Soccer Famous Soccer Players from Cape Verde

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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.

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

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Nani Forward, Midfielder 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

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Fernando Tissone Midfielder Fernando Damián Tissone Rodrigues is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish club Málaga CF as a central midfielder.

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Mickaël Tavares Midfielder Mickaël Zidro Tavares is a French-born Senegalese footballer, who is currently playing for Australian club Sydney FC in the A-League. He also has twenty-five caps for the Senegalese

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

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

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Fernando Varela Defender, Midfielder Fernando Lopes dos Santos Varela is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Romanian club FC Steaua București and the Cape Verde national football team as a defender.

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

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Stopira Defender 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.

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

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

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Héldon Ramos Forward, Midfielder 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

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Gelson Fernandes Midfielder 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

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José Emilio Furtado Forward José Emílio Robalo Furtado is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Greek club Panegialios F.C. as a striker. He also holds Portuguese citizenship.

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Oceano da Cruz Midfielder 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

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Rolando Defender 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.

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David Silva Midfielder David Mendes da Silva is a Cape Verdean footballer born in Portugal who plays as a Winger. He is currently without a club after leaving Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock

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Edson Rolando Silva Sousa Midfielder 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

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Zé Luís Forward 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.

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José Andrade Forward José Manuel Gomes de Andrade, also known as Zé de Angola, is a Cape Verdean retired professional footballer who played as a striker. He also held Portuguese nationality, due to the ...more

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Ericson Silva Midfielder Ericson Jorge Silva Rodrigues Duarte is a Cape Verdian footballer playing for Vitória Setúbal in Primeira Liga as a midfielder.

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Joazimar Sequeira Midfielder Joazimar Sequeira is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for Marítimo Funchal B.

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

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Sténio Santos Midfielder Sténio dos Santos is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cherno More Varna in the Bulgarian A Football Group.

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

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Piguita Defender Carlos Ilídio Moreno Gomes, commonly known as Piguita, is a Cape Verdean retired footballer who played as a central defender.

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Nélson Marcos Defender 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

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Gegé Defender 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.

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

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Bijou 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.

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

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Babanco Midfielder 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.

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Toni Varela Defender, Midfielder Toni Santos Varela Monteiro, simply known as Toni Varela, is a Cape Verdean footballer who currently plays for Excelsior in the Dutch Eredivisie.

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Nivaldo Alves Freitas Santos Defender Nivaldo "Tax" Alves Freitas Santos is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for Associação Académica de Coimbra – O.A.F.

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Lito Forward, Midfielder 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

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

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Odaïr Fortes Forward, Midfielder Odaïr Júnior Lopes Fortes is a Cape Verdean professional football player. Currently, he plays in the French Ligue 1 for Stade Reims. He played on the professional level in Ligue 2

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João Moreira Forward João Vítor Rocha de Carvalho Moreira is a Portuguese footballer who plays for New Zealand club Auckland City FC as a forward.

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

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Ricardo Jorge Ferreira Pinto da Silva Defender Ricardo Jorge Ferreira Pinto da Silva, simply known as Ricardo, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for F.C. Paços de Ferreira as a central defender or right back.

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Emerson da Luz Midfielder 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

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Zé Rui Midfielder José Rui Tavares da Veiga, commonly known as Zé Rui, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Lusitano Futebol Clube as a left winger.

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Gilson Manuel Silva Alves Gilson Manuel Silva Alves also known as Ja is a Cape Verdean football forward who plays for Olympique du Kef in the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 2.

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Ronny Souto Defender, Midfielder 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

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Mateus Lopes Forward Mateus Henrique Fonseca Lopes, simply known as Mateus, is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for Portuguese club Sociedade Recreativa Almancilense as a striker. He also holds a Portuguese ...more

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

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Carlos Alhinho Defender 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

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António Paris Defender António Cândido Duarte Paris is a former Portuguese footballer who played as a defender.

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Mikoyam Tavares Midfielder Leonid Mikoyam Fernandes Tavares, aka Mikó, is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for Vasco da Gama Atlético Clube as a forward.

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Rambé do Rosário Forward Ramilton Jorge Santos do Rosário, commonly known as Rambé, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Vitória F.C. on loan from S.C. Braga as a