Mourinho Magnanimous In Aid Of Bobby Robson Foundation

Jose Mourinho won the FIFA Ballon d’Or World Coach of the Year award in 2010.

Bobby Robson – at St. James’ Park

Jose won the award for leading Inter Milan to a famous treble and the European Champions League in the 2009/2010 season.

And Jose has decided to give the award away in support of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

The Ballon d’Or will be  up for auction in October, and be sold to the highest bidder in an online auction next month to benefit the Foundation.

Bobby Robson’s son, Mark, is simply delighted with the action taken by Jose, who of course was Bobby’s assistant at Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona.

This is what Mark said:

“The entire family is completely astounded by this generous gift from Mr Mourinho,”  We are thrilled and so thankful to him.”

“My dad would have been so proud by the way all the different clubs and football managers around the world are pulling together by contributing such incredible prizes.”

Both Mourinho and new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas were mentored by the great man, who is one of England’s greatest ever football managers.

Bobby managed Ipswich Town from 1969 until 1982, the England National team from 1982 until 1990, and his home town club, Newcastle United,  to some success from 1999 until 2004.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far


    Sep 20, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    If u consider how much that award would mean to Jose (probably the greatest thing he has won thus far for himself) it shows just much much SBR means to him

    I am very impressed by Jose for doing this I must say

  • Saka_Bartoon

    Sep 20, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Thumbs Up Jose.. great done.. Sir Bobby gone but not forgotten

  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #3

    someone posted this as a link for the forrest game

  • gorgonzola

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #4

    I get shivers just thinking of our old manager. Sir Bobby you are legend to the sport, one of the few good guys in the sport too. Man we miss you.

  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #5

    May be ashley will donate his chopper Now

  • gorgonzola

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Indian AHHAHAHAHAH well said…..

  • gorgonzola

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #7

    maybe Ashley will donate his supper now

  • Toon666

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #8

    I loved Bobby Robson, not only because he was a Geordie – he has influenced SO many great players and managers down the years – Mourinho, Villas-Boas, Ronaldo etc etc – it’s almost like his legend rubbed off on them! He had enough “legend” in him to go around…..truly one of the greatest managers to have ever graced the sport of football.

    But more than this – through out it all – he never lost one ounce of humility, stayed firmly grounded and loved his wife and family.

    He is sorely, sorely missed……….

  • Toon666

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #9

    @1 – couldn’t agree more – probably the greatest personal achievement Mourinho has ever received a trophy for – for him to give it away like this really does show the respect Sir Bobby receives from those at the highest level of the game…..

  • Toon666

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #10

    The Sir Bobby Robson documentary is a MUST watch for any football fan out there who hasn’t seen it.

    I’ve watched it 100 times and it still gives me goosebumps…..

  • stuart no9

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #11

    i agree ed, 1 of englands all time greats ,better than fergie.We all know what fergie has achieved in his lifetime as manager, however sir bobby done it at every club he went to,portuguise champions ,twice dutch champs, twice europeanchampions with barca , and very nearly a world cup winner. We all say about players, “to prove yourself you have to maintain that level everywhere you go” the same with managers, thats why i rate him better than fergie, and probably the greatest ever . ( for now)

  • drongo

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #12

    More than one of Englands greats – one of footballs greats.
    SBR touched everyone, wasnt uncommon to have opposition fans singing his name. How many times has that happened to Fergie, Wenger or Jose?

    He kicked every ball and felt every tackle – he was the much loved Grandad of football.

    This is a classy act by Mourinho. Well done sir.

  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #13

    a legend and a gentleman and clearly loved by all who ever encountered him the games greatest person

    thank you mr Mourinho a very generous and thoughtful donation

  • wattos

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #14

    Absolute class by Mourinho, after all he was mentored by the best…

    …hopefully if Newcastle cross swords with one of Mourinho’s teams in the not too distant future (;->) this won’t be forgotten.

  • BigKirky

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #15

    Great gesture by Jose. We love you Bobby!

  • wallsendken

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #16

    110% Respect

  • lekech

    Sep 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #17

    I am so proud to support the team of which SBR had once graced…


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