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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho now has four Guinness World Records to his name

Ed Ran
Jose Mourinho Guinness World Records 2016
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho with his four Guinness World Records certificates (Image courtesy Guinness World Records’ official Twitter handle)

While defending Premier League champions Chelsea languish in 13th place in the EPL table after four games of the 2015/16 season, Blues boss Jose Mourinho has a lot on his plate. The West London side have only won one game so far, losing two and conceding a total of 9 goals so far.

While the Portuguese boss has not been in the best of moods over the past month with a terrible start and a fiasco with his medical staff compounding problems, he was pleasantly surprised when he was told that his name had been entered in the 2016 Guinness Book of World Records. And not just one record – Mourinho is now the proud holder of four world records.

The four Guinness world records Mourinho now holds are:

  1. Most points in a Premier League season – Chelsea had finished the 2004/05 season with 95 points when they won the title with 29 wins, eight draws and only one defeat.
  2. Fewest goals conceded in a season – Chelsea had conceded only 15 goals in the 2004/05 campaign.
  3. Most unbeaten games at home in the EPL – Chelsea went 77 games without losing at Stamford Bridge under Mourinho (in two different stints)
  4. Youngest manager to reach 100 Champions League games – Mourinho was aged 49 years and 12 days and was Real Madrid boss at the time when his side played Manchester City in 2012

Never imagined getting into the Guinness Book of World Records: Mourinho

The two-time Champions League winner, now 52, was given the certificates at Cobham, where Chelsea train. All four certificates were framed and will now reside in his office.

"The fact that I can hang these awards in my office is nice,” Mourinho said.

"It’s something fun and, as a kid, you could never imagine that one day you would be in Guinness World Records Book. I’m now more focused on winning the next game than on what I’ve done in the last 10 or 15 years."

Mourinho is not the only person from Chelsea to hold a Guinness World Record. Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who replaced Petr Cech this summer, also holds a Guinness World Record for the longest goal ever scored.

Asmir Begovic Guinness World Record
Asmir Begovic hold the Guinness World Record for the longest goal scored

Other key football records in 2016 book

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure goes into the book after winning the African Player of the Year Award four consecutive times. Francesco Totti also became the oldest player to score in the Champions League when he was aged 38 years and 59 days – a free kick against CSKA Moscow last season.

Rogerio Ceni also entered the record books for most goals scored by a goalkeeper (124 goals). Meanwhile, no San Marino footballer will be rushing to get their certificate as they now have the most consecutive international losses – 61 matches.

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