READ Famous People From Cape Verde

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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 68
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 49
P. David Soares is the Albany County District Attorney. He is a Democrat.

Lidiane Lopes age 24
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 39
Janício de Jesus Gomes Martins, simply known as Janício, is a Cape Verdean retired footballer who played as a right back.

Vladine Biosse age 36
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 32
Ruben Sanca is an athlete.

Ryan Mendes age 29
Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graça is a Cape Verdean football winger who plays for Lille in the Ligue 1.

age 28
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 Dec. 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 32
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 28
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 Dec. 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 50
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

Dec. 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 32
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 35
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

Dec. 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 30
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 Dec. 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 32
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 36
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 33
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 Dec. at 74 (1901-1975)
Sergio Frusoni was a poet and promoter of the Cape Verdean Creole language.

Carlos Andrade age 40
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