Rafa Benítez began his ‘football life’ as a player for the young teams of Real Madrid. He never played for the Real Madrid Official Team. Actually, Benítez never succeeded as football player.
Some years after that he decided to be related to football in a different way: Benítez came coach. Now he will come back ‘home’. Rafa Benítez will be the Real Madrid Manager.
Why did Florentino Pérez choose Rafa Benítez?
Here the list of triumphs of Benítez as coach:
- La Liga Champion (2001-2002) – València CF
- La Liga Champion (2003-2004) – València CF
- UEFA Cup Champion (2003-2004) – València CF
- Champions League Champion (2004-2005) – Liverpool FC
- European Supercup Champion (2005) – Liverpool FC
- England Cup Champion (2005-2006) – Liverpool FC
- Community Shield Champion (2005-2006) – Liverpool FC
- Italian Supercup Champion (2010) – Inter
- Clubs World Cup Champion (2010) – Inter
- Europa League Champion (2012-2013) – Chelsea FC
Rafa Benítez is Real Madrid’s new hope.