Spain’s Vicente del Bosque has named as coach of the year for 2012 on Monday, seeing off competition from Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho and former Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola at a FIFA gala in Zurich.
Del Bosque now has two Champions Leagues, a World Cup and a European title in his trophy cabinet.
The 62 year old won the coach of the year award for the first time having lost out to Mourinho two years earlier.
FIFA also announced their World XI and the team consisted of 5 players from Barcelona and 5 from Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao also made it to the dream team.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas also made it despite being recently dropped by his club, marshalling a defence comprising Brazilians Dani Alves of Barca and Real’s Marcelo with Real’s Sergio Ramos and the Catalan club’s Gerard Pique in central defence.
Barca and Spain pair Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta were also selected in midfield along with Real Madrid strongman Xabi Alonso, with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi, Ballon d’Or rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Falcao in a three-pronged attack.