GD Amarantes

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GD Amarantes
Full name Grêmio Desportivo Amarantes
Ground Estádio Municipal Aderito Sena,
Mindelo, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 5,000
League São Vicente Island League
2014-15 3rd (Premier Division)

Grêmio Desportivo Amarante or Amarantes (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: GD Amarantis, São Vicente: GD Amarantes) is a football club that had played in the Premier division and plays in the São Vicente Island League in Cape Verde.[1] It is based in the city of Mindelo in the island of São Vicente and plays in the stadium with a capacity of 5,000 It is one of a couple of teams that only won one title since independence.

It is played along with Mindelo's famous teams including Académica, Castilho, FC Derby and CS Mindelense in the same stadium.

Its logo has a navy blue colored chield with the short name GDA from left to right and bottom and a brown eagle carrying a brown football reading "always ahead" (Portuguese: sempre a frente).

Playoff advances[edit]

GD Amarantes was the 1998/99 season and won the insular title and advanced to the national division. GD Amarantes challenged the Fogo-based team known as Vulcânicos, the first leg was 2-0, the second leg was a tied game and claimed the title over Vulcânicos. It is the only time ever as well as other teams that advanced into the national division.


1944, 1945, 1949, 1961, 1998/99

League and cup history[edit]

Colonial era[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Notes Playoffs
1999 1A 1 6 4 1 1 8 5 +3 13 Advanced into the finals Champion
Total: 6 4 1 1 8 5 +3 13

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes
2013-14 2 4 14 6 0 8 25 18 +7 18
2014-15 2 3 14 5 6 3 22 19 +3 21


  • Best position: 1st (national)
  • Total wins: 4 (national)
  • Total goals scored: 8 (national in 1999)
  • Total points: 13 (national)
  • Total appearances: 2 (national)