C.S. Marítimo

Maritimo Funchal ( officially: Clube Sport Marítimo) - known in German-speaking countries as Marítimo Madeira - is a football club from the Portuguese city of Funchal on Madeira Island. The club plays in the 1970s continuously in the first division of the country.

The club was founded on 20 September 1910 as a Club Sport Marítimo Português de Cândido Fernandes de Gouveia. The club took over as club colors, the colors of the Portuguese flag, to distinguish them from local rivals Club Sports da Madeira. The name Marítimo is because many players have worked at that time in the harbor of Funchal.

The first match was played against CD Santa Clara. Marítimo won 2-1. Later, the team played mostly against British sailors.


  • Portuguese Football Champion: 1926
  • Portuguese Cup: Finalist 1994/95 and 2000/ 01
  • UEFA Cup: participants in 1993/94, 1994/95, 1998/99, 2001/ 02, 2003 / 04, 2008/ 09
  • UEFA Europa League: 2010/ 11, 2012/13
  • Regional Championship of Madeira: 36x

Well-known former players

  • Angola Rui Marques
  • Brazil Serginho Chulapa
  • Brazil Souza
  • Chile Alexander von Schwedler
  • England John Richards
  • Canada Alex Bunbury
  • Morocco Tarik Sektioui


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Other sports

Besides football, many other sports such as handball, volleyball, gymnastics are offered at the club. In badminton, the club from 1990 to 1994 started five times in a row in the European Cup, but never came across the group stage. Qualifies the team had each after they won the national team championship.