Académica Operária

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Associação Académica e Operária da Boavista
Full name Associação Académica e Operária da Boa Vista
Nickname(s) Preto e Branco
Os Sal Reis
Founded July 3, 1977
Ground Estadio Municipal Arsénio Ramos
Sal-Rei, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 8,000
League Campionato Regional da Boavista
2014–15 2nd

Associação Académica e Operária da Boa Vista (first part, Portuguese meaning: "academy", Capeverdean Crioulo: Asosiason Akadémika y Operária/Uperária) is a sports club that its football (soccer) team had played in the Premier division and plays in the Boa Vista Island South Zone Division in Cape Verde. It is based in the island capital of Sal Rei in the island of Boa Vista and plays with Boa Vista's teams in the same stadium. Apart from football (soccer) there are also in the club basketball, volleyball and athletics departments.

Académica Operária is one of the most successful football (soccer) club in Cape Verde and is Boa Vista's most successful club, having won about 25 official titles, only one is national and the remaining 24 are regional titles.

History[edit]

The club was founded on July 3, 1977. The first name of the club Académica is named after the Portuguese football club from Coimbra, the second is Portuguese for Operators. It is one of Académica clubs founded after independence. The left part reads OBV. Académico Sal Rei merged with Operária and became Académica e Operaria in the 1980s.

The team has one national title and nineteen titles, some of them won in a row between 1995 and 1996, 2001 to 2003 and their recent in 2015. Associação Académica e Operária also won their first opening tournament title in 2005, three more were won in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

The club have one of the most number of island titles of any island league in the nation numbering nineteen, their total was less than Botafogo from Fogo, in 2000, the total number of 14 island titles was tied with that club and later 15 from 2003, they did not tied with 16 until 2009 and not with 17 until 2012, the number of island titles won succeeded Botafogo's in 2014 with 18 and now they have 19 which they won in 2015.

In the 2015 season, since the addition of three clubs from 2001, Académica Operária went to new success in 2014 with a record 34 points and 11 wins and scored 34 goals, before they did, the club was six in the first two weeks and was number one for the rest of the season. The club did it again 2015, first fifth place the club started, from the second round onwards were first place and finished as recent champions and with a higher record 36 points and 13 wins.

In the 2016, season, the club took the number one spot for a week, Onze Estrelas stole it, retook it at the 7th round, Onze Estrelas got it, Académica Operária re-grabbed it again at the 9th round for three weeks until Sal Rei took it, the club was second for the last three rounds and finished it there with 9 wins, 23 goals and had 19 points, less than 2015 season. In the 2017 regional season, the club started 3rd and was in moderate position until they reached second at the final round and finished there, second straight time and had the same 9 wins, a draw more than last season, an additional point was also made numbering 30 but fewer goals were scored and was 17. Académica Operária headed up to the regional cup final and faced Sport Sal Rei Club and brought the Boa Vista Derby to the cup final. Sal Rei crowned regional champions on April 23 got Académica Operária qualification into the regional super cup late rin the year. The club lost the title to Sal Rei and the club will qualify into the super cup as runner up. Also, their performance at the cup competitions as finalist became their best position.

Playoff appearance[edit]

The team entered the playoffs in the 2000 season even though it did not claim any title but were runner up and challenged São Vicente's Derby FC, the first leg was tied apiece with only one point, in the second leg, Académica lost its championship hope by one point.

Uniform[edit]

Today, its shirt is supplied by Adidas and is sponsored by UNICEF.

Rivalry[edit]

The club's only rivalry is Sport Sal Rei Club forming the Derby of Boa Vista Island[1]

Stadium[edit]

Estádio Arsénio Ramos, home of Académica Operária

Estádio Municipal Arsénio Ramos is a multi-use stadium in Sal Rei, Cape Verde. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 500. The stadium is home to the island's best football clubs including Sal Rei and Sporting Boa Vista. It is also the home of Sanjoanense. The club also practices at the stadium

Honours[edit]

1982/83
1977/78, 1978/79, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1984/85, 1988/89, 1990/91, 1992/93, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2008/09, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2014/15
2014
2005, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16

League and cup history[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Notes Playoffs
1999 1B 2 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5 Did not advance Did not participate
2000 1A 1 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3 5 Advanced into the finals 2nd place
2002 1 6 8 3 0 5 9 11 -2 9
2003 1B 6 5 0 1 4 6 12 -6 1 Did not advance Did not participate
2009 1A 6 5 0 1 4 2 9 -7 1 Did not advance Did not participate
2012 1B 5 5 0 2 3 9 13 -7 2 Did not advance Did not participate
2014 1B 5 5 2 0 3 3 9 -6 6 Did not advance Did not participate
2015 1A 6 5 0 2 3 2 7 -5 2 Did not advance Did not participate

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Tour Notes
2000–01 2 1 - - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2008–09 2 1 12 - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2011–12 2 1 14 - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2013–14 2 1 14 11 1 2 34 11 +23 34 Promoted into the National Championships
2014–15 2 1 14 13 1 0 33 7 +26 36 Promoted into the National Championships
2015–16 2 2 14 9 2 3 23 18 +5 29 3rd place
2016–17 2 2 14 9 3 2 17 11 +6 30 Finalist

Statistics[edit]

  • Best position: 1st (national)
  • Best positiion at a cup competition: Finalist (regional)
  • Best position at an opening tournament: 1st
  • Appearances at regional cup competitions: 8
  • Appearances at a regional Super Cup: 4
  • Highest number of matches played in a season: 8 (national), in 2002
  • Highest number of points in a season:
    • National: 9 (national), in 2002
    • Regional: 36, in 2015
  • Highest number of wins in a season: 13 (regional), in 2015
  • Highest number of losses in a season: 5 (national)

Managerial history[edit]

  • Cape Verde Luis Manuel Semedo (around 2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tribuna Vip - Sal-Rei cilindra Académica (4-0) no derby do Regional Futebol da Boa Vista" [VIP Tribune: Sal Rei Defeat Académica (e Operária) 4-0 in the Regional Football Derby of Boa Vista] (in Portuguese). TCV. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 

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