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Pep Guardiola's league records over the years

The present Manchester City legendary manager Pep Guardiola has won 12 league titles in his managerial career and has a long career ahead of him.

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Pep Guardiola has won 12 league titles in his managerial career until now

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Pep Guardiola is undoubtedly one of the best managers in the Footballing world right now and has tasted success with all three teams he has managed in his managerial career so far. He lifted the Premier League 2023-24 title with Manchester City, the fourth consecutive league title for the club under the Catalan tactician. Guardiola was a defensive midfielder who usually played in a deep-lying playmaker's role. He spent almost his whole career in Barcelona, forming a part of Johan Cruyff's Dream Team that won the club's first European Cup in 1992, and four successive Spanish league titles from 1991 to 1994. Now, he is proving his brilliance as a manager.

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Pep Guardiola's league records with Barcelona

2008/09 - La Liga Champions with 87 points

Pep Guardiola won the La Liga title in his first season as a manager of Barcelona
Pep Guardiola won the La Liga title in his first season as a manager of Barcelona | Image: X

In 2008, Guardiola accepted the managerial job of replacing Frank Rijkaard as coach and ended a run of two seasons without a trophy. He applied an attacking philosophy based on passing, which turned out to be a great success. In his debut season, Pep won all three trophies available including the La Liga title with 87 points.

After a poor start in the league, Barcelona went on an undefeated streak for over 20 matches to move to the top of the points table. They maintained their spot atop La Liga's table, securing the league title after Real Madrid's loss at Villarreal. However, the most important match was the El Clásico and Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 6–2 at the Santiago Bernabéu.

2009/10 - La Liga Champions with 99 points

Barcelona's sextuple
Barcelona won six trophies in the 2009 calendar year | Image: Barcelona

After a winning start to the following campaign in 2009/10, Barca became the team of the Six Trophies, all won in the calendar year of 2009. Pep became the first manager in Barcelona's history to beat Real Madrid four times in a row in El Clásico. They managed to win their 20th La Liga title with 99 points by beating Real Valladolid 4–0 at home. At the time, this was the highest points total ever gained amongst any of Europe's major leagues. The La Liga title was also Guardiola's seventh trophy as manager of Barcelona.

2010/11 - La Liga Champions with 96 points

Barcelona started the season brightly once again. They beat the Los Blancos 5–0, giving Guardiola five straight wins in El Clásico. Guardiola then accepted the club's offer for a one-year deal extension, signing a contract until June 2012. Barcelona won the La Liga title with 96 points and the club's third in a row after a 1–1 draw with Levante. Then they went on to beat Manchester United 3–1 at Wembley in the 2011 Champions League final.

2011/12 - La Liga Runners up with 91 points

Pep Guardiola's last game
Guardiola stepped down as Barcelona's manager at the end of the 2011–12 season after winning 14 trophies with the club | Image: X

Barcelona won the 2011 UEFA Super Cup and Pep became the record holder of most titles won as a manager at Barcelona, with 12 trophies in only three years. Barcelona ended the 2011 calendar year winning the Club World Cup. This was Guardiola's 13th title of only 16 tournaments played. On his 41st birthday, he led his side to a 2–1 victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid in El Clásico, ensuring that he remained unbeaten against Real Madrid in regular time as a manager.

However, Barcelona lost the title to Real Madrid after they beat Barcelona 2–1 and extended their lead in the table to seven points with four matches remaining. Pep announced he would step down as Barcelona's manager at the end of the 2011–12 season. Guardiola continued to lead Barcelona to wins in the remaining La Liga games of the season but finished nine points behind Los Blancos in the points table. He won 14 trophies in four seasons and is still the most successful manager in Barcelona's history.

Guardiola's La Liga Records:

  • Matches: 247
  • Wins: 179
  • Draws: 47
  • Losses: 21

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Pep Guardiola's league records with Bayern Munich

2013/14 - Bundesliga Champions with 90 points

Pep Guardiola holding one of three Bundesliga titles he won with Bayern Munich
Guardiola holding one of three Bundesliga titles he won with Bayern Munich | Image: Getty

Guardiola took over as manager of Bundesliga Bayern Munich after the 2012–13 season, replacing Jupp Heynckes. He led Bayern to their 23rd Bundesliga title with 90 points by beating Hertha Berlin 3–1 in Berlin. The Bavarians won the title with 7 matches remaining which was the earliest in the history of the league. Guardiola broke Karl-Heinz Feldkamp's record for the longest winning streak to start his tenure at a Bundesliga club. The streak ended at 28 when Augsberg defeated Bayern 1–0. This loss also ended Bayern's 53–match unbeaten streak.

2014/15 - Bundesliga Champions with 79 points

In comparison to the previous season, the 2014-15 season saw Bayern only win the Bundesliga title but fell short in the cup competitions. Guardiola led the German giants to another league title as they won 25 matches while registering four draws and five defeats. They won the title with only 79 points but Guardiola maintained Bayern's league-winning streak.

