Mourinho vs Guardiola

Guardiola vs Mourinho: Stats, Trophies and Records

Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are two great football coaches that are often compared. Rightly so, they both are very successful. Therefore, there is a need for the Guardiola vs Mourinho in terms of trophies, head-to-head, and other stats.

In this post, Soofootball dives into comparison of both managers in some key areas.

However, before going into details, here is a summary of Guardiola vs Mourinho stat.

Guardiola vs Mourinho Stats in Summary

  • Mourinho won the World best coach award at 4 different clubs – Porto (2003), Real Madrid (2011), Inter Milan (2009) and Chelsea (2004).
  • Guardiola won the World Best Coach award 2 times at just Barcelona.
  • Pep has won 32 major trophies compared to Mourinho’s 25.
  • Guardiola won 48% of his matches against Mourinho. The Portuguese on the other hand won just 28%.
  • Guardiola’s teams scored 33% more goals (45) than Mourinho’s (33).
  • Jurgen Klopp has beaten Guardiola the most – 10 times.
  • Guardiola has beaten Mourinho the most – 12 times.

Now, let’s dive deep into the Guardiola vs Mourinho comparison.

Guardiola vs Mourinho Personal Accolade

CoachName of Personal AccoladeNo. of personal accolades won
Jose MourinhoWorld best coach4
Pep GuadiolaWorld best coach2

Personal accolades are another way to define how good a coach can be.

In this case of Mourinho vs Guardiola, it is obvious that the Portuguese has more personal accolades than the Spanish tactician.

Interestingly, Pep only won these personal accolades during his time at Barcelona after winning the Champions League.

Mourinho on the other hand won the World best coach award at 4 different clubs – Porto (2003), Real Madrid (2011), Inter Milan (2009) and Chelsea (2004).

Guardiola vs Mourinho Trophies

Name of CoachNumbers of Trophies won
Guardiola32
Mourinho25

Pep has won 32 major trophies compared to Mourinho’s 25.

In this case, we only considered trophies won as head manager, not as assistant or coaching staff.

If all trophies won as assistants and coaching staff were considered, both managers would be on par – 32 Trophies apiece.

Mourinho vs Guardiola trophies won chart

Mourinho’s tenure as assistant at Barcelona and at Porto during the 90’s earned him some trophies.

From another angle, one could also argue that Mourinho has won trophies in more difficult circumstances than Pep.

In a nutshell, the Guardiola vs Mourinho trophies comparison is 32:25.

Guardiola vs Mourinho Head-to-head

ManagerMatchesWDLGoals
Guardiola25126745
José Mourinho25761233

Mourinho and Guardiola have faced off 25 times but Guardiola has had a better head-to-head record.

Guardiola won 12 times compared to Mourinho’s 7.

To put things to perspective, Guardiola won 48% of his matches against Mourinho. The Portuguese on the other hand won just 28%.

Again, Guardiola’s teams scored 33% more goals (45) than Mourinho’s (33).

Mourinho vs Guardiola Head to Head stats chart

Pep vs Mourinho Documentary

If you are interested to know more about the Pep vs Mourinho Documentary (rivalry), watch the video below.

Mourinho vs Guardiola: Who is better?

So, here comes the big question – Mourinho vs Guardiola: Who is better? Well, going by the overall numbers; H2h, Trophies won and accolades, Pep seem to be better.

However, from the broader perspective, Mourinho achieved success in more difficult circumstances that Pep.

For instance, Chelsea had not won the League for 50 years until joined. Inter Milan had not won a treble before until Mourinho arrived.

Everyone knows how incredibly difficult it is to win the Champions League with a small club. Well, Mou did with Porto in 2004 and had since never been to a Champions League final.

Mourinho vs Guardiola FAQs Answered

How many times has Mourinho beaten Guardiola?

Mourinho has beaten Guardiola just 7 times out of 25 meetings. Guardiola on the other hand won 12 times.

Who has won more trophies Jose or Pep?

Well, Pep has won more major trophies than Jose Mourinho – 32 to 25 to precise.

Which manager has beaten Guardiola the most?

ManagerMatches Against GuardiolaNo. of times Guardiola is beaten
Jürgen Klopp2410
José Mourinho257
Mauricio Pochettino224
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer94
Arsène Wenger143
Thomas Tuchel103
Carlo Ancelotti83
Nuno Espírito Santo83
Antonio Conte53
*Data as of May 2022*

Obviously, Jürgen Klopp has beaten Guardiola 10 times – more than any other manager.

After Jürgen Klopp, Mourinho is Guardiola’s next nightmare manager after losing to the Portuguese 7 times.

Which manager has beaten Mourinho the most?

ManagerMatches Against MourinhoNo. of times Mourinho is beaten
Pep Guardiola2512
Jürgen Klopp137
Rafael Benítez196
Mark Hughes204
Mauricio Pochettino164
Manuel Pellegrini154
Massimiliano Allegri104
Carlo Ancelotti94
Antonio Conte74

From the table above, it is clear that Pep Guardiola is the coach that has beaten Mourinho more than any other manager.

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Mourinho has lost to Guardiola 12 times in 25 meetings.

Jürgen Klopp is Mourinho’s net worst enemy having lost to the German 7 times in 13 outings.

Is Guardiola the best coach in the world?

Guardiola is a great manager and has won the Champions League twice. Get more info about Guardiola’s Champions League stats.

Also, Guardiola as won a trophy in every place he’s been to.

However, some sections of the fans say Financial Fairplay rule works in Manchester City’s favor and that Guardiola only won the Champions League because he had Messi in his team.

Final thought

The Mourinho vs Guardiola rivalry is one of the best things in football. It is interesting.

Both Managers are very successful and are like the benchmark for other Coaches.

While Mourinho vs Guardiola rivalry stands out, there is one man name is in between their rivalry. This man beaten both managers soundly.

Should Jürgen Klopp not be given more recognition and attention in modern football?

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