How tall is Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho's Height

5ft 9 ¼ (175.9 cm)

Portuguese Football manager who has managed Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

How tall is Jose Mourinho
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Average Guess (94 Votes)
5ft 8.88in (174.9cm)
pov said on 31/May/23
I always thought of him as a 5”8.5 type of guy
Gian 181cm said on 6/Jan/23
Mourinho is 5'9 range.

@Daniel Lee
Scaloni strikes me as a tall guy but he's not 6'0, he's 5'11 1/2 in my opinion, or maybe 5'11 3/8 and I'd rule out 5'11 flat as well as 6'0 - 6 '0.5
Daniel Lee 173 cm said on 21/Dec/22
@Rob He gives a shorter appearance, I thought he is 5'8.5" according to his proportions.
Scaloni gives a taller impression, like 183-184 cm but i have heard he is a 5'11, amazing....
Editor Rob
I think generally seems 5ft 9 range.
festus said on 31/Jul/22
Aparently hes 8 inches shorter than draymond so yeah 176 seems accurate Click Here. Edges out hazard by 2.5` too often tho Click Here Click Here , maybe Hazard is just 170
Wehrmacht180 said on 22/Jan/22
175 cm
Mohammed-170cm said on 24/Nov/21
@Rob- If Mourinho is really 176, then how he always looked shorter than Mesut Ozil (who's 176.5 on here) during his time as a manager of Real Madrid. Another proof would be that he was minmium 3 cm shorter than Javier Zanneti who's 178 cm?

I think there is a high chance that Jose wears lifts in his shoes. @Rob- Do you think so?
Editor Rob
Ozul could be approaching 5ft 10
recapa said on 6/Nov/21
strong 176 guy .176-176.5 before bed and 178-178.5 out of bed.his build reminds me of my older brother,s who is the exact height but could look shorter due to his build.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jan/21
🎂⚽🍻🎁 Happy Birthday José! 🎁🍻⚽🎂

Wishing José Mourinho a fantastic 58th Birthday today.

His Birthday Guess from me is 5ft9. There's a possibility that José has lost a smidgen of height at 58.

Lava said on 8/Dec/20
176 cm / 84 kg / AB(Rh+)
Juan Cruz said on 7/Aug/20
How tall is Pep Guardiola?
Paul 5' 10" said on 9/Jul/20
This guy really looks 5' 10" too often to be ignored.

He even commented on Sky Sports 'A Day With José', about how people often tell him he "Looks taller in the flesh and carries a bit more fat on him, than they imagined."

Just look at him with the Spurs squad. He's definitely above 175 cm!

He's the tallest looking 176 cm guy I've seen to be fair, as he constantly pulls off a 5' 9.5-10" impression.
Matt Evans said on 24/Jun/20
Looks in the 5’9 range to me. Pictured with Lampard there is a 3in difference. anywhere from 174-176 would be my estimate.
pov said on 29/Apr/20
Always thought of him as a 5”8-5”8.5 guy. And he is height conscious. The special one wears “special” footwear..
ManLikeMeyler said on 18/Apr/20
Looks at least the same height as multiple 5"10 guys like Gary Neville, Mkhitaryan, Damien Duff, Sir Alex, lo celso, sessegnon, a smidge under 1.79m fabregas.

Reckon he's a genuine 5"10 tbh.
JohnMoore-162cm said on 15/Apr/20
Special one is 174 cm , everybody do know that
The Special One said on 23/Feb/20

I think you're right to stick with 176 cm. I don't think he's any less than this though.

A mix of slight footwear advantage, good posture and players running around the pitch hitting their low heights - probably explain why he often pulls off a 5' 10" impression.

I'm 5' 9.25" (176 cm) at my low. A simple pair of 1.5" footwear and I look nearer to 5' 10" as well! I usually get guessed as 5' 10" by most people, if height comes up in a conversation.

Me and José are probably the same height.
The Special One said on 21/Feb/20
Then Google José with 5' 11.75" Robbie Williams!

There's one pic of him looking at least this listing. But other pics show him looking suspiciously close to Robbie's height!

I really am now starting to wonder if he is only about 5' 9" or 176 cm max - and if 'The Special One' wears 'special' shoes on occasions...

His height really can vary but I'm yet to see him look below 175 cm.

This is now starting to become like the mystery of Harry Styles's height!

