The most intimidating football players ever
A fortress for the national team, the beautiful game of its more celebrated rivals, Argentina and Brazil, has often come unstuck when faced with the Cetenario's cauldron of noise.Similarly, when Australia played a World Cup play-off there in 2002 they were unprepared for the atmosphere.Any “supercups” that open seasons and can be won in just one game, or trinkets like pre-season tournaments, have been ignored.
Televised games from the ground left viewers stunned - pictures taken hours before the kick-off showed a stadium already packed with delirious fans, jumping up and down in unison, with friendly messages such as "Welcome to Hell".
So here are the 20 most successful coaches of all time, ranked by number of serious trophies won.
And by serious trophies, I mean league titles, domestic cups or continental cups that take an entire season to win, or international tournaments.
Helenio Herrera Atletico Madrid La Liga: 1950, 1951 (2) Barcelona La Liga: 1959, 1960 (2) Copa del Rey: 1959, 1981 (2) Internazionale Serie A: 1963, 1965, 1966 (3) European Cup: 1964, 1965 (2) Roma Coppa Italia: 1969 TOTAL: 12 15.
Rinus Michels Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970 (4) KNVB Cup: 1967, 1970, 1971 (3) European Cup: 1971 Barcelona La Liga: 1974 Copa del Rey: 1978 FC Köln DFB Pokal: 1983 Netherlands European Championship: 1988 TOTAL: 12 14.