Botafogo (Cape Verde)

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Full name Botafogo Futebol Club
Founded July 7, 1968
Ground Estádio 5 de Julho
São Filipe, Fogo Island
Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 15.000
Chairman Manuel Anatólio Dias Fonseca
League Fogo Island League
2008-09 3rd Fogo Island League

Botafogo Futebol Clube (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Botafogu Futibol Klubi, Djarfogo: Botafogu Futebol Klubi) is sports club that its football (soccer) team had played in the Premier division and plays in the Fogo Island League in Cape Verde. It is based in the city of São Filipe in the island of Fogo and plays in its stadium. It is one of many teams that only a few titles before (including one in the 1960s) and since independence including one in 1980.

Apart from football (soccer) there are also in the club basketball, volleyball and athletics departments.

The team was inspired by Botafogo in Brazil for its creation, adopted its name and uniform according to the South American team.


Its logo contains a shield colored in black with the abbreviated form on the top and the date July 7, 1993 at the bottom representing the anniversary of the foundation.


Its current president is Manuel Anatólio Dias Fonseca who he became on August 6, 2008[1]

Current squad[edit]

  • 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 GK Pintcha
2 Cape Verde DF Pedro
3 Cape Verde DF Stephane Dasse
4 Cape Verde DF Geovanny
5 Cape Verde MF Lelle
6 Cape Verde DF Miguelinho
7 Cape Verde MF Chris
No. Position Player
8 Cape Verde MF Joao
9 Cape Verde FW Pires
10 Cape Verde FW Kintilhanno
11 Cape Verde MF Joao Domingos
13 Cape Verde GK Pitto
14 Estonia MF Maksim Rotskov (captain)
16 Cape Verde MF Francesco


1995/96, 2000/01, 2005/06, 2009/10

Ranking history[edit]


  1. ^ Aguadinha - Manuel Anatólio Dias Fonseca é novo presidente do Botafogo August 6, 2008 (Portuguese)

Further reading[edit]