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Ground Capacity  8,000
Manager  Daniel Cardoso
Location  Praia, Cape Verde
Chairman  Carlos Sena Teixeira
Arena/Stadium  Estádio da Várzea
Founded  1975
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Full name  Associação Desportiva do Bairro Craveiro Lopes
Nickname(s)  Canarinha (little canary)
Ground  Estádio da Várzea, Av. Cidade da Lisboa, Praia, Cape Verde

Associação Desportiva do Bairro Craveiro Lopes (ADESBA for short) is a multisport club that had played in the Santiago Island South Zone League in Cape Verde. It is based in the capital city of Praia in the island of Santiago and plays in the stadium with a capacity of 8,000 The club never won a championship title, they have two cup titles. Its sports include football (soccer), basketball, futsal, similar to arena football and volleyball. Its current president Carlos Sena Teixeira and its manager is Daniel Cardoso who came in February 2017. Its nickname is canarinha which is Portuguese for the little canary.



Its logo color has a green seal with ADESBA on top and the club's full name on the bottom with the football (soccer ball) and basketball in the middle, the sports that Bairro have.


Its uniform color is yellow with light (French) green pants and socks with three thick black stripes for home games and all light green clothing for away games. Until October 2016, its home clothing was a white t-shirt with black pants and black striped yellow socks


The football club was created in the late 1960s and was the first club to be founded in a city neighborhood, that time, the neighborhood named after the Portuguese president Nuno Craveiro Lopes who visited the country in 1955, the neighborhood at the time was more than ten years old. The club later participated in the second division at the time was the only one until they reached the first division in 1990 and continued since 1992. Zé Piguita played for ADESBA between 1999 and 2002 and became one of the greatest players of the club. The club entered the national competition for the first time in 2008, as Sporting, also from Praia won the island championship for the year and also they won the 2007 championship, they automatically participated which gave Bairro, the second place team to participate. Bairro reached the semi-finals and challenged against Sporting Praia, they won 3–2 in the first match and scored nothing and lost at the second match.

In the 2012 season, Bairro was playing in the Second Division, they got first place and returned to the Premier Division where the club has played since the 2013-14 season. In recent years, ADESBA had 16 points and scored 13 goals and had 4 wins and draws and 10 losses in the 2013/14 season, in the 2014/15 season, the club had 19 points and their goal total double than last season with 26. In the 2015/16 season, the first featuring 22 matches, they had the same goal total as last season numbering 26 but their point total skyrocketed nearly doubling to 41, their seasonal wins risen from 5 to 11 and their draws doubled from 4 to 8, Bairro conceded 13 goals, more than half than last season. Their position slightly risen from 7th in 2014 to 5th in 2016.

At the regional cup competitions, their first was won in 1995 and their recent was in 2012. Bairro qualified into the 4th Cape Verdean Cup in 2012, the recent edition and lost in one of the rounds.


ADESBA's home field is at Sucupira, the closest field to the neighborhood and its next to it. Due to its field size, ADESBA plays at Estádio da Várzea, a multi-use stadium in Praia, Cape Verde. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 8,000. The stadium has seat rows in the left and right sides and a small hill and a plateau lies to the west.

It is played along with Praia's three other famous teams including Sporting Praia, Boavista, Académica and CD Travadores in the same stadium. The club practices also at the stadium and rarely at the other stadium which includes Craveiro Lopes, probably Calabaceira or Sucupira in the north.


  • Praia Cup: 2
  • Secondary honours

  • Santiago South Zone Second Division: 1 listed
  • Statistics

  • Best ranking: 3rd (overall, national)
  • Total wins: 3 (national)
  • Total goals scored: 15 (national)
  • Total points: 8 (national)
  • Highest number of matches played in a season: 22 (regional)
  • Highest number of points in a season: 41 (regional)
  • Current squad

    As of December 12, 2016

    Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    Squad as of November 21, 2015

    As of 21 November 2015

    Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    Chairmen history

  • Guto (Fernando Augusto Fernandes Ribeiro) - until October 2016
  • Carlos Sena Teixeira - since February 2017
  • Managerial history

  • Cley - October 2016-February 2017
  • Daniel Cardoso - since February 2017
  • References

    AD Bairro Wikipedia

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