Athletes Famous Athletes from Mozambique

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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
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 ...more

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Carlos Queiroz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
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 ...more

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Maria Mutola is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
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 ...more

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Tininho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
CF Os Belenenses Miguel Ângelo Karim Simões Fazenda, commonly known as Tininho, is a Portuguese retired professional footballer who played as a left back.

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João Pedro Pinto Martins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
João Pedro Pinto Martins is an Angolan footballer who plays for F.C. Bravos do Maquis as a forward.

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Abel Xavier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Faisal Abel Xavier is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a full back, and is the current coach of S.C. Farense. Xavier played for clubs in Portugal, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, ...more

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Jorge Cadete is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Jorge Paulo Cadete Santos Reis, known as Cadete, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a striker. Born to Portuguese settlers, he was groomed in Sporting's prolific youth system, and ...more

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Mário Coluna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Mário Esteves Coluna was a Portuguese footballer who played mainly as a central midfielder. He spent most of his career with Benfica, appearing in 525 official games and scoring 127 goals ...more

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Alberto da Costa Pereira is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Alberto da Costa Pereira was a Portuguese footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

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Shéu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Shéu Han, known as Shéu, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central midfielder. He represented solely Benfica, during a 17-year professional career.

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Paíto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Paíto Mozambique national football team Martinho Martins Mukana, commonly known as Paíto, is a Mozambican professional footballer who plays as a left back.

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Hélder Pelembe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Hélder Pelembe Mozambique national football team Hélder Pelembe is a Mozambican footballer who plays for Orlando Pirates in the South African Premier Soccer League as a forward.

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Carlos Fumo Gonçalves is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Mozambique national football team Carlos Fumo Gonçalves, known as Fumo, is a Mozambican footballer who plays as a forward.

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Simão Mate Junior is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Simão Mate Junior Mozambique national football team Simão Mate Junior is a Mozambican football player who plays for Spanish club Levante UD as a defensive midfielder. He is also a member of the Mozambique national football team, for which ...more

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Eduardo Jumisse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Eduardo Jumisse Mozambique national football team Eduardo Jumisse commonly known as Jumisse is a Mozambican footballer who plays for C.D. Primeiro de Agosto in Angola, as an attacking midfielder.

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Maurício Pequenino is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Maurício Pequenino Golden Arrows Maurício Ernesto Pequenino is a Mozambican football striker who currently plays for Maxaquene. He joined South African Premier Soccer League side Golden Arrows in early 2008 from ...more

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Mano is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Mano ENPPI Celso Halilo de Abdul is a professional Mozambican football player who plays for ENPPI.

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Edson André Sitoe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Edson André Sitoe Mozambique national football team Edson André Sitoe, commonly known as Mexer, is a Mozambican professional footballer who plays for French club Stade Rennais F.C. as a central defender.

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Zainadine Júnior is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Zainadine Júnior Mozambique national football team Zainadine Abdula Chavango Júnior also known as Zainadine Júnior is a Mozambican football defender currently playing for Nacional da Madeira. Previously he has been on trial at ...more

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Zé Luís is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Zé Luís Baladeyet Al-Mahalla Zé Luis is a Mozambican football Defender currently playing for Baladeyet Al-Mahalla.

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Armando Sá is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Armando Sá Sepahan Armando Miguel Correia de Sá is a Mozambican retired footballer who played usually a right defender. He also holds a Portuguese passport, and played professionally in four different ...more

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Dario Khan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Al-Kharitiyath Sports Club Dario Ivan Khan is a Mozambican football defender currently playing for Costa do Sol. Khan is a member of the Mozambique national football team. Dario Khan joined Egyptian side Ismaily from ...more

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Daúto Faquirá is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Daúto Faquirá SC Olhanense Daúto Xaharmame Amade Faquirá is a Mozambican retired footballer who played as a central defender, and a current manager.

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Francisco Massinga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Francisco Massinga Mozambique national football team Francisco Massinga, better known as Whiskey, is a Mozambican football defender.

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Pedro Xavier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Pedro Xavier Pedro Alexandre Marques Caldas Xavier is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a forward.

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Carlos Xavier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Carlos Xavier Carlos Jorge Marques Caldas Xavier is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

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Nelinho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Nelinho Grupo Desportivo de Maputo Nasser Amade Carimo also known as Nelinho is a former Mozambican football midfielder who last played for Grupo Desportivo de Maputo. He was a member of the Mozambique national football team.

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Tina Paulino is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Tina Paulino Tina Paulino is an 800 metres runner from Mozambique.

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Victor Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Victor Nogueira Victor Nogueira is a retired American soccer goalkeeper. Nogueira spent six seasons in the North American Soccer League, but gained his greatest recognition in over twenty seasons in three ...more

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Arnaldo Ouana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Arnaldo Ouana Arnaldo Ouana is a retired Mozambique international football player. Arnaldo Ouana spent most of his career playing in the Mozambique football league, primarily with Clube de Desportos da Costa ...more

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Rui Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Rui Rodrigues Rui de Gouveia Pinto Rodrigues is a Portuguese retired football player and manager. He played as a central defender.

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Acúrsio Carrelo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Acúrsio Carrelo Acúrsio Freire Alves Carrelo, better known as Acúrsio, was a Portuguese footballer. He played as a goalkeeper. He also had a rink hockey player career as a goalkeeper. He played

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Abel Miglietti is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Abel Fernando Miglietti is a former Portuguese footballer who played as forward. He is the younger brother of Zeca.

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Armando Manhiça is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Armando Manhiça Armando António dos Santos Manhiça was a Portuguese footballer who played as defender.

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Hélder Muianga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Hélder Muianga Hélder Carlos "Mano-Mano" Muianga is a retired Mozambican football player played in Mozambique for Costa do Sol and Desportivo de Maputo, in South Africa for Manning Rangers, ...more

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Joaquim Jorge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Joaquim Jorge Joaquim António Jorge is a former Portuguese footballer who played as a defender.

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Messias Timula is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Messias Timula Júlio Timula Messias was a Portuguese footballer who played as central defender, notable for his career at S.L. Benfica. Messias gained six caps for the Portuguese national team. In 1977, ...more

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Vítor Santos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Vítor Santos Vítor Manuel Lopes dos Santos is a former Portuguese footballer who played midfielder at top level for Sporting Braga, and gained 1 cap for the Portugal national team.

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Djão is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Mozambique
Djão João Marques de Jesus Lopes known as Djão, is a former Portuguese footballer who played as a forward.