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List of famous people from Mozambique, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Mozambique, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Mozambique you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Mozambique, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List people range from Joyce Tafatatha to Neyma.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Mozambique?" or "Which celebrities were born in Mozambique?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Eduardo Mondlane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Eduardo Mondlane Died at 49 (1920-1969) - Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane served as the founding President of FRELIMO Mozambican Liberation Front from 1962, the year that FRELIMO was founded in Tanzania, until his assassination in 1969. He ...more

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Carlos Cardoso is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Carlos Cardoso Died at 49 (1951-2000) - Carlos Cardoso was a Mozambican journalist. His murder in 2000 followed his newspaper's investigation into corruption in the privatisation of Mozambique's biggest bank.

Tasha de Vasconcelos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Tasha de Vasconcelos age 50 - Tasha Sandra Mota e Cunha de Vasconcelos is a Mozambique Born Anglo-Portuguese, international renowned model, actress and humanitarian ambassador and currently representing AVON Anew Campaign ...more

Luís de Matos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Luís de Matos age 46 - Luis de Matos is a Portuguese magician. With Lu Chen and Dynamo he was co-winner of the "Golden Grolla" in 2013. He is the youngest magician ever to receive "The Devant ...more

Samora Machel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Samora Machel Died at 53 (1933-1986) - Samora Moisés Machel was a Mozambican military commander, revolutionary socialist leader and eventual President of Mozambique. Machel led the country from independence in 1975 until his ...more

Eusébio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Eusébio Died at 72 (1942-2014) - 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

Graça Machel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Graça Machel age 71 - Graça Machel DBE is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian. She is the widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela and of Mozambican president Samora Machel. She is an ...more

Dimitri Tsafendas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Dimitri Tsafendas Died at 81 (1918-1999) - Dimitri Tsafendas is known as the assassin of Prime Minister of South Africa Hendrik Verwoerd, the "Architect of Apartheid" on 6 September 1966. Tsafendas, working as a parliamentary ...more

Maria Mutola is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Maria Mutola age 43 - 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

Jorge S. Mesquita is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Jorge S. Mesquita age 54

Akbar Saiyad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Akbar Saiyad age 69 - Akbar Saiyad is a Portuguese cricket player and team captain.

Zicco Mkanda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Zicco Mkanda age 25 - Zicco Mkanda is a Malawian footballer who currently plays for Liga Muçulmana Maputo.

Bineesh Vadavathy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Bineesh Vadavathy age 38 - Bineesh Vadavathy is a Mozambican cricket player.

Carlos Queiroz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Carlos Queiroz age 64 - 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

John Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
John Rose Sir John Rose is a British businessman who was the Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce plc from 1996 through 2011.

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Joao Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Joao Ribeiro age 53 - João Ribeiro is a film director, film producer, television director and screenwriter.

Tico-Tico is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Tico-Tico age 42 - Manuel José Luís Bucuane, best known as Tico-Tico, is a Mozambican football striker who plays for Desportivo de Maputo in Mozambique.

Alberto Magassela is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Alberto Magassela age 49 - Alberto Magassela is an actor.

Patrick Mabedi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Patrick Mabedi age 42 - Patrick Mabedi is a retired Malawian football. His position is defender. He also played for the country's national team for a long time. He is nicknamed Bostik or General.

Reginaldo Faife is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Reginaldo Faife age 26 - Reginaldo Faife is a football player for the Mozambique national football team.

Bronte Campbell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Bronte Campbell age 21 - Bronte Campbell is an Australian competitive swimmer who was selected to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Her older sister Cate is also a swimmer who won two bronze medals at the 2008 Summer ...more

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho age 79 - Otelo Nuno Romão Saraiva de Carvalho, GCL, is a retired Portuguese military officer. He was the chief strategist of the 1974 Carnation Revolution in Lisbon.

Apson David Manjate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Apson David Manjate age 30 - Apson David Manjate is a Mozambican football player currently playing for Liga Desportivo Muçulmana de Maputo.

