Of the four European trophies that Jorginho has won at Chelsea, there is one that renders the most significance. It is May 2019 in Baku, and Jorginho’s mother has travelled to watch him play in his first big European final.
Chelsea are playing fellow Londoners Arsenal in the Europa League final, with Jorginho starting in a midfield three for Chelsea in his second final for the Blues.
Growing up in the Brazilian coastal town of Imbituba, Jorginho had always wanted to move abroad to progress his football career, a wish his mother had supported since he was young.
So after the thumping win over the Gunners in Azerbaijan, there was only one person Jorginho wanted to celebrate his success with: his mother.
‘When we won the Europa League, my mother was over there. We got back to the hotel, Chelsea had organised a party for the players and their families. After a while I got worried and started looking for her, what if she lost her way?’ Jorginho says in the latest episode of The Pride, which you can watch in full on The 5th Stand app and Chelsea website this evening [Tuesday].
‘And I see through the crowd standing on the balcony, it was about five in the morning. When she turns, she looks at me and there are tears streaming down her face. I was asking her “Are you alright?”
‘I was worried, but she said, “You have no idea how proud I am of you, and where you have got to. We’re here, on the other side of the world and I think of how you started.”
‘Every time I tell this story, I get emotional. It was wonderful.’
Watch Jorginho's emotive episode of The Pride exclusively on The 5th Stand app and chelseafc.com from 6pm (UK time) on Tuesday evening.