Académica do Fogo

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Associação Académica do Fogo
Full name Associação Académica do Fogo
Nickname(s) Mika Fogo
Founded November 18 1962
Ground Estádio Municipal 5 de Julho,
São Filipe, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 1,000
Owner Cape Verde Mário César Pires
Chairman Cape Verde Emanuel Soares
League Fogo Island League
2015–16 2nd

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.[1] 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.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.

In 2016, the club appeared at the Boavista's Champion's Cup in Praia on October 28 a friendly competition, the club lost in the semis and played a 3rd place match on October 29 against CS Mindelense.

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.

Rivalry[edit]

The club's two rivalries are with Vulcânicos (see Vulcânicos–Académica do Fogo rivalry) and Botafogo forming the Fogo Derby or Clássico do Fogo.

Uniform[edit]

Away uniform up to 2013/14
Away uniform from 2015 to 2016

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.

Honours[edit]

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
  • Other:
    • São Filipe Municipal Tournament: 1
2017

League and cup history[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes Playoffs
2002 1 3 8 5 1 2 21 12 +9 16
2005 1A 3 5 2 1 2 10 7 +3 7 Did not advance Did not participate
2008 1A 2 5 3 1 1 9 6 +3 10 4th place
2012 1A 2 5 2 2 1 3 3 0 8 4th place
2013 1B 1 5 3 2 0 4 0 +4 11 Semifinalist
2014 1A 2 5 2 2 1 7 2 +5 8 2nd place

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Tour Notes
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
2014–15 2 2 18 13 3 2 52 9 +43 42 2nd place
2015–16 2 2 18 13 4 1 57 14 +43 43 2nd place
2016–17 2 2 18 14 3 1 61 10 +51 45 Winner 2nd place

Statistics[edit]

  • 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)

Players[edit]

  • Claúdio
  • Sy
  • Victor

Youth team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ «Campeonato Nacional: Mindelense Revalida O Título». Criolosport, May 31, 2014 (in Portuguese), retrieved on 5 October 2014.

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