I guess 175 cm to 181 cm is his range, lol ;-)
The Special One said on 21/Feb/20

Google him with 5' 8.75" Olly Murs!

You'll be left wondering how he does it!

It begs the question - does this guy wear 'customs' on occasions??
The Special One said on 20/Feb/20
Also Rob,

if someone was 5' 9.25" at their low, would they be listed at that?

Or would they be listed as 5' 9.5"? So not at their low - but closer to it than their expected 5' 10" morning height.

Basically just wondering if all the listings on this site are people's estimated low heights?

Knowing this, will help us to guess people's heights even more accurately! :-)

Cheers again.
Editor Rob
Some celebs may well be at their Jose one of them? Well it's possible!
The Special One said on 20/Feb/20
But then 176.5 cm (5' 9.5") is still pretty much 176 cm range, as it's not a full 177 cm.

Do you think that's really beyond the realm of possibility, Rob?

5' 9 and three eighths" as his low, could even be bang on for José!

Although I don't like the use of 'eighths' unless someone really has been exactly measured at that, like you have. It can make things messy otherwise and potentially throw off other listings!

The Special One said on 17/Feb/20
Just seen he was actually listed as 177 cm, as a player!

There are even some 5' 9.75" listings floating about on some sites - maybe that was his peak height, like Gary Lineker?

No idea where those 174 cm listings come from though!

I wonder if he's ever claimed a height? He could honestly get away with claiming "About 5' 10".

Could be Norman Reedus's height twin, Rob!
The Special One said on 17/Feb/20

I noticed you've given him a slight upgrade to 176 cm - I said 175 cm was undercooking him. And the 5' 8" stuff was always WAY off!

BUT... I have to say, even this listing is on the lower end!

I would honestly list him as 5' 9.5" minimum.

He edges out flat 5' 9" guys like Wayne Rooney and Robbie Keane, by at least half an inch. He actually looked similar to how 5' 10" Liam Gallagher looked with Robbie Keane.

LOOK at how well he measures next to 5' 11.75" Robbie Williams!! He wore the same footwear then, as he's wearing in the photo above.

He's identical in photos to Gary Lineker, who I've met and he is 5' 9.5" (was 5' 9.75" peak height).

Very similar at times to 178 cm listed Christian Eriksen and as near as dammit to Cesc Fabregas.

Looked 176-177 cm with 179 cm Ryan Giggs and 182 cm Pochettino.

Easily 1.5-2" on 5' 8" listed Eden Hazard.

Taller than 176.8 cm listed Kei Nishikori.

A good 1.5" on 5' 8" range Gary Oldman.

Measured up way better than how a typical 5' 9"er would with Usain Bolt.

Made Arsene Wenger look less than his general listings.

Looks no more than 4-4.5" shorter than 6' 2" Dele Alli, when both are in football boots. I'm a Spurs fan and have seen how he looks compared to our players - many of whom's heights are well documented!

He's even looked very close to 5' 10" with David Beckham before - other times 176-177 cm though.

What I've noticed is that José often wears 1.5" shoes on match days - I had a similar pair once (of Adidas Rockport's). These make him look like a legit 5' 10" guy - like he does with 5' 11" Heung Min Son!

I even saw him look 5' 10" with Sir Alex Ferguson once! But take away that extra half inch that his smart footwear gives and he's Lineker's height.

It's very rare for me to upgrade someone unless I feel they really deserve it - but I could go on and on with examples of José looking taller than 5' 9"!

Take a look on Google at the examples I've given above and you'll see what I mean!

The evidence for 5' 9.5" minimum is actually overwhelming...

Cheers for reading :-)
Editor Rob
From all I've seen 176 range I will still go with, but as a player I can see why he got a 177.
Nik Ashton said on 3/Feb/20
He’s clearly above average for his age!
Nik Ashton said on 1/Feb/20
@ James - Maybe Rob should give him a page!
Nik Ashton said on 1/Feb/20
He’s taller than most Englishmen!
Blake said on 24/Nov/19
Rob, he is now manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
Sully said on 22/Nov/19
Hi Big Rob

