José Manuel Mourinho Félix
|Full name||José Manuel Mourinho Félix|
|Date of birth||12 February 1938|
|Place of birth||Ferragudo, Portugal|
|Date of death||25 June 2017(aged 79)|
|Place of death||Setúbal, Portugal|
|Height||174 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Mourinho Félix was born in Ferragudo, Faro District, Algarve. He played during sixteen seasons as a professional, making his Primeira Liga debuts in 1955–56 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, Mourinho 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.
Mourinho Félix's only full seasons in the top tier were 1981–82 and 1983–84, leading Rio Ave to the fifth place in the former and the final of the domestic cup in the latter. 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.
- Taça de Portugal: 1964–65, 1966–67; Runner-up 1961–62, 1965–66, 1967–68
- Segunda Liga: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81
- Portuguese Second Division: 1977–78
- Taça de Portugal: 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") Archived 29 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine.; i, 26 January 2011 (in Portuguese)
- Mourinho e as memórias de um Rio Ave em maré alta (Mourinho and the memories of on-a-rise Rio Ave); Mais Futebol, 28 October 2015 (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
- Mourinho Félix. Partiu um dos guarda-redes de Abril (Mourinho Félix. One of April's goalkeepers has left); Diário de Notícias, 25 June 2017 (in Portuguese)
- Jose Mourinho pays tribute to his father, Felix, who passes away aged 79; The Daily Telegraph, 26 June 2017