14 Brazilian Players Mourinho Has Signed In His Career
14 Brazilian Players Jose Mourinho Has Signed In His Career
With new reports suggesting that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Brazil left-back Alex Sandro from Juventus in this transfer window, did you know the Portuguese tactician has signed 14 Brazilians in his managerial career? Here is the list of all the players the 55-year-old has signed from the South American country.
Click through the gallery above to see who the 14 Brazilians players are who Jose Mourinho has signed in his career.
According to Planet Football, the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid frontman has signed more players from Brazil than any other nation bar his native Portugal.
Mourinho's latest Brazilian signing was Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos, commonly known as Fred. The 25-year-old, who is yet to play a match under the former Porto boss, moved to Old Trafford from Shakhtar Donetsk before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Red Devils manager signed the bulk of his Brazilians during his two stints at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho signed a total of seven, and the players were Alex, Filipe Luis, Willian Borges da Silva, Nathan Allan de Souza, Kenedy and Alcides Araújo Alves and former FC Barcelona star Juliano Belletti.
During his time in Italy with Inter, the manager snapped up midfielder Mancini and the talented centre-back Lucio, who ended up playing a crucial part in the Serie A sides treble-winning season back in 2009/10 campaign.
Carlos Alberto, Maciel, Adriano Rossato, Derlei were signed by Mourinho during his time at Porto, according to Planet Football.
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