Watch Jose Mourinho Play As Goalkeeper (And Score A Penalty) In The Game4Grenfell

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Like many a successful manager, Jose Mourinho's playing career was far less storied than what came after.

In his youth, he tried to follow in his father's footsteps and become a footballer in the Portuguese league. He managed to get into the Rio Ave set-up as a midfielder (while his dad was a coach) but soon left the game due to a lack of opportunities.

His career hasn't worked out too badly for him since, but if the Game4Grenfell over the weekend was anything to go by, the 54-year-old still believes he can do a job – albeit between the sticks.

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The charity game, which raised money for the sufferers of the Grenfell Tower Disaster, featured two teams of celebrities and ex-pro, managed by Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand.

Mourinho's was under the instruction of Shearer, and the Newcastle legend started the day off by teasing the Manchester United Manager in the dressing room.

"Last, we got some news," he announced. "I heard the greatest manager ever was coming to join us. Well I've got to apologise because Alex isn't here, but we've got the second."

Mourinho pulled on his gloves as a late substitute for David James, making a crucial save to keep his team's 2-1 lead, but soon conceded an equaliser. The game went to penalties, but not before four Grenfell survivors and two firefighters came onto the pitch to a rapturous reception.

The game went to penalties, and Mourinho stepped up to coolly convert his effort.

He didn't manage to get his hand on a single shot, however, and his team suffered defeat. Grenfell volunteer Omar Salha was one of the players who slid the ball past him, and he told the BBC he felt shivers of "goose bumps" as it went in.

But why did Mourinho play goalkeeper in the first place? So that he didn't "have to run so much." Fair play, Jose. Fair play.