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Facts about Matilda Faria, Jose Mourinho's wife

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Matilde Faria is the wife of the Portuguese professional football manager and former football player, José Mourinho. Read on to find out more facts about Matilda Faria.

Matilda Faria is an Angolan-Portuguese born in Angola. She grew up in Setúbal, Portugal, where she met the Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho. The first interesting

fact about Matilda Faria

is that while growing up, she lived only one street away from her now husband, Jose Mourinho.

The couple started dating shortly after they met when they were only teenagers. Matilda and Jose met and fell in love, and they tied the knot a little while later. They were barely 18 when they got married in 1989. They have been married happily ever since.

The followings are some lesser-known facts about Matilde Faria, Jose Mourinho’s wife:

Since the couple got together, they have been through everything as a duo. Matilde has never backed out on Jose. Moreover, Jose also has been open about how supportive his family is.

Matilde Faria biography

Matilde Faria was born on 14 August 1965 meaning that

Matilde Faria’s age

is 55.

Matilde Faria parents

are both humanitarian aid workers in South African country, Angola. Matilde was also born in Angola but she moved to Setubal and grew up there. There is not enough information about

Matilde Faria childhood

.

Matilde and Jose were in the same neighborhood and met each other when they were young. The couple was sweethearts and dated for a few years through high school. In 1989, they got married before they reached the age 18.

Jose Mourinho, born as José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix,is currently the manager and the head coach of

Premier League

club

Tottenham Hotspur

. Prior to Tottenham Hotspur he has had managed many valuable clubs such as:

Inter Milan

,

Chelsea

,

Manchester City

, and

Real Madrid

.

The Portuguese manager has managed to win many major trophies throughout his professional career. Therefore, he is known to be one of the best managers of all time.

Portugal’s, Jose Mourinho, is a highly successful manager. As a manager, Mourinho has won 25 major honours, making him one of the most successful managers of all time.

Matilde Faria children

Regarding

Matilde Faria children

, it’s worth mentioning that Jose and Matilde had their first child in 1996. Among interesting facts about Matilde Faria is that she named her daughter Matilde!

She grew up in Portugal alongside her brother, Jose Mario Jr. who was born on 2 February 2000. Matilde is nicknamed ‘Tita’ by friends and family.

It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the reports show that she has studied at

the University of the Arts in London and the Camberwell College of Arts.

Jose Mario Mourinho Jr., the Tottenham Hotspur manager, was born in Barcelona, Spain when his father was managing his first team,

Benfica

, in Lisbon, Portugal.

He started playing football as a goalkeeper for Chelsea and Real Madrid’s youth side. It’s interesting to know that his grandfather was also a goalkeeper and later became a manager like Mourinho. In 2016, he signed a two-year contract with

Fulham

. A year later he had ankle injury and left Fulham by mutual consent in April 2017 and became a free agent.

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Matilde Faria’s social media

Regarding

Matilde Faria’s social media

, it should be mentioned that Matilde keeps a low profile personal life that’s why she is not very active on any social media but he daughter is popular through her social accounts.

Matilde’s daughter, Tita, has an Instagram account under the name

@matildefmf

with over 35k followers. She posts pictures of herself and her adorable pet dog. She also promotes her jewelry products. She is the founder of

@matilde.jewellery

which has a little over 2k followers on Instagram.

The upcoming Instagram star is a social butterfly and loves to party in London with other celebrities and her friends. There’s not much information about her personal life and her relationships but she has been seen with the Irish singer and songwriter Niall Horan in 2015.

The young singer, 21, was seen partying together with the daughter of the Portuguese manager, 18, until early hours in the morning. However, a source close to Horan said, “They’re not dating, they’re just friends.”

Horan has been close to the family through charity games. Even one time when his knee was broken and had to be reconstructed, Jose tricked the medical staff into believing that he is one of the players and he needs him to get well soon.

The Irish singer recalls, “Jose... [he's a] great man. I really enjoyed his company. I got to know him when I had my knee reconstructed about three or four seasons ago. I needed to have some rehab done to get back on tour - this was December and I had to be back on tour in May - and I'd basically had a knee reconstruction.

“I had Jose Mourinho's details from when I and the One Direction lads went to visit the Real Madrid training ground when he was manager at the time. I got in touch with him and he invited me down the [Chelsea] training ground, and he told the doctors I was one of his players and he needs me back fit.

“I ended up spending every day there for four months with all the players - I became part of the furniture!”

Matilde Faria’s love story

José may be a great manager and hype his team up easily, but there are always scandals and rumors about famous people even the most successful ones. Keep on reading to find out more facts about Matilde Faria

and scandals about his husband’s affairs.

Although Matilde Faria and Jose Mourinho has been married for over 30 years now, they’ve been involved in some pretty serious controversies many times. There have been rumors that Jose Mourinho has been unfaithful to his wife, more than once.

