FC Ultramarina

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FC Ultramarina
FC Ultramarina Tarrafal Cape Verde.JPG
Full name Futebol Clube de Ultramarina
Founded 1966
Ground Estádio Orlando Rodrigues
Tarrafal, São Nicolau
Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Cape Verde Marineida da Graça
Manager Cape Verde Alexandre Ramos
League São Nicolau Island League
2014–15 1st

Futebol Clube de Ultramarina (Portuguese meaning "overseas", Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Futebil Klubi di Ultramarina) is a football (soccer) club that plays in the São Nicolau Island League in Cape Verde. It is based in the city of Tarrafal in the island of São Nicolau and plays at Estádio Orlando Rodrigues. The team has only reached a few of the final games before and after independence. The team currently has ten titles since their recent championship victory was during the 2013/14 season and continues the claim the most number of titles on the island.

Its logo features a red-white crest with two swordfishes (gray and gray-red on each side) with a football (soccer ball) on the bottom and "FCU" on the bottom left and the year of foundation on the right.

It is played along with São Nicolau's most famous teams.

Playoff advances[edit]

Estádio João de Deus Lopes da Silva, the former homefield of FC Ultramarina

FC Ultramarina were winners of the 2002–03 season and entered as high as the finals, the team challenged Académico do Aeroporto located southeast in the island of Boa Vista and lost 3–1 in the first leg and won 3–2 in the second leg. It only had three points in total which made the team lost the finals to Académico.

Achievements[edit]

1995/96, 1998/99, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15
2001/02, 2013/14
2012/13[1]
2005/06

League and cup history[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Notes Playoffs
1999 1A 4 6 0 2 4 3 10 -7 2 Did not advance Did not participate
2001 1 6 6 0 1 5 2 8 -6 1
2003 1A 1 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 9 2nd place
2004 1B 1 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 7 Semifinalist
2006 1B 3 5 2 1 2 6 9 0 7 Did not advance Did not participated
2007 1A 4 5 1 2 2 2 8 -3 5 Did not advance Did not participate
2009 1A 4 5 2 1 2 11 6 +5 7 Did not advance Did not participated
2011 1A 5 5 1 0 4 6 11 -5 3 Did not advance Did not participate
2013 1A 4 5 1 1 3 5 12 -7 4 Did not advance Did not participate
2015 1B 4 5 2 0 3 12 16 -4 6 Did not advance Did not participate

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Opening Notes
2006–07 2 1 14 - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2008–09 2 1 14 - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2010–11 2 1 14 - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2012–13 2 1 14 - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2013–14 2 2 14 8 5 1 32 9 +23 32 Winner Winner
2014–15 2 1 14 11 1 1 40 8 +32 34 Promoted into the National Championships

Statistics[edit]

  • Best position: 2nd place (national)
  • Highest number of points in a season: 9 (national)
  • Most number of goals scored in a season: 14 (national with playoffs in 2004), 12 (national in 2015)

Former famous player[edit]

Presidents[edit]

  • Cape Verde Alexandre Ramos (up to October 2015)
  • Cape Verde Marineida da Graça (current)

References[edit]

  1. ^ «F.C Ultramarina conquista Taça de São Nicolau», noticiaSN.com, October 2013(Portuguese), retrieved on 14 October 2014

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