José Mourinho

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José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, GOIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ moˈɾiɲu] (listen); born 26 January 1963), is a Portuguese professional football manager and former player who is the current head coach of Italian Serie A club Roma. Nicknamed "The Special One", he is widely considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time, and is one of the most decorated managers ever.After an uneventful career as a midfielder in the Portuguese leagues, Mourinho moved into coaching, first as an interpreter for Sir Bobby Robson at Sporting CP and Porto, before gaining success as an assistant at Barcelona under both Robson and his successor, Louis van Gaal. After impressing with brief stints at Benfica and União de Leiria, Mourinho returned to Porto as manager in 2002, winning the Primeira Liga twice, a Taça de Portugal, the UEFA Cup, and the UEFA Champions League, Porto's first European Cup title since 1987. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Mourinho has received more than 17,864,804 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). José Mourinho is the 11th most popular coach (down from 5th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 20th in 2019) and the most popular Portuguese Coach.

Jose Mourinho is most famous for his time as manager of Chelsea, where he won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, and one UEFA Champions League.

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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Among coaches, José Mourinho ranks 11 out of 329Before him are Giovanni Trapattoni, Arsène Wenger, Fabio Capello, Luis Aragonés, Sepp Maier, and Ronald Koeman. After him are Luiz Felipe Scolari, Louis van Gaal, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard, Vicente del Bosque, and Guus Hiddink.

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Among people born in 1963, José Mourinho ranks 8Before him are Johnny Depp, Quentin Tarantino, Whitney Houston, Michael Jordan, Jet Li, and Ronald Koeman. After him are George Michael, Viktor Orbán, Garry Kasparov, Till Lindemann, Mohammed VI of Morocco, and Eros Ramazzotti.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, José Mourinho ranks 25 out of 479Before him are John I of Portugal (1358), Sebastian of Portugal (1554), Cristiano Ronaldo (1985), Afonso V of Portugal (1432), John III of Portugal (1502), and Pedro I of Brazil (1798). After him are Peter I of Portugal (1320), Manuel II of Portugal (1889), António Egas Moniz (1874), Edward, King of Portugal (1391), John IV of Portugal (1604), and Afonso III of Portugal (1210).

Among COACHES In Portugal

Among coaches born in Portugal, José Mourinho ranks 1After him are André Villas-Boas (1977) and Nelo Vingada (1953).