Académica Operária

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Associação Académica e Operária da Boavista
Full name Associação Académica e Operária da Boa Vista
Nickname(s) Preto e Branco
Os Sal Reis
Founded July 3, 1977
Ground Estadio Municipal Arsénio Ramos
Sal-Rei, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 8,000
League Campionato Regional da Boavista
2014–15 2nd

Associação Académica e Operária da Boa Vista (first part, Portuguese meaning: "academy", Capeverdean Crioulo: Asosiason Akadémika y Operária/Uperária) is a sports club that its football (soccer) team had played in the Premier division and plays in the Boa Vista Island South Zone Division in Cape Verde. It is based in the island capital of Sal Rei in the island of Boa Vista and plays with Boa Vista's teams in the same stadium. Apart from football (soccer) there are also in the club basketball, volleyball and athletics departments.

Estádio Arsénio Ramos, home of Académica Operária

History[edit]

The club was founded on July 3, 1977. The first name of the club Académica is named after the Portuguese football club from Coimbra, the second is Portuguese for Operators. It is one of Académica clubs founded after independence. The left part reads OBV. Académico Sal Rei merged with Operária and became Académica e Operaria in the 1980s.

The team has one national title and nineteen titles, some of them won in a row between 1995 and 1996, 2001 to 2003 and their recent in 2015. Associação Académica e Operária also won their first and only opening tournament title in 2005. The club have one of the most number of island titles of any island league in the nation numbering nineteen, their total was less than Botafogo from Fogo, in 2000, the total number of 14 island titles was tied with that club and later 15 from 2003, they did not tied with 16 until 2009 and not with 17 until 2012, the number of island titles won succeeded Botafogo's in 2014 with 18 and now they have 19 which they won in 2015.

Playoff advance[edit]

The team entered the playoffs in the 19992000 season even though it did not claim any title but were runner up and challenged São Vicente's Derby FC, the first leg was tied apiece with only one point, in the second leg, Académica lost its championship hope by one point.

Achievements[edit]

1982/83
1977/78, 1978/79, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1984/85, 1988/89, 1990/91, 1992/93, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2008/09, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2014/15
  • Boa Vista (Bubista) Cup: 1
2015
  • Boa Vista (Bubista) Super Cup: 1
2014
  • Boa Vista Opening Tournament: 1
2005

League and cup history[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Notes Playoffs
1999 1B 2 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5 Did not advance Did not participate
2000 1A 1 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3 5 Advanced into the finals 2nd place
2002 1 6 8 3 0 5 9 11 -2 9
2003 1B 6 5 0 1 4 6 12 -6 1 Did not advance Did not participate
2009 1A 6 5 0 1 4 2 9 -7 1 Did not advance Did not participate
2012 1B 5 5 0 2 3 9 13 -7 2 Did not advance Did not participate
2014 1B 5 5 2 0 3 3 9 -6 6 Did not advance Did not participate
2015 1A 6 5 0 2 3 2 7 -5 2 Did not advance Did not participate

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Tour Notes
2000–01 2 1 - - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2008–09 2 1 12 - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2011–12 2 1 14 - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2013–14 2 1 14 11 1 2 34 11 +23 34 Promoted into the National Championships
2014–15 2 1 14 11 13 0 3 7 26 36 Winner Promoted into the National Championships

Statistics[edit]

  • Best ranking: 1st (national)
  • Best position at a cup competition: 1st (regional)
  • Highest number of matches played in a season: 8 (national), in 2002
  • Highest number of points in a season: 2 (national), in 2002
  • Highest number of losses in a season: 5 (national)

Managerial history[edit]

  • Cape Verde Luis Manuel Semedo (around 2008)

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