Man Utd Boss Jose Mourinho Has Street Named After Him In Hometown Of Setubal, Portugal (Photo)

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Granted a fortnight of freedom by the ongoing international lull, Jose Mourinho returned home to Portugal to receive a special honour on Tuesday.

In gratitude for his services to football, the Manchester United manager now has a street named after him in his hometown of Setubal.

Looking back at Week 15 in the Portuguese League

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Week 15 saw Benfica maintain their two point lead over Porto as the season hit the midway point. Benfica earned a convincing 4-1 win over Setubal while Porto stayed pace with a 2-0 win over Rio Ave. In what amounted to the game of the week, Braga defeated Sporting 2-1 to move into sole spot of third place in the Portuguese league as Sporting drop to fourth.

Looking Back at Week 7 in the Portuguese League

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Week 7 started off in Setubal where the home side won 2-1 to keep visiting Rio Ave winless on the season. Benfica then took it to Pacos Ferreira hammering the visiters 4-1 on Saturday. Sunday started with a few stumbles from clubs at the top of the league as Maritimo drew on the road 2-2 with Feirense and Braga suffered their first loss of the season 1-0 to Uniao de Leiria.

Looking back at Week 5 in the Portuguese League

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Week 5 took off on Friday with Gil Vicente scoring a late marker to draw against Olhanense, Nacional then earned their first victory of the season with a 1-0 win over Pacos Ferreira moving them out of the basement in Portugal. Sunday had Maritimo jump into fourth spot in the Portuguese League with their 3-1 win over Leiria.

Week 4 commences with Porto win over Setubal

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Week 4 starts off in the same fashion for defending Champions FC Porto with the club earning their fourth straight victory of this short season. Setubal held the Dragons off the board as long as they could going into the half scoreless but Joao Moutinho scored just seven minutes into the second half when his long shot found its way past Diego Costa.

Liverpool Agree Fee For Cissokho

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According to reports in French daily newspaper, Le Parisien, Liverpool has agreed a fee with Lyon for left back Aly Cissokho.
The paper reports that the 23 year old French international, who saw a move to AC Milan fall through in 2009 over dental issues, will cost the big spending Anfield club 8.

Aurélien Collin signs with Sporting Kansas City (interview)

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Collin talks about signing with Kansas City...Sporting Kansas City and Aurélien Collin have agreed to terms and are only waiting for his ITC (International Transfer Certificate) for him to be eligible to play. The French defender most recently played for Vitoria Setubal in Portugal."We think he will be a solid addition, and his experience in a number of different countries will bring a

Aurelian Collin Signed

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Today on Twitter, Robb Heineman announced that Sporting KC had a new player coming in. Aurelian Collin, who had been rumored to be coming to the club back in December by The Daily Wiz has apparently been signed. Collin is a 25 year old French defender who most recently played with Vitoria Setubal in Portugal, where he signed a 2 year contract in 2009.

Setubal open Week 15 with shootout win over Portimonense

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Setubal have opened Week 15 of the Portuguese League with a shootout victory over Portimonense, marking the half way point of the season for both clubs as they hover around the bottom of the league.Setubal's Pitbull converted a penalty kick at the 15th minute mark after Valdomiro was dragged down in the box.

Academica defeat Setubal as Week 12 commences

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Academica opened Week 12 of the Portuguese League with a 1-0 victory on the road over Setubal as Diogo Valente tapped in a pass into an empty net just three minutes into the encounter and the club hung on the rest of the way moving themselves into 4th spot in the campaign.FC Porto get set to travel to Lisbon and take on Sporting in this weeks key encounter as the Dragons look to maintain

Liga ZON Sagres kicks off to a slow but surprising start

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By Dominic Vieira, writing from Lisbon

The Portuguese league lifted off last weekend with few goals but many unexpected wins. There were surprise defeats for defending champions Benfica and city rivals Sporting. Title challengers FC Porto and Braga were victorious.

FC Porto: Mini Mourinho follows in mentor’s footsteps

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André Villas-Boas was Jose Mourinho's former assistant at Porto, Chelsea and Inter and has been announced as the new manager of FC Porto. Villas-Boas left his role as Academica boss in Portugal's top division to replace Jesualdo Ferreira as manager at the Estadio Dragao.

Sporting rally for the victory

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Sporting made a rally in the second half to earn a victory over Setubal after falling behind in the first half. Collin's marker early in the first half had Setubal ahead 1-0 but two goals ten minutes apart in the second half, one from a Moutinho penalty and the other from Postiga, who scored his first goal of the year.

