FC Derby

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Not to be confused with BK Derby or Derby County F.C..
FC Derby
Logo
Full name Futebol Clube de Derby
Founded August 5, 1929
Ground Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena
Mindelo, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Cape Verde Carlos Alberto Lopes
Manager Cape Verde Almara
League São Vicente Island League
2014-15 4th (Group A)

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Regional competition[edit]

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.

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Its logo colors are black, white and blue, the F.C. Derby is at the top, its animal with the shield is at the middle top part and the soccer ball colored in blue is at the middle bottom part.

Uniform[edit]

Home uniform up to 2014
Away uniform to 2014

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.

Former players[edit]

  • Cape Verde Tubola (international player in 2006)

League and cup history[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes Playoffs
2005 1B 2 5 4 1 0 23 3 +20 13 Champion
2006 1A 1 4 3 1 0 13 2 +11 10 4th place
2008 1B 1 5 5 0 0 14 3 +11 15 2nd place
2014 1A 5 5 4 1 3 4 6 -2 4 Did not advance Did not participate
2015 1A 1 5 5 0 0 12 2 +1 15 2nd place

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Super Cup Notes
2004-05 2 1 - - - - - - - - Winner Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2007-08 2 1 - - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2013-14 2 1 - - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2014-15 2 2 14 6 4 4 19 15 +4 22 Promoted into the National Championships

Achievements[edit]

1983/84, 1999/00, 2004/05
1982/83, 1983/84, 1984/85, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2004/05, 2007/08, 2013/14
2000/01, 2010/11
2003/04, 2004/05, 2006/07
2004/05

Performance in African competitions[edit]

Best: 2000-01 Preliminary Round - Lost against Real Banjul 1 - 0 on aggregate

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