José Mourinho Biography: Wife, Salary, Age, Net Worth, Stats, Parents, Height, Nationality

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José Mourinho is a renowned football manager and former player who has achieved remarkable success in various leagues and competitions.

He is currently the head coach of Roma, a top club in the Italian Serie A.

Mourinho is known for his tactical acumen, charismatic personality, and controversial remarks. He has been hailed as one of the greatest managers of all time by many pundits and fans.


  • Full name: José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix GOIH
  • Nickname: The Special One
  • Date of birth: January 26, 1963
  • Age: 60 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Setúbal, Portugal
  • Nationality: Portuguese
  • Profession: Football manager and former player
  • Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Parents: José Manuel Mourinho Félix (father) and Maria Júlia Carrajola dos Santos (mother)
  • Siblings: Teresa Félix (sister)
  • Spouse: Matilde Faria (m. 1989)
  • Children: José Mário Mourinho Júnior (son) and Matilde Mourinho (daughter)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $50 million

Early Life & Education

José Mourinho, 60 years old as of 2023, was born on January 26, 1963, in Setúbal, a coastal city in Portugal.

He was the son of José Manuel Mourinho Félix, a former goalkeeper and coach, and Maria Júlia Carrajola dos Santos, a primary school teacher.

He grew up in a middle-class family with his sister, named Teresa. His father’s passion for football influenced him.

He attended the Instituto Superior de Educação Física (ISEF), where he studied sports science and earned a diploma in physical education.

He also played football as a midfielder for various amateur and semi-professional teams, but he realized he lacked the talent and physique to become a professional player.

He decided to pursue a career in coaching instead and began to study the game and its tactics.

Personal Life

José Mourinho married Matilde Faria, his childhood sweetheart, in 1989. They have two children: José Mário Mourinho Júnior, who was born in 1996 and is also a footballer, and Matilde Mourinho, who was born in 1997 and is a model and socialite.

Mourinho is a devout Catholic and has a tattoo of the names of his wife and children on his wrist.

He is also fluent in several languages, including Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, and French. He is known for his close relationships with his players and staff and his fierce rivalries with other managers and clubs.

He has been involved in several controversies and disputes throughout his career, such as his criticism of referees, clashes with the media, and provocative gestures and comments.


José Mourinho began coaching as an interpreter and assistant coach for Bobby Robson, a legendary English manager, at Sporting CP, Porto, and Barcelona.

He learned a lot from Robson and developed his philosophy and style of management. He then worked as an assistant coach for Louis van Gaal at Barcelona before becoming the head coach of Benfica in 2000.

He left Benfica after a few months due to a disagreement with the club president and joined Uniao de Leiria in 2001. He impressed with his results and was hired by Porto in 2002.

In his first season, he led Porto to an unprecedented treble of the Primeira Liga, the Taça de Portugal, and the UEFA Cup. He then guided Porto to another league title and the UEFA Champions League in his second season, beating Monaco 3-0 in the final.

He became famous for celebrating after Porto eliminated Manchester United in the quarter-finals when he ran onto the pitch and slid on his knees.

He also coined the term “The Special One” when he introduced himself to the media as the new manager of Chelsea in 2004.
Mourinho moved to Chelsea in 2004 and transformed the club into a dominant force in England and Europe.

He won the Premier League title in his first season with a record 95 points and repeated the feat in his second season.

He also won the FA Cup and the League Cup twice with Chelsea and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League twice. He left Chelsea in 2007 by mutual consent after a fallout with the club owner, Roman Abramovich.

He joined Inter Milan in 2008 and won the Serie A title and the Italian Super Cup in his first season. In his second season, he then achieved a historic treble of the Serie A, the Coppa Italia, and the UEFA Champions League, becoming the first manager to win the treble in two different countries. He beat Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals and Bayern Munich 2-0 in the final.

He left Inter Milan in 2010 and signed with Real Madrid, where he won the Copa del Rey in 2011 and the La Liga title in 2012, breaking Barcelona’s dominance in Spain.

He also reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League three times with Real Madrid but failed to win the trophy. He left Real Madrid in 2013 and returned to Chelsea for a second spell.

Mourinho rejoined Chelsea in 2013, leading them to third place in the Premier League in his first season. He then won the League Cup and the Premier League title in his second season, becoming the first manager to win three.

However, he was sacked in December 2015 after a poor start to the 2015/16 season, which saw Chelsea in 16th place, one point above the relegation zone.

In his first season, He joined Manchester United in 2016 and won the FA Community Shield, the League Cup, and the UEFA Europa League. He also finished second in the Premier League in his second season, behind Manchester City.

However, he was sacked in December 2018 after a series of disappointing results and performances, as well as conflicts with some players and the board.

He then joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2019, leading them to sixth place in the Premier League in his first season.

He also reached the final of the League Cup in his second season but was sacked in April 2021, just days before the final, due to poor results and a loss of confidence from the players and the fans. He then joined Roma in 2021 and is currently the head coach of the Italian club.

Net Worth

José Mourinho is one of football’s highest-paid and most successful managers. His contracts, endorsements, and media appearances have earned millions of dollars.

He has also invested in various businesses and properties. His estimated net worth is $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.


José Mourinho is no stranger to controversy and has been involved in many incidents and scandals. Some of the most notable ones are:

  • His feud with Arsène Wenger, the former manager of Arsenal, whom he called a “voyeur” and a “specialist in failure.”
  • His eye-poking of Tito Vilanova, the former assistant coach of Barcelona, during a brawl between the two teams in 2011.
  • His criticism of Cristiano Ronaldo, his former player at Real Madrid, whom he accused of being selfish and individualistic.
  • He spat with Paul Pogba, his former player at Manchester United, whom he stripped of the vice-captaincy and had a heated argument with during training.
  • His involvement in the “Football Leaks” scandal revealed that he had evaded taxes in Spain and Portugal by using offshore companies.
  • His opposition to the European Super League, a proposed breakaway competition that would have involved 12 of the biggest clubs in Europe, including his former clubs Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @josemourinho
  • Twitter handle: @josemourinho

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