Moçambola

Moçambola (or Campeonato Moçambicano de Futebol, Portuguese for Mozambican Football Championship) is the top division of Mozambican football. It is organized by the Liga Moçambicana de Futebol.[1]

Moçambola
Founded1976
CountryMozambique
ConfederationCAF
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
Domestic cup(s)Taça de Moçambique
International cup(s)Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current championsCosta do Sol
(2019)
Most championshipsFerroviário Maputo (18)
2019 Moçambola

HistoryEdit

In 1976, shortly after the country's independence from Portugal, the competition's first season was contested. Only five clubs took part: Académica Maputo, AD Pemba, Desportivo de Maputo, Desportivo Tete, and Textáfrica.[2]

Until 2005, the competition was named Liga 2M. In 2005, the league was renamed to Moçambola.

Competition formatEdit

The league consists of 16 clubs, with each team competing against each other team twice, round-robin style, for a total of 30 matches per season. The bottom three clubs in the league table are relegated to the second division. It currently takes place between the months of March/April and October.[3][4]

Moçambola – clubs 2017Edit

List of championsEdit

Colonial championsEdit

Since independenceEdit

Titles by teamEdit

Club
Titles Years won
Ferroviário de Maputo 18 1956, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1982, 1989, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2015
Costa do Sol 10 1979, 1980, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2019
Desportivo de Maputo 8 1957, 1964, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1995, 2006
Maxaquene 7 1960, 1962, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2003, 2012
G.D.R. Textáfrica 4 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976
Liga Desportiva 4 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Ferroviário Beira 3 1958, 1974, 2016
Matchedje Maputo 2 1987, 1990
UD Songo 2 2017, 2018
Sporting Nampula 1 1959
Têxtil Punguè 1 1981
Ferroviário de Nampula 1 2004

TopscorersEdit

Year Best scorers Team Goals
2002   Genito CD Maxaquene 11
2004 Ruben Ferroviário da Beira
2005   Maurício Pequenino Desportivo de Maputo 14
2006   Maurício Pequenino Desportivo de Maputo 11
2007   CD Costa do Sol 16
2008   Luis Ferroviário de Maputo 15
2009   Jerry Sitoe Ferroviário de Maputo 16
2010   Jerry Sitoe Ferroviário de Maputo 16
2011   Betinho CD Maxaquene 15
2012   Sonito Liga Desportiva 9
2014 Isaac de Carvalho CD Maxaquene 13

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