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.

The club was founded on 15 October 1930 in the capital Praia (then colonial).

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 coconut crest (not fully circular) with a golden bird above, a green-red ribbon, a red and white shield with an orange ball and a blue ribbon with the club name acronym in the middle. Its logo is the same as Paulense but its shield color is light brown and a full semi-circular shape.

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.

Former players[edit]


1994, 1996
1993/94, 1995/96

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 Cup 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


  1. ^ "Nova Direcção Dos Travadores Promete Continuidade De Tazinho Na Equipa Técnica". Criolosport (in Portuguese). 21 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 

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