FC Derby is a football club that had played in the Premier division and the São Vicente Island League in Cape Verde. It is based in the city of Mindelo on the island of São Vicente and plays in a stadium with a capacity of 4,000. It is the second team won the most cups after independence especially in the 1960s and the 1970s.
In 2006, the Santiago North Zone did not participate in the premier division as they did not win the championship, which meant that FC Derby automatically advances into the premier league by virtue of having been champions in 2005.
Best: 2000-01 Preliminary Round - Lost against Real Banjul 1 - 0 on aggregate
Full stories of the team's playoff victories and advances
Derby FC entered the playoffs for the first time after independence in 1984 and won 3-2 over Académica (Espargos). Derby FC entered the playoffs in 2000 and challenged Académica Operária, a team from Sal Rei. The first match was tied at 1 apiece, and in the second defeated Académica Operária 1-0 and claimed the 2000 championship. The 2005 championship finals with Sporting Clube da Praia was a 1-1 tie in the first match and a 4-3 victory in the second, giving Cape Verde their third title.