Friday, September 29, 2006


Cape Verde national football team

Cape Verde
Nickname(s) Tubarões Azuis (Blue Sharks), Crioulos (Creoles)
Association Federação Caboverdiana
de Futebol
Head coach José Rui
Most caps Bubista
Top scorer ?
FIFA ranking 113
Highest FIFA ranking 101 (August 2006)
Lowest FIFA ranking 182 (April 2000)
Elo ranking 125

Home kit

Away kit

First international

Guinea-Bissau 3 - 0 Cape Verde
(Guinea-Bissau; January 7, 1979)
Largest win
Cape Verde 3 - 0 Guinea-Bissau
(Mali; February 2, 1981)
Cape Verde 3 - 0 Mauritania
(Praia, Cape Verde; June 21, 2003)
Cape Verde 3 - 0 Swaziland
(Praia, Cape Verde; November 16, 2003)
Worst defeat
Senegal 5 - 1 Cape Verde
(Mali; February 12, 1981)

The Cape Verde national football team, nicknamed either Tubarões Azuis (Blue Sharks) or Crioulos (Creoles), is the national team of Cape Verde and is controlled by the Federação Caboverdiana de Futebol. It has never made the World Cup or the African Nations Cup. The team almost qualified for the African Nations Cup in 2006, at one time lying second in their qualifying group behind South Africa

For the first time, on November 2, 2002, it faced a non-African team, Luxembourg, in a friendly, resulting in a scoreless draw.

Contents [hide]
1 Cape Verde Football Achievements
2 World Cup record
3 African Nations Cup record
4 Current squad
4.1 Goalkeepers
4.2 Defenders
4.3 Midfielders
4.4 Strikers
4.5 Starting line-up and formation
5 Forthcoming fixtures
6 External links

Cape Verde Football Achievements
Amilcar Cabral Cup :
1 Time Champion (2000)
1 Time Runners-up
World Cup record
1930 to 1998 - Did not enter
2002 to 2006 - Did not qualify
African Nations Cup record
1957 to 1992 - Did not enter
1994 - Did not qualify
1996 - Withdrew
1998 - Did not enter
2000 to 2006 - Did not qualify
2008 - Will play in Group 8 with Algeria, Gambia, and Guinea,
Current squad
The following squad is the one called up for the CAN 2008 qualifying match against Gambia on September 03, 2006.

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Goals Club
GK Veiga Free Agent
GK Ernesto Estoril Praia
GK Cachito 0 0 C.D. Os Travadores

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Goals Club
DF Nélson Veiga A.C. Omonia
DF Loloti Sporting Praia
DF Pedro Péle 0 0 Southampton
DF Zé Piguita Al-Ahli
DF Nando U.S. Monastirienne

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Goals Club
MF Lito Naval 1º de Maio
MF Emerson Beira-Mar
MF Nené Desportivo das Aves
MF Sandro Vitoria de Setúbal
MF Moreno Vitória de Guimarães
MF Tubola F.C. Derby
MF Bodi Académica da Praia

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Goals Club
FW Rodolfo Lima Portimonense
FW Mendes Primeiro de Maio
FW Caló Al-Ahli
FW Cafú November 17, 1977 SC Freiburg
FW Hernáni Desportivo das Aves

Starting line-up and formation
4-3-3 formation

VeigaJanícioZé PiguitaNélson VeigaNandoEmersonNenéLitoCalóSandroCafú[edit]
Forthcoming fixtures
2008 African Cup of Nations Qualifying Group 3:
Cape Verde v Guinea, 07 October 2006
Algeria v Cape Verde, 24 March 2007
Cape Verde v Algeria, 02 June 2007
Guinea v Cape Verde, 16 June 2007
Cape Verde v Gambia, 08 September 2007
External links
Cape Verde FA official site (this site is currently out of order)
Cape Verde at FIFA's home page
RSSSF archive of results 1979-
The first website dedicated to the national football team of Cape Verde
National Football Teams - Cape Verde


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