Clarisse Machanguana

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Clarisse Machanguana
Personal information
Born (1976-10-04) 4 October 1976 (age 41)
Nationality Mozambican
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College Old Dominion (1994–1997)
WNBA draft 1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Sparks
Playing career 1999–2002
Position Center
Career history
1999–2000 Los Angeles Sparks
2001 Charlotte Sting
2002 Orlando Miracle

Clarisse Machanguana (born 4 October 1976) is a professional women's basketball player from Mozambique. She has played internationally in both the United States (WNBA from 1999–2002) and in Spain (FC Barcelona since 2003). She also represented Mozambique at the 2006 Lusophony Games in Macau, China.

Old Dominion University statistics


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% FT% RPG APG BPG PPG
1994-95 Old Dominion University 33 550 60.5% 59.3% 8.8 1.8 0.8 16.7
1995-96 Old Dominion University 32 585 62.7% 71.4% 6.5 1.5 0.8 18.3
1996-97 Old Dominion University 34 678 63.6% 57.3% 7.4 1.9 1.0 19.9
Career Old Dominion University 99 1813 62.4% 62.5% 7.6 1.8 0.9 18.3

WNBA career

Machanguana was drafted in the 2nd round (16th overall) in the 1999 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks. She played collegiately at Old Dominion University. In 1997, Machanguana was named to the Final Four All Tournament team.[2] With the Sparks, she played in 59 games in 2 seasons, starting 1 and averaging 3.1 points per game. In 2001, Machanguana played with the Charlotte Sting, where she played in 30 games, starting 8 and averaging 5.4 points per game. In her final season in the WNBA, Machanguana played with the Orlando Miracle. In Orlando, Machanguana played in 29 games, starting 25 of them. She also averaged 4.8 points per game.


Since leaving the WNBA after the 2002 season, Machanguana joined F.C. Barcelona in Spain. At the 2006 Lusophony Games, she led the Mozambique women's national basketball team to a gold medal.


  1. ^ "ODU Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-04. 
  2. ^ Nixon, Rick. "Official 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four Records Book" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
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