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5 players who have scored the most goals under Jose Mourinho across his career

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most goals for Jose Mourinho
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most goals for Jose Mourinho / Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/GettyImages

Jose Mourinho is one of the most successful managers in football history, with the Portugese gaffer winning league titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain along with numerous other honours.

A number of top players have played for the 58-year-old during his managerial career, and here, we take a look at five players who have scored the most goals under his stewardship.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 168 goals

Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo
RC Deportivo La Coruna v Real Madrid CF - La Liga / Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/GettyImages

Cristiano Ronaldo is without doubt one of the greatest players in football history, and the Portugese was extremely prolific while playing under his fellow countryman during their three seasons together.

Ronaldo scored a staggering 168 goals in just 164 appearances while also providing 49 assists in those three years under Mourinho, with the pair winning the La Liga, the Copa del Rey and Spanish Supercup together.

2. Karim Benzema - 78 goals

Karim Benzema, Jose Mourinho
Real Madrid v Lyon - UEFA Champions League / Denis Doyle/GettyImages

Karim Benzema's relationship with Mourinho was not always the best, but the Frenchman was extremely prolific during his time with him, scoring 78 goals and registering 49 assists in 164 games.

The striker enjoyed a successful run in front of goal under the Special One, winning numerous trophies together.

3. Didier Drogba - 73 goals

Jose Mourinho, Didier Drogba
Chelsea v Burnley - Premier League / Paul Gilham/GettyImages

Didier Drogba blossomed under Mourinho, and played under him at Chelsea across two separate spells. He transformed into an elite player during their time together, leading to 73 goals and three Premier League titles.

The Ivorian also registered 39 assists and has credited him for changing his life.

4. Frank Lampard - 70 goals

Frank Lampard, Jose Mourinho
Manchester United v Derby County - Carabao Cup Third Round / Jan Kruger/GettyImages

Frank Lampard is arguably Chelsea's greatest ever player and he has Mourinho to thank for his career as it was under him that he became an icon at Stamford Bridge.

The former England midfielder netted 70 goals and provided 61 assists in 215 games across five seasons.

5. Gonzalo Higuain - 58 goals

Gonzalo Higuain, Jose Mourinho
Real Madrid CF v RCD Mallorca - Liga BBVA / Denis Doyle/GettyImages

Gonzalo Higuain is a surprising name on the list, but there was no doubt that he was brilliant in front of goal during his time under Mourinho, scoring 58 goals and registering 28 assists in three seasons.

Despite his goals, the Argentinian wasn't always an automatic starter under the former Real Madrid manager.