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Famous People From Mozambique

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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
Dec. at 49 (1920-1969)

Birthplace: Manjacaze, Mozambique

Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane (20 June 1920 – 3 February 1969) served as the founding President of the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO) from 1962, the year that FRELIMO was founded in Tanzania, ...more
Carlos Cardoso is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Dec. at 49 (1951-2000)

Birthplace: Beira, Mozambique

Carlos Cardoso may refer to: Carlos Cardoso (journalist) (1951–2000), Mozambican journalist murdered in 2000 Carlos Cardoso (football) (born 1944), Portuguese football manager Carlos Alexandre ...more
Tasha de Vasconcelos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Age: 52

Birthplace: Beira, Mozambique

Tasha Sandra Mota e Cunha de Vasconcelos (born August 15, 1966) is a Mozambique-born Anglo-Portuguese, supermodel, actress and humanitarian ambassador. She is also the ambassador for the ...more
Luís de Matos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Age: 48

Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique

Luis de Matos (born 23 August 1970) is a Portuguese magician. He was co-winner of the "Golden Grolla" in 2013 alongside Lu Chen and Dynamo.He is the youngest magician ever to receive ...more
Samora Machel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Dec. at 53 (1933-1986)

Birthplace: Gaza Province, Mozambique

Samora Moisés Machel (29 September 1933 – 19 October 1986) was a Mozambican military commander, politician and revolutionary. A socialist in the tradition of Marxism–Leninism, he served ...more
Eusébio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Dec. at 72 (1942-2014)

Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique

Eusébio da Silva Ferreira GCIH GCM (European Portuguese: [ewˈzɛβju ðɐ ˈsiɫvɐ fɨˈʁɐjɾɐ]; 25 January 1942 – 5 January 2014) was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. ...more

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Graça Machel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Age: 73

Birthplace: Gaza Province, Mozambique

Graça Machel (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɡɾasɐ mɐˈʃɛɫ]; née Simbine, pronounced [sĩˈbĩni], born 17 October 1945) is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian. She is the widow of ...more
Dimitri Tsafendas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Dimitri Tsafendas Dec. at 81 (1918-1999)

Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique

Dimitri Tsafendas (Greek: Δημήτρης Τσαφέντας; 14 January 1918 – 7 October 1999) was a Greek-Mozambican lifelong political militant and the assassin of Prime Minister of South Africa Hendrik ...more
Maria Mutola is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Age: 46

Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique

Maria de Lurdes Mutola (born 27 October 1972) is a retired female track and field athlete from Mozambique who specialised in the 800 metres running event. She is only the fourth athlete to ...more
Jorge S. Mesquita is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Jorge S. Mesquita Age: 57

Birthplace: Mozambique

Akbar Saiyad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Akbar Saiyad Age: 72

Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique

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: 28

Birthplace: Blantyre, Malawi

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: 41

Birthplace: Mozambique

Bineesh Vadavathy is a Mozambican cricket player.
Carlos Queiroz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Age: 65

Birthplace: Nampula, Mozambique

Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz, ComIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaɾluʃ kɐjˈɾɔʃ]; born 1 March 1953), is a Portuguese football coach who is currently the manager of the Colombia national ...more
John Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
John Rose

Birthplace: Blantyre, Malawi

Sir John Rose (born 9 October 1952) is a British businessman who was the Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce from 1996 to 2011.
Joao Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Joao Ribeiro Age: 57

Birthplace: Mozambique

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: 45

Birthplace: Portuguese Mozambique

Manuel José Luís Bucuane (born 16 August 1973 in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo)), best known as Tico-Tico, is a former Mozambican footballer. He played as a striker and last ...more
Alberto Magassela is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Alberto Magassela Age: 53

Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique

Alberto Magassela is an actor.
Patrick Mabedi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Age: 45

Birthplace: Blantyre, Malawi

Patrick Mabedi (born November 5, 1973 in Blantyre) is a retired Malawian footballer (soccer). His position is defender. He also played for the country's national team for a long time. He is ...more
Reginaldo Faife is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Reginaldo Faife Age: 28

Birthplace: Quelimane, Mozambique

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: 24

Birthplace: Blantyre, Malawi

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 Carvalh... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho Age: 82

Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique

Otelo Nuno Romão Saraiva de Carvalho, GCL (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɔˈtɛlu sɐˈɾajvɐ dɨ kɐɾˈvaʎu]; born 31 August 1936), is a retired Portuguese military officer. He was the chief ...more
Apson David Manjate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Apson David Manjate Age: 33

Birthplace: Mozambique

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: 89

Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique

Mário Wilson ComM (Portuguese pronunciation: ['maɾju]; 17 October 1929 – 3 October 2016) was a Portuguese football central defender and manager. He appeared in 286 Primeira Liga matches ...more
Clarisse Machanguana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Mozambique
Clarisse Machanguana Age: 42

Birthplace: Mozambique

Clarisse Machanguana (born 4 October 1976) is a professional women's basketball player from Mozambique. She has played internationally in both the United States (WNBA from 1999–2002) and in ...more