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Benni On Who Would Win In A Fight Between Him & Mourinho, & Being 'Too Fat'

Bafana Bafana's all-time top goalscorer Benni McCarthy has worked under some of the biggest names in football, and has experienced a career filled with many memories. But who would win in a fight between him and Jose Mourinho? And how did he feel about being called "too fat"? Let's see!

The former Orlando Pirates striker won the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League title under Mourinho, and he was once quoted as saying: "If you throw one punch at Jose Mourinho, he'll throw two back at you."

This comment sparked interest a FourFourTwo reader, who wanted to know who would win in a fight between the two of them.

Benni responded by saying: "If it's physical, then I would knock Mister out with one punch – no danger! In football terms, though, he's Mike Tyson. I'd have no chance.

"He was the best coach I played under: The most skilled, intelligent and clued-up."

It was at Porto where Benni was in his prime, but during his latter years in England, he was largely considered overweight and didn't feature in matches as much as he had hoped. But how did he feel about it? Well, he has finally spoken out!

"It frustrated me a lot. I was 85 kilos and fine at that weight; I scored a lot of goals at Blackburn at that weight (under then Rovers manager Mark Hughes)," he continued in his interview with the British publication.

"I had Sam Allardyce telling me I should be 80 kilos, but I wasn't fat. I was 80 kilos when I joined Ajax as a kid – I was never going to be that weight 12 years later. Sam kept fining me because I was 84 or 83. He said I could be one of the best players if I was 80. He had it stuck in his mind that I should be 80."

Who do you think would win in a fight between Benni and Jose?


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