CF Sanjoanense (Porto Novo)

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Full name Clube de Futebol Os Sanjoanenses
Founded February 4, 1984
Ground Porto Novo, Cape Verde
League Santo Antão Island League (South)
2014–15 3rd

Clube de Futebol Os Sanjoanenses, also known as Sanjoanense (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Sanjoanensi, also in the other Capeverdean Crioulo forms of the Santo Antão and the São Vicente Crioulos) is a football club that had played in the Premier division and plays in the Santo Antão Island League South Zone in Cape Verde. It is based in the town of Porto Novo in the northern part of the island of Santo Antão.


The club was founded on February 4, 1984 and was called Futebol Clube Esperança (FC Esperança). In 1996, the club changed its name to Sanjoanense after Saint John, the patron saint of Porto Novo.

The team is the only one of the four teams in the division that never won any title since the breakup of the island division in 1997. Recently the club cannot afford to compete in the island league due to the financial reasons in the early 2010s.

Together with Santo André, the club withdrew and is absent from the 2015/16 season.


Its logo and uniform is same to that of the Portuguese club OS Belenenses and is a club affiliate, the acronym reads "CFS", Clube Sportivo Joanense and the founding date at the bottom.



League and cup history[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Notes
2002 1 7 8 2 0 6 8 21 -13 6

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Santo Antão Island League[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Notes
2001–02 2 1 - - - - - - - -

Santo Antão Island League (South)[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Super Cup Notes
2013–14 2 4 12 4 2 6 14 17 -3 14
2014–15 2 3 12 6 2 4 21 19 +2 20

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