GD Varandinha

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For geographical landmark, see Ponta Varandinha.
Full name Grupo Desportivo Varandinha
Founded 23 September 1994
Ground Estádio Municipal
Tarrafal on Santiago Island,
Cape Verde
League Santiago Island League (North)
2015–16 Champion

Grupo Desportivo Varandinha (also in the Capeverdean Crioulos of ALUPEC or ALUPEK and São Vicente Crioulo) is a football (soccer) club that plays in the Santiago Island League North Zone of the Grupo Centro Norte in Cape Verde. The team is based in the town of Tarrafal in the northern part of the island of Santiago in Cape Verde. Prior to 2006, the team was playing in the second level competition. It entered into the level and became the Northcentral (Centro Norte) group. today they were playing in the newly formed Group B. The team won their only regional title for the record breaking 2015-16 season, their points achieved was a regional record, a week later, the club entered the national championships for the first time where the club advanced up to the semifinals, they played in Group A and was second after FC Derby, the club lost a total of six goals to Mindelense, Varandinha scored the most goals in Group A with nine and they were second overall to Mindelense with eleven.

The club was founded on September 23, 1994. Its logo colors features the front gate of the football (soccer) stadium and "GD Varandinha" read in the logo.



League and cup history[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Notes Playoffs
2016 1A 1 5 3 1 1 9 4 +5 10 Advanced into the finals Semifinalist

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Opening Notes
2014–15 2 3 12 6 5 1 16 7 +9 23 Advanced into the final phase
2 6 2 2 2 9 7 -2 8 2nd place
2015–16 2 1 26 - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships


  • Best position: 4th (national)
  • Total matches played: 7 (national)
  • Highest number of matches played: 26 (regional), 33 (regional and national)
  • Highest number of goals in a season, national level: 9 (regular season), 10 (with playoffs)
  • Highest number of points in a season: 10 (national)

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