Setubal fans heading on road trip for the Algarve

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Setubal fans are heading on a road trip as they head off to Algarve for Setubal's encounter this weekend with Olhanense. This is Setubal's first game on the road against Olhanense since 1975 and the fans look to enjoy the rare encounter during the Easter Weekend. The organization has stated that they are providing 30 buses for the fans to travel to the game as the club has sold over 1800

FC Porto win in Hulk's return

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FC Porto made it a memorable return for striker Hulk who returned to action for the first time in the Portuguese League after serving a three month suspension. FC Porto traveled to Lisbon to take on cellar dwellers Belenenses and Hulk made his impact known to everyone scoring on a shot at the 51st minute and setting up Falcao's goal with a cross in the 83rd minute.

FC Porto close ground on league leader

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FC Porto have closed the gap on league leader Benfica and Braga after a 2-0 victory today over last place Setubal. FC Porto got first half goals from Ernesto Farias and Varela and it was all they needed in this home victory. Porto now trail Benfica and Braga by one point for the league lead and will take on Benfica in the next round of Superliga action at the Estadio da Luz

Manuel Fernandes to lead Setubal

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Manuel Fernandes looks headed to Setubal to become the head coach. Fernandes is currently the coach of Uniao Leiria and is working on a termination agreement with the club to move to Setubal and coach for the next three years. Setubal President Fernando Oliveira is said to have landed his man, as he is a big Fernandes supporter, look for Setubal to make the announcement official any day now.

Braga continue magical run atop Superliga

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Braga continue their fine form in the Portuguese League with a commanding 2-0 victory over Setubal. Paulo Cesar and Hugo Viana scored for Braga in the second half as Braga's perfect run to the season stays intact. Braga are 7-0-0 with two of the victories coming against two of the big three.

Cardozo scores three as Benfica win by touchdown

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Benfica came out flying in this game against Setubal with a crushing defeat in what turned into one of Benfica's most dominant performances in years. Benfica had a 5-0 halftime lead over Setubal before coasting to an 8-1 win. Oscar Cardozo with the hat trick, Pablo Aimar, Luisao, Ramires, Nuno Gomes and Javi Garcia got all the markers for Benfica with one of Cardozo's three being scored on a

Setubal pick up Porto's Kazmierczak

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Setubal have picked up little used Porto midfielder Kazmierczak and signed him for the upcoming season. Kazmierczak should pick up plenty of playing time with Setubal who's current midfield is bare

Weekend Friendlies Round Up

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The Friendlies are starting to pick up with many of the top portuguese clubs in action over the weekend. We will start with defending champions FC Porto pulling off a 3-1 victory over Tourizense on two markers from Hulk and another from Mariano with Figa scoring for Tourizense. Setubal defeated Atletico Cacem 5-0, Keita and severino each scored a pair with Regula providing the other marker.

The potential Final Standings in Portugal

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The Portuguese Superliga is down to its final five games and we take a look at what the final Top 10 Standings might look like:FC Porto: Home- Setubal, Nacional, Trofense Road- Maritimo, BragaPrediction: Porto go 3-0-0 at home and 0-1-1 on the road with loss to Braga.Final Standings: 20-3-7 Total Points: 67Sporting: Home- Amadora, Setubal, Nacional Road- Academica, MaritimoPrediction:

Jose Mourinho

PICTURE: Mourinho has road named after him

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Jose Mourinho has had a road named after him Setubal, a suburb of Lisbon where he grew up. He has spoken of his pride and emotion at the unveiling.

I come to Setubal because I love Setubal. Because my friends call me Ze and leave the 'Special One' bullshit. I am very grateful. I trade tributes for victories and this is the only one I wouldn't trade.

Jose Mourinho To Have Street In Hometown Of Setubal Named After Him

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By Chris Wright

Don't you just hate it when you get trapped inside an evil mirror by mistake?

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is to have a street named after him in his hometown of Setubal after the town hall decided to honour the Portugeezer's achievements over the past decade, i.


Jose Mourinho disrespected with only one street to be named after him in his hometown

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Following Real Madrid's 3-1 win against Barcelon at the Camp Nou in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal, Jose Mourinho's hometown of Setubal, Portugal has unanimously voted to name a street after him. This might seem like a nice gesture, but given Mourinho's unprecedented success in four different leagues across Europe, he clearly deserves to have the whole continent named after him.

