CD Costa do Sol

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Full name Clube de Desportos da Costa do Sol
Nickname(s) Canarinhos
Short name Costa do Sol
Founded 15 of October 1955 (62 years ago) as Sport Lourenço Marques e Benfica
Ground Estádio do Costa do Sol
Ground Capacity 10,000[1]
President Mozambique Amosse Chicualacuala
Head Coach Portugal Nelson Santos
League Moçambola
2016 Moçambola, 10th
Website Club home page
Current season

Clube de Desportos da Costa do Sol, commonly known as CD Costa do Sol or simply Costa do Sol, is a Mozambican sports club based in Maputo. It is best known for the professional football team playing in Moçambola, the top flight of Mozambican footbal.

Founded in 15 of October 1955, Costa do Sol won its first title in 1979, the Mozambican league, and today is the club with the most titles won since national independence. They are nicknamed canarinhos (little canaries[2]) for their equipment colour.

Name History[edit]

  • 15 Oct 1955–76 : Founded as Sport Lourenço Marques e Benfica
  • 1976–78 : The club is renamed Sport Maputo e Benfica
  • 1978– : The club is renamed Clube de Desportos Costa do Sol

Stadium[edit]

The club plays their home matches at Estádio do Costa do Sol and has a maximum capacity of 10,000 people. The venue is located about 500 meters from the Costa do Sol beach in Maputo - which inspired the refoundation of the club's name in 1978.

Honours[edit]

Description

Winners (9): 1979, 1980, 1991, 1992, 1993,1994,1999/2000, 2001, 2007
Winners (11): 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007
  • Supertaça de Moçambique
Winners (6): 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008
  • Campeonato Provincial de Maputo / Campeonato da Cidade de Maputo
Winners (5): 1979, 1980, 1983, 1991, 1997
  • Campeonato Nacional da Zona Sul
Winners (2): 1993, 1995
  • Taça de Honra da Cidade de Maputo
Winners (6): 1993, 1994, 2000, 2009, 2014, 2017
  • Mini-Liga de Moçambique
Winners (1): 1998

Performance in African competitions[edit]

1999 – First Round
2001 – First Round
2002 – Group Stage
2008 – Preliminary Round
2008 – First Round
1980 – First Round
1981 – Second Round
1992 – Second Round
1993 – Second Round
1994 – Second Round
1995 – First Round
2010 – First Round
1984 – First Round
1989 – Second Round
1996 – Quarter-Finals
1998 – Quarter-Finals
2000 – First Round
2003 – Second Round

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 4 Jan 2017[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
16 Mozambique GK José Guirrugo
24 Mozambique GK Wilson Tembe
12 Mozambique GK Dércio António (Tchando)
28 Mozambique DF Benedito Bernardo (Dito)
4 Mozambique DF João Aguiar (Vice-captain)
30 Mozambique DF Salomão Mondlane
5 Mozambique DF Estevão Massango (Gerson) (Captain)
3 Mozambique DF Francisco Mioche
20 Mozambique DF Clemente Jamal
6 Mozambique DF Hilário Sampaio
22 Mozambique MF Agero Jonasse (Manucho)
19 Mozambique MF José Cumbe
13 Mozambique MF Lourenço Warrumua (Loló)
No. Position Player
10 Mozambique MF Ruby Pamarra (Ruben)
17 Malawi MF Nelson Kangunje
8 Mozambique MF Saddan Guambe (Kito)
36 Mozambique MF Daniel Chaguala (Danito)
36 Mozambique MF Nelson Divrassone
23 Mozambique MF Artur Mudena
15 Mozambique MF José Silva Junior (Zequito)
18 Mozambique MF Nilton Ernesto
87 South Africa MF Mfiki Mbali Mthimkulu
11 Mozambique FW Isac de Carvalho
25 Zambia FW Lineker Mwiikisa (Third captain)
21 Malawi FW Richard Mbulu
9 Ghana FW Iddrisu Abdallah

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estádio - O nosso clube" (in Portuguese). CD Costa do Sol. 
  2. ^ Maputo.co.mz
  3. ^ "Senior - Futebol Profissional" (in Portuguese). CD Costa do Sol.