Boa Vista Island League

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Boa Vista Island League
Region Cape Verde Brava Island, Cape Verde
Founded around 1978
Number of teams 8
Promotion to Cape Verdean Football Championship
Domestic cup(s) Boa Vista Island Cup
Boa Vista Island Super Cup
Boa Vista Opening Tournament
Current champions Sal Rei (10th time)
Most championships Académica Operária (19 times)
Website Official website

The Boa Vista Island League is a regional championship played in Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde. The winner of the championship plays in the Cape Verdean football Championships of each season. The island league was founded around 1978. It is organized by the Boa Vista Regional Football Association (Associação Regional de Futebol da Boa Vista, abbreviation: ARFBV).[1] Since 2010, it has the largest regional football association governing body in area in the nation.

Académica Operária won the most number of titles numbering nineteen, Sal Rei is second now numbering nine with their recent championship win.

During the 2004-05 season as Sal-Rei was also the national winner and received automatic qualification (the first to do so), second place Desportivo Estância Baixo qualified into the 2005 National Championships, the only time a second place club qualified from Boa Vista.

Boa Vista Island League – Clubs 2016–17[edit]




Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Winning seasons
Académica Operária[a] 19 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015
Sal-Rei FC 10 1994, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2016, 2017
Sporting 1 2010
Onze Estrelas 1 2013

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Until the merger with Académica Sal Rei mid 1980s, the club was known as Operária


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Boa Vista League season at RSSSF
  3. ^ Batalha, José (3 April 2014). "Cape Verde Islands – List of Regional Tournament Winners". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 

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