Desportivo da Praia

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Desportivo Praia
Full name Desportivo da Praia
Nickname(s) militares (troops)
Founded 1979
Ground Av. Cidade da LisboaEstádio da Varzea,
Praia, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 8,000
Manager Cape Verde Kuko
League Santiago Island League (South)
2014-15 3rd
Website Club home page
Estádio da Várzea, the home field of Desportivo Praia

Desportivo da Praia is a football (soccer) club that currently plays in the Premier division and the Santiago Island League (South) in Cape Verde.[1][2] 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 played along with Praia's three other famous teams including Académica and CD Travadores in the same stadium. The team won the first and only regional opening tournament in 2014.

Their appearance into the national competition was in 1990 and advanced up to the finals and faced CS Mindelense and lost two matches, this was their greatest position. As Sporting Praia won the 2012 title and would win another regional title, team again entered the national division in 2013 as runner up in the Santiago Island League South.

Its uniform color features a blue clothing with a t-shirt with white stripes in the middle for home games and a white t-shirt with the remainder blue for away games,


  • Praia Opening Tournament: 1

League and cup history[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes Playoffs
2013 1B 3 5 2 3 0 6 3 +3 9 Semifinalist

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Super Cup Notes
2012-13 2 2 18 - - - - - - - Also promoted into the National Championships
2013-14 2 3 18 10 6 2 37 17 +20 36
2014-15 2 3 18 9 6 3 37 20 +17 33


  • Best position: 2nd (national)

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 November 2015[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 Ailton Filomena Varela
2 Cape Verde Antóio Gomes Correia
3 Cape Verde Ariano Edgar Sanches
4 Cape Verde Belssed Andrade M. Teixeira
5 Cape Verde Bruno Miguel Correia
6 Cape Verde Délcio António Carvalho
7 Cape Verde Danielson Tavares
8 Cape Verde Esmael Guilherme Ferreira
9 Cape Verde Euclides T. Monteiro
10 Cape Verde Fávio Miguel Monteiro
No. Position Player
11 Cape Verde Geginando P. Tavares
12 Cape Verde Gilson Henrique de Pina
13 Cape Verde Isaias Furtado Rocha
14 Cape Verde José dos Santos Rodrigues
15 Cape Verde Jeorginho Daniel de Pina
16 Cape Verde João Paulo C. Lopes
17 Cape Verde Keven dos Reis
18 Cape Verde Leonel Maldini Pereira
19 Cape Verde Luis Filipe G. Ribeiro
20 Cape Verde Patrick Brandão

Former famous player[edit]

  • Márcio, in 2014 (greatest scorer of the 2013/14 Santiago South season)


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