Santiago Island League (North)

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Santiago Island League (North)
Region Cape Verde Northern Santiago Island including Assomada, Cape Verde
Founded 1999 (unilateral)
2002 (formal)
Number of teams 13
Promotion to Cape Verdean Football Championship
Domestic cup(s) Santiago Island (North) Cup
Santiago Island (North) Super Cup
Current champions Beira- Mar (1st)
(2014-15)
Most championships Scorpions Vermelho (4 times)
Website Official website

The Santiago Island League (North) is a regional championship played in Santiago Island, Cape Verde. The winner of the championship plays in Cape Verdean football Championships of each season. The league was formed in 1999, in 2003, the Santiago Island League was split into the north and south zones and was formally created, the two are the youngest island league in Cape Verde. Since 2003, the club has both Premier and Second Divisions, from 2006 they went into disuse and in the 2006/07 season, the league was split into the northcentral and southcentral groups and several teams from the Second Level from the north became a single group. Clubs from São Domingos would participate in the South Zone as a couple of more clubs were created in the North Zone, also being almost equal to half of the island's population. Unlike other island leagues, between 2012 and 2015, it had the first and second phases and a playoff system in which the first four clubs would participate. The 2015/16 season now features 14 clubs and the first regional league in Cape Verde to have up to 26 rounds. After nearly nine years, the Second Division was restored and features six clubs.

Scorpions has the most number of titles with four, second Estrelas dos Amadores with 3 and six clubs with a title, Barcelona in 2003, Beira-Mar in 2015, the recent winner, Benfica in 2011, Desportivo de Santa Cruz in 2011, Flor Jovem from Calheta in 2005, Grémio Nhagar in 2014 and Varandinha in 2016.

Tarrafal since its foundation has the most number of titles won by clubs numbering seven, in its year of foundation, it was the sole title, in 2002, it was tied with Santa Cruz, since 2003, it has the most number of titles won by the municipality's clubs with the exception of 2008 which was tied with Santa Cruz in 2008, in 2010, in 2012 and in 2015, inbetween these, Santa Cruz was the leader in 2011 and from 2013 to 2015. Third was São Miguel with a title and fourth is Santa Catarina with a title in 2014

Santiago Island League (North) clubs - 2016/17 season[edit]

Winners[edit]

Performance By Club[edit]

Club Winners Winning Years
Scorpions (Santa Cruz) 4 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013
Estrela dos Amadores 3 2004, 2009, 2012
Barcelona 2 2000, 2003
Benfica de Santa Cruz 1 2011
Beira-Mar 1 2015
Desportivo de Santa Cruz 1 2002
Flor Jovem da Calheta 1 2005
Grémio Nhágar 1 2014
Varandinha 1 2016

Performance by municipality[edit]

Municipality Winners Winning years
Tarrafal 7 2000, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016
Santa Cruz 6 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
Santa Catarina 1 2014
São Miguel 1 2005

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