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List of famous athletes from Mozambique, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Mozambique has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Mozambique athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Mozambique and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Mozambique then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Mozambique athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Mozambique?"

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Eusébio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
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Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM, was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. Eusébio is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 749 goals in 745 matches at club level and 41 goals for his national team, a total of 790 goals. Nicknamed the Black Panther, the Black Pearl, or o Rei, he was known for his speed, technique, athleticism and his ferocious right-footed shot, making him a prolific goalscorer. He is considered S.L. Benfica's and the Portugal national team's most renowned player and one of the first world-class African strikers. Although born in Mozambique and having an Angolan father, Eusébio, like Matateu and ...more

Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique

Nationality: Portugal, Mozambique

Position: Forward

Also Ranked

#17 on The Best Soccer Players of All Time

#69 on The Best Athletes of All Time

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Carlos Queiroz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
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Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz, ComIH, is a Portuguese football manager who currently manages Iranian national team. A former manager of Real Madrid, he has also been the manager of the Portuguese national team and Alex Ferguson's assistant manager at English club Manchester United. He has qualified three national teams to the World Cup, those being South Africa in 2002, Portugal in 2010, and Iran in 2014. Queiroz has won several awards as a coach in junior levels, and has been successful at senior and club levels, mainly as Alex Ferguson's assistant manager. In 1998, he authored the Q-Report, which detailed plans to enhance football player development in the United States. ...more

Birthplace: Nampula, Mozambique

Nationality: Portugal, Mozambique

Position: Forward, Goalkeeper

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Maria Mutola is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
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Maria de Lurdes Mutola is a retired female track and field athlete from Mozambique who has specialized in the 800 metres. She was born in Maputo, hence the nickname of "The Maputo Express". She is the fourth athlete to compete at six Olympic Games. She is a three-time world champion in this event and a one-time Olympic champion. She is the only athlete ever to hold Olympic, World, World indoor, Commonwealth, Continental Games and Continental Championships titles in the same event. ...more

Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique

Nationality: Mozambique

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Miguel Ângelo Karim Simões Fazenda, commonly known as Tininho, is a Portuguese retired professional footballer who played as a left back. ...more

Team: CF Os Belenenses

Birthplace: Beira, Mozambique

Nationality: Portugal, Mozambique

Position: Defender

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