In 2007, just after he got fired from Chelsea, it was reported that Jose Mourinho had an affair with Elsa Sousa. She had an interview with the magazine and shared some details about how Jose has treated her. She claimed that Jose has fed her chocolate-chip cookies while listening to the song ‘Everything I Do, I Do It for You’ by Bryan Adams.

An amazing

fact about Matilde Faria

is that she stood beside her husband and claimed that these proclamations are all fake and made up.

Three years later in 2010, another rumor spread. A woman from Kenya, South Africa, called Lelesit Silvan, claimed that she had an affair with the Portuguese manager. She said that they had met during Mourinho’s stay in Diani, Kenya and even they’ve had been to a number of trips to Poland.

Moreover, Silvan even said that Jose wanted to divorce his wife and had asked her to marry him. Once again, Matilde and Jose denied everything without getting into any detail.

Fans and press are just waiting for opportunities to make rumors about everything they see and don’t see! Another rumor spreading about Jose was that he and Matilde has split up, because one-time Jose appeared in without wearing his wedding ring.

This was just a few months after it was revealed that Jose has been having secret friendship with an IT manager.

The married dad of two and husband of Matilde met Prue Carter-Robinson, 41, eight years ago. They first met when Mourinho was managing Real Madrid in 2010-2013. She is an IT professional and currently she is working for IBM.

In September 2010, a picture of Prue Carter and Jose Mourinho in Madrid, Spain got leaked to the public. He first met Prue when manager of Real Madrid from 2010-2013.

A news agency was constantly making reports about them being in a relationship and going on luxurious holidays together around the world. However, both Carter-Robinson and Mourinho denied everything and refused to expose the details to their friendship to public’s eyes.

In December 2018, Mourinho tried a legal challenge to stop the magazine which started revealing the friendship. But he was unsuccessful to do so.

Jose Mourinho as a family man

Jose Mourinho once went to GQ Awards red carpet and took his daughter with him. He won the Editor's Special Award, Men of the Year won by other legends such as David Beckham.

The teenager made heads turn at the GQ Awards red carpet as she glided on the red carpet while wearing her form-fitting black velvet dress with plunging neckline and showing off her toned legs and deep tanned skin. As expected, Mourinho was protective of her daughter and moved with her like magnets.

Even, the 18-year-old teenager, Tita, herself confessed that her protective father stood besides her with his arm around her and a protective look on his face.

“During my career I've received a few awards and I always know why: because I win football matches,” the successful Portuguese football manager said after winning the award at his acceptance speech. “This is the first award where I get it and I don't know why.”

He also loves spending time with his son. Jose Mario Jr. nicknamed ‘Zuca’ by family and friends, spent a work experience placement with his father at Old Trafford. The 18-year-old Zuca went to the

Manchester United

match with his father and Manchester United’s coaching staff.

Zuca observed his father leading the team through a 2-0 win over Swansea City. He even had his own kit prepared for him with his initials ZM printed on his black Adidas tracksuit and the bottoms which were distributed to staff and players.

He had the weekend off from school so his father invited him to game. The youngster has close relations with his father and they share the same love for football. Zuca has been to other games too.

He was on the touchline for Manchester United's Europa League final last season, where his father gave him a big hug after the Red Devils drew 1-1 with Celta Vigo and reached the Europe League final.

An important fact about Matilde Faria and his husband is that they both are practicing Catholics and raised their children as Catholics too. About his religion as Roman-Catholic Mourinho said: “I believe totally, clearly. Every day I pray; every day I speak with Him.

I don't go to the church every day, not even every week. I go when I feel I need to. And when I'm in Portugal, I always go.”

Mourinho affair with Prue Carter-Robinson

A quite noticeable fact about Matilde Faria is that her husband has been involved in an affair with an IT manager named Prue Carter-Robinson. She was born on 16 June, 1977 in Westminster, United Kingdom. She is not an only child, she has an older brother, who is a real estate agent.

Her father is a professional Technical executive and her mother is an interior designer. She went to ‘The Gray Coat Hospital’ secondary school at her hometown, Westminster.  After graduating from school, she started working at the marketing and communications company Young & Rubicam Group as an IT Compliance Officer in 2006.

Her work basically was to deal with the local IT departments and finance managers of the company. Two years later in February 2008, she got a raise and was promoted to become the European Solution Architect Manager of the company. She was later responsible for holding funds for business generating projects.

She was working with IT managers and drove the company towards success. However, she quit in December 2010 and joined ‘Westbourne Terrace management Services Ltd.’

As a service delivery manager in January 2011, her job was to supervise and oversee IT expenditure of the company. After finishing 3 years and 5 months there, she resigned from the job.

In May 2014, she joined the media and communication firm WPP. She was the regional implementation lead with job of creating different project plans. She was given the responsibility to communicate with the project stakeholders to make sure they are satisfied with the result of the projects.

