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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
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