Académico do Aeroporto

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Académico do Aeroporto
Academico Aeroporto Sal.jpg
Full name Académico do Aeroporto do Sal
Nickname(s) Cadems
Founded 1966
Ground Estadio Marcelo Leitão
Espargos, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Carlos Moniz
Manager Lucio Antunes
League Sal Island League

Académico do Aeroporto (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Akadémiku du Aeropurtu) is a football (soccer) club that had played in the Premier division and plays in the Sal Island League in Cape Verde. It is based in the city of Espargos in the island of Sal. The team was is named after its nearby airport (Sal International Airport).

Between 1992 and 1993 with Juventude and Palmeira, then again in 2003 and 2004 and 2004 and 2005, the team had the same title with Associação Académica do Sal.


  • Devon
  • Hernâni Martins

Former players[edit]

  • Polidio Brito


1985/86, 1987/88, 1994/95, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2009/10, 2012/13
2004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09
2001/02, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2008/09

Playoff participation[edit]

The team, Académico do Aeroporto were the first place champions for Sal Island in 2003 and 2006, Académico do Aeroporto had made it in the 2006 season and lost to FC Ultramarina, a team from Tarrafal 3-1 in the first leg, the second leg beat the team 3 to 2 and claimed the 2002-03 season title. The 2005-06 season saw the team in the second leg of the semi-finals to win six points, one of the highest in history on advancing to the finals, they competed with Sporting Clube da Praia, one of the best teams in Cape Verde and won 1-0 by Gerson in the first leg but Académico do Aeroporto was tied in the second leg but did not claim the 2005-06 title, it went to Sporting Clube da Praia with the most points.

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