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Santa Maria
Logo of Santa Maria
Full name Sport Clube Santa Maria
Nickname(s) Santá
Founded April 1, 1937
Ground Municipal Stadium (Estádio Municipal)
Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde
Estadio Marcelo Leitão
Espargos, Sal
Chairman Cape Verde Américo Soares
Manager Cape Verde Kiki Rocha
League Sal Island League
2015–16 3rd

Sport Clube Santa Maria (also in Capeverdean Crioulos of ALUPEC or ALUPEK and Sal) 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 in the southern part of the island of Sal Académica Sal is one of the third successful football (soccer) club on the island, having won about 9 official regional titles.


The club was founded on April 1, 1937 and is the oldest on the island and was once the island's only club until 1948. It is one of the most titled teams in Sal regional division numbering 7.

The club participated 8 times in the national level. Their greatest appearance was in the national finals where they lost to Académica do Mindelo in the 1989 edition. As Académico do Aeroporto won their only national title in 2003, Santa Maria qualified as a runner up in 2004, the club only had a draw and finished 5th with a point. The club was next qualified as a runner up since the early 1990s. Their recent appearance was in 2009 after winning their last championship title, the club also did not had a win but had two draws, a little better than five years later with six goals scored, the club finished 5th with 2 points.

The club won their only Super Cup title for Sal in 2009. On December 30, 2016, Santa Maria won their Opening Tournament title for the 2016-17 season in the island.

The club celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1987, the club celebrated their 75th anniversary in 2012.[1]


Its logo represents a shield with a red ling with another line and its abbreviated form on top, it features the Atlantic Ocean on the bottom coloured from sky blue to navy blue with a soccer ball and a boat in the middle overlooking its setting sun which is colored along with the setting evening skies of yellow, light orange, orange and red.


Santa Maria has its own stadium located in the north of town, then as a field, it was the first sports facility on the island opened in the 1940s, it moved locations in the 1990s just next to its saline marsh. The club uses Estádio Marcelo Leitão where all of its matches are played.


Home uniform in 2010
Visitor's uniform in 2010

Its clothing colors are red with white left sleeve and white tag on back and a white rim on the right sleeve used for home games. Its colors are opposite with white clothing and others red for away or alternate games.

Up to 2014 or 2015, its jersey has red shirt and socks and a white pants for its home games.


1982, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2009
  • Armed Forces Cup (Taça de Forças Armadas): 1

League and cup history[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Notes Playoffs
2004 1B 5 4 0 1 3 3 11 -8 1 Did not advance Did not participate
2009 1A 5 5 0 2 3 6 13 -7 2 Did not advance Did not participate

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Tour Notes
2003–04 2 2 10 - - - - - - -
2008–09 2 1 10 - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2013–14 2 3 10 5 1 4 14 9 +5 16
2014–15 2 4 10 4 2 4 14 12 +2 4 Promoted into the National Championships
2015–16 2 3 14 7 1 6 20 17 +3 22


  • Best position: 2nd (national)
  • Best position at an opening tournament: 1st
  • Appearances in the national competition: 8
  • Appearances at the regional cup competition: 18
  • Appearances at the regional Super Cup competition: Once, in 2009

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 February 2017[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Cape Verde [a]
2 Cape Verde Dwalter
3 Cape Verde Tcheps
4 Cape Verde Ary
5 Cape Verde Tchu
6 Cape Verde Khun
7 Cape Verde Kichon
8 Cape Verde Rony[b]
10 Cape Verde Duda
11 Cape Verde Rody II
12 Cape Verde Beto
13 Cape Verde Dery[c]
14 Cape Verde Josiry
No. Position Player
16 Cape Verde Leo
17 Kakoya
18 Koue
20 Cape Verde Edu[d]
21 Moussa
22 Abdou
23 Cape Verde To[e]
24 Cape Verde Tonas
25 Cape Verde Djicas
26 Cape Verde Paulo R.
27 Cape Verde Paulo S.
28 Cape Verde Rudy
99 Cape Verde Wiliam
  1. ^ Also as Fa
  2. ^ Also known as Ronny
  3. ^ Also knonw as Derry
  4. ^ Sometimes known as Edw (pronunciation: not as Edoo)
  5. ^ Also as Tó


Chairmen history[edit]

  • Cape Verde Simão Diniz (in 2010)
  • Cape Verde Américo Soares (current)

Managerial history[edit]

  • Cape Verde Ben-Hur Évora (in 2010)
  • Cape Verde Kiki Rocha (current)

Other sports[edit]

The sports club also has athletics. Its athletics competitions are competed at Estádio Marcelo Leitão in Espargos.


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