Circo Murigno

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Parla. Parla sempre, parla troppo. Come si dice: la libertà è un bene prezioso, ed è proprio nella libertà che si scoprono illustri pensatori, ma anche perfetti idioti. E la libertà è anche la possibilità di dire idiozie.

L'uomo di Setubal in Italia ha trovato un Paese libero, con tante imperfezioni, vero, ma fondamentalmente libero.

Calcio, Inter: Mourinho spegne le candeline: "Juve ko il mio regalo"

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Buon compleanno a Josè Mourinho.
Il tecnico nerazzurro compie 47 anni e, dopo aver festeggiato la vittoria nel derby, si prepara oggi a vivere questa giornata lieta insieme alla società e ai calciatori ad Appiano Gentile.
Ma il pensiero va a giovedì e alla sfida di Coppa Italia contro la Juve.

Calcio, squadre: Mourinho si scaglia contro Lippi: "Ci manca di rispetto". la risposta del Ct: "Era solo un pronostico"

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Dopo aver colpito giornalisti e tecnici, ora Josè Mourinho, tecnico portoghese dell'Inter campione d'Italia, di una delle squadre di calcio più forti attualmente, se la prende anche con il selezionatore azzurro, Marcello Lippi.

Oggetto della diatriba alcune affermazioni del ct, che aveva individuato nella Juventus la squadra destinata a vincere lo scudetto, quest'anno.

Calcio, squadre: Colpo Inter, dal Bayern arriva Lucio. Triennale per il capitano della Seleção

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Un gran colpo, quello firmato dall'Inter. Mourinho può essere ora davvero soddisfatto. Infatti, ha ottenuto il rinforzo in difesa che chiedeva. Non è il suo pupillo Carvalho, ma ugualmente si tratta di un giocatore di grande spessore e caratura internazionale, oltre che carattere e determinazione in ogni gara nella quale è sceso in campo nelle squadre di calcio che lo hanno visto protagonista.


Benfica Double Act Maxi Pereira & Axel Witsel Debut Sneaky Throw-In Ruse (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Time for a cunning stunt now, in which Benfica ne'er-do-wells Maxi Pereira and Axel 'not Alex' Witsel debut their new 'Just tying my laces, honest guvnor!' throw-in trick against Vitoria Setubal...

Ooh, you sneaky devils!

"Why I oughta.

Video: Taking a quick throw with your unsuspecting team-mate

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Sneaky throw Benfica's Maxi Pereira was eager to launch an attack after winning a throw-in level with opponents Vitoria Setubal's six-yard box. His team-mate Axel Witsel wasn't in any such rush and was happy to take his time while tying his laces. Pereira didn't want to hang around and decided to throw the ball against [.

The Rest

DTotD: Setubal goalkeeper headbutts Porto penalty scorer then falls over with pretend injury

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Porto commenced their Portuguese Liga title defense at home to Setubal on Sunday evening, but things got off to a bad start when Brazilian forward Rafael Martins put the visitors ahead in the 14th minute.

Early in the second half, Porto equalized courtesy of a penalty from Josué. As the diminutive Portuguese midfielder ran to pick the ball from the net, however, he was obstructed and then headbutted by Setubal goalkeeper Pawel Kieszek.

João Silva: matador de pólvora seca

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Muito se falou nesta jornada das perdidas incríveis de Cardozo no Marítimo-Benfica e de Élio no jogo entre Beira-Mar e FC Porto por terem acontecido nos encontros mais mediáticos. Talvez por este motivo, o incrível falhanço de João Silva na partida entre Vitória de Setúbal e Feirense tenha passado mais despercebido, mas é verdadeiramente de bradar aos céus.

What To Watch This Weekend, Part 1: Friday Sept 9

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De Silvestri of Lazio vs Pato of Milan (Stadio Olimpico in Roma, 1 Feb 2009). (Photo by New Press/Getty Images)"

We've been persusing this weekend's list of televised matches and we're coming across a lot to recommend. So as we continue whittling down the list for Saturday and Sunday, here are two matches today that you might tune in for.

Carra Out To Equal Record

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Jamie Carragher will equal Emlyn Hughes's club record of 45 appearances in the competition if he figures in tonight's Europa League clash with SC Braga at Anfield. Here are all the rest of the big match stats.
Liverpool's European record (overall): Pld 327 Won 185 Drawn 71 Lost 71
Liverpool's record in Fairs/UEFA Cup/Europa League: Pld 116 Won 64 Drawn 28 Lost 24
The Reds have won 7 and drawn 1 of the previous 9 meetings with Portuguese opponents at Anfield.