Fifty years ago today. in Setubal Portugal, José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix was born.
Love him or hate him, there is no doubting Jose Mourinho is one of football’s biggest characters and most of all – knows how to win silverware.
In a decade of management, after a playing career that is barely worth mentioning, Mourinho has won seven league titles and six cup competitions as well as four super cups, a UEFA Cup and two Champions League trophies.
Comparatively, he is well on course to secure a shedload more trophies in his managerial career – Sir Alex Ferguson at 50 was yet to win a league title with Manchester United.
The controversies are well known and the press the world over have been left disappointed that Mourinho has made no public statement today on his 50th birthday perhaps due to the rumours swirling Real Madrid this week.
Nevertheless, we love Jose both for his genius and ability to create viral moments from the touchline.
Below are a couple of videos: Jose Mourinho’s best celebrations and the excellent ITV documentary shown last month.