Académico do Aeroporto

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Académico do Aeroporto
Academico Aeroporto Sal.jpg
Full name Académico do Aeroporto do Sal
Nickname(s) Cadems, Controladores (Controllers)
Founded December 1, 1966[1]
Ground Estádio Marcelo Leitão
Espargos, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Carlos Cabeto
Manager Cape Verde Lúcio Antunes (former)
League Sal Island League
2015–16 1st, Champion
Website Club home page

Académico do Aeroporto (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Akadémiku du Aeropurtu) is a football club that had played in the Premier division and plays in the Sal Island League in Cape Verde. It is based in the city of Espargos in the island of Sal. The team was is named after its nearby airport (Sal International Airport). Its current director is Mendes, its chairman is Carlos Cabeto and its manager was Lúcio Antunes as of 2015.

Uniform[edit]

Its uniform color has a t-shirt colored in half, amber yellow in the left and black on the right with black shorts and amber yellow socks used during home games and a uniform all colored white used during away games.

Its former uniform colours were yellow with a black short for home matches and black clothing for away matches up to the 2013 season.

Home uniform in 2014
Away uniform in 2014

History[edit]

The club was founded on December 1, 1966.[1]

Between 1992 and 1993 with Juventude and Palmeira, then again in 2003 and 2004 and 2004 and 2005, the team had the same title with Associação Académica do Sal. Since 2003, the club won the most titles on the island with 12 titles, also the club won 4 cup titles. Their first opening tournament title was won in 2005, their second which made it two in a row in 2006, in 2011, the club won three titles in a row, recently the club won one opening tournament title every two years for four years between their third in a row and 2015, their recent win was the 2015 season.

In the 2002 national championship season along with Académica do Fogo and SC Atlético, the club had 16 points and was third, the points was second ranked and no other clubs would have 16 points in the present day.

Between 2011 and 2015, Académico participated once every two years in the national championships after winning an island title, their recent appearance scored 12 goals and 9 points and was placed third and did not participate in the playoffs. The 10 May match was suspended and was rescheduled to 3 June and Académica beat Sporting Brava 2–1. The club received the 2015 Fair Play Award. Académico do Aeroporto brought a new manager named Lúcio Antunes who was coaching the Angolan team Progresso Associação do Sambizanga, he coached for a season[2] His management brought Académico to wintheir second regional consecutive title on April 21, 2016, their fourth time from 2002 to do so and now totals 14.[3] Académico appeared in the 2016 championships in mid-May and was placed in Group B, the club finished with 7 points and had two wins and scored four goals, this was the third season that they finished third. Antunes returned to coach the Cape Verdean team.

Playoff participation[edit]

The team, Académico do Aeroporto were the first place champions for Sal Island in 2003 and 2006, Académico do Aeroporto had made it in the 2003 season and lost to FC Ultramarina, a team from Tarrafal 3–1 in the first leg, the second leg beat the team 3 to 2 and claimed the 2002–03 season title and is the only club from Sal Island to win a single national title, Pu scored the first two goals in the first leg, in the last Dixa scored the remainder in the next, the club did not achieve entry into the 2004 CAF Champions League the following year. The 2005–06 season saw the team in the second leg of the semi-finals to win six points, one of the highest in history on advancing to the finals, they competed with Sporting Clube da Praia, one of the best teams in Cape Verde and won 1–0 by Gerson in the first leg but Académico do Aeroporto was tied in the second leg but did not claim the 2005–06 title, it went to Sporting Clube da Praia with the most points. Their last playoff participation was in 2011 where they scored a single goal in each of the two matches with São Vicente's Mindelense, the club lost the first match, they later won the second match, their continuation of remaining in the playoffs was finished and finished as a semifinalist.

Achievements[edit]

2003
1985/86, 1987/88, 1994/95, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16
    • Taça Dja d'Sal (Sal Island Cup): 4
2001/02, 2003/04 or 2004/05?, 2005/06, 2008/09
2007/08, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15
2004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15

League and cup history[edit]

National championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes Playoffs
2002 1 4 8 5 1 2 17 11 +6 16
2003 1B 1 5 4 0 1 7 1 +6 12 Promoted into playoffs Champion
2004 1A 1 5 3 2 0 14 3 +11 11 Promoted into playoffs Semifinalist
2006 1B 1 5 4 0 1 12 3 +9 12 Promoted into playoffs Finalist
2007 1B 1 5 3 2 0 10 3 +7 11 Finalist Promoted into playoffs Semifinalist
2008 1A 3 5 3 1 1 7 5 +2 10 Did not advance Did not participated
2009 Finalist
2010 1B 1 5 4 1 0 12 4 +8 13 Promoted into playoffs Semifinalist
2011 1B 2 4 2 2 0 8 5 +3 8 Semifinalist
2013 1A 3 5 2 3 0 3 1 +2 9 Did not advance Did not participate
2015 1B 3 5 3 0 3 12 9 +3 9 Did not advance Did not participated
2016 1B 3 5 2 1 2 4 4 0 7 Did not advanced Did not participated

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Opening Notes
2005–06 2 1 10 - - - - - - - Winner Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2006–07 2 1 10 - - - - - - - Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2007–08 2 1 10 - - - - - - - Promoted into the National Championships
2008–09 2 1 10 - - - - - - - Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2009–10 2 1 10 - - - - - - - Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2010–11 2 1 10 - - - - - - - Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2012–13 2 1 10 - - - - - - - Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2013–14 2 2 10 6 1 3 18 8 +10 19
2014–15 2 1 10 5 5 0 21 3 +18 20 Winner Promoted into the National Championships
2015–16 2 1 14 - - - - - - - Finalist Promoted into the National Championships

Statistics[edit]

  • Best position: 1st (national)
  • Best positiion at a cup competition: Finalist (national)
  • Appearance in a cup competition: 1 (national)
  • Highest number of goals in a season: 17 (regular season, record in 2002), 22 (total, record in 2006)
  • Highest number of points in a season: 16 (national)
  • Highest number of wins in a season, National: 7
  • Highest number of goals conceded in a season: 11 (national)
  • Highest number of matches lost in a season: 3 (national), in 2015

Former players[edit]

  • Devon
  • Hernâni Martins
  • Polidio Brito

Chairmen[edit]

  • Carlos Moniz (in 2014 and 2015)
  • Carlos Cabeto (current)

Managerial history[edit]

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]