José Manuel Mourinho Félix

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José Mourinho Félix
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Mourinho Félix
Date of birth (1938-06-17) 17 June 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth Ferragudo, Portugal
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Vitória Setúbal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1968 Vitória Setúbal 143 (0)
1968–1974 Belenenses 131 (0)
Total 274 (0)
National team
1972 Portugal 1 (0)
Teams managed
1971 Belenenses (assistant)
1976–1977 Estrela Portalegre
1977–1978 Caldas
1978–1979 União Leiria
1979–1981 Amora
1981–1982 Rio Ave
1982–1983 Belenenses
1983–1984 Rio Ave
1985 Varzim
1985–1986 União Madeira
1988–1989 O Elvas
1995 Vitória Setúbal
1996 Vitória Setúbal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Mourinho and the second or paternal family name is Félix.

José Manuel Mourinho Félix (born 17 June 1938 in Ferragudo, Faro, Algarve) is a retired Portuguese football goalkeeper and manager.

Playing career[edit]

As a professional, Mourinho Félix played during sixteen seasons, making his Primeira Liga debuts in 1958–59 with Vitória de Setúbal. He spent 13 campaigns with the Sado River side, helping them win two Portuguese Cups and also appearing in as many Inter-Cities Fairs Cup editions.

Before 1968–69 started, Félix signed for fellow league club C.F. Os Belenenses, finishing in a personal best-ever second position in his fifth season – with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Cup – and retiring in June of the following year at the age of 36. He appeared once for the Portugal national team, in the Brazil Independence Cup in 1972, coming on as a substitute for S.L. Benfica's José Henrique in the dying minutes of a 2–1 win against the Republic of Ireland.[1]

Managing career[edit]

Mourinho Félix started coaching on a full basis in 1976 (he had worked as an assistant with Belenenses while still an active player). His first spell in the top level was in the 1980–81 season with Amora FC, which he had led to promotion (as champions) the previous year. He left the team midway through the campaign and rejoined the Segunda Liga with Rio Ave FC,[2] achieving the same feat after winning seven matches in 11.

Félix's only full season in the main category was 1983–84, leading Rio Ave to the ninth place and the final of the domestic cup. In the mid-late 90s he twice came to the rescue of main club Vitória Setúbal, with top division relegation befalling in 1995 as the side only won twice in his 12 games in charge.

Personal life[edit]

Mourinho Félix married Maria Júlia Carrajola dos Santos, a teacher (born 1939), and had two children, Teresa (1960) and José Mário.[3] The latter went on to become one of the most renowned and successful managers of his era.[4][5]



  • Portuguese Cup: 1964–65, 1966–67; Runner-up 1961–62, 1965–66, 1967–68



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