What do you think Jose's lowest measurement (at night) is ?
Editor Rob
He can fall to 5ft 9, especially with all the medals he wears round his neck.
Nik said on 1/Nov/19
I've seen him listed as 174 cm on an online site!
Nik said on 1/Nov/19
He is about 0.75" above average for a Portuguese man!
khaled taban said on 15/Jun/19
Honestly I can't see this man being 176cm, he is above 174cm ofc but not as tall as 176 either.
You could argue 174.6 or 175cm, not more
World Citizen said on 18/Jan/19
When you are seeing him beside Maradona, you can already know that the 174 listing is too low.
NewFace said on 30/Oct/18
Click Here Longer lower leg (if anything the first pic is further away which would reduce the lengthening effect but is close enough that the knees are almost level)
NewFace said on 29/Oct/18
This guy is very Portuguese and I can't see him being 176cm tall. Those shoes in that pic do not have a natural angle at all. He is almost certainly 174cm at a low but is wearing small lifts most of the time.

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haxxx said on 8/May/18
Mourhino is 177. He does pull off a 5'10 impression with other people and doesnt look more than 3 cm shorter than 5'11 Pep.
Parker said on 28/Apr/18
Here's a 5 inch gap
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Now look at the pic I posted of Maradona with Mourinho, the one where you can see their feet.
lee168cm said on 22/Apr/18
That's not a 7 inch gap closer to 5 inches possibly 5.5
Parker said on 24/Mar/18
A good 7 inches taller than Maradona
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Anonymous said on 28/Dec/17
Could you add Josep Guardiola? He's arguably the best manager in the world.
James said on 7/Nov/17
Rob what's your guess on guardiola's height? Google says he's 5'11(180cm). Do you agree?
James said on 31/Oct/17
Rob when you say his height is 176cm you mean his peak during the day? I mean generally about all the heights.
Editor Rob
like afternoon
Sonia said on 28/Oct/17
Mourinho is 1,77
jjj said on 9/Oct/17
@Editor Rob: He manages to pull off a 5'10 impression with a couple of celebs. Would you consider a 5'9.5 upgrade?

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Levi said on 7/Sep/17
Would say Jose is a stronger 5'9", doubt he falls under the mark by much at night, maybe half a cm at most.
Sully said on 8/Jul/17
Always looks anywhere from 174 cm-177 cm.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Jun/17
Percy said on 18/Mar/17
Rob, what determined you to list him as 175 cm?

I'm not saying you're wrong. He's a tricky one to pin down! He's looked taller than this with many people - more so, than most other 175 cm listed guys.

Those saying 5' 8" or shorter are way off!
Editor Rob: that's just the feeling I got from looking at him.

He doesn't look over 5 ft 9 with Rio Ferdinand.
Gwynbleidd said on 4/Apr/17
I would say Jose is 176 cm; about 5' 9.25".

@sa, you have a funny yet valid point. He literally grows and shrinks. I don't get it.
Percy said on 18/Mar/17
Rob, what determined you to list him as 175 cm?

I'm not saying you're wrong. He's a tricky one to pin down! He's looked taller than this with many people - more so, than most other 175 cm listed guys.

Those saying 5' 8" or shorter are way off!
Editor Rob
that's just the feeling I got from looking at him.
sa said on 13/Mar/17
sometimes he looks akmost 180cm, but sometimes closer to 170cm, maybe he is reptiloid?
Tarik said on 8/Mar/17
Hi Rob, I measured myself at 176.7cm after half hour of being waking up.Do you think if I put height down as 177cm for a job application would people notice any difference. Cheers
Editor Rob
Tarik, if you came to my office for a job and I seen you writing down 177 and looking only 176, you'd be out the door so fast, your head would still be spinning a week later! 👿👿 😉

but seriously, I think you are probably going to drop down to 175.5-6 range, but I doubt anybody is going to be bothering if you said 177 or 176.
Johnson said on 18/Feb/17
he looks as tall as Lineker 176.5-177

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Johnson said on 18/Feb/17
Mourinho and Benitez look 177 cm the same height. They are slightly taller than Rooney
Blake said on 1/Feb/17
How tall do you think his son is? He was a youth goalkeeper for Fulham Fc I have heard.
Editor Rob
he could be nearly Jose's height now.
gian92 said on 19/Jan/17
For me 177 cm
Will 1.77 said on 21/Dec/16
Rob, unless Jose is a lift wearer, I'd say 177 cm actually looks closer! You seen him with Robbie Williams or Gary Lineker for example? Or with Arsene Wenger?

