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Famous People From Mozambique

Updated June 8, 2017 15.2k views175 items

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.
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  • Dec. at 48 (1920-1969)

    BirthplaceManjacaze, 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
  • Dec. at 49 (1951-2000)

    BirthplaceBeira, 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
  • BirthplaceBeira, 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 Institut...  more
  • BirthplaceMaputo, 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 "The Devant...  more
  • Dec. at 53 (1933-1986)

    BirthplaceGaza Province, Mozambique, Africa

    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 as the first...  more
  • Dec. at 71 (1942-2014)

    BirthplaceMaputo, 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. Eusébio is considered by...  more

    #157 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#99 of 1,185 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#2 of 169 The Best Soccer Players from Portugal

  • BirthplaceGaza 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 both South...  more
  • Dec. at 81 (1918-1999)

    BirthplaceMaputo, 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 Verwoerd...  more
  • BirthplaceMaputo, 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 compete...  more
  • BirthplaceMozambique

  • BirthplaceMaputo, Mozambique

    Akbar Saiyad is a Portuguese cricket player and team captain....
  • BirthplaceBlantyre, Malawi

    Zicco Mkanda is a Malawian footballer who currently plays for Liga Muçulmana Maputo....
  • BirthplaceMozambique

    Bineesh Vadavathy is a Mozambican cricket player....  more
  • BirthplaceNampula, 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 team. He...  more
  • Sir John Rose (born 9 October 1952) is a British businessman who was the Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce from 1996 to 2011....  more
  • BirthplaceMozambique

    João Ribeiro is a film director, film producer, television director and screenwriter....
  • Age: 48

    BirthplacePortuguese 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 played for Desportivo de...  more
  • BirthplaceMaputo, Mozambique

    Alberto Magassela is an actor....
  • BirthplaceBlantyre, 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 nicknamed...  more
  • BirthplaceQuelimane, Mozambique

    Reginaldo Faife is a football player for the Mozambique national football team....  more
  • BirthplaceBlantyre, 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
  • BirthplaceMaputo, 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 strategist of the...  more
  • BirthplaceMozambique

    Apson David Manjate is a Mozambican football player currently playing for Liga Desportivo Muçulmana de Maputo....  more
  • BirthplaceMaputo, 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 during 14...  more
  • BirthplaceMozambique

    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 Spain (FC...  more