Sporting Clube da Praia

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Sporting Clube da Praia
Logo
Full name Sporting Clube da Praia
Nickname(s) Leões (Lions)
Verde-e-Amarelos (Green'n'Yellow)
Founded 2 December 1929
Ground Estádio da Várzea,
Praia, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Cape Verde Paulo Veiga
Manager Cape Verde Beto
League Santiago Island League (South)
2014-15 2nd
Website Club home page

Sporting Praia (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK as well as Badiu: Sporting Klubi di Praia) is a football (soccer) club that had played in the Premier division and the Santiago Island South Zone League in Cape Verde.[1] It is based in the capital city of Praia in the island of Santiago and plays in the stadium with a capacity of 8,000 It is one of the teams that won six championships since independence and a few before independence, recently they won the match during the 2006 finals. The first title was won in the summer of 1962 before independence.

It is played along with Praia's three other famous teams including Académica and CD Travadores in the same stadium.

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Its logo has a shield and is colored green and features a lion with a soccer ball on the left, the abbreviated name is bubbled on the top and the unabbreviated form is at the bottom. The logo is identical to Sporting Clube de Portugal's old logo. Sporting Clube de Portugal are the fathering club of Sporting Clube da Praia.

Uniform[edit]

Its uniform features a striped green-white shirt with green sleeves and green socks. The uniform is identical to its fathering club, Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Its home uniform is yellow with green stripes on the shirt top edges and a green short and socks.

Its former uniform was a green (coloured like tourmaline)-white t shirt with green socks striped at the top and a black shorts for home games and a pastel green short, green shirt and green socks which were colored black for away games. Its later uniform would be a yellow shirt with green sleeve and collar edges, green shorts and socks for home games, a white t-shirt with black shorts and green socks for away games and a half white half black t-shirg with white shorts and green socks for alternate uniform when another team has a uniform colored white.

Uniform history
Home uniform in 2009 and 2010
Away uniform in 2009 and 2010
Home uniform up to 2014
Away uniform up to 2014
Third colours up to 2014

Stadium[edit]

Varzea-2014.JPG

Estádio da Várzea is a multi-use stadium in Praia, Cape Verde. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 8,000. The stadium has seat rows in the left and right sides and a small hill and a plateau lies to the west. The stadium is home to the three best football clubs in Cape Verde, Sporting, CD Travadores and another team that plays in the first division, especially the Santiago Island first division.

History[edit]

The club was founded on 2 December 1929. The name is identical to the Sporting Clube de Portugal.[2][3][4]

The team would win three titles in a row between 2012 and 2014 totalling eight. The first super cup victory was in 2013 and the cup victory in 2014.

The 2005 national season saw being one of the highest total numbers of goals in history scored with 24 and 11 for the playoffs for a total of 35. The score 13 (who defeated Desportivo Estância Baixo) in a single match was one of the highest in national league history and is the highest in the club.[5]

Playoff advances in history[edit]

Sporting Praia's first appearance in the then colonial competition was in 1953.

Sporting Clube de Praia had won a championship in 1962, later they win their first title after independence in 1985, 1991, 1997, 2002 and 2006 beating the team known as Académico do Aeroporto from Espargos on Sal Island, during the semi-finals they won the most points, six before entering the finals and lost in the first leg and won in the second leg and claimed the title for the 2005–06 season, a year later, the team claimed their second title in a row in the 2006–07 season and also were the championships of the island's south zone, yet again received their third title in 2007–08 season.

Sporting Clube de Praia has been in the playoffs and reached the finals during the other times but never claimed the title, they lost to CS Mindelense 2–0 and 0–1 in the 1988 finals, in the 2004–05 season, the team versus FC Derby was tied in the first leg, the team lost 4–3 to Derby and were the 2004–05 champions. In the 2007/08 season, there were protests by fans over Académica's loss on 23 June over a referee that received a penalty to one of Sporting's players. This cause a delay in the playoffs and was finally resolved on 8 July, matches resumed two days later on 10 July. The results for the first leg was 1–0 and won 3–0 against Derby in the second. Their recent title win was in 2012.

Upper appearances[edit]

Their first appearance in the African competition was in 1992 with the cup competition in the first round and defeated Port Autonome from Dakar, Senegal, they failed to appear in the second round when they would lose to Tunisia's Club Africain, this would be their only appearance. Their first appearance in the CAF Champions League was in 2000 and challenged AS Tempête Mocaf from the Central African Republic in the preliminary round and lost. Their second appearance was against Fello Star from Guinea in 2007 and scored 1-0, they withdrew from the second match due to the civil war and strife in Guinea and Fello Star was awarded 3-0, Sporting Praia did not advance. The following year challenged two clubs, Morocco's FAR Rabat and Inter Luanda in the first round and in 2009 again played against FAR Rabat and lost the first match 6-0 and did not advance after scoring only a single point after the second match and that was their recent appearance. Their only CAF Cup Winners' Cup appearance was in 2001 in the preliminaries with Gazelle FC from Chad and score 5-2, no second match was played as they withdrew.

Address and team information[edit]

  • Address:Caixa Postal 234.

Football komplex "Estadio Varzea" Praia, Cape Verde.

