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Full name Grupo Desportivo Palmeira
Ground Municipal Stadium (Estádio Municipal)
Santa Maria, Cape Verde
League Sal Island League
2015–16 7th

Grupo Desportivo Palmeira (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Palméra, also in the Sal Crioulo) is a football club that had played in the Premier division and plays in the Sal Island League in Cape Verde. It is based in the town of Santa Maria and plays in its municipal stadium north of the town center.

Origin of the name[edit]

The name mainly originates from several palms in the area, one area, there are palms on Avenida Amílcar Cabral today, since there is a village name Palmeira in the west of the island which has the same origin, the team does not owe its name from a village on the same island. To avoid confusion, the club mainly calls it under the name Palmeira do Sul do Sal or Palmeira de Santa Maria


Its logo contains a green colored (or palm) shield with three white lines and the abbreviated full form on top, Palmeira on top of the second shield which has a palm tree in which it is named after with a football or a soccer ball, the island name in Portuguese is on the bottom. The logo (except for its top part and the bottom part of the shield) is the same to today's Sporting Lisbon logo and is the club's semi-affiliate.


The team participated in the national division twice after winning two Sal titles since independence, one in 1985 and another fifteen years later in 2000,[1] but has never won any titles at national level.

Palmeira's first cup title was in 2012 and was the last club to enter at the national level. They appeared at the fourth Cape Verdean Cup in the summer of 2012 and did not appear in the finals. They were one of four teams that participated in the national level. Palmeira won a second consecutive title in 2013. Three years later, they won their recent title. It made Palmeira's fifth and recent Super Cup appearance and fourth as a cup winner, the club lost to Académica do Aeroporto in the 2015 edition.

Palmeira's first super cup title was in 2000, their recent was in 2012, entered as regional champion.

Their first insular opening tournament title was won in 2007,[2] and it is their only one.


1984/85, 1999/00
2012, 2013, 2015
1999/00, 2011/12

League and cup history[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Notes Playoffs
2000 1B 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 1 Did not advance Did not participate

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Opening Notes
2013–14 2 4 10 4 3 3 15 13 +2 15
2014–15 2 2 10 5 5 0 14 5 +9 20
2015–16 2 4 14 6 3 5 23 13 +10 21
2016–17 2 6 14 4 3 7 12 20 -8 15


  • Best position at a cup competition: 1st (regional)
  • Best position at an opening tournament: 1st (regional)
  • Appearances in a cup competition:
    • National: 1
    • Regional: 18
  • Appearances in a regional Super Cup competition: 5


  1. ^ a b c Schöggl, Hans; Batalha, José (28 March 2001). "Cape Verde Islands 2000". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Batalha, José (23 November 2007). "Cape Verde Islands 2006/07". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 23 March 2011. 

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