CD Travadores

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CD Travadores
CD Travadores.jpg
Full name Clube Desportivo Travadores
Founded 15 October 1930
Ground Estádio da Varzea,
Praia, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Cape Verde Armindo Oliveira[1]
Manager Cape Verde Tazinho
League Santiago Island League (South)
2014-15 8th
Estádio da Várzea, the home field of CD Travadores

Clube Desportivo Travadores (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC: Klubi Desportivu Travadoris) is a football club that had played in the Premier division and the Santiago Island League (South) in Cape Verde. It is based in the capital city of Praia in the island of Santiago and plays in the stadium with a capacity of 8,000 It is one of the teams that won the most cups before and after independence. They are affiliated with S.L. Benfica.

It is played along with Praia's three other famous teams including Académica and Sporting Praia in the same stadium. The club would enter African competitions three times.


Its logo is with a white crest (not fully circular) with a golden bird above, a green-red ribbon reading the Latin name "E pluribus unum", a red and white shield with a ball and a blue ribbon with the club name acronym in the middle. Its logo is nearly the same as Benfica's but the outer circle is white, Other logos are the same (with some similarity) are Paulense, Benfica of Brava and Benfiquinha (who currently plays in the region's second division).


Its uniform color are colored red with a white collar used for home games and a white t-shirt and socks with red shorts used for away games. Its former uniform was a red t-shirt and socks with white shorts used for home games.

Home uniform up to the 2014 season


The club was founded on 15 October 1930 in the capital Praia (then colonial). Their first title was won in the early years of the club, title wins were achieved in 1960, 1968 and 1972, their greatest appearance in the colonial competition was in 1972 when they won their only colonial title. After independence, the club won two national titles in 1994 and in 1996. Their first continental competition was the CAF Cup in 1993 and advanced up to the preliminaries, their first appearance at the upper level was in 1995 and faced with Real de Banjul from the Gambia and their last was in 1997 when it became the CAF Champions League and participated up to the first round, this was their recent appearance in the continental level. The club played at the Sucupira Field until 2006 when they moved to the current Estádio da Várzea.

Playoff participation[edit]

Travadores first participated in the playoffs in 1960 and lost to CS Mindelense, this would repeat in 1968, they would win their first title in 1972 after defeating Académica from Mindelo, the first leg was tied and won the second 1-0, this was their only colonial title. After the end of colonial rule in Cape Verde, they participated in the finals for the first time as an independent nation, they lost to Mindelense in 1992, two years later in 1994, they would win their first title as an independent nation after defeating SC Atlético from the island of São Nicolau 2-0 and 2-1, they won their second and recent title in 1996.


Before independence: 1
After independence: 2
1994, 1996
1959/60, 1967/68, 1971/72, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1999/2000

League and cup history[edit]

Performance in African competitions[edit]

1997: First Round
1995: First Round
The Gambia Real de Banjul – CD Travadores 1–0, 0–0
1993: Preliminary Round

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Notes Playoffs
2000 1A 4 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1 Did not advance Did not participate
2003 1B 2 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 7 Promoted into playoffs Semifinalist

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Super Cup Notes
2012-13 2 - - - - - - - - - Winner
2013-14 2 2 18 13 4 1 37 10 +27 43
2014-15 2 8 18 5 1 12 17 38 -21 16

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 November 2015[2][3]

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 Danilson Varela
2 Cape Verde Djoni (João Baptista Miguel)
3 Cape Verde Mia (Ezequiel da Veiga)
4 Cape Verde Guy Andrade
5 Cape Verde Sassa (Carlos Moreno)
6 Cape Verde Givalder da Silva
7 Cape Verde Jaquelson (Jacqueson Teixeira)
8 Cape Verde Ozair Baessa
10 Cape Verde Adilson Mário Reis
11 Cape Verde Eduardo Tavares
12 Chibike Okoronkwo
13 Cape Verde Batana (Edmilson Correia)
14 Cape Verde Deu (Adelson Vieira)
No. Position Player
15 Marcio Lopes
16 Cape Verde Elder Mendonça
18 Cape Verde Fortunato Gonçalves
19 Cape Verde Ivandro Correia
20 Cape Verde José Pereira
21 Cape Verde Celso Mendes
22 Cape Verde Adilson Lopes
23 Cape Verde Luis Tavares
24 Cape Verde Hermes Pinto
25 Cape Verde Jair Tavares
26 Kadu Barreto
27 Cape Verde Bertoni Santana

Former players[edit]

  • Cape Verde Loloti, in the early 2010s (defender)
  • Cape Verde Madjer (Paulo Jorge Horta), in 2012 (defender)
  • Cape Verde Tazinho, in the 1990s


  1. ^ "Nova Direcção Dos Travadores Promete Continuidade De Tazinho Na Equipa Técnica". Criolosport (in Portuguese). 21 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  2. ^ CD Travadores's Facebook Pages
  3. ^ CD Travadores article on the Spanish Wikipedia

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