Mário Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Mário Wilson age 86 - Mário Wilson is a Mozambican retired football central defender and manager. He played in 280 Portuguese first division games over the course of 14 seasons, mainly in representation of ...more

Clarisse Machanguana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Clarisse Machanguana age 40 - Clarisse Machanguana is a professional women's basketball player from Mozambique. She has played internationally in both the United States and in Spain. She also represented Mozambique at the ...more

Campira is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Campira age 33 - Samuel Luis Chapanga, better known simply as Campira is a Mozambican international football defender playing for Maxaquene.

St Bosseratti is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
St Bosseratti age 31 - St Bosseratti aka Dingaani Whayo, is a Malawian composer and record producer. Bosseratti has written and produced hit singles for South African musicians, Pitch Black Afro and Ifani.

Armando Guebuza is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Armando Guebuza age 74 - Armando Emílio Guebuza is a Mozambican politician who was President of Mozambique from 2005 to 2015.

Maria Nápoles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Maria Nápoles age 79 - Maria Nápoles is a Portuguese fencer. She competed in the women's individual foil event at the 1960 Summer Olympics.

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Antonio Machava is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Antonio Machava age 32 - Antonio Machava is a Mozambican football player currently playing for Clube de Desportos do Maxaquene.

Syed Kaleem Raza Shah is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Syed Kaleem Raza Shah age 39 - Syed Kaleem Raza Shah is a Mozambican cricket player.

Mohammad Shahzad is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Mohammad Shahzad age 34 - Mohammad Shahzad is a Mozambican cricket player.

Manuel Escorcio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Manuel Escorcio Manuel Escorcio is a South African tenor who performs in Afrikaans, English and Portuguese. Escorcio was born in Lourenzo Marques, Mozambique but started his musical career at the Helderberg ...more

Ivo Maia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Ivo Maia Ivo Maia is a member of the musical group Napalma.

Ricardo Rangel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Ricardo Rangel Died at 85 (1924-2009) - Ricardo Achiles Rangel was a Mozambican photojournalist and photographer.

Cate Campbell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Cate Campbell age 24 - Cate Natalie Campbell, OAM is an Australian swimmer who won two bronze medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Her family moved from Malawi to Australia in 2001 and it was shortly after this ...more

Luisa Diogo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Luisa Diogo age 59 - Luisa Diogo is the first woman prime minister of Mozambique. She became Prime Minister when President Chissano appointed her in February 2004. Before assuming this office she was Minister of ...more

Ruy Guerra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Ruy Guerra age 85 - Ruy Guerra is an actor.

Al Bowlly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Al Bowlly Died at 43 (1898-1941) - Albert Allick "Al" Bowlly was a Mozambican-born South African/British singer, songwriter, composer and band leader, who became a popular jazz crooner during the British dance band era ...more

Maurício Pequenino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Maurício Pequenino age 32 - 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

Eugenio Fernando Bila is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Eugenio Fernando Bila age 36 - Eugenio Fernando Bila is a Mozambican football player. He currently plays for Sektzia Nes Tziona from Israel. "Genito" played 5 seasons for Budapest Honvéd, from Premier league ...more

Mano is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Mano age 31 - Celso Halilo de Abdul is a professional Mozambican football player who plays for ENPPI.

Mário Coluna is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Mário Coluna Died at 79 (1935-2014) - 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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Eduardo Jumisse is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Eduardo Jumisse age 31 - Eduardo Jumisse commonly known as Jumisse is a Mozambican footballer who plays for C.D. Primeiro de Agosto in Angola, as an attacking midfielder.

Fisher Kondowe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Fisher Kondowe age 33 - Fisher Kondowe is a Malawian football player who currently plays for Big Bullets. His position is midfielder.

Mia Couto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Mia Couto age 60 - António Emílio Leite Couto, better known as Mia Couto, is a Mozambican writer and the winner of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

Jimmy Zakazaka is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Jimmy Zakazaka age 31 - Jimmy Zakazaka is a Malawian football player who has played at international level for Malawi. His position is striker. Clubs he has played for include Free State Stars and Bay United.

Zainadine Júnior is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Zainadine Júnior age 27 - 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

Alberto da Costa Pereira is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Alberto da Costa Pereira Died at 61 (1929-1990) - Alberto da Costa Pereira was a Portuguese footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Simão Mate Junior is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Simão Mate Junior age 27 - 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