Thursday, May 27, 2010


For the first time in its history, on 2 November 2002, it faced a non-African team, Luxembourg, in a friendly, resulting in a scoreless draw. On September 4 2009, it faced Malta in a friendly, resulting in an 2-0 victory. On 24 May 2010 Cape Verde played out a 0-0 draw in a friendly match against a full-strength Portugal team.[1] At the time, Portugal was third in the FIFA rankings and Cape Verde were 117th.[2]
The team has two titles: the Amilcar Cabral Cup that won in 2000 and the gold medal at 2009 Lusophony Games. Also has a bronze medal at 2006 Lusophony Games

There are a lot of quality players that have Cape Verde Islands Passport.

Example of players that could have or may play for Cape Verde Islands are:
Eliseu Pereira dos Santos - S.S. Lazio
Nani - Manchester United
Ricardo Faty - A.S. Roma
Jacques Faty - FC Sochaux-Montbéliard
Manuel Fernandes - Valencia CF
Gelson Fernandes - Saint-Étienne
Henrik Larsson - Retired, now Manager for Landskrona BoIS
Rolando - FC Porto
Bobbie Friberg da Cruz - Kongsvinger
David Mendes da Silva- AZ Alkmaar
Valmiro Lopes Rocha - RCD Espanyol
Nélson Marcos - Real Betis
Miguel Monteiro - Valencia CF
• Celestino - Belenenses
Helton Dos Reis - AS Saint-Étienne
Silvestre Varela - FC Porto
Freddy dos Santos - Vålerenga

Tony Araujo

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