2015/16 - Bundesliga Champions with 88 points

Bayern Munich won their first 10 games before drawing 0-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt. By that stage, it was already clear that another Bundesliga title was heading Bayern's and Guardiola's way. Bayern won 25 games in the 2014-15 Bundesliga season while registering four draws and five defeats. A 3-1 win over Hannover on the final day of the season saw Guardiola register his 82nd win in 102 Bundesliga fixtures in charge of Bayern.

Records broken by Guardiola in Bayern

  • Guardiola went on to a 28-game unbeaten run as a new Bayern manager in the 2013-14 Bundesliga season. It is the longest unbeaten streak for a new manager.
  • Bayern became champions in just 27 games in the 2013-14 season, which is the fewest to win the title.
  • Bayern won 19 consecutive games in the 2013-14 season, which is the longest winning run.

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Pep Guardiola's league records with Manchester City

2016/17 - 3rd placed finish with 78 points

Manchester City signed Guardiola to a three-year contract for the start of the 2016–17 season. Pep brought in several significant players in the summer. He earned the victory in his first match of the Premier League season, as City defeated Sunderland 2–1. Guardiola won his first Manchester derby as a manager in a 2–1 City victory at Old Trafford.

City were leaders going into the international break, but their form declined. Manchester City lost to Everton 0–4 which was Guardiola's biggest-ever managerial defeat in a domestic competition. He finished the season without a trophy for the first time in his managerial career and City finished third in the points table with 78 points.

2017/18 - Premier League Champions with 100 points

Centurion season of Manchester City
Centurion season of Manchester City | Image: Getty

Guardiola improved Manchester City in the summer transfer window and challenged for the league title. City were confirmed as the 2017–18 Premier League champions following Manchester United's 1–0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion. After finishing the league season with a record-breaking 100 points, Guardiola signed a new contract with City until 2021. Many doubted Pep after his first season didn't turn out to be like his former outings but he showed that he can conquer any league.

2018/19 - Premier League Champions with 98 points

During Guardiola's third season as manager, Manchester City kicked off the season spectacularly and they remained sharp throughout the season. Pep secured a second consecutive Premier League title. His side finished on 98 points, one point above Liverpool, after a 4–1 victory at Brighton & Hove Albion in the final match of the season.

2019/20 - Premier League Runners up with 81 points

Guardiola's 2019/20 season with Manchester City wasn't that good. City finished second in the COVID-19 hit 2019–20 Premier League season with 81 points. The season was halted for over three months, following a decision by the Premier League to suspend the league after several players and other club staff became ill due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Liverpool were crowned champions for the first time since 1990. 

2020/21 - Premier League Champions with 86 points

Guardiola led Manchester City to their sixth Premier League title
Guardiola led Manchester City to their sixth Premier League title | Image: Getty

Guardiola signed a new two-year contract with Manchester City until the summer of 2023. He won his 500th game as manager after City beat Sheffield United 1–0 at home in the Premier League on 31 January 2021. It was also the ninth game City had won in January, becoming the team with the most wins in a single month in the top four tiers of English football. Pep Guardiola's side broke the record for the longest winning run in English top-flight football history, with fifteen straight victories for City in all competitions. Guardiola won his third Premier League title with 86 points after Manchester United's home defeat to Leicester City.

2021/22 - Premier League Champions with 93 points

Pep surpassed Les McDowall as the manager with the most wins in Manchester City history following their 1–0 away victory over Chelsea in the Premier League. City won the Premier League title with a 3–2 victory over Aston Villa on the last matchday after making a stellar comeback. This was Guardiola's fourth league title at the club, placing him second on the list of managers with the most Premier League titles

2012/23 - Premier League Champions with 89 points

Manchester City won the European treble in the 2022-23 season
Manchester City won the European treble in the 2022-23 season | Image: Manchester City

During the 2022–23 season, Manchester City won their third consecutive Premier League title, their fifth under Guardiola. Arsenal were leading the title race for most of the seasons but they somehow bottled it. City took the opportunity and went onto an unbeaten streak since February 2023 to finish at the top of the points table. The Catalan tactician also signed a new two-year contract with Manchester City until the summer of 2025. 

Then he went on to beat Inter Milan in the final of the Champions League and Manchester United in the FA Cup Final to lead Manchester City to a European treble. The Blue side of Manchester became the second-ever English team to win the treble.

2023/24 - Premier League Champions with 91 points

Manchester City's sixth Premier League title under Pep Guardiola
Manchester City's sixth Premier League title under Guardiola | Image: AP

Manchester City became the first English club to win five titles in a calendar year. With this achievement, Guardiola became the first manager in history to win four FIFA Club World Cup titles. He didn't rest for a bit and City joined the Premier League title race again. This time they were in the race with Liverpool and Arsenal but Liverpool got knocked out of the race quite early. Arsenal didn't bottle it this time but their two losses against Aston Villa cost big time. City once again took control and won the title with 91 points on the last day of the race after beating West Ham. They won their fourth-straight Premier League title, becoming the first-ever English club to do so.

Guardiola's Premier League Records:

  • Matches: 304
  • Wins: 225
  • Draws: 41
  • Losses: 38
  • Goals For: 755
  • Goals Against: 249
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