Boavista FC (Cape Verde)

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Boavista FC
Boavista da Praia crest.gif
Full name Boavista Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Boavista
Founded July 5, 1939
Ground Estádio da Várzea,
Praia, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Cape Verde Luis Manuel Semedo
Manager Portugal Joel de Castro
League Santiago Island League (South)
2014–15 1st
The home stadium of Boavista FC

Boavista Futebol Clube (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: FK Boavista or FK Boabista, Boavista or Boavista Futibol Klubi) is a football club that had played in the Premier division and plays in the Santiago Island South Zone League in Cape Verde. It is based in the city of Praia in the island of Santiago. The team has only reached a few of these games before and after independence.[1] The club plays at Estádio da Várzea in which Sporting, Travadores and Académica also play


The club was founded on July 5, 1939. Its logo and uniform with minimal exceptions are identical to Portugal's Boavista FC. The name is not related nor located on Boa Vista Island to the northeast, it is named after a Lisbon club founded during colonial rule. Its nickname is even a club name. 36 years after its foundation, the date of foundation would be the same as Independence Day in Cape Verde, the only major club to have the same date of foundation with Independence Day in Cape Verde.

Boa Vista won the insular titles in 1987, 1993 and 1995, after it split into two zones, Boavista won two titles for the South Zone in 2012 and in 2014. Boavista also won cup titles, three consecutive cup titles was won between 2009 and 2011, their last was in 2015, Boavista did not qualify for the first time to the 2015 Cape Verdean Cup due to financial concerns. Boavista's last Super Cup win was in 2015. In 2014, the club celebrated the 75th anniversary and organized the Taça dos Campões (The Cup of Champions) as a friendly match. The first edition featured the greatest clubs from different islands and the club would win the competition. The second edition will feature clubs from different nations.[2] The club recently got a new manager from Spartak d'Aguadinha named Joel de Castro from Portugal.[3]

Playoff participation and upper appearances[edit]

Boa Vista claimed their first title ever in 1987 even since independence. They entered the finals in 1993 and challenged with Académica (Espargos) to claim its second title, The game was tied at two apiece, the second match lost 2 to one to Académica (Espargos), the second title was not to be claimed until 1995 and won through the triangular phase and contained no playoffs. It offered Boavista entry to their first and only appearance in the continental level, the African Cup of Champions Clubs 1996, the match with Mauritania's ASC Sonalec was abandoned, their first match was with Algeria's JS Kabylie in the first round and scored only a goal and the club did not advanced. In their next championship appearance as they qualified as second place as Sporting Praia, automatically qualified for the 2010 championships as the 2009 winner and won the 2010 regional title, Boavista Praia won their third and most recent in 2010 after defeating Sporting Clube of the same city for a total of two goals all scored in the first leg in the second finals that featured two clubs from the same island, even the same city,[1] it did not gained entry into the 2010 CAF Champions League. Boa Vista once again returned to the playoffs in 2012 and 2015 without heading to the final.

Cape Verdean Cup[edit]

After winning the island cup title for 2009, Boavista qualified for the Cape Verdean Cup and won their first title, Boavista returned for the last time and won their second and recent cup title after being the only club in the final round.


Its uniform color is white with black socks but a black t-shirt with black sleeve rim is used for home games, all with a two-rowed checkered lining on the right. When there is a same uniform color in some parts of the other club, the other uniform color is red with a checkered sleeve and black socks.

Previous uniforms were colored black for home games with a black-white checkered portion t-shirt and white socks and white with black socks for away games.

Uniform history
Home uniform up to 2014
Visitor's uniform up to 2014


1962/63, 1986/87, 1994/95, 2009/10
2008/09, 2009/10
  • Insular titles:
    • Island/Regional Championships : 6
Santiago Island League: 1962/63, 1986/87, 1992/93, 1994/95
Santiago Island League (South): 2010/11, 2014/15
2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2014/15
    • Santiago South Super Cup: 1
  • Other titles:
Champion's Cup (Taça de Campões): 2014

League and cup history[edit]

Performance in African competitions[edit]

1996 – First Round
Boavista FC – ASC Sonalec, tournament abandoned, Boavista succeeded to the first round
Boavista FC – JS Kabylie 2–0 (A), 1–2 (H)
1994 – Preliminary round
Boavista FC – Sierra Leone Diamond Stars FC, 3–1 (A), 1–4 (H)

Colonial era[edit]

Year Finals Club Result
1963 Won Académica do Mindelo Champion

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes Playoffs
2009 Did not participate Winner Did not participate
2010 1A 1 5 2 2 1 15 8 +7 8 Winner Promoted into playoffs Champion
2011 1B 3 4 2 1 1 9 4 +5 7 Did not advance Did not participate
2015 1B 2 5 4 0 1 14 4 +10 12 Promoted into playoffs Semifinalist

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Super Cup Notes
2009–10 2 2 - - - - - - - - Winner Also promoted into the National Championships
2010–11 2 1 - - - - - - - - Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2013–14 2 4 18 9 4 5 29 21 +8 31 Promoted into the National Championships
2014–15 2 1 18 13 4 1 37 14 +23 43 Winner Winner Promoted into the National Championships


  • Best position: First Round (Continental)
  • Highest number of goals scored in a season, National: 15 (regular season), 19 (total)
  • Highest number of points in a season: 12 (national)
  • Appearances in the cup competition: 2 (national)

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 November 2015[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Cape Verde Dinilson Duarte
2 Cape Verde Ailton Rodrigues
3 Cape Verde Willan Lima
4 Cape Verde Romário Cabral
5 Cape Verde Zeca Soares
6 Cape Verde Edidi (Edson Correia)
7 Cape Verde Márcio da Veiga
8 Cape Verde Ridney Mané
9 Cape Verde António dos Santos
10 Cape Verde Nilton Tavares
11 Cape Verde Carlos Ferreira
12 Cape Verde Feordanio Andrade
13 Cape Verde Paulo Semedo
No. Position Player
14 Cape Verde MF Dário Furtado
15 Cape Verde Agilson Farcia
16 Cape Verde Paulino Araújo
17 Cape Verde Djordy Gomes
18 Cape Verde Marcelino da Costa
19 Otaviano Pachi
20 Cape Verde Rosalvo Fontes
21 Cape Verde Nelson Martins
22 Michel Guilavogui
23 Cape Verde Márcio Tavares
24 Cape Verde Fábio Fernandes
25 Cape Verde Paulo de Pina
26 Cape Verde Edmilson da Veiga


Managerial history[edit]

Name Nationality From To
Janito  Cape Verde 2012
Humberto Bettencourt  Cape Verde 2013 2013/4
Nelito Antunes  Cape Verde 2013/14 2013/15
Joel de Castro[3]  Portugal September 2015


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