Jose Mourinho names his all time XI of players he’s managed

Jose Mourinho fully deserves his mention in the greatest managers of all time conversation – he’d be sure to tell you that too.

A serial winner, since taking charge of Porto in 2002 Mourinho hasn’t left a club without delivering at least one piece of silverware.

A quick glance at his full honours list makes for exhausting reading:


Primeira Liga x2
Ta├ža de Portugal
UEFA Champions League


Premier League x3
FA Cup League Cup x3

Inter Milan

Serie A x2
Coppa Italia
UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid

La Liga
Copa del Rey

Manchester United

League Cup
UEFA Europa League

It goes without saying that Jose has managed some incredible names throughout his time on the touchline.


In a segment with Marca, Mourinho has picked out his all-time XI featuring players that he’s worked alongside and of course, it includes some incredible names.

Mourinho’s XI

Petr Cech; Javier Zanetti, John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho, William Gallas; Claude Makelele, Frank Lampard, Mesut Ozil, Eden Hazard; Didier Drogba, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Notably, there’s no room for anyone he worked with during his stint at Old Trafford – which given the club he inherited, may not come as a surprise.

It’s no shock that the side is largely made up of Chelsea players, with whom he built a fearsome machine of a team, arguably one of the best in the league’s history.

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