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C.S. Marítimo


Club Sport Marítimo MH M, commonly known as Marítimo, is a Portuguese sports club founded in Funchal, Madeira, in 1910. Marítimo is best known for its football team playing in Portugal’s top-flight competition, the Primeira Liga. The club’s reserve team, Marítimo B, compete in the third division. Aside from football, Marítimo have teams in other sports competing in national leagues, such as volleyball, handball, roller hockey and athletics. Marítimo supporters are called Maritimistas.

The club has won one major trophy, the Campeonato de Portugal, in 1926. After a long period without being able to participate in national championships, they finally made their appearance in 1973. Since then, Marítimo have been present for 38 seasons in Primeira Liga, have been runners-up of the Taça de Portugal twice, runners-up of the Taça da Liga twice, and have participated nine times in the UEFA Cup/Europa League. The club have won the II Divisão twice.

Marítimo’s most recent foray into European competition came in 2012, when they reached the group stage of the Europa League. The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) ranking lists Marítimo as the fifth best Portuguese club of this century, the highest ranking of any club from Madeira. Source: Wikipedia

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