Only three coaches have more finals than Jorge Jesus

Jorge Jesus will play his fourth Portuguese Cup final on May 20. Only three other coaches were present at the finals: José Maria Pedroto, Fernando Vaz and Otto Glória.

The first final of Jorge Jesus was on May 27, 2007, in a Belenenses-Sporting: defeat by 0-1, goal of Liedson. Six years later, on May 26, 2013, in a Benfica-V. Guimarães, new snub: 1-2. A year later, finally, the first triumph: 1-0 to Rio Ave. Eleven years, four finals.

Jorge Jesus will join two other coaches who have been present in three Portuguese Cup finals for three clubs.
Otto Glória was the first to complete the trilogy in 1964: Benfica (1955, 1957, 1958 and 1969), Belenenses (1960) and FC Porto (1964).

Pedroto was, in 1975, the second to do so: FC Porto (1968, 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1983), V. Setúbal (1973) and Boavista (1975 and 1976).

Finally, now appears Jorge Jesus: Belenenses (2007), Benfica (2013 and 2014) and Sporting (2018).

If Sporting beat Aves in the final, Jorge Jesus will equal Otto Glória (Benfica and Belenenses), José Maria Pedroto (Boavista and FC Porto), Fernando Vaz (V. Setúbal and Sporting), Jimmy Hagan (Benfica and Boavista) and Rui Vitória (Benfica and V. Guimarães) as coaches who won the competition for two clubs.

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