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Federation Capverdienne de Football

The Federação Caboverdiana de Futebol (FCF) is the governing body of Football (soccer) in Cape Verde. It was founded in 1982, affiliated to FIFA in 1986 and to Confederation of African Football in 1986. It organizes the national football league and the Cape Verde national football team.

Premier League or Interisland league

The Capeverdean Premier division are made up of two groups, Groups A and B and the team with the most points in the island but Santiago and Santo Antão are divided into two zones in the island qualifies into the premier division and not the top teams from the second or third divisions in other places. There are only about five to six rounds becore heading to the playoffs and are played in the month of June.

The premier league as well as the island divisions has several teams, more teams can be seen at another title below this one:

- ABC de Patim - Fogo, Cape Verde
- Académica (Praia) - Praia, Cape Verde
- Académica (Mindelo) - Mindelo
- Académica Sal-Rei - Sal-Rei
- Académico do Aeroporto - Espargos on Sal, Cape Verde
- Académica (Espargos) - Espargos on Sal Island
- Académico Sal Rei - Sal Rei on Boa Vista, Cape Verde
- GD Amarantes
- Barreirense
- África Show - Boa Vista, Cape Verde
- SC Atlético
- Botafogo (football club in Cape Verde)
- Castilho (Mindelo) - Mindelo
- Derby FC - Mindelo
- Juventude (Cape Verde) - Fogo
- CS Mindelense - Mindelo
- No Pintcha
- Onze Unidos - Vila do Maio
- Praia Rural
- Sal-Rei FC - Sal Rei
- Sanantonense? - Santo Antão, Cape Verde
- Sanjoanense?
- Sport Club Santa Maria - Santa Maria in the island of Sal
- Spartak (Cape Verde) - Fogo
- Sporting Clube do Porto Novo - Porto Novo, Cape Verde
- Sporting Praia - Praia
- Tchadense - Praia
- CD Travadores - Praia
- Ultramarina FC - São Nicolau, Cape Verde
- União de São Lourenço - Fogo
- Verdun (football club)
- Vulcânicos - Fogo

Island Leagues including the two zones of Santiago and Santo Antão

Unlike other leagues throughout the world in which is the second, third and fourth, the lowest is mainly the second division or secondary leagues and are split into ten leagues of which are played in the nine main islands, Santiago and Santo Antão is split into two, the North Zone and the South Zone, the tenth main island of Santa Luzia, Cape Verde is uninhabited. The team of each league with the most points qualifies and advances into the premier division. One of these examples includes these islands and zones. In the 2005-06 season, the Santiago North Zone did not had a champion which meant that the champion of the previous season automatically enter the premier division:

- Boa Vista, Cape Verde:
- - Académica Sal-Rei, Académica Operária, África Show, Sal-Rei
- Brava, Cape Verde:
- - Académica (Brava), Benfica (Cape Verde), Corôa (football club), Morabeza (Cape Verde), No Pintcha, Sporting (Brava)
- Fogo, Cape Verde:
- - ABC (Fogo), Cutelinho do Mosteiros, Juventude (Cape Verde), No Pintcha do Mosteiros, Spartak (Cape Verde), União (Cape Verde), Vulcânicos
- Maio, Cape Verde:
- - Barreirense?, Onze Unidos
- Sal, Cape Verde
- - Académico do Aeroporto, Académica (Espargos), Juventude (Sal), Palmeira (football club), Sport Club Santa Maria, Verdun (football/soccer club)
- São Nicolau, Cape Verde:
- - SC Atletico, FC Ultramarina, Desportivo Ribeira Brava
- Santiago, Cape Verde (South Zone):
- - Académica (Praia), Boavista FC (Cape Verde), Praia Rural, Sporting Praia, Tchadense, CD Travadores, FC Ultramarina, etc.
- Santo Antão, Cape Verde (South Zone):
- - Sporting Clube do Porto Novo
- São Vicente, Cape Verde:
- - Académica (Mindelo), Castilho (Mindelo), FC Derby, CS Mindelense, etc.

The island divisions including the two island's two zones varies from each month that play and plays in the month of April and May and May in most islands, Santiago begins from December until May.

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