She also quit this job of hers in February 2015 and went to work for IBM in March 2015 which is where she is still working at. She worked there as the regional implementation lead. Later on, she was promoted and asked to work as the global project manager from August 2016 to May 2018.

After that period and successfully completing her duties as the global manager she went back to her previous job. Her net worth is approximately around $2 million US dollars.

She has been living in her £1.2 million home in North London since taking some time off in 2018 to relax.

Matilde Faria’s medical issues

Just like Matilde’s supportive acts, Jose has been supportive of his wife too. He showed his love and support to her when she was rushed to ER.

In late December 2016, when Matilde was undergoing an emergency operation, he immediately went to Lisbon from London. He went there twice in two days with his private jet to be by her side.

She was having her treatment in Hospital DE Sao Jose, which is a private clinic within the state-owned Central Lisbon University Hospital Centre.

The surgery was following another operation she had before due to complications of a prior illness, supposedly cancer which was at first thought to be a success. After her surgery, right before Christmas, she was diagnosed with much more problematic illness and had to undergo another surgery.

There wasn’t much information revealed about that but we know before the operation she had complained about pain and fatigue in her body. The devoted husband and head couch, Mourinho, was traveling to Lisbon and Manchester back and forth for visiting his wife and finishing his football duties at the same time.

He flew to Lisbon on December 28

th

and returned to his team the same day. The next day he had a training session with his team, after that he headed back to Lisbon once again and went back to Manchester later that day because he had to hold a press conference next morning.

Later in August 2017, busy manager of Manchester City at the time, was with his colleague Ricardo Formosinho when he posted an Instagram post of his wife.

He was holding a picture of his wife who was now behind her medical complications in London with their two young children, and wished her a happy birthday which he wrote it in Portuguese.

All the effort and love shown in the last month of 2016 and early months in 2017 by Mourinho, surely put all the rumors out. Rumors aside, Jose is known for being devoted both to work and his family.

Mourinho also said about his wife: “The secret in everything is love. If you are successful in any job, I believe it is because you are in love with that job. And if you have a successful family it is because people are in love with each other. Love is the basic.”

Matilde Faria personal life

The Portuguese manager is surely a family man. He once said in an interview that his wife and kids are at the center of his life. Mourinho has repeatedly mentioned that he is focusing on his commitment to be a good father.

In 2018, he admitted: “My wife and my son and my daughter have the biggest influence on me, that’s for sure.

“And why? Because they are the bosses and control everything in the house! And in relation to my job, they don’t try to influence me but at the end of the day they have a big influence because when it comes to make big decisions – where to go, where to work, when to change – on this kind of thing they have a big influence on me.”

To put more focus on how his wife influences her, there’s an interesting fact to know about Matilde Faria. In 2014, for instance, Mourinho was offered a job in England and he was convinced to take it, meaning the family had to travel all over again to England from Portugal where they were originally living.

However, Matilde talked him out of it. She believed the offer was not good enough for the family. Jose explained: “Lampard, Terry, Joe Cole, everybody, was saying, ‘Come, come, come. My players said, ‘The guys from Manchester United and

Liverpool

call us and say to us: Tell your boss to come.’ I had lots of positive things to push me.

“It was the right decision. We are talking about seven years ago … and I cannot wait two years for a big competition. I cannot be spending two years playing against Kazakhstan and San Marino.

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Jose backed his wife up, “My wife told me not to take it and she was right.

It was not the job for me seven years ago, it’s not the job for me now and I don’t think it will be the job for me in seven years’ time. Maybe in 15 years from now but not seven.”

Right now, however, the family lives in their lavish $31 million Belgravia mansion in London while Mourinho is the manager of Tottenham Hotspur. The

As much as Mourinho is a great dad and a husband, he is a really successful manager too. He motivates his players and has close relations with them. Here is a letter he wrote to his team to motivate them before matches.

“From here each practice, each game, each minute of your social life must center on the aim of being champions," Mourinho wrote. "First-teamer will not be a correct word. I need all of you. You need each other. We are a TEAM." Not just that, he also spelled out an equation at the end of the letter: "Motivation + Ambition + Team + Spirit = SUCCESS.”

Matilda Faria charity works

Another

fact about Matilda Faria

is that since 2014, she has helped her husband, Jose, in his multiple charitable works. José Mourinho was selected as a Global Ambassador of the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) in that year. Matilde has been travelling around the world with her husband and has participated in different initiatives taken by the program to wipe out world hunger.

Jose has managed many clubs far from home. While he is away in other countries, Matilde works as a humanitarian aid worker in Setubal, in her local neighborhood. Her parents also have been working as humanitarians there. She visits his husband in London from time to time and supports him in different events.

Matilda Faria net worth and salary

Regarding

Matilda Faria net worth and salary

, it should be mentioned that

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her husband’s net worth is estimated at $100 million (£80m) by different sources, though some estimates place the figure significantly lower.

 

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