175 cm could be undercooking him a little. He's looked as close to 5' 10" as he has to 5' 9" on many occasions.
lolo said on 21/Dec/16
how is he taller than Nishikori?
walloftrump said on 8/Dec/16
Rob i think mourinho in fact is 177 cm slightly taller than 176 wayne rooney and almost the same as cesc fabregas who is 5ft10 so What do you think Rob??
Django said on 22/Nov/16
he's the classic 5'9 man. sometimes looks short, sometimes looks tall
Johnson said on 13/Nov/16
With 178 listed Nishikori

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Ronaldo said on 3/Nov/16
Mourinho 174 cm
Ferguson 178 cm
Wenger 187 cm
James said on 12/Oct/16
@Johnson Take under consideration that Kaká was listed as 185.6 cm and Cristiano as 186.5 cm, when Cristiano is shorter than Kaká. So this measurements are not completely reliable.

I would be even skeptical of the 181.5 cm range for Casillas. Either he was measured in shoes or he was standing on tiptoe. 181 cm flat maybe... But a weak 182 cm? No way! The difference between him and Ramos is too big.
Johnson said on 11/Oct/16
I do believe 182.2 listing for Casillas in medical that was leaked. Another thing is if he is forcing too much his posture and he is rather 181.5 cm. Anyway Casillas always has poorer posture than Ramos
MDV said on 10/Oct/16
Yes. In fact for Casillas you can argue 181 range and Ramos 183 range. Top listing for me
James said on 8/Oct/16
@MDV Still Casillas is 2 cm shorter than Ramos...
MDV said on 8/Oct/16
Ramos is 183 not 182...Sure tall as Gerrard if not taller
James said on 29/Sep/16
@Johnson In that pic he still looks 2 cm shorter than 182 cm Ramos...
Johnson said on 27/Sep/16
@James here you a have a good pic without angles Casillas Del Bosque and Ramos. Casillas appears 182 cm tall

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Johnson said on 27/Sep/16
Casillas appears shorter in the pics due to his bad posture. Raul is 179 cm tall and he appeared shorter in lots of pics due to his posture
Your Name said on 24/Sep/16
Does he use lifts sometimes?
John said on 22/Sep/16
5ft 8, 5ft 9 is a little much for him
Nik said on 22/Sep/16
5 foot 8. May be 173.5 - 174 cm. Me: 171 cm barefoot.
Johnson said on 20/Sep/16
@James Casillas was listed 182.2 in Real Madrid site from medical. And I saw a listing when 15 year old of 182 cm from the youth squad
MD said on 19/Sep/16
Rob, I have no idea how tall this guy is as I'm not familiar with him, but to compare him with a clearly bent/hunched Chad Johnson is a bit much. lol
Editor Rob
he's not losing that much, about half inch I'd have said.
CNROM89 said on 19/Sep/16
I think Xabi Alonso is 182,5cm (weak 6') and Casillas is 181 cm.
joe joe said on 18/Sep/16
Rob Is it me or does Mourinho look like he's wearing lifts in his shoes in the foto up top?
Editor Rob
I wouldn't have said so, but then some sneakers might have a slightly more angled lace section than others.
James said on 18/Sep/16
@Johnson Take under consideration that Ramos is approximately 2 cm shorter than Bale:

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Now see the 2 cm of difference between Ramos and Casillas:
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Are you still convinced that Casillas is a legit 182 cm?
Johnson said on 18/Sep/16
@Mikel He doesn't claim 174 cm
CNROM89 said on 18/Sep/16

Xabi Alonso is taller than Casillas near 1 inches.
heightchecker34 said on 18/Sep/16
Regardless whether Mourinho is in the 174-176 cm range, that video with Anthony Joshua shows just how massive a legit 6'6 guy can look. Jose looks like a little boy in that clip. Its funny in the beginning of the clip when Joshua is running to meet Mourinho, those two guys next to him are even taller than he is! Must be security or part of his entourage.
James said on 18/Sep/16
@Johnson Xabi Alonso is around 182 cm flat, only a bit taller than Casillas.

