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Onze Unidos
Onze Unidos crest.png
Full name Clube Desportivo Onze Unidos
Founded 1976
Ground Estádio 20 de Janeiro
Vila do Maio, Cape Verde
Chairman Cape Verde Edson Alves
Manager Cape Verde Djo Mariana
League Maio Island League
2016–17 1st, Champion

Clube Desportivo Onze Unidos (Portuguese for "Eleven United", Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Unzi Unidus) is a football club that had played in the Premier division and plays in the Maio Island League in Cape Verde. It is based in the island of Maio Island.

Onze Unidos is one of the most successful football (soccer) club in Cape Verde and is Maio's most successful club, having won about 19 official titles, 2 are national and the remaining 16 are regional titles. In the regional totals, their recent cup win now matches with Académico 83.

History[edit]

The club was founded after independence in 1976. The club celebrated its 10th anniversary in 1996.

It became a registered club before 1990 and competed in its first regional championships in the early 1990s.

Since 1992, the club has the most number of regional titles ahead of Académico 83, from 1995 to 1996, the club was tied with the most number of regional titles.

The team has only reached a few of these games after independence. The team won one national title and is the only club from Maio to win a single national title. The club also won ten island titles,[1] the team also won one national cup, three island cups[2] and has two island super cups, each after defeating Académico 83.

In 2001, Onze Unidos celebrated its 25th anniversary.

In the 2013-14 and the 2015 seasons, the club had the same results including wins and goals scored, but Onze Unidos conceded 15 goals in 2015, two more than in 2014. Recently, the club qualified as a second place cup winner to the Maio Super Cup, the club lost to Académico 83 on November 13, 2016.

The 2016-17 Regional Championships begin (second time as the Maio Premier Division) and Onze Unidos took the number one spot and kept it up to the fourth round on February 4, Académica da Calheta stole it in the fifth round, Onze Unidos brought it back at the sixth round and kept it for the rest of the season and became regional championships for the twelfth time[3] after their 5-0 victory over Real Maritimo, a club who just spent their first and only season in the Premier Division. The result was also that became the region's highest. Onze Unidos had six points more than second placed Barreirense. The last match of the season was a goal draw with Académico 83 on April 23 and the point difference with Barreirense fell to four, the club finished with 26 points and had the same wins (4) and goals (23) as last season, the club had four draws and fewer goals conceded numbering six. Also Onze Unidos will be the fourth participant for the 2017 Champions' Cup (or Trophy). In the upcoming 2017 National Champs, the new three group system will be featured and Group A Onze Unidos will participate, the first of four participants now made.

On the first 2016-17 Maio Cup match on November 27, the club was playing in Group B and the club defeated Santa Clara 10-0, a club who already played their first season at the regionals, the result was one of the highest for the club and the highest of any of the regional cup matches. The club recently made it to the finals and on April 29, they played with Santana de Morrinho in the cup final, the match went into a scoreless draw, Onze Unidos defeated Santana 4-3 in the penalty shootouts and won their third back to back cup title. Onze Unidos will be a participant in the regional super cup later in the year as champions.

Honours[edit]

2001
2012
1992, 1995, 1995/96, 1998/99, 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2016-17
2011/12, 2014/15, 2016/17
2014/15

League and cup history[edit]

National level[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes Playoffs
1999 1B 3 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1 Did not advance Did not participate
2001 1 1 6 4 2 0 8 3 +5 14
2002 1 8 8 0 2 6 5 17 -12 2
2003 1A 4 4 1 1 2 4 6 -2 4 Did not advance Did not participate
2004 1B 3 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 7 Did not advance Did not participate
2005 1B 3 5 3 0 2 11 7 +4 9 Did not advance Did not participate
2009 1A 4 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 7 Did not advance Did not participate
2011 1A 4 4 1 0 3 4 9 -5 3 Did not advance Did not participate
2012
Did not participate
Winner Did not participate

Island/Regional championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Opening Notes
2004–05 2 1 - - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2008–09 2 1 - - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2010–11 2 1 - - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2013–14 2 3 8 4 0 4 15 13 +2 12
2014–15 2 3 8 4 0 4 15 15 0 12 Winner
2015–16 2 3 12 7 2 3 23 13 +10 23 Not held
2016–17 2 1 12 7 4 1 23 6 +7 25 Winner Promoted into the National Championships

Statistics[edit]

  • Best ranking: 1st (national)
  • Best position at a cup competition: 1st, winner (national)
  • Appearances:
    • Cape Verdean Football Championships: 9
    • Cup competitions:
      • National: Once
      • Regional: 8
    • Maio Super Cup: 3
  • Highest number of goals scored in a season: 11 (national), in 2005
  • Highest number of points in a season: 14 (national), in 2001
  • Highest number of wins in a season: 4 (national), in 2001
  • Highest scoring match:
    • National Championships: Onze Unidos 5-1 Estância Baixo, 21 May 2005
    • Regional Cup: Onze Unidos 10-0 Santa Clara, November 2, 2016
  • Lowest number of goals scored in a season: 1 (national), in 1999
  • Lowest number of points in a season: 1 (national), in 1999
  • Highest number of goals conceded in a season: 17 (national), in 2002
  • Highest number of matches lost in a season: 6 (national), in 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maio/futebol: Onze Unidos prepara a nova época desportiva com olhos no título que escapa-lhe há três anos" ("Onze Unidos Gets Ready for a New Sporting Season")". Inforpress CV. 30 October 2014. Archived from the original on 19 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Futebol Maio: Onze Unidos Vence Académica E Conquista Taça Djarmai" (in Portuguese). Criolosport. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Maio: Onze Unidos goleia (5-0) Real Marítimo e sagra-se campeão regional da ilha" [Maio: Onze Unidos Won Over (5-0) Real Marítimo And Become Regional Champion of the Island] (in Portuguese). Inforpress. 16 April 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 

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