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List of famous people from Cape Verde, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Cape Verde, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Cape Verde you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Cape Verde, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List contains people like Nani, Jorge Barbosa.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Cape Verde?" or "Which celebrities were born in Cape Verde?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Jorge Carlos Fonseca age 67 Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca OICVV is a Cape Verdean politician, lawyer, and university professor who has been President of Cape Verde since 2011. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs ...more

David Soares age 48 P. David Soares is the Albany County District Attorney. He is a Democrat.

Lidiane Lopes age 23 Lidiane Lopes is a Cape Verdean sprinter. She competed in the 100 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics; she ran the preliminaries in 12.72 seconds, which did not qualify her for Round ...more

Janício Martins age 38 Janício de Jesus Gomes Martins, simply known as Janício, is a Cape Verdean retired footballer who played as a right back.

Vladine Biosse age 35 Vladine Biosse is a Super Middleweight boxer who grew up in the Cape Verde islands and came to the United States in 1996 where he attended Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island and was a ...more

Ruben Sança age 31 Ruben Sanca is an athlete.

Ryan Mendes age 28 Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graça is a Cape Verdean football winger who plays for Lille in the Ligue 1.

age 27 José Luís Mendes Andrade, known as Zé Luís, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club S.C. Braga as a striker.

Bana Died at 81 (1932-2013) Adriano Gonçalves, known by his stage name Bana and called the "King of Morna", was a Cape Verdean balladeer and an interpreter of the morna style, the plaintive, melodic lament ...more

age 39 Nilton Rogério Cardoso Fernandes, simply known as Nilton, is a Cape Verdean former footballer who played as a midfielder.

Bijou age 31 Davidson Renato da Cruz Coronel, commonly known as Bijou, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Varzim S.C. as a central midfielder.

Pedro Miguel Carvalho Deus Correia age 27 Pedro Miguel Carvalho Deus Correia, known as Ró-Ró, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Qatari club Al Sadd as a defender.

Marcelino Manuel da Graca Died at 79 (1881-1960) Marcelino Manuel da Graça, better known as Charles Manuel "Sweet Daddy" Grace, or Daddy Grace, was the founder and first bishop of the predominantly African-American ...more

John DeBrito age 49 John DeBrito is a former U.S.-Cape Verde soccer player. He was an All American at Southern Connecticut State University, spent at least one season playing indoor soccer, then played eight ...more

Died at 70 (1941-2011) Cesária Évora was a Cape Verdean popular singer. Nicknamed the "Barefoot Diva" for performing without shoes, she was also known as the "Queen of Morna".

age 31 Gélson da Conceição Tavares Fernandes is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for French club Stade Rennais. He also plays for the Switzerland

age 34 Nélson Augusto Tomar Marcos, known simply as Nélson, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for C.F. Os Belenenses as a right back. After making a name for himself at ...more

Died at 59 (1949-2008) Carlos Alexandre Fortes Alhinho was a Portuguese professional footballer who played as a central defender, and a manager. He is one of the few players in his generation to have played for the ...more

age 29 Adilson Tavares Varela, commonly known as Cabral, is a Cabo Verdean footballer who currently plays as a midfielder formerly for Sunderland.

Baltasar Lopes da Silva Died at 82 (1907-1989) Baltasar Lopes da Silva was a writer, poet and linguist from Cape Verde, who wrote in both Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. With Manuel Lopes and Jorge Barbosa, he was the founder of ...more

age 31 Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha, commonly known as Nani or Luís Nani, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a winger for Sporting CP, on loan from English club ...more

Emerson da Luz age 35 Emerson dos Santos da Luz is a Cape Verdean footballer who currently plays for Cape Verde national football team and for Arouca in the Segunda Divisão Portuguesa Zona Centro, the third ...more

age 32 Rolando Jorge Pires da Fonseca, simply known as Rolando, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Belgian club R.S.C. Anderlecht on loan from F.C. Porto as a central defender.

Sergio Frusoni Died at 74 (1901-1975) Sergio Frusoni was a poet and promoter of the Cape Verdean Creole language.