Casillas along with Cristiano also looks 180 cm:
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HonestSlovene said on 17/Sep/16
He never looked outside 174-177 cm or 5'8.5-5'9.5. I would say 175 cm / 5'9 if not 176.5 cm/ 5'9.5.
Johnson said on 17/Sep/16
@james but this picture can fool us, Xabi Alonso was measured 182.7 and looks similar to Casillas
Mikel said on 17/Sep/16
Jose is ****ed up. He can look even as 170 cm, and sometimes even more than 177 cm.
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If he is taller, why he claims to be 1,74m ? He doesn't seem to be a guy who wants to appear small (short). One of the strangest guy ever, hard to estimate his height.
I guess 170-180 :D
mike said on 17/Sep/16
Jose is more 174cm, he always lools a weak 5'9, but taller than 5'8
cgf said on 16/Sep/16
Those look like elevator shoes...
James said on 16/Sep/16
@Johnson Casillas is 180 cm compared with Gareth Bale
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Johnson said on 16/Sep/16
@Gonzalo I think he is 177 cm similar to Mkhitaryan. Long time not seeing you here you should follow me if you are a freak of heights. I am martitaturas in twitter
HonestSlovene said on 16/Sep/16
@Paul 178 cm They are pretty close to each other - more or less the same height: Click Here
Archie said on 16/Sep/16
He is definitely 5'9, he's got about an inch or 2cm at least on 5'8(173) Henrikh Mkhitaryan,
Gonzalo said on 16/Sep/16
He can look taller than 1,75. More around 1`77-78
Paul 178 cm said on 15/Sep/16
I suppose a comparison with Wayne Rooney - who is a classic 5' 9" (175 cm) guy, would answer this one, Rob.
Paul 178 cm said on 15/Sep/16
Also, looked taller than this with Arsene Wenger. He looked level with Gary Lineker too, so 5' 9.5" is possible - unless, he has a slight footwear boost on occasions...
Paul 178 cm said on 15/Sep/16
Hmm, have you seen Jose with Robbie Williams though? Looked more 177 cm. Unless, Robbie is really closer to 180 cm...
Johnson said on 15/Sep/16
Mourinho and Casillas 182

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184guy said on 15/Sep/16
Hard to see at 5'9 with AJ
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More like 5'8
By the,way
@Rob,how tall do you believe is the security next to Anthony ? I would have guess no less than 6'10
James said on 15/Sep/16
In his autobiography, Zlatan refered to Jose as a "short man with small shoulders". Well, I guess anyone under 6'2" is short to Zlatan :)

Imo he is somewhere between 174-175. Not sure if as low as 173cm.

Btw Rob, is 175cm solid 5'9" to you? I thought it was 176cm. Not sure if you listed some 175cm guys here as 5'8.75" or something like that
Alaba said on 15/Sep/16
I agree, 174.5 cm maximum, although 174 minimum.
Al Pacino said on 15/Sep/16
Click Here photo with an Inter legend- Zanetti, who is 178 cm.
Al Pacino said on 15/Sep/16
I am an Inter fan, so I know him quite a lot. He is wearing sometimes internal lifts or high shoes, sometimes not. It is why he may sometimes appear taller, sometimes not. I was in Appiano Gentile in the open training and his eyes were in the same height as mine, and I am 174 cm in the afternoon. As Andy says, he is no doubt 174, but 175 is a little too much. 174.5 is accurate.
Andy said on 14/Sep/16
My guess is that he's at least 174 cm but no taller than 175 cm, so I would go with 174,5 cm, I'm sure he hasn't lost a fraction of an inch even though he's already 53
Aza said on 14/Sep/16
Is a full inch shorter than 5'9
Editor Rob
actually see him with 6ft 1 Chad Johnson, I would be surprised if only 5ft 8.
GP said on 14/Sep/16
Good listing Rob. Do you think he might wear slight lifts during events or match time? I have noticed that the angle of his feet is higher like it's visible in the above photo.
Editor Rob
he doesn't seem a guy would wear lifts, but those are sometimes the guys who surprise you...
Puma said on 14/Sep/16
He listed 174 on google
No more than 174
Strong 173
Johnson said on 14/Sep/16
Great addition!! I think he is 177 cm (official height)
andre said on 14/Sep/16
he is shorter then that 5ft7.5 barefoot
MDV said on 14/Sep/16
He is listed at 174 cm but he can look even 177 cm sometimes.... not sure he is 5 foot 9
Borats Chicken said on 14/Sep/16
Rob, since He's 5'9 does that make Pep Guardiola near 5'10.75?
Editor Rob
it is arguable for Pep
SpiritCrusher said on 13/Sep/16
Jose is finally here!.

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