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Clube Sport Marítimo (Portugal)

Last modified: 2014-12-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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[CS Marítimo (Funchal; PT)]
2:3 image by Jorge Candeias, 21 Nov 1998
[CS Marítimo (Funchal; PT) (2012)]
2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Dec 2014

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About the flag

The Clube Sport Marítimo is the main sports club of the city of Funchal, capital of Madeira, and therefore of the whole archipelago. The club was founded in the beginning of this century by english emigrants, numerous at the time in the islands, and presently it’s football team in in the portuguese first division, and already played in the european competitions. The flag reflects closely the club’s origins: it’s a red St. George’s cross on a green field. A white lozenge is superimposed in the center of the flag and contains the club’s emblem: a nautical wheel with a lion superimposed facing the hoist, but looking backwards to the fly, all in proper colours, and a green-red scroll above with the club’s acronym in black capitals: C.S.M. Also interesting in this emblem is that it is not based on the civic local heraldry of Funchal, unlike most of the other club’s emblems in Portugal.
Jorge Candeias, 21 Nov 1998

Located in Funchal and established on 20 September 1910, Maritimo in the past had been the club of the fishermen and dockers. Today it is one of the two profi football clubs of Funchal, playing in the Portuguese premier league in 2012, which is remarkable in so far, as Funchal is a fairly small city. The traditional colours are red and green. The flag is green divided by a red centred cross. The centre is superimposed by a white lozenge fimbriated black displaying the logo, a lion in natural colour holding a white football. Above is a green over red scroll with a black inscription "MARITIMO". Beneath the lion is a black inscription "MADEIRA". (right image above)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Dec 2014

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