Italian giants Roma lifted the UEFA Europa Conference League last night, after a 1-0 victory over Feyenoord in the final.
The Conference League is one more European title to add to Mourinho’s ever growing list, which includes two European Cups/Champions League trophies and two UEFA Cup/Europa League trophies.
Of course, Mourinho won his first European trophy, the UEFA Cup, for Porto against Celtic in Seville in 2003.
It was a highly competitive game, with Porto coming out 3-2 winners after extra time, with Celtic going down to 10 men after Bobo Balde was sent off.
The game will always leave a sour taste in the mouths of everyone connected with Celtic, due to the nature of Porto’s victory, which was the worst display of diving and play acting you will likely ever see, matched with an extremely poor referee who fell for every theatrical dive from the Porto players.
Porto then went on to win the Champions League the season after with almost the exact same team.
It just shows how strong they really were and how much credit that Celtic side deserved for giving them all they could handle, especially going down to 10 men and also being without John Hartson up front.
Jose Mourinho later went on to admit that he was extremely relieved that Hartson missed out, as he was terrified of the physical threat the big Welshman would pose to his defence.
Now, after Mourinho’s latest victory in Europe, an amazing stat has come to light about Celtic’s match against Porto that day.
Larsson was an incredible player for Celtic and was a world class striker, without doubt one of the very best players to grace the Scottish game.
It is a great stat to see, considering the amount of other world class talented players that Mourinho has come up against in European finals, especially when you look at that Bayern Munich team that they played against his Inter Milan side in 2010.