SC Santa Maria
|Full name||Sport Clube Santa Maria|
|Founded||April 1, 1937|
|Ground||Municipal Stadium (Estádio Municipal)
Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde
Estadio Marcelo Leitão
|League||Sal Island League|
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.
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.
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
|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|
|2008–09||2||1||10||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Promoted into the National Championships|
|2014–15||2||4||10||4||2||4||14||12||+2||4||Promoted into the National Championships|
- 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
- As of 11 February 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Also as Fa
- Also known as Ronny
- Also knonw as Derry
- Sometimes known as Edw (pronunciation: not as Edoo)
- Also as Tó
The sports club also has athletics. Its athletics competitions are competed at Estádio Marcelo Leitão in Espargos.
- "Tribuna Vip - Sport Club Santa Maria comemora 75 aniversário" [Tribuna VIP: Sport Club Santa Maria Commemorated its 75th Anniversary] (in Portuguese). TCV. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- SC Santa Maria article on the Spanish Wikipedia