|Full name||Clube Desportivo Travadores|
|Founded||15 October 1930|
|Ground||Estádio da Varzea,
Praia, Cape Verde
|League||Santiago Island League (South)|
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.
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.
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.
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
- Before independence: 1
- 1959/60, 1967/68, 1971/72, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1999/2000
- Praia Cup: 1
League and cup history
Performance in African competitions
- CAF Champions League: 1 appearance
- 1997: First Round
- African Cup of Champions Clubs: 1 appearance
- CAF Cup: 1 appearance
- 1993: Preliminary Round
|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|
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Loloti, in the early 2010s (defender)
- Madjer (Paulo Jorge Horta), in 2012 (defender)
- Tazinho, in the 1990s
- "Nova Direcção Dos Travadores Promete Continuidade De Tazinho Na Equipa Técnica". Criolosport (in Portuguese). 21 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- CD Travadores's Facebook Pages
- CD Travadores article on the Spanish Wikipedia