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15 Stars Whose Careers Were Made By Mourinho

Benni McCarthy's career peaked under Jose Mourinho at FC Porto, so we had a look at 14 other superstars who owe the Manchester United boss for kick-starting their careers.

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Bafana Bafana's all-time record scorer struggle to establish himself as a starter at Celta Vigo and ended up on the La Liga side's bench despite being considered as one of the best African players at the time.

After an initial loan spell with FC Porto, he returned to the Portuguese side in 2003 and immediately grabbed the Golden Boot award in his first season. In addition, he was instrumental in Porto's Champions League-winning campaign under the relatively unknown Mourinho.

Many other stars experienced a similar rise to stardom under the Portuguese, so we had a look at 15 players – including three Africans – whose careers were kick-started by the United boss during his stints at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and his second spell with the Blues.

Click through the gallery to see which superstars made the list, and let us know which other players you think were turned into world beaters by Mourinho!

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