Clube Ferroviário de Maputo

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.

Ferroviário de Maputo
Full nameClube Ferroviário de Maputo
Nickname(s)Os Locomotivas
Founded1924
GroundEstádio da Machava
Maputo, Mozambique
Capacity60,000
ChairmanOsório Lucas
ManagerChiquinho Conde
LeagueMoçambola
20151st

History

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

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

Achievements

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
  • Maputo Honour Cup
Winners (2): 2001–02, 2005

Performance in African competitions

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

Basketball team

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

  1. "2011 Mozambican League Standings". FIFA. November 6, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
  2. "Ferroviário conquista quinta Taça Moçambique" (in Portuguese). O País. Archived from the original on April 22, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
  3. "Cedrick Kalombo - 2011 FIBA Africa Championship". FIBA.com. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
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