Maio Island League

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Maio Island League
Region Cape Verde Maio Island, Cape Verde
Founded 1990
Number of teams 5
6 did not participated
Promotion to Cape Verdean Football Championship
Domestic cup(s) Maio Island Cup (Djarmai)
Maio Island Super Cup (Djarmai)
Current champions Académico 83 (8th time)
(2015-16)
Most championships Onze Unidos (11 times)
Website Official website

The Maio Island League is a regional championship played in Maio Island, Cape Verde. The winner of the championship plays in Cape Verdean football Championships of each season. Since September 2015, the league introduced its second division whereas seven clubs play in the premier division and four clubs take part in the second division. One club last placed will relegate into the Second Division while the winner of the Second Division qualifies for the Premier Division in the following season.

Académico 83 was the first club to win an island title, followed by Onze Unidos, Beira-Mar won their first in 1997, Académico 83 won another in 1998, Onze Unidos won six straight titles between 1999 and 2005 with the 2000 season not held. Two recent clubs won their first title, Barreirense in 2006 and Académica do Maio or Calheta in 2007, Académica do Maio from Calheta won two straight titles in 2008. Onze Unidos won in 2008 followed by Barreirense's second and recent title win, Onze Unidos again won a title for 2011, Académico won two straight in 2013, Académica da Calheta won their recent title in 2014. Académico 83 won another two straight titles, including their recent win of the 2015/16 season.

For several seasons, the league features seven clubs and plays for a total of 12 rounds. Between the early 2010s up to 2015, the club was short of two clubs and featured only five clubs and played for a total of 10 rounds with a bye week.

Maio Island League - Clubs 2015/16[edit]

Winners[edit]

Performance By Club[edit]

Club Winners Winning Years
Onze Unidos 11 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011
Académico 83 8 1991, 1994, 1998, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Académica do Maio 3 2007, 2008, 2014
Barreirense 2 2006, 2010
Beira Mar 1 1997

Youth Championships (under 17)[edit]

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