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 (soccer) 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 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.

Boa Vista won the insular titles in 1987, 1993, 1995.

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[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) and claimed the title, the second title was not to be claimed until 1996 and their third and most recent in 2010. Boa Vista once again returned to the playoffs in 2012 and 2015 without heading to the final.


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, 1987/88, 1995/96, 2009/10
2008/09, 2009/10
  • Insular titles:
    • Island/Regional Championships : 6
Santiago Island League: 1962/63, 1987/88, 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 4-1 (agg.)
1994 - Preliminary round
Boavista FC - Sierra Leone Diamond Stars FC, 4-5 total

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 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 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

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

Famous former players[edit]

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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