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Madeira Sporting Success

Madeira has a strong sporting history.

Probably the most popular son of Madeira is Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid who was born here and played for Nacional one of two top tier professional Portuguese football teams on the island.

More sporting success has been achieved by other athletes from Madeira.





Marcos Freitas; Table Tennis

Portugal won the 2014 European Championships led by Marcos Freitas.

Marcos remains close to the Island believing in the autonomy of his training and a work ethic based on strong values, work ethic and persistency.




David Fernandes; Canoeing


David was part of the Portugal K4 Silver Medal crew at the 2014 World ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. He home club is the Club Naval do Funchal     




Guilherme Oliveira; Canoeing

Guilherme achieved the silver medal in the K1 at the Junior World Champions.         




João Rodrigues; Windsurfer

João started windsurfing off Funchal when he was 9 years old, beginning his competitive career two years later. He won the World Championships in 1995 (Port Elizabeth) and European Championship titles in 1996 (Nice) 1997 (Murcia) and 2008 (Brest). He raced his first Olympic Games in 1992 qualifying for 5 consecutive Olympics.                   


Sporting Teams from Madeira

CAB Madeira has won numerous national titles and feature regularly in the FIBA Eurocup.

Madeira Andebol SAD, the island's only professional handball team is one of the most successful in the country.

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