Jose Mourinho v Pep Guardiola: The tale of the tape

Date published: Friday 8th December 2017 4:14

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola meet one another once again on Sunday, foes from as far back as 2009 revisiting their storied rivalry at the top of the Premier League. It’s time to take a look at the tale of the tape.


 

The head-to-head record

Meetings: 19
Guardiola wins: 9
Mourinho wins: 4
Draws: 6
Guardiola goals: 30
Mourinho goals: 19
Guardiola clean sheets: 6
Mourinho clean sheets: 4

 

The trophies/finals

Mourinho trophies: 25
Guardiola trophies: 21
Mourinho finals lost: 9
Guardiola finals lost: 4

 

The random assortment of stats

* Pep Guardiola has been named Premier League Manager of the Month as many times in 2017 as Jose Mourinho has throughout his career (3 times).

* Jose Mourinho has won more games as a manager (560) than Pep Guardiola has managed (487).

* Jose Mourinho’s longest winning run of his managerial career is 15 (September-December 2011).

* Pep Guardiola’s longest winning run of his managerial career is 20 (August-December 2017).

* Jose Mourinho’s longest unbeaten run of his managerial career is 28 (October 2003-March 2004).

* Pep Guardiola’s longest unbeaten run of his managerial career is 28 (April-December 2017).

* Jose Mourinho’s longest losing run of his managerial career is three (four times).

* Pep Guardiola’s longest losing run of his managerial career is four (April-May 2015).

* Jose Mourinho has faced 240 managers throughout his career. He has failed to beat just 20 of them, including Jacques Santini, Neil Adams and Kevin Keegan.

* Jose Mourinho has a losing record against just 15 managers. He has lost against Pep Guardiola most often (9).

* Pep Guardiola has faced 161 managers throughout his career. He has failed to beat just nine of them, including Brendan Rodgers, Claudio Ranieri and Steve Agnew.

* Pep Guardiola has a losing record against just five managers. He has lost against Jurgen Klopp most often (5).

 

The record results

Wins
Barcelona
9-0 CE L’Hospitalet (Guardiola)
Almeria 0-8 Barcelona (Guardiola)
Barcelona 8-0 Osasuna (Guardiola)
Bayern Munich 8-0 Hamburg (Guardiola)
Real Madrid 8-0 Levante (Mourinho)

 

Defeats
Barcelona 5-0 Real Madrid (Mourinho)
Barcelona 4-0 Manchester City (Guardiola)
Bayern Munich 0-4 Real Madrid (Guardiola)
Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United (Mourinho)
Everton 4-0 Manchester City (Guardiola)

 

The players

Mourinho’s most-used player: John Terry (265 appearances)

Guardiola’s most-used player: Lionel Messi (219 appearances)

Mourinho’s highest scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo (168 goals)

Guardiola’s highest scorer: Lionel Messi (211 goals)

Players who have played at most different clubs under Mourinho: Ricardo Carvalho and Maniche (both 3)

Players who have played at most different clubs under Guardiola: Thiago, Yaya Toure and Nolito (all 2)

 

The most-used XIs

Mourinho:

Cech

Ferreira Terry Carvalho Marcelo

Makelele

Lampard Alonso

Ozil

Ronaldo Drogba

 

Guardiola:

Valdes

Alves Pique Puyol Abidal

Busquets

Xavi Iniesta

Pedro Messi Muller

 

The signings

Mourinho’s most expensive player: Paul Pogba (£89.3m)

Guardiola’s most expensive player: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£40m plus Samuel Eto’o and Aleksandr Hleb (loan))

Amount of players purchased by Mourinho: 92

Amount of players purchased by Guardiola: 47

Mourinho’s career spend: £1.29bn

Guardiola’s career spend: £902.97m

Mourinho’s average spend per player: £14.02m

Guardiola’s average spend per player: £19.21m

 

The most expensive XIs

Mourinho:

Begovic

Ferreira Bailly Lindelof Coentrao

Pogba Matic Essien

Mkhitaryan

Lukaku Shevchenko

Total cost: £396.65m

 

Guardiola:

Ederson

Walker Stones Benatia Mendy

Sane Vidal Fabregas Silva

Ibrahimovic Villa

Total cost: £417.1m


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