Mario Coluna was one of the world's most influential and comprehensively gifted football players throughout the 1960s. After a successful European career as captain of Benfica and Portugal, Coluna returned to his native Mozambique. Although he basked in global limelight nothing compared to returning home where his achievements were nationally recognised. Coluna went on to coach the national team and later became the head of Mozambique's football federation and also sports minister.
A proud African on the world stage, combining physical authority, elegance and style. Mario Coluna was unstoppable to the end, inspiring us to Never Stop Moving Forward.