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Sporting Praia (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK as well as Badiu: Sporting Klubi di Praia) is a football club that had played in the Premier division and the Santiago Island South Zone League in Cape Verdemarker. It is based in the capital city of Praiamarker in the island of Santiagomarker 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.


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.

Address and team information

  • Address:Caixa Postal 234.
Football komplex "Estadio Varzea" Praiamarker,Cape Verdemarker.


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


Main sponsor of Sporting Clube da Praia is ZARA.ZARA is the flagship chain store of Inditex Group owned by Spanish tycoon Amancio Ortega, who also owns brands such as Massimo Dutti, Pull and Bear, Oysho, Uterqüe, Stradivarius and Bershka. The group is headquartered in A Coruña, Spain, where the first Zara store opened in 1975.

Second sponsor of Sporting Clube da Praia is TECNICIL – Sociedade de Imobiliária e Construções, S.A.TECNICIL was created in 1996, as a construction company, and has since established itself as the major real estate and land Developer Company in Cape Verde Islands.

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers

Period Kit Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
2006–2007 Patrick Tecnicil
2007–2008 Patrick Tecnicil
2008-2009 Hummel Zara
2009-2010 Hummel Zara


Estádio da Várzea is a multi-use stadium in Praiamarker, Cape Verdemarker. 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 Santiagomarker Island first division.

Playoff advances in history

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 Espargosmarker on Sal Islandmarker, 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 Derby FC 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 June 23 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 July 8, matches resumed two days later on July 10. The results for the first leg was 1-0 and won 3-0 against Derby in the second.

First team 2009/10

As of 2009-10-13 according to media information
Alex Teixeira
Assis. Manager
Goalkeeper Coach

Nationality Player DoB (Age) Height
1 Magueti 1.93m
21 Fredson Fock Tavares 1.89m
2 Keita 1.79m
3 José Pedro Tavares Loloti 1.86m
4 Evandro 1.84m
5 Xelo 1.75m
6 Ademar 1.78m
18 Tigana 1.72m
30 Dário Furtado 1.80m
11 Dias Caires 1.88m
22 Danilo Saveljič 1.90m
7 Patrick 1.81m
8 Di II Gomis 1.77m
33 Lenine 1.83m
20 Babakar 1.79m
10 Mendes (vice-captain) 1.78m
9 Nuna 1.70m
25 Theodore 1.82m
40 Alex 1.87m

Players appearances and goals statistics 2009/10

Sporting clube da Praia 2009-10

First squad


:: 1985, 1991, 1997, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

    • Before Independence:
:: 1962

:: not all are listed here: 1985, 1988, 1991, 1997, 2001/02, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08
:: 2001/02, 2003/04, 2005/06

CAF Champions League 2009

The preliminary round first legs were played on 30 January-1 February, and the second legs were played on 13-15 February 2009.

Preliminary round:

Performance in African competitions

:2000 - Preliminary Round
:2007 - withdrew in Preliminary Round
:2008 - First Round
:2009 - Preliminary Round
:1992: First Round

:2001: Preliminary Round

See also

External links

  • Sporting Clube da Praia protected page
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  • Felisberto Cardoso Manager profile
  • January 312009 FAR Rabat vs Sporting Clube da Praia
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