Desportivo Maputo

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Desportivo de Maputo
Full name Grupo Desportivo de Maputo
Founded 1921
Ground Estádio do Desportivo
Maputo, Mozambique
Ground Capacity 4.000
Chairman Michael Grispos
Manager Mozambique Artur Semedo
League Moçambola
2014 4th

Grupo Desportivo de Maputo, usually known as Desportivo de Maputo, Desportivo Maputo or by the acronym GDM, is an association football club from Maputo, Mozambique.


The club was founded on May 31, 1921, as Grupo Desportivo de Lourenço Marques by Professor Sá Couto, José Maria Rodrigues, Alfredo Fragoso, Américo Costa, Martinho Carvalho Durão and Professor Cabanelas. In 1976, after Mozambique's independence from Portugal, the club was renamed to Grupo Desportivo de Maputo. The club's logo was also changed.

1925 Desportivo won the District Championship of Lourenço Marques, a competition held between 1922 and 1961. A further eleven wins followed. In 1957 Desportivo achieved its first of altogether eight Mozambican championships 1956, which was held first in 1956. The club won its last national championship in 2006. In 2012 Desportivo was relegated for the first time.

Most famous of all players from Desportivo is Mário Coluna, who won with Benfica amongst others the European Champion's Cup of 1961 and 1962 and achieved with Portugal the third place in the 1966 World Cup.


The club plays their home matches at Estádio do Desportivo, which has a maximum capacity of 4,000 people.

Club colors[edit]

The club colors are black and white.



colonial era (2): 1957, 1964.
after independence (6): 1977, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1995, 2006.
1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1959.
1981, 2006.
2007, 2008.

Roller Hockey[edit]

1976, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010.
1969, 1971, 1973.

Performance in African competitions[edit]

2006–07: Last 32 - Lost against Mamelodi Sundowns (3–1 on aggregate)
1989–90: Semi-finals - Lost against BCC Lions (7–3 on aggregate)

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Caio
2 Mozambique DF Mayunda
3 Mozambique DF Sidique
4 Mozambique DF Jotamo
5 Mozambique DF Josue
6 Mozambique DF Marito
7 Mozambique MF Nelinho
8 Mozambique MF Muandro
9 Mozambique FW Pequenino
10 Mozambique FW Nito
No. Position Player
11 Mozambique MF Jair
12 Mozambique FW Lalá
13 Mozambique MF Geraldo
15 Mozambique GK Victor
16 Mozambique FW Lanito
17 Mozambique DF Duda
19 Mozambique MF Claúdio
22 Mozambique FW Ivan António
24 Mozambique GK Marcelino
28 Mozambique DF Zeid

Famous players[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Besides football, Desportivo de Maputo also has other sports sections, such as athletics, basketball, five-a-side football, rink hockey, and swimming.


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