CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
The Cape Verde national football team is controlled by the Federação Caboverdiana de Futebol.
The Cape Verde Islands became independent from Portugal in 1975. The national team's first international was a 0-3 defeat to Guinea-Bissau in the 1979 Amilcar Cabral Cup. Cape Verde's football association was formed in 1982, and joined FIFA in 1986.
Cape Verde has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup or for the African Nations Cup. Its first World Cup qualifying campaign was the 2002 World Cup qualifiers, in which Cape Verde was eliminated in the first round after one draw and one defeat against Algeria.
Cape Verde has two titles: It hosted and won the Amilcar Cabral Cup in 2000, and won the gold medal in the football tournament at the 2009 Lusophony Games. The team also won a bronze medal at the 2006 Lusophony Games.
On 24 May 2010 Cape Verde played out a 0–0 draw in a friendly match against a full-strength Portugal. At the time, Portugal was third in the FIFA rankings and Cape Verde were 117th.
- Season 2012/2013
- CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2013
- Season 2011/2012
- Season 2010/2011
Tubarões Azuis (Blue Sharks)
FIFA World Cup Appearances
Africa Cup of Nations Appearances
Best Result: Quarter-Finals
Current : 70 (as of January 2013)
Highest : 51 (October 2012)
Lowest : 182 (April 2000)
Average : 130
Cláudio Zélito Aguiar "Lito" (55)
Cláudio Zélito Aguiar "Lito" (30)