Manuel Pellegrini

BARCELONA - JAN 5: Manuel Pellegrini coach of Villareal during a

Pellegrini in 2008, photo by Maxisports/

Birth Name: Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 16 September, 1953

Ethnicity: Chilean [Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque] and distant Argentinian, distant Guernsey/Channel Islander and Belgian/Flemish

Manuel Pellegrini is a Chilean professional football manager and footballer. He won the English Premier League title in 2014 as coach of Manchester City. He is the manager of Real Betis. He has played for Universidad de Chile and the Chile national team, and has also managed Universidad de Chile, Palestino, O’Higgins, Universidad Católica, LDU Quito, San Lorenzo, River Plate, Villarreal, Real Madrid, Málaga, Hebei China Fortune, and West Ham United.

Manuel is the son of Silvia Ripamonti Barros and Emilio Pellegrini Portales.

He descends from Colonel William de Vic Tupper Brock (known as Guillermo Tupper in Spanish), who was born, c. 1800, in Guernsey, Channel Islands (or Scotland), and died in the Chilean War of Independence.

Manuel is a fifth cousin, once removed, of actor Santiago Cabrera. Manuel’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, María Ignacia Isidora Zegers Montenegro (known as Isidora Zegers), was also the four times great-grandmother of Santiago Cabrera. Isidora was a prominent artist and composer in Chile; she was born in Madrid, Spain, and was the daughter of Juan Francisco Zegers Durás, who was born, c. 1781, in France, and of Florencia Montenegro Rodríguez de Toledo, who was born, c. 1785, in Madrid. Isidora was married to Manuel’s ancestor Colonel William de Vic Tupper Brock. This Zegers family are Flemish Belgians.

Manuel’s paternal grandfather was Giulio/Julio Pellegrini Pellegrini (the son of Giulio Pellegrini and Catalina Pellegrini). Manuel’s grandfather Giulio was an emigrant from Tuscany, Italy.

Manuel’s paternal grandmother was Malvina Portales Solari (the son of Víctor Portales Cruzat and Isabel Solari). Malvina was born in Santiago, Chile. Victor was the son of José Gustavo Portales Aliaga and Rosario Cruzat y Silva.

Manuel’s maternal grandfather was Julio Ripamonti Corominas (the son of Higinio Ripamonti Vigil and Dolores Corominas Clusellas). Julio was born in La Serena, Chile. Higinio was the son of Alejandro Ripamonti Fernandez and Venencia Vigil y Antelo. Ripamonti is an Italian surname, but that branch of Manuel’s family comes from A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. Dolores was the daughter of José Corominas and Francisca Clusellas.

Manuel’s maternal grandmother was Elisa Barros Puelma (the daughter of Manuel Barros Borgoño and Elisa Puelma Tupper). Manuel’s grandmother Elisa was born in Santiago, Chile. Manuel’s great-grandfather Manuel Barros Borgoño was the son of Manuel Barros Arana and Eugenia Borgoño Vergara. Manuel’s great-grandmother Elisa was the daughter of Francisco Segundo Puelma Castillo and Elisa Tupper Zegers.

Sources: Genealogies of Manuel Pellegrini –

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    According to, his paternal grandfather was born in Tuscany, Italy (and not in Picerno).

    He descends from Colonel William de Vic Tupper Brock (AKA Guillermo Tupper in Spanish), who was born, c. 1800, in Guernsey, Channel Islands (or Scotland, according to, and died in the Chilean War or Independence (check out;

  2. andrew says:

    Genealogies of Manuel Pellegrini:

    He has stated ( that his paternal grandfather was from Picerno and to have ancestors from Rome. “Ripamonti” is also an Italian surname (as he said), but that branch of Manuel’s family comes from La Coruna, Galicia, Spain.

    He has also 1/32 British ancestry, from this man:

    The rest of his ancestry is Spanish (including Catalan) and Basque, with some of his more distant ancestors being from Argentina

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