FC Derby is a football club that had played in the Premier division and the São Vicente Island League in Cape Verde. It is based in the city of Mindelo on the island of São Vicente and plays in a stadium with a capacity of 4,000. It is the second team of the regional league who won the most titles after independence especially in the 1960s and the 1970s.
In 2006, the Santiago North Zone did not participate in the premier division as they did not win the championship, which meant that FC Derby automatically advanced into the premier league by virtue of having been champions in 2005.
Full stories of the team's playoff victories and advances
FC Derby entered the playoffs for the first time after independence in 1984 and won 3-2 over Académica (Espargos). Derby FC entered the playoffs in 2000 and challenged Académica Operária, a team from Sal Rei. The first match was tied at 1 apiece, and in the second defeated Académica Operária 1-0 and claimed the 2000 championship. The 2005 championship finals with Sporting Clube da Praia was a 1-1 tie in the first match and a 4-3 victory in the second, giving Cape Verde their third title. The club would enter as second place of the regional league, already Mindelense who were first place of the regional league entered into the national championships as they won the 2014 national title. Derby advanced into the finals where they challenged against the city's rival Mindelense and scored 1 in each two matches, they would lose 4-3 on penalty kicks to Mindelense and earned second place.
FC Derby won their first four island (or regional) titles in a row between 1983 and 1986, later they had two in a row titles in 2000 and 2001, their next titles would be achieved in 2001, 2005, 2008 and their most recent in 2014.
Other competitions included the regional cup, their titles won in 2004, 2005 and 2007, the opening tournament in 2001 and 2011 and the only supercup title won in 2005.
Its uniform color represents for its home games a striped blue and white t-shirt with blue pants and white socks. Its visitor's color is black with a white left sash, black socks and white shorts. The jersey has recently been modified.
Its former uniform colors was blue with a single white stripe, white sleeves and socks and blue shorts for home games and white clothing with blue sleeves and socks for visitor's games.