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Zainadine Abdula Chavango Júnior (born 24 June 1988 in Mozambique) is a Mozambican football defender currently playing for Marítimo. Previously he has been on trial at Sporting Clube de Portugal, together with fellow Mozambican Mexer; however, it was only Mexer that was given a contract. Instead, Zainadine Júnior, or Fino, has impressed in the Mozambican league Mocambola and for his national team. His performances has earned interest from South African club Jomo Cosmos, but so far no move has materialized for the centre-back.[1]

Zainadine Júnior
Personal information
Full name Zainadine Abdula Chavango Júnior
Date of birth (1988-06-24) 24 June 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Maputo, Mozambique
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Desportivo Maputo 73 (5)
2011–2013 Liga Muçulmana de Maputo
2013–2015 Nacional 72 (2)
2016–2017 Tianjin Teda 26 (1)
2017Marítimo (loan) 29 (2)
2018– Marítimo 16 (0)
National team
2008– Mozambique 47 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2018

On 10 January, Zainadine signed with Marítimo until July 2017.[2]


International careerEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Mozambique's goal tally first.[3]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 September 2018 Estádio do Zimpeto, Maputo, Mozambique   Guinea-Bissau 1–0 2–2 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification


  1. ^ "Mexer pode assinar hoje pelo Sporting". Rádio Renascença. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Zainadine verde-rubro: "Estou muito feliz"". 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Zainadine Júnior". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 September 2018.

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