Académica do Fogo
|Full name||Associação Académica do Fogo|
|Founded||November 18 1962|
|Ground||Estádio Municipal 5 de Julho,
São Filipe, Cape Verde
|Owner||Mário César Pires|
|League||Fogo Island League|
Associação Académica do Fogo is a football (soccer) club that currently plays in the Campeonato Nacional de Cabo Verde and in the Fogo Island League in Cape Verde. It is based in the island of Fogo and plays in the stadium with a capacity of 1000. The logo and the uniform as well as other teams with the name Académica and Académico in Cape Verde is identical to Académica de Coimbra, it features the volcanic mountain on the right. The club name and the year of foundation are at the bottom.
Académica do Fogo is the second most successful club on the island, having won about 16 official regional titles.
The club was founded in November 18, 1962 (some sources stated as July) and is an affiliate of Académica de Coimbra. The club celebrated their 25th anniversary in 1987 and in 2012 celebrated their 50th anniversary.
The first title the claimed for the island was in 1985, later, the team won two consecutive titles in 1987 in 1988 and recently between 2012 and 2014, the team won three consecutive titles. In special titles, the club won the title for Académicas of Cape Verde. In the national championships, In the 2002 season along with Académico do Aeroporto and SC Atlético, the club had 16 points and was third, it was second ranked and no other clubs would have 16 points in the present day. Académica Fogo appeared in the finals for the first time in the 2013/14 season and challenged CS Mindelense. Their first match lost 2–1 to Mindelense, Victor would score the only goal in the finals at the 29th minute, their second match was scoreless and would achieve second place and would be their best appearance at the national level. Sy was the player who scored the most goals in the nation numbering five.
Académica Fogo finished second in the 2015/16 season with 43 points, 13 wins and four draws. The club had 57 goals, the season's highest and also had also had the highest result with 1-12 over União de São Lourenço on April 3 in a Round 16 match and made the highest scoring match of the season and second time with 12 goals. Also the club scored 57 goals which was the most for the season.
The club started fourth for the 2016-17 season in November. On December 10, they picked up the first place position with they got it up to February 25 and remain second for the rest of the season, for the third time, the club repeatedly finished second, it shared the same points with Vulcânicos numbering 45 but scored five goals less numbering 61. On the final week of the season on April 23 and was the last regional match, the club threw out Baxada from the Premier Division entirely in the following season after a huge 14-0 victory but failed to achieve regional champions as they had fewer goals scored than Vulcânicos. The club reached the cup final on March 5, as Vulcânicos won the regional champ title on Apr 23, the club received qualification to the regional super cup later in the year. Académica do Fogo defeated Vulcânicos and won their next cup title in eight years after winning 5-4 in the penalty shootouts as the match ended in a goal draw, they will qualify into the super cup as cup winner.
Its uniform colors are black clothing with white sides and white sleeve edges which is more white at the front and a white rim for home games and a violet colored t-shirt with black sleeves and shorts and white socks for away games.
Its former uniform color was a white t-shirt, black shorts and socks for away games in the early 2010s. Between 2015 and 2016, it featured a black-white hooped or striped clothing starting and ending with black sides with black sleeves and the remainder of the clothing coloured black.
- 1984/85, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1990/91, 1992/93, 1994/95, 1996/97, 2001/02, 2004/05, 2007/08, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14
- 2001, 2009, 2017
- São Filipe Municipal Tournament: 1
League and cup history
|2005||1A||3||5||2||1||2||10||7||+3||7||Did not advance||Did not participate|
|2004–05||2||1||18||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Promoted into the National Championships|
|2007–08||2||1||18||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Promoted into the National Championships|
|2011–12||2||1||18||14||2||2||41||15||+26||44||Promoted into the National Championships|
|2012–13||2||1||18||15||2||1||70||6||+64||47||Promoted into the National Championships|
|2013–14||2||1||18||13||3||2||59||15||+44||42||Promoted into the National Championships|
- Best position: 2nd (national)
- Best position at cup competitions: 1st (regional)
- Appearances at the championships:
- National: 13
- Regional: 41
- Highest number of points: 16 (national)
- Zé Luís, in 2007
- «Campeonato Nacional: Mindelense Revalida O Título». Criolosport, May 31, 2014 (in Portuguese), retrieved on 5 October 2014.