José Manuel Mourinho Félix
|Full name||José Manuel Mourinho Félix|
|Date of birth||17 June 1938|
|Place of birth||Ferragudo, Portugal|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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.
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, 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.
Mourinho Félix married Maria Júlia Carrajola dos Santos, a teacher (born 1939), and had two children, Teresa (1960) and José Mário. The latter went on to become one of the most renowned and successful managers of his era.
- Portuguese Cup: 1964–65, 1966–67; Runner-up 1961–62, 1965–66, 1967–68
- Second Division: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81
- Third Division: 1977–78
- Portuguese Cup: Runner-up 1983–84
- Portugal – Rep. of Ireland 2:1; at European Football
- Félix Mourinho. "Comparei as luvas do Cech com as minhas e é para rir" (Félix Mourinho. "I've compared Cech's gloves with mine and it's a joke"); i, 26 January 2011 (in Portuguese)
- José Manuel Mourinho Félix; at Geneall (in Portuguese)
- Sitting pretty; The Observer, 1 August 2004
- Jose Mourinho factfile; Mail Online, 2 June 2008