UEFA's 'All-time XI' of Mourinho's most influential players
UEFA.com has produced an 'All-time XI' of 'Mourinho's most influential players' from his career at various clubs, Cristiano and Carvalho make the cut from Real Madrid.
Here's the team:
Petr Čech (Chelsea)
Arrived at Stamford Bridge the same summer as Mourinho (first time round) and has become one of the Premier League's all-time greats.
Javier Zanetti (Internazionale Milano)
Mainstay and captain of Inter's 2010 UEFA Champions League-winning side, Zanetti's relentlessness epitomised Mourinho's style.
John Terry (Chelsea)
Frank Lampard, José Mourinho and John Terry
A warrior of a defender who formed an unbreakable bond with Mourinho despite briefly being dropped during the Portuguese's second spell.
Ricardo Carvalho (Porto, Chelsea & Madrid)
A classy centre-back who played a key role in Porto's 2004 triumph and then followed Mourinho to west London and, later, Madrid.
Ashley Cole (Chelsea)
Another model of consistency, Cole provided energy and solidity for much of Mourinho's most successful years at Chelsea.
Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
Frank Lampard was prolific under José Mourinho
A Mourinho player if ever there was one. Lampard barely missed a game for years and had a tireless work ethic. Prolific in front of goal, too.
Deco (Porto & Chelsea)
Perhaps marginally less robust than the typical Mourinho player, Deco nevertheless played a key role at Porto and Chelsea.
Esteban Cambiasso (Internazionale Milano)
Another hugely reliable cog in one of Mourinho's most well-drilled teams, Cambiasso was pivotal in 2009/10.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho
Goals, goals and more goals.
Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
Strong and confrontational, Drogba was the perfect spearhead for a Chelsea side which based its success on a counterattacking style.
Diego Milito (Internazionale Milano)
Scored two goals in the UEFA Champions League final that set the seal on a prolific campaign that was crucial to Inter's unexpected treble.
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