ANALYTICS. Luis Enrique, best 50-game start in FC Barcelona history

The coach got 42 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats

ANALYTICS. Luis Enrique, best 50-game start in FC Barcelona history
ANALYTICS. Luis Enrique, best 50-game start in FC Barcelona history

The coach got 42 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats

Luis Enrique
Luis Enrique

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Luis Enrique is the best coach in a start on FC Barcelona's bench. No one has achieved more wins than him in the first 50 matches managing the Blaugrana team.

In concrete, the Spaniard coach won 42 matches, a 82%, beating Helenio Herrera's, who won 40 at the end of the 50s. The first position is shared by Guardiola and Tata Martino, with 37 wins. In the fifth place we find Johan Cruyff, with 31, beating Louis van Gaal due to the draws, because he also won 31.

More concretely, Luis Enrique has 42 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats, numbers that made the team leader in La liga, finalist in La Copa and semifinalist in Champions League. Herrera, apart from the 40 matches won, he tied 5 and lost 5 more.

Guardiola and Martino were also defeated 5 times, and had 8 draws. This similarity shows that statistics are not always a reflect of reality and that what matters is how things end, not how they start. Guardiola ended winning Liga, Copa, Champions on his first season; Martino only won the Spanish Supercup.

Finally, the Dutch coaches: Johan Cruyff and Louis van Gaal got 31 wins. Cruyff tied 13 and lost 6, while Van Gaal tied 8 and lost 11.