Batuque FC

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Batuque FC
Batuki FK
Batúque FK
Batuque FC.png
Full name Batuque Futebol Clube
Founded May 5, 1981[1]
Ground Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena, Mindelo, Cape Verde[1]
Ground Capacity 5000[1]
Chairman Cape Verde João José Cardoso da Silva (Jota)
Manager Cape Verde José Alberto Soares Fermino (Piki)
League São Vicente Island League
2014–15 5th[2]

Batuque Futebol Clube (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC: Batuki Futibol Klubi, São Vicente: Batúque Futebol Klube) is a football club that plays in the São Vicente Island League in Cape Verde. It is based in the city of Mindelo on the island of São Vicente. As of the 2014–15 season, the team had won four island titles, qualifying them for participation in the Capeverdean National Division, their first title was won in 2002 and their last title was won in 2012, in other regional achievements, the team also won four cup titles, three super cup titles and one opening tournament title. The best ranking was the national semi-finals in 2012.

Its current president is Jota (João Jose Cardoso da Silva) who became first president in around the mid 2000s.

History[edit]

The club was formed on May 5, 1981 and was founded by players, it is named after the Cape Verdean music and dancing genre, the batuque. Many of its greatest players took part in European clubs, notably Portuguese clubs.[3][4]

Batuque finished second in the 2002 season with fewer goals than Sporting Praia. The point total of 19 shared with Sporting Praia was the highest total in the national championships, no other club shared or exceeded the total since.

After the stadium was renovated and the artificial turf was added, the 2014 São Vicente Super Cup competition took place in the stadium with Batuque, the cup winner defeating Derby, the champion on January 13, 2015 and made it the first match after renovation, Batuque won their fourth and recent regional super cup title.[5][6][7]

Achievements[edit]

2001–02, 2002–03, 2009–10, 2011–12
2000–01, 2005–06, 2009/10, 2013/14
2009–10, 2011/12, 2013/14
2006/07

League and cup history[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes Playoffs
2002 1 2 8 6 1 1 18 5 +13 19
2003 1B 3 5 3 1 1 7 4 +3 10 Did not advance Did not participate
2010 1A 1 5 2 3 0 9 3 +6 9 Semifinalist
2012 1A 4 5 2 2 1 6 3 +3 8 Did not advance Did not participate
Total: 23 13 7 3 40 15 +25 46
Total with playoffs: 25 13 8 4 42 17 +27

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Super Cup Notes
2002–03 2 1 - - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2009–10 2 1 - - - - - - - - Winner Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2011–12 2 1 - - - - - - - - Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2013–14 2 3 14 9 2 3 22 6 +16 29 Winner Winner
2014–15 2 4 14 6 3 5 24 22 +2 21

Statistics[edit]

  • Best position: Semifinalist (national)
  • Highest number of wins in a season: 8 (national)
  • Total number of wins: 13 (national)
  • Total number of draws: 7 (regular season), 8 (total) – national
  • Highest number of goals in a season: 18 (national)
  • Total goals scored: 40 (42 with playoffs) – national
  • Highest number of points in a season: 19 (national)
  • Total points: 46 (national)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Batuque FC". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Batalha, José (16 April 2015). "Cape Verde Islands 2014/15". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Batuque FC alinha equipa Sénior com jogadores da formação". Notícias do Norte. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Batuque Futebol Clube: 30 anos a formar jogadores" ("Batuque Futebol Clube: 30 Years Founded By Players")". desporto.sapo.cv. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Estádio Adérito Sena aguarda certificação FIFA do novo sintético". SAPO CV. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cabo Verde: Batuque vence Derby en conquista supertaça de São Vicente". Mozambican newspaper (in Portuguese). 14 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Batuque vence supertaça em São Vicente" [Batuque Wins the Super Cup in São Vicente]. Alfa CV (in Portuguese). 14 January 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Batalha, José (3 April 2014). "Cape Verde Islands – List of Regional Tournament Winners". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 21 April 2015. 

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