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Famous Soccer Players from Cape Verde

Updated June 14, 2019 24.1k views77 items

List of the best soccer players from Cape Verde. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Cape Verde, along with photos when available. This list of best Cape Verde soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Cape Verde soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different players, including Luís Carlos Almada Soares and Nilson Antonio.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Cape Verde footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Cape Verde soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Cape Verde in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Cape Verde soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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  • 1

    Nani

    Forward, Midfielder
    Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha ComM (born 17 November 1986), commonly known as Nani (Portuguese... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Fernando Damián Tissone Rodrigues (born 24 July 1986) is an Argentine professional footballer... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    Mickaël Tavares

    Midfielder
    Mickaël Zidro Tavares (born 25 October 1982) is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Jailson Moreira

    Goalkeeper
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    Janício Martins

    Defender
    Janício de Jesus Gomes Martins (born 30 November 1979), known simply as Janício, is a Cape... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Ryan Mendes

    Forward
    Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graça (born 8 January 1990) is a Cape Verdean football winger who plays... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Fernando Varela

    Defender, Midfielder
    Fernando Varela may refer to: Fernando Varela (Spanish footballer) (born 1979), Spanish... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    Valter Borges

    Midfielder
    Valter Gazalanas Borges (born 9 November 1988) is a Cape Verdean international footballer who... more on Wikipedia
  • 9

    Stopira

    Defender
    Ianique dos Santos Tavares (born 20 May 1988), commonly known as Stopira, is a Cape Verdean... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    Fredson Tavares

    Goalkeeper
    Fredson Jorge Ramos Tavares (born 25 July 1982), known as Fock, is a Cape Verdean footballer... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Nando Maria Neves

    Defender
    Fernando "Nando" Maria Neves (born June 9, 1978) is a retired Cape Verdean football defender... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Héldon Ramos

    Forward, Midfielder
    Héldon Augusto Almeida Ramos (born 14 November 1988), known simply as Héldon and sometimes... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Gelson da Conceição Tavares Fernandes (born 2 September 1986) is a Swiss professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    José Emílio Robalo Furtado (born 14 March 1983) is a Cape Verdean professional former... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Oceano da Cruz

    Midfielder
    Oceano Andrade da Cruz (born 29 July 1962), known simply as Oceano, is a Portuguese retired... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Rolando

    Defender
    Rolando Jorge Pires da Fonseca (born 31 August 1985), known simply as Rolando, is a Portuguese... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    David Silva

    Midfielder
    David Mendes da Silva (born 11 October 1986 in Coimbra) is a Portuguese-born Cape Verdean... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Edson Rolando Silva Sousa (born 9 March 1983 in São Vicente, Cape Verde) is a Portuguese... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Zé Luís

    Forward
    José Luís Mendes Andrade (born 24 January 1991), known as Zé Luís, is a Cape Verdean... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    José Andrade

    Forward
    José Manuel Gomes de Andrade (born 1 June 1970), also known as Zé de Angola, is a Cape... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Ericson Silva

    Midfielder
    Ericson Jorge Silva Rodrigues Duarte is a Cape Verdian footballer playing for Vitória Setúbal... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Joazimar Sequeira

    Midfielder
    Joazimar Sequeira is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for Marítimo Funchal B.
  • 23
    Nilton Rogério Cardoso Fernandes (born 7 March 1979), known simply as Nilton, is a Cape... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Sténio Santos

    Midfielder
    Sténio dos Santos is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cherno More Varna... more on Wikipedia
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    Djaniny

    Forward
    Jorge Djaniny Tavares Semedo, known as Djaniny, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who... more on Wikipedia