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 April 2011[6]

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

No. Position Player
1 Senegal GK Maguette
2 Cape Verde DF Delta
3 Cape Verde DF Nito
4 Cape Verde DF Loloti
5 Cape Verde FW Ballack
6 Cape Verde DF Ademar
7 Cape Verde FW Patrick
8 Cape Verde MF Palo
9 Cape Verde FW Zé De Tchetcha
10 Cape Verde MF Edimar
11 Cape Verde FW Caló
12 Cape Verde GK Bocas
13 Cape Verde DF
No. Position Player
14 Cape Verde FW Rapazinho Puto
15 Cape Verde DF Capiton
16 Cape Verde MF
17 Cape Verde DF Osvaldo
18 Cape Verde FW Mais Alto
19 Cape Verde MF Xelo
20 Cape Verde FW Vargas Fernandes
21 Cape Verde MF Son Sent
22 Cape Verde DF Di li
25 Senegal MF Theodore
30 Cape Verde MF Dário
33 Cape Verde DF Piki

Notable chairmen[edit]

  • Jorge Carlos Vasconcelos (-1993)
  • Dinis Fonseca (1995-2003)
  • Rui Évora (2003-2013)
  • Paulo Veiga (2013–present)

Managers[edit]

  • Felisberto Cardoso-Beto (2012)
  • Alex Teixeira (2012)
  • Janito Carvalho (current)

Staff[edit]

Sports[edit]

Head coach:
  • Cape Verde Janito
Assistant coach:
Goalkeeper coach:
  • Cape Verde Tchabana
Team chef:
  • Cape Verde Nelson/ Manú

Former players[edit]

Achievements[edit]

National[edit]

  • Championship of Cape Verde: 12
    • (Before independence) 3: 1961, 1969, 1974.
    • (Since independence) 9: 1985, 1991, 1997, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012.

Regional[edit]

1997, 1998, 2002.
2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
2014
2013
  • Torneio Inicio da Praia (Opening Tournament): 3
2001, 2003, 2005.

League and cup history[edit]

Performance in African competitions[edit]

1992: First Round
Senegal Port Autonome (Dakar) – Sporting Clube da Praia 0–0, 0–0 (Penalties: 1–3)
Sporting Clube da Praia – Tunisia Club Africain 0–0, 1–3
2000 – Preliminary Round
Sporting Clube da Praia – Central African Republic AS Tempête Mocaf 2–3, 0–1
2007 – Preliminary Round
Guinea Fello Star – Sporting Clube da Praia 1–0, – (withdrew)
2008 – First Round
Morocco FAR Rabat – Sporting Clube da Praia 3–0, 0:3 (Penalties: 4:5)
Sporting Clube da Praia – Angola Inter Luanda 2–1, 0–1
2009 – Preliminary Round
Morocco FAR Rabat – Sporting Clube da Praia 6–0, 0–1
2001: Preliminary Round (withdrew)
Chad Gazelle FC – Sporting Clube da Praia 5–2, – (withdrew)

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes Playoffs
2002 1 1 8 6 1 1 22 4 +18 19 Non-existent Non-existent
2005 1A 1 5 4 1 0 24 2 +22 12 Promoted into playoffs 2nd place
2006 1B 2 5 4 0 1 8 4 +4 12 Promoted into playoffs Champion
2007 1A 1 5 3 1 1 11 1 +10 10 Promoted into playoffs Champion
2008 1A 1 5 4 0 1 15 3 +12 12 Promoted into playoffs Champion
2009 1B 1 5 4 1 0 11 1 +7 12 Promoted into playoffs Champion
2010 1B 2 5 3 2 0 16 6 +10 11 Promoted into playoffs 2nd place
2011 1A 2 5 4 0 1 7 2 +5 12 Promoted into playoffs 2nd place
2012 1A 1 5 3 2 0 15 3 +12 11 Promoted into playoffs Champion
2013 1B 3 5 2 3 0 6 3 +3 9 Did not advance Did not participate
2014 1A 1 5 4 1 0 7 1 +6 13 Promoted into playoffs Semifinalist

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Super Cup Notes
2005-06 2 1 - - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2007-08 2 1 - - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2009-10 2 1 - - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2011-12 2 1 - - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2012-13 2 1 - - - - - - - - Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2013-14 2 1 18 14 2 2 36 9 +27 44 Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2014-15 2 2 18 9 7 2 26 14 +12 34

Statistics[edit]

  • Best advance in the African competition: First Round (CAF Champions League)
  • Highest number goals scored in a season: 24 (regular season), 11 (playoffs), total: 35 (2005)

Supporters[edit]

The fans are known as Torcida Verde Santiago. A Torcida Verde is a cheerleader supporter of Sporting Clube da Praia. The name is identical to its fathering club, Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Their mottos are: O Nosso Amor, Não Conhece Distâncias-Our Love, Do not Know Distances. Their biggest rivals are fans of CS Mindelense called Laranja Exército and Académica (Mindelo) fans called Mancha Negra.

Torcida Verde Santiago mascot is a lion.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cape Verde Islands 2009/10 - RSSF.com
  2. ^ "Filiais do Sporting Clube de Portugal". Sporting Centennial (in Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Filiais, Resto do Mundo". Sporting CP (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Sporting Clube da Praia at Wiki Sporting (Portuguese)
  5. ^ http://rsssf.com/tablesk/kaapv2005.html
  6. ^ Saison 2011 - Squad

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