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.

Desportivo de Maputo
Full nameGrupo Desportivo de Maputo
Founded1921; 103 years ago (1921)
GroundEstádio Nacional do Zimpeto
Maputo, Mozambique
Capacity8.000; 42.000
ManagerDário Monteiro



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. It was an affiliate team of Lisbon-based Sport Lisboa e Benfica.[1] 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 Nacional do Zimpeto, which has a maximum capacity of 42,000 people.

Club colors


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

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

Performance in African competitions

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


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

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

Other sports


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


  1. ^ "Eusébio: As lendas não morrem". (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2023-10-09.