CS Mindelense

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CS Mindelense
Full name Clube Sportivo Mindelense
Nickname(s) Diabos Vermelhos (Red Devils)
Founded 1908
Ground Estádio Municipal Aderito Sena
Mindelo, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Augusto Vasconcelos Lopes
Manager Almara
League São Vicente Island League
2012-13 1st

Clube Sportivo Mindelense (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: KS Mindelensi (KS - Klubi Sporting), São Vicente Crioulo: KS Mindelense (KS - Klube or Clube (CS)) is a football (soccer) club that plays in the Premier division of the Interisland League in Cape Verde. It is based in the city of Mindelo in the island of São Vicente and plays in the stadium with a capacity of 4,000 It is the team won the most cups before and after independence especially in the 1950s and the 1970s with six titles before independence and seven after independence. Their first participation in the national division before independence was in 1957 and after independence in 1980.


Its logo color (or colour) is light orange with an orange lion in the middle. The letters C and S representing CS is aligned separately at the top and the M representing Mindelense.

Current squad[edit]

2011 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Cape Verde GK Vozinha
2 Cape Verde DF Betche
3 Cape Verde DF Vally
4 Cape Verde MF Nhambú
5 Cape Verde DF Guga
7 Cape Verde FW Dika
8 Cape Verde FW Pitéu
9 Cape Verde FW Flávio
10 Cape Verde MF Caspy
11 Cape Verde MF Bidjoi
12 Cape Verde GK Rilly
14 Cape Verde DF Toi Adão
15 Cape Verde MF Djim Kelly
No. Position Player
17 Cape Verde MF Bedje
18 Cape Verde DF Palela
19 Cape Verde FW Djassa
20 Cape Verde FW Fufuraa
22 Cape Verde FW Dirceu
23 Cape Verde MF Tuíta
24 Cape Verde DF Maíuca
25 Cape Verde MF Adir
26 Cape Verde FW Calu
33 Cape Verde DF Django
77 Cape Verde FW Duba
98 Cape Verde FW Valdinha
99 Cape Verde FW Tutai

Former players[edit]

Playoff participation[edit]

Their first time in the playoff participation was in 1957 before independence and 1976 after independence in which won their first eight titles in a row, their first national title after independence was in 1977. Their chance for the fourth one did not claim as Académico Sal Rei beaten CS Mindelelse 2-0 in 1983, not until 1988 when in both two legs beat Sporting Clube da Praia 2-0 in the first and finally 0-1 in the last., the sixth title was claimed after beating CD Travadores from Praia. The team won the most number of national titles between 1980 and 2008, Sporting tied it for one year and surpassed Mindelense in 2009 which would last until 2011 when Mindelense tied it once again as they won their eight title defeating Sporting 1-0 in the second finals match, their first match was scoreless. Sporting surpassed Mindelense once more for their third year with the most national titles alone (fourth year with the most national titles) in 2012. It would be broken as Mindelense defeated 3-0 against Académica from Porto Novo in the neighbouring island, the second match was tied at 2 apiece and therefore won their ninth title and once again tied Sporting Praia with the most number of national titles.

Performance in African competitions[edit]

Best: 1992-93 Preliminary Round - Lost against ASEC Ndiambour 3 - 2 on aggregate

The club in the Portuguese football structure[edit]

1971 - 1/8 final: Mindelense (0-21 vs Sporting CP)


Regional (São Vicente Island)[edit]

1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1997–98, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012-13
1999–00, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09
2005–06, 2008–09

National (Cape Verde Islands)[edit]

1976, 1977, 1981, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Before Independence: 6
1956, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1971

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