Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are two great football coaches that are often compared head to head. Rightly so, they both are very successful. Therefore, there is a need for Pep Guardiola vs Mourinho in terms of trophies, head-to-head, and other stats.
In this post, Soofootball dives into a comparison of both managers in some key areas.
However, before going into details, here is a summary of Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho head to head stats.
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 36 major trophies compared to Mourinho’s 26.
- 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
|Coach||Name of Personal Accolade||No. of personal accolades won|
|Jose Mourinho||World best coach||4|
|Pep Guardiola||World best coach||2|
Personal accolades are another way to define how good a coach can be.
In the case of Mourinho vs Guardiola, it is obvious that the Portuguese have 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 Coach||Number of Trophies won|
Pep has won 36 major trophies compared to Mourinho’s 26. Most recently, Guardiola won a treble of the Premier League, FA Cup, and the elusive Champions League in the 2022/23 season with Man City.
In this case, we only considered trophies won as head manager, not as assistant or coaching staff.
Mourinho’s tenure as an assistant at Barcelona and at Porto during the ’90s 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 36:26.
Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho Head-to-head
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 in 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).
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 Pep Guardiola: Who is better? Going by the overall numbers, head to head, Trophies won, and accolades, Pep seems to be better.
However, from a broader perspective, Mourinho succeeded in more difficult circumstances than Pep.
For instance, Chelsea had not won the League for 50 years until Mou 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. Mou did with Porto in 2004 and the club has since never been to a Champions League final.
Although Pep Guardiola has now won a treble with Manchester City, one could argue that his spending spree is a crucial factor.
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 – 36 to 26 to be precise.
Who has spent more money, Pep or Mourinho?
|Manager||Total Players Signed||Total Amount Spent On transfer|
Jose Mourinho, so far, has spent over €1.7Billion on the transfer of a total of 377 players. On the other hand, Pep has spent about €1Billion on 120 players in total.
It is important to mention that out of Mourinho’s 377 players bought, 107 were free transfers, while Guardiola only purchased just 36 players with fees; others were free transfers.
Which manager has beaten Guardiola the most?
|Manager||Matches Against Guardiola||No. of times Guardiola is beaten|
|Ole Gunnar Solskjaer||9||4|
|Nuno Espírito Santo||8||3|
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?
|Manager||Matches Against Mourinho||No. of times Mourinho is beaten|
From the table above, it is clear that Pep Guardiola is the coach that has beaten Mourinho more than any other manager.
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 has 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 favour and that Guardiola only won the Champions League because he had Messi in his team.
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’s name in between their rivalry. This man has beaten both managers soundly.
Should Jürgen Klopp not be given more recognition and attention in modern football?
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