Clube Ferroviário de Maputo

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Ferroviário de Maputo
Ferroviario Maputo.gif
Full name Clube Ferroviário de Maputo
Nickname(s) Os Locomotivas
Founded 1924
Ground Estádio da Machava
Maputo, Mozambique
Ground Capacity 45,000
Chairman Osório Lucas
Manager Chiquinho Conde
League Moçambola
2015 1st

Clube Ferroviário de Maputo, or simply Ferroviário, is a Mozambique multi sports club from Maputo especially known for its football operations but also for its basketball and roller hockey team.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1924, as Clube Ferroviário de Lourenço-Marques. In 1976, the club was renamed to Clube Ferroviário de Maputo. In 1982, the club won its first two titles, the Cup of Mozambique, and the Mozambican League. After winning the Moçambola in 2008 and in 2009, they finished in the fifth position in the 2011 edition of the league, concluded on November 6, 2011.[1] They won the Taça de Moçambique in the same year, after they defeated Chingale de Tete in the final.[2]

Stadium[edit]

The club plays their home matches at Estádio da Machava, which has a maximum capacity of 45,000 people.

Achievements[edit]

Colonial champions:
Winners (8): 1956, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972
Since independence:
Winners (10): 1982, 1989, 1996, 1997, 1998–99, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2015
Winners (5): 1984, 1989, 2004, 2009, 2011
Winners (2): 2001–02, 2005

Performance in African competitions[edit]

1983 - Second Round
1990 - First Round
2004 - Preliminary Round
2005 - First Round
2012 - First Round
1994 - First Round

Current squad 2015/2016[edit]

Position Shirt Name Date of birth Nationality
GK 1 Germano Omar Nhacume 15.08.1989 Mozambique
GK 12 Cesar Raimundo Machava 07.08.1994 Mozambique
GK 24 Leonel Mano Pendula 12.02.1981 Mozambique
DF 2 Joaquim Alfredo Nhantumbo 14.02.1992 Mozambique
DF 5 Milton André Nhabombe 16.09.1990 Mozambique
DF 13 João Pedro Mussica "Jeitoso" 05.09.1991 Mozambique
DF 18 Chiza Morais Tomas Jeque 14.03.1987 Mozambique
DF 22 Francisco Lopes Albino Muchanga 05.11.1991 Mozambique
DF 26 José Paulino Calima 26.09.1987 Mozambique
DF 29 Edmilson Gabriel Dove 18.07.1994 Mozambique
MF 4 Carlos B. Chefo Chimomole 04.04.1984 Mozambique
MF 7 Januario Sebastião Tembe "Jair" 30.12.1985 Mozambique
MF 8 Francisco Antonio Nhamusse 03.03.1992 Mozambique
MF 10 Diogo Antonio Alberto 01.03.1989 Mozambique
MF 17 Crecencio Vasco Moiane 22.05.1993 Mozambique
MF 19 Manuel Mario Mbalango 27.01.1982 Mozambique
MF 20 Pedro Carlos Artur Timbe 26.11.1988 Mozambique
MF 25 Francisco Alexandre Inceba 14.03.1992 Mozambique
MF 27 Baby Mbakiye Miamy 15.08.1988 Democratic Republic of the Congo
FW 9 Lewis Macha 22.02.1992 Zambia
FW 11 Mauricio Ernesto Pequeñino 08.10.1982 Mozambique
FW 15 Hilario Gito 17.12.1988 Mozambique
FW 23 Luis Domingos Muchele 20.10.1978 Mozambique
FW 30 Alexandre Jossias Guambe 22.09.1994 Mozambique

Notable players[edit]

  • Mozambique Danito Cuta (1998)
  • Mozambique Joaquim João (1982)
  • Mozambique Jojó (1992)
  • Mozambique Luis Parruque (1997)
  • Mozambique Mabjaia (1990)
  • Mozambique Paulito
  • Mozambique Pinto Barros
  • Mozambique Simão (2003–07)
  • Mozambique Tchaka-Tchaka
  • Mozambique Tomás Inguane
  • Portugal Costa Pereira

Basketball team[edit]

The club has a strong basketball team. Several of the club's players have represented different national teams at the FIBA Africa Championships. Octavio Magolico, for example, has played for the Mozambique national basketball team and Cedrick Kalombo has played for the South Africa national basketball team.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Mozambican League Standings". FIFA. November 6, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ferroviário conquista quinta Taça Moçambique" (in Portuguese). O País. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cedrick Kalombo - 2011 FIBA Africa Championship". FIBA.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012.