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Mozambique
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Mambas
Association Federação Moçambicana
de Futebol
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Mart Nooij
Captain Tico-Tico
Most caps Dário (85)
Top scorer Tico-Tico (27)
Home stadium Estádio da Machava
FIFA code MOZ
FIFA ranking 72
Highest FIFA ranking 66 (November 1997)
Lowest FIFA ranking 134 (July 2005)
Elo ranking 125
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Mozambique Mozambique 1 - 2 Tanzania Tanzania
(Mozambique; 12 December 1977)
Biggest win
Mozambique Mozambique 6 - 1 Lesotho Lesotho
(Mozambique; 10 August 1980)
Biggest defeat
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 6 - 0 Mozambique Mozambique
(Salisbury, Zimbabwe; 20 April 1980)
African Nations Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 1986)
Best result Round 1, 1986, 1996, 1998

The Mozambique national football team, popularly known as The Mamba, is the national association football team of Mozambique and is controlled by the Federação Moçambicana de Futebol. Mozambique have never qualified for a FIFA World Cup, but they have qualified for four Africa Cup of Nations - in 1986, 1996, 1998 and most recently the 2010 African Cup of Nations in Angola, their fellow Lusophone centre of Portuguese in Africa. Mozambique are currently 72nd in the FIFA world rankings, their highest ever ranking was 66th in November 1997.

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World Cup record

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1930 to 1978 Did not enter
1982 Did not qualify
1986 Did not enter
1990 Entry rejected
1994 to 2010 Did not qualify
Total 0/18 0 0 0 0 0 0

African Nations Cup record

African Cup of Nations
Titles: 0
Appearances: 3
Year Position Year Position Year Position
Sudan 1957 Did not enter Ethiopia 1976 Did not enter Tunisia 1994 Did not qualify
Egypt 1959 Did not enter Ghana 1978 Did not enter South Africa 1996 Round 1
Ethiopia 1962 Did not enter Nigeria 1980 Did not enter Burkina Faso 1998 Round 1
Ghana 1963 Did not enter Libya 1982 Did not qualify GhanaNigeria 2000 Did not qualify
Tunisia 1965 Did not enter Côte d'Ivoire 1984 Did not qualify Mali 2002 Did not qualify
Ethiopia 1968 Did not enter Egypt 1986 Round 1 Tunisia 2004 Did not qualify
Sudan 1970 Did not enter Morocco 1988 Did not qualify Egypt 2006 Did not qualify
Cameroon 1972 Did not enter Algeria 1990 Did not qualify Ghana 2008 Did not qualify
Egypt 1974 Did not enter Senegal 1992 Did not qualify Angola 2010 Qualified

Current squad

The following players were called for the 2010 African Cup of Nations.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Bino 21 April 1982 (1982-04-21) (age 27) 4 0 Mozambique Liga Muçulmana
2 MF Hagi 29 May 1985 (1985-05-29) (age 24) 21 2 Mozambique Ferroviário de Maputo
3 MF Genito 3 March 1979 (1979-03-03) (age 30) 23 1 Cyprus Nea Salamis Famagusta
4 DF Simão 23 July 1988 (1988-07-23) (age 21) 20 0 Greece Panathinaikos
5 DF Paíto 5 July 1982 (1982-07-05) (age 27) 25 0 Switzerland Sion
6 MF Mano 28 April 1984 (1984-04-28) (age 25) 24 0 Egypt ENPPI
7 MF Domingues 13 November 1983 (1983-11-13) (age 26) 28 4 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
8 MF Fumo 22 September 1979 (1979-09-22) (age 30) 21 2 Cyprus Olympiakos Nicosia
9 FW Tico-Tico Captain sports.svg 16 August 1973 (1973-08-16) (age 36) 83 27 South Africa Jomo Cosmos
10 FW Dário 27 February 1977 (1977-02-27) (age 32) 85 21 South Africa Supersport United
11 FW Hélder Pelembe 20 September 1987 (1987-09-20) (age 22) 5 0 Mozambique Maxaquene
12 GK Kapango 14 September 1975 (1975-09-14) (age 34) 28 0 Egypt Tersana
13 DF Fanuel 19 December 1982 (1982-12-19) (age 27) 17 1 Mozambique Liga Muçulmana
14 MF Danito 5 June 1983 (1983-06-05) (age 26) 15 1 Mozambique Ferroviário de Maputo
15 DF Whiskey 5 June 1986 (1986-06-05) (age 23) 13 0 Mozambique Ferroviário de Maputo
16 DF Miro 30 April 1982 (1982-04-30) (age 27) 25 3 South Africa Platinum Stars
17 MF Zé Luís 28 May 1989 (1989-05-28) (age 20) 3 0 Egypt Baladeyet El-Mahalla
18 DF Dário Khan 24 January 1984 (1984-01-24) (age 25) 21 0 Qatar Al-Kharitiyath
19 DF Zainadine Júnior 24 June 1988 (1988-06-24) (age 21) 2 0 Mozambique Desportivo de Maputo
20 MF Josimar 7 August 1987 (1987-08-07) (age 22) 10 1 Mozambique Costa do Sol
21 DF Campira 9 April 1982 (1982-04-09) (age 27) 13 0 Mozambique Maxaquene
22 GK Lamá 15 January 1985 (1985-01-15) (age 25) 0 0 Mozambique Ferroviario Maputo
23 DF Mexer 8 September 1987 (1987-09-08) (age 22) 11 0 Portugal Sporting CP
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Recent call-ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
FW Alberto Txuma 13 January 1980 Mozambique GD de Maputo
11 FW Maurício 27 September 1983 South Africa Golden Arrows
FW Luis Mozambique Ferroviário de Maputo
FW Nito Mozambique Costa do Sol
GK Marcelino Mozambique GD de Maputo
DF Tony Mozambique Ferroviário de Maputo
FW Sonito Mozambique GD de Maputo

Last and next games

  • Last game:  Mozambique 1 - 0 Tunisia  - 14 November 2009 - WCQ2010.
  • Next game:  Mozambique 0 - 1 Malawi  - 19 December 2009 - F

KEY: F = Friendly match; WCQ2010 = 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Famous Mozambiquan players who never represented Mozambique

Although never having taken part in the Mozambique national team, the following people were all born in Mozambique: Eusebio, considered Portugal's greatest footballer of all time and one of the world's best; Abel Xavier, former Liverpool and Portugal player; and current Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz, who was born in Nampula. All of these figures were born when Mozambique was still part of the Portuguese Empire.


Simple English

Mozambique
Association Federação Moçambicana de Futebol
Confederation CAF
Coach Martin Nooij
Most caps Manuel Bucuane (123)
Top scorer Manuel Bucuane (24)
World Cup
Appearances 0

Mozambique national football team is the national football team of Mozambique.


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