Boavista FC (Cape Verde)
|Full name||Boavista Futebol Clube|
|Founded||July 5, 1939|
|Ground||Estádio da Várzea,
Praia, Cape Verde
|Chairman||Luis Manuel Semedo|
|Manager||Joel de Castro|
|League||Santiago Island League (South)|
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. The club plays at Estádio da Várzea in which Sporting, Travadores and Académica also play
- 1 History
- 2 Uniform
- 3 Achievements
- 4 League and cup history
- 5 Statistics
- 6 Current squad
- 7 Players
- 8 Managerial history
- 9 References
- 10 External links
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. The club recently got a new manager from Spartak d'Aguadinha named Joel de Castro from Portugal.
Playoff participation and upper appearances
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, 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
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.
- National titles:
- 1962/63, 1986/87, 1994/95, 2009/10
- 2008/09, 2009/10
- Insular titles:
- Island/Regional Championships : 6
- 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
Performance in African competitions
- CAF Champions League: 1 appearance
- CAF Confederation Cup: 1 appearance
|1963||Won||Académica do Mindelo||Champion|
|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|
|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)
- As of 21 November 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Humberto Bettencourt||Cape Verde||2013||2013/4|
|Nelito Antunes||Cape Verde||2013/14||2013/15|
|Joel de Castro||Portugal||September 2015|
- "Boavista da Praia é Campeão de Cabo Verde". Liberal Publicidade. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
- "Boavista vence Taça dos Campões" [Boavista won the Taça dos Campões]. A Semana. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "Joel de Castro apresentado como novo treinador do Boavista da Praia" ("Joel de Castro, the New Manager for Boavista Praia")". SAPO Desporto. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- Boavista Praia article on the Spanish Wikipedia