Carlos Andrade age 39 Carlos Eduardo Fernandes Vieira de Andrade is a Portuguese basketball player. Born Sal, Cape Verde, he started playing at 16 years in Portugal Telecom, before moving to the United States to play ...more

Stopira age 29 Ianique dos Santos Tavares, commonly known as Stopira, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Hungarian club Videoton FC as a left back.

Djaniny age 27 Jorge Djaniny Tavares Semedo, known as Djaniny, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Mexican club Santos Laguna as a forward.

Ricardo Jorge Pires Gomes age 26 Ricardo Jorge Pires Gomes is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for Vitória Guimarães as a forward.

age 44 Manuel dos Santos Fernandes, known as Dos Santos, is a retired footballer who played as a left back.

Fredson Tavares age 35 Fredson Jorge Ramos Tavares, commonly known as Fock, is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for Batuque FC as a goalkeeper.

Babanco age 32 Elvis Manuel Monteiro Macedo, commonly known as Babanco, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club G.D. Estoril Praia as a midfielder.

Sidnei dos Santos Reis Mariano age 31 Sidnei dos Santos Reis Mariano is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for Recreativo Libolo.

Héldon Ramos age 29 Héldon Augusto Almeida Ramos, known as simply Héldon and sometimes nicknamed Nhuck, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Córdoba CF on loan ...more

Pedro Celestino Silva Soares age 31 Pedro Celestino Silva Soares, known as Celestino, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for S.C. Olhanense as a central midfielder. He also holds a Portuguese passport, due to the ...more

age 55 Oceano Andrade da Cruz, simply known as Oceano, is a Portuguese retired footballer, and a current manager. A defensive midfielder with tremendous physical strength and leadership skills as his ...more

Nando Maria Neves age 39 Fernando "Nando" Maria Neves is a Cape Verdean football defender, plays for Czech club 1. FK Příbram and Cape Verde national football team.

Gabriel Mariano Died at 74 (1928-2002) José Gabriel Lopes da Silva, also known as Gabriel Mariano, was a Cape Verdean poet and an essayist. He studied at São Joaquim and graduated as director in Lisbon. He returned to ...more

Valter Borges age 29 Valter Gazalanas Borges is a Cape Verdean international footballer who plays professionally as a midfielder.

Péricles Santos Pereira age 24 Péricles Santos Pereira, commonly known as Pecks, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Gil Vicente F.C. in Portugal mainly as a central defender.

Vozinha age 31 Josimar Dias, nicknamed Vozinha, is a Cape Verdean international association football goalkeeper who plays for Progresso in Angola.

Dany Mendes Ribeiro age 29 Dany Mendes Ribeiro, known as simply Dany, is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for G.D. Interclube in Angola as a forward.

Ely age 27 Ely is a soccer player.

Lito age 43 Cláudio Zélito da Fonseca Fernandes Aguiar, commonly known as Lito, is a Cape Verdean retired footballer who played mainly as a forward. He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 224 ...more

Aalviar Lima age 40 Aalviar "The Machine" Lima is a retired Cape Verdean-Dutch middleweight kickboxer who fought out of Dordrecht, Netherlands. He made his K-1 debut against Warren Stevelmans in K-1 MAX ...more

Gegé age 30 Admilson Estaline Dias de Barros, commonly known as Gegé, is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for Portuguese club C.S. Marítimo as a central defender.

Dário Furtado age 39 Dário Furtado is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for Sporting Clube Praia.

age 35 Edson Rolando Silva Sousa is a Portuguese footballer currently unattached. He plays as a forward. Edson Silva signed for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. from PSV Eindhoven shortly before the 2004/05 ...more

Ovídio Martins Died at 71 (1928-1999) Ovídio de Sousa Martins was a famous Cape Verdean poet and journalist. He lived in exile in the Netherlands due to his pro-independence activities in his native land.

Ronny Souto age 39 Walder Alves Souto Amado, known as Ronny is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays professionally in for CS Fola Esch. He previously played in Cape Verde for SC Praia and for CS Oberkorn and F91 ...more

Josimar Lima age 28 Josimar Lima is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who currently plays for FC Dordrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie. He formerly played for Willem II and Al-Shaab, before he returned to his ...more