Sporting Clube de Porto Novo

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Sporting Clube de Porto Novo
Full name Sporting Clube de Porto Novo
Nickname(s) leonino (little lion)
Founded 1956
Ground Porto Novo, Cape Verde
Chairman Cape Verde José Salomão
League Santo Antão Island League (South)
2014-15 4th

Sporting Clube de Porto Novo (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Sporting Klubi di Purtu Nobu) is a football club that had played in the Premier division and plays in the Santo Antão Island South Zone Division in Cape Verde. It is based in the island of Santo Antão. The club was founded in 1956 and is the island's oldest sporting club.[1] Geographically it was once the westernmost sporting club in Cape Verde and the whole of Africa, now it is one of several today.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1956. The name is identical to the Sporting Clube de Portugal.[2][3] Its uniform is similarly different to Sporting Praia, it only has a green striped t-shirt and the remainder is white for home games and all white for away games.

From 2006 until 2007, the team was tied at second for having the island's most number of titles before having two titles after their win after Maritimo in which they were last in its number of titles until 2010, it meant it entered the national division for the second time and would rank last in Group B and did not advance. In 2009, the club won their third and last title on the island and remains second in the total number of titles in Porto Novo and area after Académica. The club entered the national division for the third and final time and had a better appearance headed to the semis and challenged Académica from Praia, the first match lost 1-4 and the second was scoreless and would be eliminated from the playoffs, the club ranked 3rd with a single point.

Other titles have three in its opening tournament, and one in cup and super cup events.

League and cup history[edit]

  • 2009: 1st (Island), Semifinalist (National)
  • 2015: 4th (Island)

Achievements[edit]

2005/06, 2006/07, 2008/09
2005, 2006, 2008
2005
2010

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sporting do Porto Novo vai a votos (Sporting from Porto Novo Goes to Vote)". Sapo Desportivo CV 25 October 2014 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Filiais do Sporting Clube de Portugal". Sporting Centennial (Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Filiais, Resto do Mundo". Sporting CP (Portuguese). Retrieved 2 November 2013.