramón’s team, with the striker from Cordoba Luciano Vietto (ex Racing) as a starter, won 7-6 in the definition after drawing 1-1 in regulation time.
This conquest meant the coach’s fourth in Arab soccer and the 16th of his career, equaling the record of Helenio Herrera, a successful technical director in European soccer in the ’50s and ’60s. The man from La Rioja also won 11 titles with River Plate (9 local and 2 international) and another national championship with San Lorenzo.
Herrera was champion with Atlético de Madrid (3 times), Barcelona (5), Roma (1) and Inter (7), which he led twice to the conquest of the Intercontinental Cup.
Behind them, as the most winning Argentine coaches, are Marcelo Gallardo and Carlos Bianchi with 15; Guillermo Stábile with 13 and Alfio Basile with 11.
In turn, the Arab club, with the conquest of the day, added its tenth Copa del Rey and its 66th title in its entire history.
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